Fishing tours on Kamchatka Peninsula Russia

The Vakhil River is situated on Russia’s pacific coast on the famous Kamchatka peninsula north east of the provincial capital of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. It flows into Avacha bay between Nalychevo cape and Shipunsky peninsula, it’s a pristine river due to its location only being accessed by sea or helicopter and protection from the tour operators’ exclusive concession. The area abounds in wildlife with sea mammals such as whales, orcas, sea otters and seals and also Russia’s famous brown bears.
This river and surrounding coast is home to all the endemic pacific salmonoids like King salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), Humpback salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka), Chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) and Silver salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) as well as Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) and Spotted char (Salvelinus leucomaenis). These fish are found during their spawning runs that begin in July with king salmon and end in October with silver salmon, Pacific halibut up to 150 kg are also targeted during this time in the ocean surrounding the fishing camp.

Accommodation

The fishing camp has all facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible with 6 large American style wall tents each with 4 beds and gas heaters. There is a separate large dinning and cooking tent and amenities block containing showers and the famous Russian sauna for use after a hard days fishing. Internet access is available in camp and power is supplied by generator.

Food

All meals are supplied in camp by 2 full time cooks on duty. Traditional Russian cuisine is on offer with the constant supply of fresh seafood on tap like prawns, crab and caviar, soft drink and beer are provided however should you wish to drink spirits we suggest you bring your own

Fishing

Whether you are an avid fly fisherman or a spin fisher we can accommodate any type of fishing you desire and the day’s activities will be as follows
07:00 Wake up and have breakfast
08:00 Head out fishing (3 – 4 per boat) either upriver or out to sea if requested.
13:00 Return to camp for lunch or a packed lunch on the river.
14:00 Continue fishing afternoon session
20:00 Return to camp for evening meal.

There are several boats in camp including jet boats, skiffs and a 6.5 meter ocean going Zodiac. 1 guide will take each group of fishermen 2-3-4 depending on the group size. We can accommodate up to 12 guests at one time with a minimum of 6 guests to make the trip viable. If there is only a small group then we are happy to add to another group of fishermen from other countries.

Seasons

This will depend on which species you wish to target with the best all round fishing from mid-August until the beginning of October.

Getting there

It’s easy to fly from any major airport in Australia or New Zealand with Korean air via Seoul to Vladivostok then take Aeroflot domestic flight to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky where you will be met by your interpreter and assisted through customs and taken to your hotel for an overnight before heading into camp. Access is by sea with a travel time of around 3 hours, alternatively we can book a helicopter flight into camp but this is an extra cost that will be divided by the group (contact us for a price on this service)

Price: US$3,400

8 day tour including 6 full days of guided fishing

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Included in Hunt Cost

The following are included in the hunt cost:

  • Meet and greet at airport by English speaking translator
  • Transfer to town and return from airport
  • Transfer to the fishing camp Vakhil River and return (via boat)
  • Accommodation and meals whilst in camp
  • Guided fishing and transport on river
  • Catch and release license
  • Visa support and invitation
  • Translator in camp

Not included

  • International and domestic airfares
  • Accommodation and meals prior to and after the tour
  • Visa
  • Fishing gear and tackle
  • Additional tours if requested (sightseeing)
  • Spirits in camp
  • Tips or gratitude’s to guides and camp staff (no obligation)
  • Travel and personal insurance.

Insurance

Whilst all reasonable care will be taken during your stay, hunting is a potentially hazardous pursuit and your guide or his staff will not be held responsible for loss or injury that may occur.

We strongly advise all our hunters to arrange adequate insurance prior to leaving your home. All our hunters will be supplied with our Terms and Conditions and Indemnity Forms prior to the hunt commencement.

Summary

If you are after an adventure and the experience of a different culture in a pristine location teaming with fish and wildlife then this fishing trip could be just you. For a great trip with that special group of fishing mates at a remarkably reasonable price contact us today to book your dates for this fantastic fishing tour.

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