Umba – The magical salmon river that will enchant your soul and forever remain in your heart
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 was built in year 2000, and is as a top luxury fishing lodge. Comfortable rooms with private bathroom and a large veranda, where you can overlook the river.
There are rivers on the Kola Peninsula, where you have the chance of catching higher numbers of smaller fish – but the unique mix of quantity-size and quality, i.e. ocean fresh fish, that you will find on in Umba is unparalleled!
Check out what Summer fishing in Umba is all about – http://salmonjunkies.com/movies/umba-summer-karma-2011/
Still some few available rods in prime summer weeks 2015
30/5 – 6/6 – 4 open rods
6/6 – 13/6 – 3 open rods
13/6 – 20/6 – 4 open rods