Pana, Russia

Pana in one of the prettiest rivers on the whole of the Kola peninsula. Being smaller than the Varzuga it can be fished with either a single or double handed rod, making it one of the most popular beats on the system.

To read an article on the Varzuga in Trout & Salmon Magazine, click here.

Rods here are extremely sought after but they do sometimes become available and it is an advantage to have expressed an interest in the camp previously.

Pana is a tributary of the larger Varzuga River, ranging from 35 to 60 metres wide and offering deep, slow pools interspersed with fast runs and rocky stretches perfect for holding fish. Pana can be fished with both single and double handed rods, making it one of the most popular and versatile beats on the Varzuga system.

The catch statistics at Pana are proof to the quality of this beat which also offers some of the most stunning scenery and pools that you may ever encounter. Coupled with the ease of travel to the camp via our private air charter service, Pana is without doubt one of the perfect locations for Atlantic Salmon fishing.

Pana is an idyllic option for the fishermen in all heights of water and as such is highly sought after. It appeals to many different types of anglers; those in search of the bigger fish which have run through the lower river should try the early weeks. Those who enjoy using bombers and small flies on a perfect summer river get most success towards the end of June. If you would like to experience the very best of dry fly fishing in some of the most visually enriching scenery, Pana is very difficult to beat.

To see a video of life on the Varzuga, click here. With many thanks to Julian Pullan.


Pana camp's accommodation is for up to eight guests in eight single log cabins all with en suite bathrooms. The central dining room has a roaring log fire and a veranda over looking the river.

There is also a Russian banya (sauna) at Pana where you can enjoy the steamy relaxing heat after a good day's fishing.

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Pana is an idyllic option for fishermen in all heights of water and as such is highly sought after.

Price guide

Prices start from £5,500 per person for 6 days fishing, excluding international flights.

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