I have fished the Kola for many years.
Are you fishing in zone 3 ?, I presume from Junction down to Monica ?
I presume with Chavanga, or Seppo. Both good guys.
Although it can be great , it can also be crowded. Certainly not exclusive.
I have fished the full Kola, when back in the day when you had full access to the whole of zone 3. Now the top half is totally out of bounds, and belongs to the lodge at the top. I have now heard, Junction pool has also gone over to the lodge, and talk next year Monica ( best pool on river ) is going over to the lodge. the lodge is not cheep, 5 to 7k Euro per week.
My main prob with the Kola was the crowds, and especially when locals walk straight in front you and start throwing spinners. I would get up early 5am just to get on the water before the groups arrived. Iv seen 12 folk fishing Monica, bit like train station.
so I advise folk do their homework first. Also some these packages include the Ura for a day out of their week. I do not recommend this river, crowds is not the word. great getting spinners cast over your line. Also check you have a guide with a boat every dy. Iv seen some clients being dumped at a pool no guide no boat, and fishing in group of 5 to 10.
As has been said this river can be good, but make sure and ask questions before you go. Will we have guide with boat for full time ? Can we fish early hours, and how much extra ? Is it Kola only ? ( not Kitsa or Ura )
Top time , 2nd week June. For big fish last week May, first 2 weeks June. Then 1st week July summer fish and grilse.
My average fish in mid June would be 12lb to 15lb. Per week at that time normally 2 round 30lb, however their are some big fellows around.