Bryan Sohl's report from Lower Yokanga

I have just returned from fishing two weeks in Russia’s Kola Peninsula for Atlantic Salmon. My trip was on the Lower Yokanga River, in the Northeastern part of the Kola Peninsula. This trip was purchased through FlyWater Travel, working with Lax-A Angling Club. Lax-A Angling Club is owned by Arni Baldurrson. Ken Morrish and I had the opportunity to meet, …

From Greg Verhoef – Russia

“Dear Arni I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to fish the Yokanga. I have sent all my pictures to Valgedur for your records. One week on the lower Yokanga you get a trip of a lifetime. Huge river, Huge Fish and a huge amount of walking. I have lost 3 Kg in the week and feel fit as …

Svartá – NW Iceland

Svartá is an amazing 4 rod salmon river. It is located in North West Iceland above Blanda river. Svartá is 25 km long, a fly only river with great number of good pools. It has a large number of loyal customers fishing there year after year. The Svartá river is one of the country’s best-kept angling secrets for Salmon. Situated …

Make your own stories with a fishing trip of a lifetime

When I was growing up naturally I was told many great fishing stories by my father, Arni Baldursson. They were told with great enthusiasm and I would of course sit and listen. In my early years, as a baby, I‘m told that my father read fishing magazines to me. Without ever realizing it of course I became fond of fishing …

Sharing a rod in Iceland

Salmon fishing is a an expensive sport, specially if you are fishing the better rivers at prime time. Fishing hours are long or from 07:00 in the morning until 22:00 hours in the evening with a lunch brake. This is a long fishing day and most of the time fishing is good with a few salmon landed every day, sometimes …

Birse beat on the river Dee

The Birse fishings lie half a mile south of Aboyne, with the beat extending to three and a half miles on the right bank downstream from the Altdinnie Pool, which is immediately above Aboyne Bridge. All pools on the beat are easily fished from the bank or by wading. The water is fished by up to four rods who rotate …

A review of Dee 2009

Are you preparing for your fishing on the Dee? Here is an interesting reading by Mr. Ken Reid regarding the 2009 season on Dee. Please contact Lax-a staff for further information about the Dee. The 2009 salmon fishing season commenced on 2nd February with the traditional opening ceremony at the Ballogie beat. The event was hosted by TV & Radio …

More statistics from Blanda river

According to reports from the Icelandic Istitute of Freshwater Fisheries, the ratio of multi-winter salmon is extremely high in Blanda, a fact well known to Icelanders but less known to our foreign clients. Over the last decade the ratio of mws in Blanda has been around 40% on average, highest in in 2008 (62%) and lowest in 2004 (22%). Most …

Fishing in Iceland, 2010

Greetings to our valued fishing friends around the globe. 2009 was the year of great turbulence. Never before have we seen as much change in our business environment but we are glad to announce that together with our hard working employees, customers and river owners we managed to end the year on the right side of zero. The Atlantic salmon …

So you have decided to go to Russia… Now which river should you choose?

First of all take comfort in the fact that whichever water you choose, Russia’s Kola Peninsula offers the best Atlantic Salmon fishing in the world. The rivers are all good.. Just different. All of our destinations in Russia base out of Murmansk, You can travel on your own via Moscow or St Petersburg onward to Murmansk and make a real …