Tuesday 26 November 2013

Giant Hucho taimen program.

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Vasil Bykau

We offer 2 options of fishing trips for the largest taimen all  over the world.  Khabarovsk region. The river  Tugur and the river Bichy.

Common information

Fish population is an   mixture of Siberian, Amur and the Pacific fish. Taimen, siberian trouts - lenoks and two species of pikes - Lena, Amur pike, Hadar and Amur grayling are the most interesting for sport fishing.     Pacific salmon - chum and pink salmon  come, coho and sockeye salmon too. There is also a char-Malma.
Tugur - a special river, unique river ,  it  is probably   the best for biggest  Hucho   taimen all over  the world. River  is well protected, here you can catch a spinning and fly fishing. Each group catches record taimen weighing 40 kg. We can take on Tugur limited number of fishermen. This is a special expensive tour for the fishing  for a record Hucho taimen. There are authentic data on capture here fishes in weight in 70 and even 95 kgs
Bichy  is   smaller in size and it is more convenient to catch taimen and salmon on fly fishing . Giant taimens  are less common here , the normal maximum size of trout less than 30 kg  but its possible to land a lot of 20-25 kg taimens. This is the most comfortable fly fishing taimen trip.


The best time for taimen  fishing is  June and early July, the second half of September, beginning of October.

Fishing organization

Rafting starts   according    water level and the wishes of fishermen. Tour duration is 9/6 days. The optimum period is  seven days rafting and 6+ full days fishing. The length of the   rafting route    could be 80 or  120 km.  
The alloy is carried out on four to six   rafting boats "RAFTMASTER" under the management of experienced rangers at the rate of two or three anglers and one keeper on raft. Rafts equipped with a rigid frame with hinged oars, so our customers are taking up the oars only in passing difficult sections of the river. Rafts equipped with lifejackets. At the request of the group is accompanied with a motor boat for a mobile moving river. Equipment and things are going in a separate Raft.
The main fishing – during stops   at the interesting  sites of the river, but also on the alloy anglers do not lose time.  The group swims from 10 to 12 km per day, with a break for lunch and stayed in a beautiful and easy-to fishing spots.

Basic quantity of rods – 6 rods. 
We could organize  max to 8 rods team  trip.
We  have near 6 hours of  helicopter flights to and back.
            One hour helicopter flight costs 120 000 (2013year) Rur  =  3750 $.(included)
            MI8 is a big one, no problem with luggage weight.
But you will have airplane luggage limit  about 20  kg\rod (Moscow - Habarovsk

           Short Tour description.

1 day - Arrival in Khabarovsk. Meeting at the airport, loading the bus, shopping,  
            departure to Briakan village (680 km are gravel road 280)
 2 day – arriving to the Village Briakan,   flight by helicopter (duration 1:20),
            landing on the        river, camp,   fishing
3-8 days  - beginning of the alloy, fishing,
9 day - flight by helicopter (duration 1:30 ) to Briakan village,
            bus transfer to the Habarovsk, hotel
10 day - back flight


Wake up at 7.00 am
Breakfast at 8:00 am
9.00   fishing
lunch from 13 to 15
stop for the night, a camp 18.30
Dinner 21.00


Tents  (double and four persons tents, two rooms tents) 4-person tents for two people
Summer dining room, mats
Satellite  phone
Solar   Battery.


The head of the alloy.
Guide (one raft).

Meals 3 times a day.


One rod price is- price goes down  to 3500 euro according Ruble/ Dollar exchange rates!!!

    $   for Bichy trip
    $   for Tugur river trip.

The price includes:

-Meeting - off in Khabarovsk.
-Transfer Khabarovsk - Briakan - Khabarovsk.
-Helicopter flight  Briakan – river Tugur   or  Bichy -   Briakan.
-Rafts, life jackets  and emptied of bivouac equipment (tents, mats, ets).
-Cook service
-Three hot meals a day.

The price does not include:

Flights to Khabarovsk.
Habarovsk hotel 
 Alcoholic beverages.

Clothing and equipment:

Waterproof bags for the transport and storage on an alloy.
 Sleeping bag.
Waders (waders) with shoes on felt soles.
 Membrane fabric jacket in case of rain.
Thermal underwear and a warm set of pants with a jacket of Polartec material or Windbloc.
 The camera in a sealed box and nesminaemom.
 Personal first aid kit, personal hygiene.
 Mosquito net or spray
 Polarized glasses.

