The scenic Umba River flows out of Kanozero Lake and down into the White Sea. It is considered one of the finest
rivers in the world for Atlantic Salmon.
The newly-built Umba Lodge is simply the most comfortable and attractive timber lodge on the Kola Peninsula. The lodge’s riverbank location allows guests access to excellent fishing spots after regular fishing hours. Several of these fishing spots are within 10 minutes of the lodge, including Brad’s Pool and the Doctor’s Pool on the lodge side, the Bar, the Home Pool or Pig Island pools are reachable by rowboat.
The fishing season for Atlantic Salmon starts as soon as the river is open from ice (usually in late May) and continues through to October. Two different runs of salmon occur during this period, the early run when the Atlantic Salmon goes upstream and the late run when the Salmon goes back to sea after spawning. The river is closed for fising in July and August.
We offer extremely fair prices considering the quality of the accommodation and the fishing, because our Umba salmon-fishing program is not dependent on expensive helicopter transfers.
First day: Arrival in Murmansk by plane or to Kandalaksha by train. Meet up by a car or a mini bus to drive to Umba village (360 km from Murmansk and 110 from Kandalaksha). It is recommended to have some sandwiches with you and some drinks on the way. Arrival at Umba Lodge. Check-in, dinner and overnight.
Fishing days (any amount): Breakfast. With a personnal guide fishing the whole day or from the shore or from a boat. The guide stays with you for the whole period of fishing. Lunch can be taken with you if you don't want to spend time for coming back to the lodge or you can have Lunch in the dining room and then go again for fishing. Sauna and Dinner in the evening. These days are full board.
Last day: After breakfast transfer by car to Murmansk or Kandalaksha.
This very comfortable lodge was built by local craftsmen using locally-grown timber. The round central building has a jointed dining and sitting room which is connected to the bedroom accommodation. Ten bedrooms have two single beds each with their own hot water shower and toilet. The dining room has a large open fireplace, comfortable sofas, a well stocked bar, fly tying corner and much more! Close to the waterside you can enjoy the best sauna of Umba area. Located on the shore of the river, the lodge gives more possibilities to fish after regular fishing hours. The boat traffic is directed up stream from the Pig Island ensuring that the best fishing places in the Home Pool are not disturbed.
Supplies in the Umba Lodge: In the Lodge we have extra fishing equipment such as rods, reels, lines to rent, or to buy. We also have a selection of the best Umba flies, souvenirs and various tackles, like leaders, waders, wading staffs, jackets, T-shirts, caps, Russian made wooden fly boxes etc.
The scenic Umba River flows out of Kanozero Lake and down into the White Sea. It is considered one of the finest rivers in the world for Atlantic Salmon. The hottest salmon fishing spots:
Both single- and double-handed rods are fine.
An essential fly for Umba river
Hook: single or double 2-8
Tag: oval copper tinsel
Tip: red antron
Tail: red antron
But: yellow hackle
Body: flat copper tinsel
Ribbing: oval copper tinsel
Wing: black foxtail with some copper flash
Front hackle: black
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