FISHING ON KAMCHATKA

Other rivers are also available for fishing by the order.


Our Company advises following tours and fishing spots in Kamchatka whether you are an experienced king salmon fishermen or an angler who is eager to the best rainbow trout fishing in the world:
  • Icha river king salmon fishing or rainbow trout fishing;
  • Bolshaya river salmon and trout fishing;
  • Bystraya river trout fishing;
  • Belogolovya river steelhead salmon fishing;
  • Kolpakova river trout fishing;
  • Vakhil river trout fishing;
We offer you comfortable and enjoyable fishing from the stationary camp with wooden lounges by Icha or Bolshaya rivers. During these tours, motor boats transfer fishermen to the fishing spots up and down the river.

For those enjoying camping and rafting, we offer fishing from safe inflatable rafts while rafting down the river: Kolpakova river, Belogolovaya river, Bystraya river and Vakhil river. When rafting is over, an off-road vehicle or a helicopter usually transfers fishermen back to the base camp or to the town.



The Icha River
The Icha river is one of the most popular Kamchatka rivers when it comes to active leisure, and is one of the safer rivers for an unforgettable rafting experience. Whether you are a weathered fisherman, or a complete novice, the magnificent landscapes and excellent fishing spots are sure to leave a long lasting impression.

Rafting and fishing take place in the mid-stream of the Icha river, which has some of the more exciting natural obstacles and rapids.

Day 1. Arrival.
Transfer from the Elizovo Airport to a hotel in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. Resting after a long flight. Bathing/swimming in thermal pool. Dinner. Detailed trip discussion with the tour guide. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 2. Departing towards Icha river.
07:30 Breakfast.
08:00 Transfer to Milkovo – 300km (4-5 hours).
17:00 Lunch in one of Milkovo's cafés.
18:00 Continuing from Milkovo towards Ichinskiy volcano. Visiting the natural mineral water spring on the way.15 minute rest.
The road runs through the territory of Bystrinskiy Reserve, with amazing landscapes and views of the Ichinskiy volcano 3600m.
After 160kms, we turn right, onto a forest road which takes us to the river.
Arriving at the river with motorboats awaiting. Rest, lightsnack, loading onto the boats. 15km along the river towards the base camp.
19:00 Arriving at base camp. Moving into the guesthouse, base camp orientation.
20:00 Dinner. Getting to know the guides. Safety instruction and equipment preparation. Overnight stay in the guesthouses.

Day 3. Icha River Fishing.
09:00 Breakfast.
10:00 Fishing off the boat. Each boat goes to its own fishing spot. Changing around later.
14:00 Hot lunch.
15:00 Fishing.
18:00 Return to base camp.
20:00 Dinner. Briefing. Russian sauna (optional). Overnight stay in the guesthouse.


Days 4-5-6-7.
09:00 Breakfast.
10:00 Fishing. Groups will be changing around, going to different spots. Visiting the "Jumping Salmon" falls on one of the days.
14:00 Hot lunch.
15:00 Fishing.
18:00 Return to base camp.
20:00 Dinner. Briefing. Russian sauna (optional). Overnight stay in guesthouses.


Day 8. Returning to Petropavlovsk Kamchatskiy.
09:00 Breakfast.
10:00 Boat transfer onto the bus.
11:00 Loading onto the bus.
11:30 Departing towards Milkovo (150km, approximately 3 hours).
14:30 Café lunch in Milkovo.
15:30 Transfer to a hotel in Petropavlovsk Kamchatskiy. (300km, approximately 5 hours).
20:30 Arriving at the hotel.
21:00 Dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.



9 day. Airport departure.
08:00 Breakfast.
09:00 Transfer to the Elizovo Airport. Departure.

