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Iconic London Fishing Store Opens in St Petersburg

Top London-based fishing and outdoor pursuit’s retailer Farlows have announced that agreement has been reached with Vladimir Rybalchenko of Kharlovka Co. and the Atlantic Salmon Reserve for the use of the Farlows name on his new game fishing store in St Petersburg in Russia. ... Full story

Security Council accepts the Salmon Challenge

The Russian Security Council has decided to confront Norway with the damage its commercial salmon fishing industry is doing to the future of Russia‘s wild Atlantic salmon stocks. The Russians have decided to make the issue a priority for discussion at the March 2013 meeting of the Norwegian-Russian intergovernmental commission. ... Full story

Norwegian Salmon Nets Before the Security Council in Russia

The Governor of the Murmansk region, Marina Kovtun, has decided to refer the dispute on Norwegian coastal netting in Finnmark to the Security Council in Russia. Diplomatic talks in the last two years have failed to produce results. ... Full story

Yokanga's August Bruisers

With rivers like the Ponoi put into mothballs for a fortnight, and other Russian fisheries only for the hardy or the mosquito resistant – at least so far as UK rods are concerned – and the autumn season of the Umba yet to start, August is a non-peak month on the salmon rivers of the Kola Peninsula. But Russia's trophy salmon river, the Yokanga, which had a good July this year, is set for the late show as the season rolls to a high summer climax. ... Full story

It's a Dog's Life - Week 7 report from the Ponoi

Keeping us up to speed with life at the Ryabaga camp on the Kola peninsula's Ponoi River, camp manager Matt Breuer shares all the news and highlights of week 7 of the Atlantic Salmon season in his part of the world. ... Full story

Week 2 on the Ponoi - Latest News

As reported previously, the opening week on the Ponoi on Russia's fabled Kola Peninsula saw good numbers of Atlantic Salmon for the early rods. Has that continued? Camp manager Matt Breuer chimes in with his second week report from the front line. ... Full story

66 Salmon Per Rod for the Ponoi

News just in from Frontiers' Tarquin Millington-Drake who is at Ryabaga camp is that the 1st week of the 2012 Ponoi season has blasted off with an average of 66 Atlantic salmon per rod. ... Full story

Ponoi's Ryabaga: Summer is here!

Here's an update from Frontiers frontman Tarquin Millington-Drake as the legendary River Ponoi, which combines the salmon numbers of the south Kola with the bigger fish of the North, gets ready for their own Russian season start. ... Full story

Record Atlantic salmon rod-catch posted in Russia

During a blistering second week of the Russian salmon-fishing season, last week the record for the highest number of Atlantic salmon ever caught in a day by one rod was broken. A Roxtons rod fishing Middle camp landed 67 salmon in a day that started at 5am and finished at 10pm. Here's how Roxtons blogged this seminal game-fishing event, guaranteed to raise eyebrows even among hardened Kola veterans, on their Varzuga Blog. ... Full story

Roxtons’ Varzuga rods are flooded off

‘Lower Varzuga is pretty horrible actually.’ These are not the words you expect to hear to describe the most prolific Atlantic salmon river in the world but they were used today to describe the Week One flood on the famous South Kola river reckoned to be the worst since 1995. But Roxtons have made an honourable pledge to their ten disappointed rods that confirm the benefits of booking with a top-drawer agent... ... Full story

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