Dear Salmon Junkies – The 2012 season on the Umba will go down as one of our best seasons in many years, with a bigger average size of fish and salmon. Clearly an encouraging indication that we are on the right track regarding our long termed conservation plans for Umba.
Our June weeks at Umba turned out really good both in numbers and size, and several of our June guests managed to land a Hot magic Twenty pounder Salmon under the dancing Midnight sun
Our Autumns weeks on the Umab nearly always proves an awesome period due to great Fishing weather and the arrival of the fresh big autumn salmon. This autumn at Umba was no exception
Hereby the biggest caught salmon from Umba 2012
Salmon between 10Lbs – 14Lbs = 189 Salmon
Salmon between 15Lbs – 19Lbs = 89 Salmon
Salmon between 20Lbs – 24Lbs = 39 Salmon
Salmon between 25Lbs – 29Lbs = 9 Salmon
Salmon Between 30Lbs – 34Lbs = 1 Salmon
Thanks to all the many Umba supporters, who understand the value of this very unique river. Salmon Junkies will continue our protection plan for Umba. Without the support from YOU guys our conservation plan wouldn’t work – Keep in mind – “A river without friends isn’t protected”.
Grand Varzuga 2012
Salmon Junkies managed last year to get full exclusivity on a long-term lease of more than 30 km of some of the most attractive and enjoyable salmon fishing on the Kola Peninsula from 2012 – The famous Varzuga River. Looking back our 2012 turned out to be far more than fabulous. Our stretch on Grand Varzuga is really where the big Varzuga Salmon stops!
As amazing as it sounds, we caught 731 salmon during our 3 weeks between 25 rods, with staggering 131 fish between 10Lbs. – 15lbs. and 6 salmon between 16Lbs – 20lbs.
Our Russian team
The entire Russian team has done a magnificent job in 2012. The individual effort of each person on staff has contributed to this outcome. The team has skillfully navigated long days, short nights, and the advent of unpredicted daily changes, always with an eye towards producing the very best salmon angling experience for our clients. We at Salmon Junkies are very proud of the teams we have. Salmon Junkies cannot thank you all enough for your professionalism and hard work through the entire season. To our Umba River Guard Teams, our Mechanics, our cheerful kitchen Staff, and our Murmansk Office Team – Thank you all for a fabulous season 2012 and we look forward to see you in 2013!
We call our accommodations relaxed. We pride ourselves on a high level of service and on delivering a great experience during your stay, but we are not trying to be a ‘Super extravagance lodge’. The atmosphere is relaxing with the right “Salmon Junkies Karma”, and we’re not too worried about formalities or dress codes. In our Lodges, no one will be offended by your Cohiba cigar, or your Scotch spilled laughing around the fireplace.
We at Salmon Junkies guarantee you that we will do our very best to fulfill your wildest fishing dreams in the years to come. We are constantly trying to offer the best and less expensive High-class Atlantic salmon fishing.
Salmon Junkies wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year, and we hope to see you “Out there” in 2013
Steffen & Kåre