Umba - our first rods report
By Charlie White
With just two rods in our opening week on the Umba we were looking forward to hearing how they got on. Quite well was the answer...
They landed 13 fish between them up to 18lbs and lost plenty of others. The weather was very poor for most of the week and heavy rain gave them a rising river for the latter part.
Bill Drury reported excellent guides, delicious food and a very happy camp. Sadly the rain has continued and it continues to rise and our 10 rods this week have so far landed 7 fish in their first one and half days. 5 of those fish have had sea lice on them so it appears as if the main Autumn run is just beginning.
After an opening week of just two rods we are full for the rest of the season and will look forward to bringing you more news.
Fishing has improved this week with floating lines beginning to be effective. The team of 6 rods had a great week with a lot of laughs amongst great fishing. They landed 85 fresh fish with 16 fish over 15 pounds for an average weight of 10.1 pounds. The middle and lower river have fished best...
Arctic char fishing in Greenland has been on my radar for a long time but for various reasons I have never actually taken the plunge. That all changed last year when, on the way to host a group on the East Ranga in Iceland, I spoke to Valgerdur Arnardottir (Arni Baldursson’s daughter) who had just come back from Greenland and was utterly raving about it.