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Grand Varzuga

April 23rd, 2012 - steffen

Grand Varzuga – Salmon Junkies have managed to get full exclusivity on a long term lease of 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.
Varzuga is a very popular river with anglers from all over the world. No wonder considering the catch records, amazing scenery and wonderful fly fishing pools.

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!

The program:  On day 1 and 2 half of the 10 rod group will have the opportunity to be lifted 15 km upstream by helicopter and float from the top beat down to the camp during a wonderful day trip. Second half of the group will fish/float from the camp and down to the Pana tributary. Day 2 the two teams will swap beats. You will enjoy amazing scenery during the trip and have wonderful pools to fish throughout the entire length. The rest of the week the group will fish the entire beat upstream and downstream and transport will be by jet boats.

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.

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! 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. And finally – our Grand Varzuga program is priced at nearly one third of the price of other programs in Varzuga.