The Varzuga river is one of the most famous Atlantic Salmon rivers in the world and is well known for its “unrealistic” fishing. These fish are extremely aggressive taking swung flies on or near the surface. The Varzuga Salmon pulls like a train and are a blast on light spey and switch rods. The long broad runs and tailouts of our Grand Varzuga beat make it a great place to swing flies. This is dry line/”grease” line Salmon fishing at its best.
Salmon Junkies have managed to get full exclusivity on more than 30 km of the most attractive and enjoyable salmon fishing on the Kola Peninsula – the famous Varzuga River. One of the most popular and fantastic salmon rivers on Kola, this charming section of the river will give us access to the most prestigious and remote part of Varzuga from the Yzia tributary down to the junction with Pana River. The program will combine the best from the Varzuga watershed with a two day adventure, where you will float the river from Yzia river down to the Pana River
Join Salmon Junkies with our new Varzuga program, and believe us, when we say that you can learn more about Atlantic salmon fishing in a single week on the Varzuga than you will in a lifetime of fishing Norwegian or Scottish rivers.
Grand Varzuga as we call the camp is located approx. 12 km upstream the Pana tributary. Here the river is medium sized, 30 to 65 metres wide with numerous fast runs and rocky parts, which provides awesome holding spots. There are also slower and deeper parts, where some of the largest Varzuga fish tend to hold. The biggest salmon of Varzuga are actually ‘designed’ to reach this part of the river. Close to the camp there is plenty of good fly fishing water. Not all of the pools have been ‘discovered’ yet, so you could still manage to have a pool named after you!
Grand Varzuga is an outstanding part of the river for all salmon junkies no matter the conditions, and therefore very popular with many guests from all over the world. If you want to go for the bigger Varzuga fish, you should aim for one of our prime weeks in May and June.
The Grand Varzuga camp accommodates up to 10 guests in five cabins with 10 single rooms. Central shower and washing house, and a cosy centrally placed dinning house with a veranda overlooking the river.
Like Umba, this program is priced at nearly one third of the price of other programs on Kola
Grand Varzuga is a very versatile beat on the Varzuga system fulfilling wishes and dreams of all anglers – the beat is so remote you will feel you have finally come to Salmon heaven!
We still have some few open rods available rods at Grand Varzuga. For more info please contact Steffen Juhl – firstname.lastname@example.org