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.
The BBC has reported on a huge porbeagle shark estimated to weigh 550lbs that was hooked off Boscastle on the Cornish coast and that was caught on video by the anglers who eventually brought it to their boat where it was tagged and released.
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.
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.
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Yesterday one rod fishing the Varzuga river caught 62 salmon in a day – just four short of the world record set in the mid-Nineties. In honour of this feat, we here publish in full Charlie White's post of this morning from Roxton's Varzuga blog which shows that a week into the Russian season, the fishing now is in full swing
2012 will mark the 30th anniversary of the world famous Tarpon Tournament held at the world famous Boca Grande pass in Florida.
‘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...
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