Tuesday 19 April 2016

Chavanga - Strelna fishing notes, best salmon Autumn weeks

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Vasil Bykau

We have some interesting weeks in Autumn specially for fresh salmon entering Strelna and Chavanga  rivers. We usually receive many questions about water situation and fishing conditions at the end of September - beginning of October. Its all depends on many factors but  i am able to outline these:

September last week

Water level - from low to middle (depends on the Autumn rains)
Water clarity - high
Water temperature - 8 to 6 degrees,  slowly going down
Flies - #6-8 size for attractors and #10 for passive fish
Fishing pools - from estuary and upstream 10-12 km
Salmon size - average fish from 3.5 to 5 kg, max 8-9 kg, lenght 65- up to 110 cm
Average catch-  2-10 fsh/rod a day
Total catch - up to 120 fish\6 rods\week
Rods - #8 single or switch, 7\8\9 double hand rod floating  line + set of leaders
Fishing time - 08 a.m. till 19 p.m.

First week of October

Water level - middle after some rains, slowly going up
Watre clarity - high, gin color water
Water temperature - 6 to 4 degrees, slowly going down
Flies- #6-8 size for atractors and size goes down  for passive fish #10-12, but weight goes up
Fishing pools - from estuary and up-stream  5-10 km
Salmon size - from 3.5 to 5 kg, max 8-9 kg, lenght 65- up to 110 cm
Average catch -  2-8 fsh/rod
Total catch - up to 100 fish\6 rods\week
Tackles - #8 single or switch, 8\9 double hand rod floating  line + set of leaders, strong tippets when you fish not far from the estuary
Fishing time - 09 a.m. till 18 p.m.


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