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.
Each part of the season has its magic along this wonderful forest river on the sunny side of Kola. And silver-dressed salmon lies in its many demanding pools from early May until the end of October.
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.
The majestic lodge at the Umba river is built 2000, and is as a top luxury fishing lodge. Comfortable rooms with private bathroom and a large veranda, where you can overlook the river.
Check out our latest movie – This is what Summer fishing in Umba is all about – http://salmonjunkies.com/movies/umba-summer-karma-2011/
2/6 – 9/6 – 4 open rods
16/6 – 23/6 – 3 open rods