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Lower Yokanga

The big and rough pearl of the northern rivers
Season 2010

As most of you know Yokanga is one of the legendary rivers in Russia Kola Peninsula for big trophy salmon. Until recently this lower section of the river has not been accessible to foreign anglers.

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Arni in to a big june springer , Rob Still from South Afrika resting on the bank. Erik with his biggest ever.
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Rob Still with a Lower Yokanga Chromer. Guide Josef holding a classic 30 pounder from the LOOP pool.
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This is the reason you are here! Hard to hold these monsters!
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The new dining tent from outside. The new dining tent.
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Andreas Witt with a monster salmon. Misty early morning , second week of June, high water and the big ones are around.

 

loweryokanga_4 Heavy current, big boulders, hard wading, long cast and monster salmon - this is Yokanga. Demanding salmon hunting for the experienced and fit fishermen. Our base will be a newly highly upgraded tented camp. Our camp has a communal ‘Big Tent’ for dining and socializing. The sleeping accommodation is in 6 comfortable twin tents with wooden floor and heated by electricity heaters.

There will be one guide for every 2 rods. There will be 10 rods fishing the beats and all beats will have a Jet boat to cross the river.

Lower Yokanga beats  contain a large number of classic pools as well as strong unmerciful rapid sections – Double handled rods and suitable big reel is a must here –
Guide Vo Vo with a heavy fish from Home pool.

 

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Lower Yokanga guides Vo Vo and Josef releasing a record fish.
 
We guarantee that Hard core Salmon fishermen will not be disappointed.


Yokanga weeks for 2010

Lower section – 6 1/2 days fishing / Weekly 10 rods

Prime weeks in Yokanga

  • Week 05/6 - 12/6
  • Week 12/6 – 19/6
  • Week 19/6 – 26/6
  • Week 26/6 – 3/7
  • Week 3/7 – 10/7
  • Week 10/7 – 17/7
  • Week  17/7 – 24/7
  • Week  24/7 – 31/7
  • Week 31/7 – 07/8


 
More Information

We have secured the exclusive fishing rights for the whole season in Lower section of Yokanga down at village Ostrovnoy. As most of you know Yokanga is one of the legendary rivers in Russia Kola Peninsula for big trophy salmon. Until now this lower section of the river has not been accessible to any foreign anglers.

Heavy current, big boulders, hard wading, long cast and monster salmon - this is Yokanga. Demanding salmon hunting for the experienced and fit fishermen. Our base will be a newly highly upgraded tented camp. Our camp has a communal ‘Big Tent’ for dining and socializing. The sleeping accommodation is in 6 comfortable twin tents with wooden floors, heated by electricity heaters. There will be one guide for every 2 rods. Also there will be 12 rods fishing the beats and all beats will have a Jet boat to cross the river. Now you have an outstanding chance to be to be the first foreign angler allowed to fish this lower section of famous Yokanga river. Our Yokanga beat contain a large number of classic pools as well as strong unmerciful rapid sections – Double handled rods and suitable big reel is a must here – We guarantee that Hard core Salmon fishermen will not be disappointed –– Test fishing this part of the river gave 6 rods in beginning of July / 2008 165 salmon with some huge salmon in between. Grab this amazing opening and be first in the firing line to greet the celebrated and distinguished Monster salmon from Yokanga.
 

 

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The helicopter ride from Murmansk to the Lower Yokanga Camp is 1 and 1/2 hour. The total numbers for the beat is 10 rods. Magnus Bergh from LOOP fishes the homebeat in high water.
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We called the camp the BOOT CAMP , as it was hard to fish , so we decided to take it full go all the way and we trained push up and various work out in the morning to be fit and ready for the day! 5 rods fishes each bank. Arni in to a fish on the upper beat.
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A big relief ! The trophy is in the net! There are two motors boat to cross the river at the top of the beat and on the bottom beat , as well as one motorboat at home pool , this make the access to the bank accross much easier. The map of the Lower Yokanga beat , from the lake down below the red spot.
 
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The beat is all in all 10km long , the camp is placed in the middle of the beat , so there is 5km upstream and another 5 km downs stream. This is 20 km of riverbank to fish which gives each rod plentiful of fishing. Picture is of guide Alex up at the top pool, very pretty water. Season goes from June 6th until end of July.
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Guide Alex on the walk in the fog down to the LOOP Pool. Big Lower Yokanga Trophy.
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Fishing the middle beat in extreme water. Alex guide trying control a large Yokanga salmon.
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Tapio, Hoesli, Arni, Gunni Leo and Magnus relaxing in the evening after a good shower. Guides are very hard working, they are like mountain goats, hard to keep up with them. Picture is of Hoesli and Leo with our guides, there is 6 guides provided with the 10 rods.
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The Camp is tented Camp, very comfortable tents, all heated. In camp there is warm showers and sauna, this make life very comfortable after a hard day of fishing. Yokanga tackle, 15 foot rods, lines 10/11, floating line with fast sinking tip, we took most of the salmon on weighted German Snaelda.
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Large tent for dining and to spend the evenings. Food is fine, three coarse meals and eggs and bacon in the morning. Picture is of Hoesli, Tapio, Magnus, Leo and Gunnar. Inside the Lower Yokanga tents ... full comfort!
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The girls who feed us, they make very good food. Yokanga flowers. Nature is so nice out there.
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The Snaelda was the winner again. One thing is for sure, you sleep so much better in this tents rather than cabins, all tents is equipped with electricity.
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This week 12 - 19th July we were 6 rods and we landed 129 salmon. Last night in camp a little celebration with the guides.


 
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In the helicopter, comfortable and the only way of travelling in this part of the world. Alex holding a big one from the LOOP pool.
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Hoesli telling the story of the big monster that he lost in the upper Home Pool.
 
Alex releasing a nice female.
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Magnus Bergh fishing the Golden. Fishing the nice little tributary, we had a few fish there.
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Beautiful nature. Going home, a very happy group, Tapio, Leo, Hoesli, Arni, Magnus and Gunnar.




 
Some Photos

 

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The Lower Section of the Yokanga River is down at village Ostrovnoy. As most of you know, Yokanga is one of the legendary rivers in Russia Kola Peninsula for big trophy salmon. Yokanga ... these are serious fish!
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Yokanga is famous for its monster salmon. Bright fresh monster.
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Yokanga is a rough river, you need a lot of skills to fish this water. Early spring on Yokanga.
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Until now this lower section of the river has not been accessible to foreign anglers. Our base will be a newly upgraded tented camp. From the dining tent.
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The camp has a communal ‘Big Tent’ for dining and socializing. The sleeping accommodation is in 5 comfortable twin tents with wooden floors, heated by wood burning stoves.
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There will be one guide for every 2 rods. All transportation during the week is by walking, rafting or by boats with outboard motor to cross the river.
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There will be 10 rods fishing the beat in total with 6 guides each with rubber boats. Now you have an outstanding chance to be one of the first foreign angler allowed to fish this lower section of the famous Yokanga river.
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The outflow of the lake. The tributary.
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Our Yokanga beat contains a large number of classic pools as well as strong unmerciful rapid sections And you get your award!
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Grab this amazing opening and be first in the firing line to greet the celebrated and distinguished Monster salmon from Yokanga - limited number of available rods. Yokanga Chromer !
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Big boulders, hard to wade, long casts , this is Yokanga. Hans Peter having a nice rest. 
 
Andreas Witt with a nice Yokanga salmon.  Hans Peter with a nice Yokanga Trophy.
   
 Greg Verhoef with his 35 pounder.  Happy guide!
 
 
 

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