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Location: Russia - Above the Arctic Circle, at approx 67º north latitude. Flowing from W to E, entering the Barents Sea on the southeast coast of the Kola Peninsula. This 400 kilometer long river is easily identifiable on any map since it's the largest on the peninsula.
Season: May 18-October 5, 2013
Capacity: 16-20 guests, depending on the week
The emergence of salmon fishing on Russia's Kola Peninsula has, for many, introduced, rekindled or enhanced the enjoyment of one of the most traditional types of fly fishing-that for Atlantic salmon. In just short of a decade, the Ponoi has grown from an unknown to being recognized as one of the great Atlantic salmon rivers in the world today. Consistent across a long season, massive and improving runs, and with the aggressive and free-taking nature of the fish, the Ponoi provides Atlantic salmon fishing in two of its purest forms: almost all floating line fishing-and excellent opportunities to fish skated dry flies. Throughout the 1990s, sound investment in equipment, thoughtful management, attention to detail in a logistically complex part of the world, and good relations with regional government have also earned the Ponoi the reputation as the most reliable operation on the Kola Peninsula. Further, the terrific fishing and stable management is complemented by a superb camp facility and the warm hospitality of a caring Western and Russian staff.