Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: American, Russian, Feather
Finnmark/Kola Salmon Rivers
I will be traveling extensively in Finnmark this summer, primarily northern Finland and far northeast Norway. I am also considering a visit to the Kola Peninsula. My reason for the visit is to develop a travel-intensive arctic field biology course, but I plan to spend a couple extra weeks fishing. I have spent time in Finland (but not since 2003), but have not traveled to the other countries mentioned.
Could anyone recommend a good salmon river?
I will be without students and I'll have plenty of time to get where I need to go. I do have some restrictions though. First, I am a college professor and I'm not exactly rolling in cash, so I can't afford to drop 5K to do a little fishing. Second, I'd really prefer a wilderness experience. Even if that means a river with only a good run of grilse (emphasis on good), I'd really prefer it over combat fishing.
I'd really appreciate any leads or connections you guys might be willing to send my way.