About Our Program
Ultimate Rivers continues its
successful association with one of the most experienced local tour operators (The
Climb, Ltd.) in Kamchatka to offer superb, "Russian style" float and tent camp
fishing expeditions on the finest streams in southern and central Kamchatka. These little sampled, unspoiled drainages are destined to
take their place among the world's great rainbow trout/steelhead
waters, for their consistency in producing large fish (average size
18-24 inches; to 15 lbs.), perfect stream conditions, and unspoiled
beauty. A former strategic submarine base for the Soviet military
during the Cold War, Kamchatka was off limits to everyone until the
early '90's, and we are honored to be one of the few American operators
offering legitimate floatfishing programs there.
All our Kamchatka river trips begin in Petropavlovsk, gateway city and capital of Kamchatka. Our Russian hosts
greet us at the airport, then we travel to the heliport to board a
turbine powered helicopter for transport to the river. Once there, we
get settled into camp, begin fishing, then get acquainted with each
other over a scrumptious inaugural dinner, to celebrate the beginning of
a fantastic adventure.
These rivers offer perfect wade and cast conditions. The trout are big
and unsophisticated, so you won't need a great deal of technical skills
to do well fishing for them. We fish and float our way down river in
high tech rafts, our guests setting the pace under the advice of our
seasoned local guides, so you can fish as much as you want. Distance
covered during your float will vary, anywhere from 25-50 miles,
depending on conditions and duration of the trip. You will be expected
to set up and take down your personal tent (2 clients in each) each day
and have your personal gear in order for packing/unpacking the rafts.
Other than that, our staff handles all the rest-setting up/taking down
camp, cooking meals, dealing with the rafts, etc., so you can devote
your time on the river to fishing, sightseeing, relaxing or whatever.