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.
Thursday, 24 May 2012
We had a fantastic day yesterday and there were records broken in every camp; from personal milestones to long standing figures that have stood since we started fishing the river 21 years ago.
Here at Lower Varzuga, the 10 rods landed 91 fish for the day with Greig T the top scorer on 24 for his rod which was his best ever fishing day by some margin. John G-H landed a 36 inch fish which the Sturdy scale puts at 20lbs and Nick T had two fish in a row of around the 16-18lbs mark. There is a considerable wager going on amongst the rods as to the biggest fish for the week and everyone has taken tape measures this morning to validate their claim for the prize.
|Nick T with a cracker from Bear Corner|
|Greig T with one of 24 he landed yesterday|
They had another amazing day with 243 fish being put in the book to the 12 rods. The world record for Atlantic salmon caught in one day was broken yesterday with 67 fish landed to one rod. It is worth pointing out that he went out at 5am and finished fishing at 10pm so it is difficult to say that this is what one can expect when fishing the Varzuga as he does put in a huge amount of time and skill to his fishing.
|Johnny O'B at Beach|
|Nick T with his second solid bar of silver|
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