Few Salmon Rivers on the Kola Peninsula, or in the world for that matter, have had such a spellbinding and deeply felt effect on Salmon anglers from all over the world. For many of them it has almost become a lifelong love affair and you may witness hardened and weather-beaten anglers become all “mushy”, when they reflect and talk about Umba. Such is the character of this river and there are really very few places left in this world like it.
The Umba river system has something like five different salmon runs each year and some of these consist of fish specially “designed” (pumped up in protein) to spend almost 2 years in the river before returning to sea! An incredible feat actually – homage and respect to the salmon. One of the biggest run in Umba starts in June
Our June season 2012 was really good, with a very high average of MSW fish. Actually I have to dig far into my logbooks before I can recall a higher average than what we got this season (See photos).
The average summer salmon will be between 7 and 15 lb. but every week will see several bigger fish landed – usually males and sometimes well over 20 lb.
Check out our latest Umba film “Umba summer Karma” – This “movie” was shot while preparing for the 2011 season in Krivetz in between cleaning the tracks and just before the first guest arrived. A 2.5 day of hard work and fun in between. – Hungry for some Umba Whoppers? – http://salmonjunkies.com/category/movies/umba-movies-movies/
Available weeks in Prime period
2/6 – 9/6 – 6 open rods
9/6 – 16/6 – 5 open rods
16/6 – 23/6 – 7 open rods
Umba River – a magical salmon river that will enchant your soul and forever remain in your heart