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Kamchatka - the wild peninsula of volcanoes, geysers and - fantastic (fly) fishing!
Kamchatka is located in eastern Russia, is slightly larger than Germany, but has just over 300,000 inhabitants, two thirds of whom live in the capital Petropavlovsk. In terms of tourism, Kamchatka is best known for its unregulated and overwhelming nature. Every year tourists travel to the peninsula for the Kamchatka volcanoes (more than 160, 29 of which are still active) or its geysers of the Dolina Geiserow valley.
Similar to the Kola Peninsula, Kamchatka has only been accessible to tourists since the Cold War. And analogous to the Kola Peninsula in northwestern Russia, the fish stocks on Kamchatka were able to develop undisturbed. More than 12000 rivers (!) meander through the peninsula, and represent a fishing paradise for fishermen who are after salmonids. Rivers, landscapes, and climate are very similar to that of Alaska, but far fewer guests are fishing here.
Our first destination in Kamchatka is a fixed and rustic camp, which, despite this comfort, offers our guests access to pure adventure and wilderness. Welcome to Icha River Camp!
The rustic and comfortable Icha River Camp is idyllically located directly on the Icha River, surrounded by forest. It is far from the nearest civilization and can accommodate up to 18 guests.
The guests sleep in wooden cabins (normally 2 guests / cabin), single occupancy is possible for a surcharge. The cabins have electric heaters and some have river views.
The camp also has a heated drying room for waders, toilets, sauna and showers with heated water. Breakfast and dinner are taken in a separate hut. At lunchtime, the guides prepare meals right on the river.
Season is from 15th of July to 15th of October - prime time is July-September
Our guests fish exclusively on 50km stretch of the Icha River in the spectacular landscape of Kamchatka (25km upstream and 25km downstream from the camp). The river has its source at Icha volcano and then flows wildly and unregulated towards the sea, has crystal clear water and is perfect for fly fishing. The riverbed consists mostly of fine gravel, so the river is easy to wade.
Guests reach the pools with boats and guides (2-3 guests / boat and guide). The long stretch allows you to fish new beats and pools almost every day. Since spin fishing is also allowed in the camp, guests are grouped according to method. 8 guides work in the camp.
The target fish species are 6 Pacific salmon species (king salmon, silver salmon, sockeye salmon, dog salmon, humpback salmon and endemic and only to be found here on the west coast of Kamchatka: the cherry salmon), wild rainbow trout, arctic char, Dolly Varden char and Kundjas (a species of char also endemic in Kamchatka ).
The main target fish in July are king axis (chinook) and rainbow trout. The water level is mostly high, two-handed rods up to class 9 and sinking lines are usually fished.
August offers the best chance for a particularly large number of fish species. Rainbow trout, char and salmon are in the river. The water level is usually much lower, you fish with single-handed rods of classes 8-9 with floating lines and sinking tips.
In September it is already significantly cooler, the main target fish are now rainbow trout, Kundjas and silver salmon (Cohos). The water level is still low, the same device is used as in August. The forests are turning into wonderful autumn colors.
Day 1: Flight to Petropavlovsk - Transfer to Milkovo. 1 night at local hotel
Day 2: Transfer to Icha River Camp - rigging the rods after arrival - half day fishing
Day 3-8: 6 days fishing. Full-board in Camp
Day 9: after breakfast transfer to Milkovo. 1 night at local hotel
Day 10: Transfer to Petropavlovsk - connection flight home
Extra: Helicopter transfer on request.
9 nights / 6,5 days fishing - special promotion rate EUR 3.190
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Owner Carsten Dogs
22765 Hamburg / GERMANY