incl. 19 % VAT
- Participants min. 3, max. 6
- € 4,700 with 6 participants
- € 5,200 bei 5 participants
- € 5,900 bei 4 participants
- € 6,800 bei 3 participants
- Deposit on booking € 1,500
Would you like to join us for a trip to the river Ozernaya in Kamchatka, in eastern Russia? The Ozernaya is an undiscovered gem for the fishing enthusiast. The fish are abundant and there is a wide range of species. Species include all Pacific salmon, rainbow trout, char and arctic grayling. Especially numerous are rainbows, arctic grayling and dolly varden.
I will organise this trip again with Vladimir, who is an experienced local organiser and an expert fly fisher himself and has operated this tour for decades and organizes everything necessary on site: helicopter transport, camp, catering, guiding, etc.
23.08. Arrival Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, transfer to the hotel
24.08. Car trip from Petropawlowsk to Mayskoye - helicopter flight to the tent camp at the Ozernaya, 7 overnights / 8 days in double tent
31.08. In good weather: helicopter transport from camp to Mayskoye - car trip to Petropavlovsk, Hotel overnight, in bad weather on 01.09.
02.09. Hotel transfer to airport Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski
- 7 overnights / 8 days in tents with double occupancy (surcharge for single)
- Three meals daily in the tent camp
- Interpreter Russian - English
- Tent and kitchen equipment, incl. inflatable mattress
- Car trip Petropavlovsk – Mayskoye
- Helicopter flight Mayskoye – Ozernaya
- Drift boat on the Ozernaya (the camp will be moved daily downstream)
- Life jacket
- Individual dry bag
- Hotel reservation in Petropavlovsk
- Fishing licence
- Support with obtaining a visa
Not included are
- Flight to Petropavlovsk
- Hotel accommodation in Petropavlovsk
- Gratuities for the Russian team (guide, cook, interpreter)
- Visa fees
- Meals in Petropavlovsk
- Travel cancellation, rescue and health insurance
- Sleeping bag, waders and fishing equipment
- Alcoholic beverages
Fish species of the Ozernaya
- Rainbow trout - Oncorhynchus mykiss
Everywhere very frequent, on average 50 – 55 cm and 1 – 2 kg
- Arctic grayling - Thymallus arcticus
Very frequent, on average 45 cm and 0.8 kg, often also 50 cm and 1.5 kg
- Dolly varden - Salvelinus malma
Caught from July onwards, on average 50 cm, but often also 65 – 70 cm and 3 – 4 kg
- White spotted char - Salvelinus leucomaenis
Rare, on average 55 cm and 1.5 kg
- Coho salmon - Oncorhynchus kisutch
Frequent from mid August
- Chum salmon - Oncorhynchus keta
Runs in mid July and beginning of September, not often, but regularly caught
- Sockeye salmon - Oncorhynchus nerka
Rare, only in certain places, runs in mid July and beginning of September
- Chinook salmon - Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Caught, upper and middle river parts from mid July
- Pink salmon - Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
Frequent in 2018
- Four patterns are completely sufficient:
- Streamer 1: mouse as a dry streamer, e.g. Morrish Mouse
- Streamer 2: Wooly Bugger
- Streamer 3: Colorful and heavy
- Dry fly, e.g. Adams
- It is recommended to have three rods handy if you do not want to tackle up inbetween. While drifting is enough space in the boat.
- # 5 or # 6 Rod with dry fly when grayling are rising
- # 7 or # 8 with mouse streamer or Wooly Bugger
- # 8 or # 9 with heavy streamer
- Whether a two-handed rod should be there, is a matter of taste. Since the streamers are very much used, I find a switch rod at least very relieving for the arms.
- The expiration date of the passport must be six months beyond the end of the trip.
- The Institute of Tropical Medicine of the Charité Berlin recommended these vaccinations.
- Tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, polio - is carried out in a pack of four
- Hepatitis A + B
- Which vaccinations are suitable for you, you should discuss with your family doctor or at a institute of tropical medicine.
- I was advised to use a mosquito spray containing 50 % DEET, e.g. No-Bite or Anti-Brumm.