May 18th, 2017
Kamchatka’s Savan River flows over 70 miles and features countless springs and one major tributary, the Ichanga. Being a spring creek, its flows clear and its predatory rainbows grow large. The wading is t very easy, with most of the upper reaches being gravel with some obvious larger boulders. The middle river adds many braids and side channels while the lower river features some boulder gardens and deeper runs. The majority of anglers focus on fishing streamers and mice patterns with great success. The fish here are some of the fattest on the peninsula with most ranging from 20 to 24 inches with larger specimens mixed in each week.
The Savan River program is a great combination of a downriver camping float and a basecamp lodge with fixed structures, flush toilets and a hot shower. Each week anglers helicopter to the upper reaches to start their downriver float. Two guests will fish/float in each raft with one guide. The Savan rainbows are known to be migratory, so with this in mind the guides will cater the trip to allow for the most time in the best water. This may lead to guests floating and camping for the majority of the week or if it seems like most trout are down river, the guides will simply pick up the pace and have you arriving at the basecamp earlier. Once at the basecamp, guests will fish via inflatable jet boats. The river downstream of camp is still being explored, but some 15 miles of river are accessed from the fixed basecamp.
The camping/floating portion of this trip has guests staying in expedition tents, with sleeping pads. Guests will need to bring along a sleeping bag and towel. The camp hosts will have specialized camp equipment to cook meals each day. The food is a combination of local fare and more familiar foods such as fresh fish and meats. The camp hosts will transport the gear downriver each day while guests are fishing and camp will be set upon arrival in the evening. Once you arrive at the fixed basecamp, guests are treated to beds, flush toilet and a hot shower. While the basecamp is not fancy, it is comfortable, functional and a great home base for fishing the lower reaches of the Savan.
Available dates: August 29 – September 4 (6 rods)
Rate: $6850 per person
Included: Accommodations and meals, guided fishing, meet and greet in Petropavlovsk, round-trip helicopter transportation between Petropavlovsk and camp.
Not Included: Airfare to/from Petropavlovsk, Visa fees, fishing license, gratuities, personal liquor and personal gear including a sleeping bag, towel and medical evacuation insurance.
Join David from Fly Water Travel on this unique and exciting adventure for trophy trout in one of the most remote and incredible ecosystems in the world. Please call 800.552.2729 or email to inquire.