Tributary: Acha River Explore Program
Hard core salmon fishing on the Acha River – a main tributary of the Ponoi River system. Our explorative alternative for the guy who enjoys a challenge and likes a bit of hard graft with his salmon!
Our helicopter will drop off the team with two well trained guides and you will be able to fish the pools from about 30 km upstream of the camp and all the way downstream back to the Acha Camp.
You will daily discover premium fly-fishing water with numerous holding pools in the most stunning countryside with an abundance of wildlife ever present.
Our Acha River float program is the ultimate trip for a young and fit “Salmon Bum / Salmon Junkie” who is looking for an inexpensive program with a lot of action and fun.
The anglers (6 rods per week) are transported by helicopter upstream to the upper part of the Acha river and start fishing their way down to the junction with the Ponoi River. The stretch is more than 25 km long and consists of the most beautiful and pristine classic fly-fishing water imaginable. One holding pool after another, with an incredible number of eager fresh salmon plus the beauty of unspoiled nature with abundant wildlife contributes to this unforgettable experience.
On average the Acha River produced weekly catches between 6 rods of 120 to 150 Salmon.
2 guides will be in charge of the program – all have been involved in the program previously. You will be accommodated in two very comfortable base camps during the week. Anglers start fishing Saturday afternoon and by Friday night they reach the Acha Camp, where hot showers await them as well as fellow anglers, who fished the Acha Camp. Usually both parties will have a lot of “hot” fishing stories to swap that night.
Important facts: There are full 6 and 1/2 days of fishing. The average catch is between 16 and 35 salmon per rod The average size of salmon is between 3 and 8 kg but every year bigger salmon are caught – biggest salmon so far: 2003 – 23 lbs. 2004 – 22 lbs. 2006 – 24 lbs. 2010 – 3 x +20lbs. The program starts in early June and runs to the beginning of July. The price includes: all transportation from and to Murmansk Airport, guided fishing, all fishing licences, accommodation in tents and all meals.
Extras: Wine, beer and other liquor is available at extra cost or the anglers may bring it themselves. Gratuities for guides and camp staff.