‘This week we went from summer to autumn with frost in the morning biting our guests heading to the pools,’ writes Kåre Lundquist.
‘Our French group who all were first-time visitors to the River Umba had a great week – after some fine-tuning the first couple of days.
‘Nicolas Bernard had no need for any lectures and first night he caught a nice Umba chromer of 19.5 Lbs in Home Channel. From there on in during the week he caught 13 fresh chromers. Biggest fish by Nicolas were 3 x 12 Lbs, 1 x 14 Lbs, 2 x 15 Lbs, 1 x 19.5 Lbs and 1 x 21 Lbs, welcome to 20 Lbs club, well done!
‘Marc Bizien entered the Umba history book as well with 13 salmon. Biggest fish for Marc ranged around 2 x 14 Lbs, 1 x 15 Lbs, 1 x 16 Lbs, 1 x 17 Lbs, 1 x 18 and 1 x 19. Well done and a promising trend should he return.
‘A big congratulation to Stephane Warnier who also became member of 20 Lbs with a big fat Autumn whopper, straight from the sea. Robin Ejderløf from Sweden will never forget this week, he hooked a BIG monster in Golden Pool, however his line could not take the pressure and “snap” it was gone. There is a fish waiting for you there:)
Summary of biggest fish for the week: 10-14 Lbs = 29, 15-19 Lbs = 16 and 2 x 21 Lbs. Flies; Red/Billy Butt and Cascade seize 6-8, floating line with sink tip. Water temperature, at 13 Deg C, was absolutely perfect.
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