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July 22, 2012

RUSSIA: Varzina river salmon fishing report

On the last week at Varzina Main Lodge was marked by suddenly good run of summer run big Atlantic salmon. After some very hard fishing weeks Varzina river has finally presented us a really good fishing that we usually observe during this time in normal year. Unfortunately, there were no big samples, maximum size was only 8 kilos. The majority of fish was 4.5 to 6 kilo summer run salmon and grilse. However, 95% of caught fish were glaringly white and covered with sea lice. Even some guests who came to the Lodge to dive in Barents sea, having no idea what is fly fishing in general and how to catch salmon on this, tried fishing and had good results. The biggest fish were landed by one of the divers and now newcomer in salmon fishing. The best result was reached by Mr. Gennady Zharkov and his daughter Anna, who managed to land 15 fish per one day. The general result of the week is 28 salmon in 6 days of fishing.

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