I have physically spent nearly half of my time on the Kola salmon rivers during the last twenty years, and even at home I don’t think there has been a single day without dreaming about Kola. I have managed several camps on some of the finest salmon rivers on the peninsula and sparkling memories are abundant. For me Umba is “the Jewel of the Crown”. Umba has so many unique advantages, which in my opinion makes it the obvious choice for the dedicated salmon angler looking for high quality accommodation and fishing. And last but not least – at very fair prices.
The Umba season starts right after the ice melts in late May and continues into October. During this period there are several runs of salmon creating a nearly continuous run of fish entering the river.
I have put together a small photo easy that tells everything what Umba is about.
As the Umba program does not rely on expensive helicopter transport, Salmon Junkies is able to offer very moderate prices compared with other program in Russia.
Of course there is much more to tell about the Umba River. For example that the Krivetz beat is one of the most classic, but also challenging flywaters I ever have fished. In addition to Krivetz you will have access to all the famous classic Umba pools like, Rat’s Pool, Brad’s Pool, Lohkinka, The Bar, Home Pool and Doctor’s Pool, and all the other smaller or bigger pools. And all pools are within a short distance of the outstanding Umba lodge.
But no matter what river you fish, try always to remember – “You can’t catch them all. Just minimize the losses and believe in your destiny. Some salmon are just poorly hooked – and no praises, money, wisdom or power will change that”.