The Joy of Aaroy – 18th to 22nd June 2017

‘Such armaments were often found wanting on the Aaroy steeplechase, like the parade of defeated anglers that had fished its Platforms of Despair. The outbuildings behind the fishing house concealed an elephant’s graveyard of smashed rods and broken tackle.’ Ernest Schwiebert – ‘Extract from Platforms of Despair’ in the book Death of a Riverkeeper. I had read these words and …

Ten things you need to know about the Ryabaga Camp on the Ponoi

The Journey – Most important to note is that you need to be in Helsinki on the Friday night before going to Russia the next day. Occasionally, because the days of the week are Saturday to Saturday for your week’s fishing, some guests forget about the Friday. You can leave as early as a 7.30 am flight (3-hour duration) from …

Spring Fishing from Ryabaga Camp, Ponoi River

This video was made during the first week of the 2016 season, 28th May to 4th June. The river was in perfect condition and guests enjoyed great floating line and skated fly fishing. Having warmed up from the long winter and come in to condition, the river fishes at its very best which is why the first week, sometimes considered …

Stengelsen Camp, the lower of the three fishing lodges

A Winter Visit to the Alta…

…Oslo, Northern Lights, Snowmobiling, Ice Hotel and the Atlantic Salmon Conference I fished Alta for my twenty-fifth season in July of 2015 and have always wanted to visit in the winter. We have talked about it incessantly round the camp fire but reality meant never getting around to making a definitive plan. When I received the invitation from the Alta …

Sleepless in Iceland

Beating the clock, and chasing Atlantic salmon, in the land of fire and ice. by Evan McGlinn After returning from 12 days of fishing in Iceland, a few strange scribbles in my notebook said it all: Naked drone pilot Youngie’s fishing ghosts Lost camera in a trout volcano Minke whale appetizer In 30-some years of fly-fishing about the globe, I’ve ...

Sterilisation Update – Iceland

We headed to Iceland as guests for the opening of the Thvera river and decided that we would not have all of our tackle disinfected before our departure.   Our motive was to test the process of having it done at the airport on arrival, something we have not tried for a while. So on landing, after collecting our bags, we ...

Iceland 2014 – Part II – Some of the western salmon rivers…two visits to the north…

June 8 – 10: Nordura – one of Iceland’s best salmon rivers… Ben:   As we drove home from Black Rocks we decided to complete the circle around the lake and took the west road, which took us past the ION Hotel and the scene of our great night at the river mouth but it also took us past the little …

Ryabaga Camp Cabins – Single Ensuite Cabins for all Guests

Let us be clear once and for all, accommodation at the Ryabaga Camp on the Ponoi is all single rooms with ensuite bathrooms in cabins viagra bestellen. The famous tents, loved by so many, are a thing of the past but there are one or two in case regular guests absolutely require a tent! Ryabaga Camp Cabins 2014 from Tarquin …