Kharlovka

Kharlovka Trout, Russia

This is the Arctic, the 'land of the midnight sun', with a short summer and dramatic changes in weather conditions and fish activity. It is considered the Mecca of wild brown trout fishing and you will be fishing water containing truly wild brown trout isolated since the ice age.

The wild brown trout programs continue to be a vital part of the Atlantic Salmon Reserve’s conservation project, allowing coverage of the watersheds of the Kharlovka, Eastern Litza, Rynda and Zolotaya from their source to the sea. It is believed to be the most extensive river protection scheme ever undertaken involving regular patrols on foot and by helicopter, linked by a sophisticated communications system over 750,000 hectares. In the trout areas this extraordinary operation starts by snowmobile in April and continues into October and the general consensus is that the trout population is steadily increasing.

Type of fishing

This is the Arctic, the ‘land of the midnight sun’, with a short 10/12 weeks of summer with dramatic changes in weather conditions and fish activity. It is considered the Mecca of wild brown trout fishing and you will be fishing over water containing the finest examples of truly wild brown trout isolated since the ice age.

Each week, for nine weeks, two groups are deployed by MI-8 helicopter to fish the Eastern Litza and Kharlovka systems, generally alternating midweek. Every party will be led by a group leader with proven tundra experience supported by an experienced English speaking Russian guide with five guests. The schedule is carefully planned to ensure that these ecologically sensitive trout areas are protected and appropriately rested.

The programs are a true wilderness experience for seasoned anglers only. They are not suitable for people with limited outdoor living experience or those unable to walk for long distances on uneven ground. Everyone participating must enjoy tent camp life, be prepared for periods of mosquitoes and accept responsibility for the dangers sometimes inherent in an adventure holiday over fast water and rugged terrain.