Orla reports from Umba too now that fish has finally arrived in the numbers we are used to along with the mosquitos. Umba too have had extremely high water and 2 weeks late as we have seen all over Kola. Sunday, Steven Casey from Ireland caught a real beauty of a 20 pounder, his first 20 Lbs ever, so a big welcome in the 20 Lbs Club:). He caught the Salmon in Home Pool with a King Fisher fly, completely blue. Same day Mark Kumlin lost a 20 Lbs in Lower Rat after a very looooong fight, really too bad, but thats the fish you never forget and thats a bonus in itself. After dinner Tor Helenius – Umba veteran – from Sweden took one of the boats and sailed across Home Pool to the small Island and he caught 3 Salmon around 10 Lbs in a row, what an evening. Tuesday he caught a 15 Lbs in Junction Pool. All caught on Cascade. Tuesday, Steven Casey was on the move again and caught 19 Lbs from Island Pool, Billy Butt did the trick. Ole Hansen from Denmark caught 4 in a row in Home Pool with a Black & Yellow fly, nice fish and well done:)
The salmon have certainly arrived and all have been into fish, midweek count 25 Salmon.
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All the best