You need vaccination (encephalitis).

Here  are articles about Hucho taimen fishing  at habarovsk region.


Habarovsk region  Climat Month Temperatures

January -            -04/-10C                  (24/14)

February -          -05/-11C                  (23/12F)

March -              -02/-10C                  (28/14F)

April -                -05 / + 01C              (23/33F)

May                  + 02 / + 08C             (35/46F)

June                 + 06 / + 15C              (42/59F)

July                  + 10 / + 20C              (50/68F)

August              + 12 / + 20C             (53/68F)

September         + 08 / + 15C                         (46/59F)

October             +07/-0C                    (44/32F)

November          -04/-0C                    (24/32F)

December          -04/-15C                  (24/16F)

How to get here.

Your destination is Habarovsk  Airport, 

Information about flights, airlines and prices you will find on the following sites:

“Transaero” airline: http://www.transaero.ru/en/index.html

“Vladavia” airline: http://www.vladavia.ru/en/passengers/

“Rossiya Airlines”: http://www.pulkovo.ru/en/
“Aeroflot” company: http://www.aeroflot.ru/eng/ 

                      Here  are articles about Hucho taimen fishing  at habarovsk region.


Monday 4 November 2013

The main issue for salmon fishing in Russia. Where to sleep, what to eat??

                                                      Salmon fishing in Russia.

Fishers who plan to arrive to Kola peninsula for the first time, usually ask questions on where to live, what  to eat. I understand their fears. Russia is a far and terrible country. On the other hand advantage of many expensive camps in the Russian north is the arranged life. Presence of good kitchen and white napkins is discussed at forums and video films more often, than fishing.

Distinctive feature of our programs of salmon fishing in Russia  is presence of discovery elements . We use our own  mobile programs and fishers  are  not clamped by narrow frameworks of the schedule. I am not the supporter of a strict daily routine according to whom we move in a narrow circle between a lunch hall and the site appointed for today for catching. 
Once I witnessed   strange ( for me)  situation. In one of camps   the lonely fisher was  carried in  a boat under the established schedule. A breakfast, a dinner, a supper in due time. River sites according to the schedule. Any company, any changes in the schedule, any personal wishes. On the end of week – he was waited by   helicopter and good-bye. The standard program, standard service. I hope that he has learnt and has seen something new about Russian north from a helicopter window.
Nevertheless, I absolutely agree that the good kitchen and a sauna is necessary for a high-grade relaxation. Moreover, original menus can be an ornament of fishing rest. Daily sausages or fritters for a week can spoil mood to any fisher. Unfortunately, such standard menus not a rarity in the big and very known camps. 
         To me happens very pleasantly when someone from our visitors undertakes preparation of the favorite dish. This not only unexpected and tasty addition to a dinner, but also joyful event for all command. Therefore we try to avoid monotonous programs which quickly tyre fishers and especially organizers. Somewhat occurrence of the mixed programs is called by desire as much as possible to diversify week. The guest house on Chavanga and camp on the river Strelna are comfortable enough for residing. Here there are no excesses, the life is arranged simply enough, but with advantage. A special ornament is bath presence. Many fishers from Europe meet for the first time such phenomenon. To them it is more familiar and the usual shower, as on Strelna is habitual. But it is necessary to show a few boldness and to appreciate a charm  of sauna - baths. This year on Chavanga the shower will be equipped especially for most doubting and shy people. So our visitors     can choose that it is pleasant to them.


 Our guest house in Chavanga village. 80 m to the river bank. Wild horses.Village cherch.

  Our fishing dog Nose

 Chavanga dinner room. 2010 year. Now we use bigger table specially for long dinner time.

  Fly tying place. Chavanga house.

Goog dinner start!

 Evening time. Autumn.

  Griled salmon. Special fish dishes by Volodia.

 Chavanga bar- sauna, welcome, please!
Chavanga sauna - bath. Early morning in June.

 Total freedom!  Chavanga wifeless week. It is inconceivable that so you can stay at home and under the care of    wife.

Chavanga Pokosy tent camp.

 Fire palce and dinner (breakfast, dinner, supper, bar, fly tying)  table.

 Top camp and Jeorge at the fire place s moking salmon

 Bon appetite! Top camp. Chavanga river.

  Waders, cap, wodka, flies, where is my rod?

 Strelna camp.

 Two persons rooms.

  Dinner room. Strelna camp from helicopter window. Little Strelna village on  the White sea bank.

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