Camp Ponoi

The Ponoi River takes from the Western part of the plateau Keiv flowing through the Lovozerski tundra into the White Sea. It is the only large river on the Kola Peninsula running in latitude direction. The river is 426 km long. The point where the river flows is 200 meters low.

The Ponoi is the river with greatly varying character. The rapids are changed by shallows. In its upper part the Ponoi river flows among the boggy plain and has in middle part the numerous tributaries of the river split the plateau into several highs. For the last 110 km the river takes the shape of a canyon with the rocky of 30-50 meters high.

The remoteness of the Ponoi River from communications and the absence of industry enterprises allowed preserving this area in its pristine wilderness.

Fishery for Atlantic salmon on this river dates back to as far as the 16th century. Today when Atlantic salmon abundance declining in many parts of the species range, more people are attracted by recreation fishery. One of the fishing practices which can maintain salmon is catch – and release fishing which has been developing on the Ponoi River in 90’s.

In connection with this development a commercial harvest of salmon on the river was stopped in 1994, there after all salmon entering the river could spawn grounds unimpeded.

The fishing is organized in certain fishing beats.A guide takes two anglers on a well-maintained and safe boat right to the place of fishing. The fishing beats are rotated daily. There’s a good opportunity to fish as you like – wading, bank casting, or boat fishing.One can enjoy fishing 24 hours a day at the place called Home Pool which is 5 minutes walk from the Pacha camp. The Ponoi River is famous for its big catches. The average weight of salmon is 5 kilos. It’s not rare that lucky anglers catch salmon weighing 10 kilos and more.  The Ponoi River is also unique because of the long fishing period which lasts from May to October and known predominantly for fantastic numbers of fish entering the river in autumn.

Duration of fishing tour is one week (6 full days of fishing + day of arrival/day of departure – 1day).

The tourists are delivered to the camp by helicopters, the flight takes 2,5 hours (with the refueling).

Arrival at the camp – on Saturday afternoon, departure from the camp – on following Saturday, after lunch.

The fishing is carried out on the definite fishing beats (principle of catching «catch-and-release»).

Delivery to the place of fishing is carried out in motor boats, each for two tourists and a guide.

The boats are provided with all the necessary equipment for fly-fishing.

Change of the beats daily. You can fish the way you like under different conditions: wading, bank casting, or boat fishing.

Duration of fishing tour is one week (6 full days of fishing + day of arrival/day of departure – 1day).

The tourists are delivered to the camp by helicopters, the flight takes 2,5 hours (with the refueling).

Arrival at the camp – on Saturday afternoon, departure from the camp – on following Saturday, after lunch.

The fishing is carried out on the definite fishing beats (principle of catching «catch-and-release»).

Delivery to the place of fishing is carried out in motor boats, each for two tourists and a guide.

The boats are provided with all the necessary equipment for fly-fishing.

Change of the beats daily. You can fish the way you like under different conditions: wading, bank casting, or boat fishing.

TOUR`S PROGRAM

1st day

1-4 pm

Depends on weather condition

Arrival in Murmansk. Meeting at the airport.

Depends on weather condition

Board the helicopter and transportation to the camp (Pacha/ Acha/ Porog)

On arrive – Accommodation.

Studying of fishing rules.Dinner.

2nd -6th  days

8 am

9 am – 6 pm

1 pm

1 pm

8-10 pm

Breakfast.

The day’s fishing.

Lunch on the river.

Dinner.

Free time.

7th day

8 am

9 am – 6 am

1 pm

7.30 pm

Breakfast.

The day’s fishing.

Lunch on the river.

Farewell dinner.

8th day

8 am

9 am

Breakfast.

Departure in the Murmansk airport.

Note: the time-table is corrected depending upon the schedule of the guests or weather condition.

PRICE INCLUDES:

Transportation from the Murmansk airport to the camp and back

to the airport (transfer by helicopter);

Three meals a day;

Hot showers and sauna;

Satellite TV, video;

Services of professional guides – instructors;

Motor boats and fuel for them;

The licenses «catch-and-release».

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Alcoholic beverages;

Satellite phone;

The licenses «catch-and-except».

Pacha Camp

The Pacha Camp is situated in picturesque place among pine-trees, where affluent Racha flows in the Ponoi River.

The camp can include 12 clients. Accommodation is in wooden houses (lodges) for 2 rods. There are 2 electro heaters and fire-place.

The fishing beat is 30 km

Acha Camp is situated in 25 km from Pacha Camp and in 4 km from Village Kanevka. The camp can include 12 clients. Before the beginning of 2005 tents in the camp were changed by wooden houses (lodges) for 2 rods. There are 2 electro heaters and fire-place.

Accommodation in lodges:

soul;

bath;

hot water (daily);

dinning-room, bar;

satellite TV and phone;

Internet and e-mail.