Tourprice includes:
  • Twin-size hotel accommodation, including breakfast;
  • "Icha" base camp accommodation, 4-person shared guesthouses;
  • Three-meals on each day of the tour
  • Transportation to the river, transfer services as per the tour program;
  • Services of experienced fishing guides and a cook;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Registration with Emergency Ministry;
  • Use of all group equipment: vests, drybags, sleeping bags, tourist mats;
  • Russian sauna (banya);
  • Fishing licence.
What is NOT included:
  • Any additional tours;
  • Alcoholic beverages.
Recommended personal equipment:
  • Backpack or bag;
  • Boots/sports shoes, spare shoes, gumboots or fishing pants (whichever you prefer);
  • Hooded wind/rain jacket and/or rain coat;
  • Set of warm clothes (sweater/fleece jacket, pants, socks, hat, gloves);
  • Thermal underwear, extra underwear;
  • Sun hat or cap;
  • Sunglasses;
  • Head torch;
  • Personal hygiene accessories;
  • Towel;
  • Swimming gear;
  • Anti-mosquito cream/spray;
  • Sunblock and sunburn treatment (cream/spray);
  • Photo/video equipment.

Additional information:
The tour program is subject to change based on weather conditions, overall group experience level and other external factors. The decision on any changes is made by the guide on the spot.



The most popular ways of sports fishing in Kamchatka are:

Fly fishing which is the most popular, exciting and spectacular fishing in the world. Fly fishing is suitable for rainbow trout and brook trout. Spoon-bait fishing which is a type of sports fishing for brook trout, rainbow trout, grayling and white-spotted char. Spoon-bait is usually done from the rafts. Fishing gear: baubles of 3-4 daisy type size with a weight of 10-15 grams. Recommended line size: 0.25-0.35 mm., and rod length: 2.1-2.4 m (to be able to fish from a raft), rigidity: 40-80g.
See below for information, if fishing for large species such as chinook, sockeye, chum, and others. On the float. Fishing from the river bank. The recommend a rod length of 3 m. As for bait: boiled salmon caviar and red woollen thread. This type of fishing is suitable for brook trout, rainbow trout and grayling.

Recommended fishing gear for large fish species:
For king salmon:

– Spinning: length 2,7-3m of fast action (extra fast), 20-60g test (preferably with a lower limit). The manufacturer: Shimano, Daiwa, G.Loomis;
– Spinning Reel: 4000-5000, manufacturer: Shimano;
– Line: 0.25-0.35 mm, rupture test over 25 kg, line length 130-150m, manufacturer: Spiderwire, Power Pro, Fire Line;
– Lures: oscillating spoons (silver, gold, mirror) weighing 30-40g. These brands are already approved: "Arguid" made by Japanese firm "Yo-zuri", Norwegian "North stream", rotating "Blue Fox" (classic and "willow leaf»), "Mepps" ("Giant Killer", "Aglia Long", "Long Cast"). Dimensions № 5-6 with a predominance of the colour palette: silver, gold petals and orange, silver bell-core;
– Hooks: Ovner № 2/0 BC 3656
– Carbines: Over with weight test 40-50g
Fly fishing: rod in grades 9-12; coil № 4,5,6; carbines with 25-35 kg weight test; dry and wet flies.

For pink salmon, chum, sockeye, rainbow trout, white spotted char:

– Spinning: length 2.4-2.7 m of fast action (fast), 5-30g test. The manufacturer: Shimano, Daiwa, G.Loomis;
– Spinning Reel: 1500-3500, manufacturer: Shimano, Daiwa;
– Line: 0.15-0.2 mm and rupture test about 10-15 kg, line length 120-150m, manufactured by: Spiderwire, Power Pro, Fire Line;
– Lures: Rotating "Blue Fox" (classic and "willow leaf»), "Mepps". Size № 3-5. (Silver, bronze, gold, bright green, yellow, orange, blue, purple);
– Wobblers 1.5 m deep, manufactured by "Rapala";
Fly fishing: rod class 5-7; dry and wet flies, mouse.

For silver salmon:

– Spinning: length 2.4-2.7 m of fast action, 10-30g test. Manufacturer: Shimano, Daiwa, G.Loomis;
– Spinning Reel: 2000-3500, manufacturer: Shimano, Daiwa;
– Line: 0.15-0.2 mm and rupture test about 10-15 kg, line length 120-150m, manufactured by: Spiderwire, Power Pro, Fire Line;
– Lures: Rotating "Blue Fox", "Mepps". Size № 4-5. (Silver, bronze, gold, bright green, yellow, orange, blue, purple);
– Wobblers 1 to 2.5 m deep, manufactured by "Rapala";
Fly fishing: rod class 7-9; dry and wet flies, mouse.

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