Kamchatka is without a doubt one of the most spectacular geographical locations in all of Russia, if not the world. Occupying over 470,000 square miles, the Peninsula is located in the most Southeastern parts of the Russian continent. Separating the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pacific Ocean, the Kamchatka Peninsula juts out into the northern Pacific Ocean directly into the path of the warm Japanese Coastal currents. This fortunate positioning helps to provide relatively mild winters compared to those of nearby Siberia. Along with these warm currents comes numerous species from the Pacific Ocean, including salmon, whales and a wonderful array of coastal wildlife. Brown bear, otter, bighorn sheep, caribou and moose flourish amongst the backdrop of a pristine wilderness.
Located over 6,000 miles away from the “big city issues” of Moscow, the Kamchatkan Peninsula offers a safe, stable and remote environment for the discriminating and adventurous angler. This volcano and river-filled region has always been regarded as a land of wonder. The peninsula has more landmass than California, yet only one passable road into the interior. The west coast and all of the northern regions remain roadless and totally inaccessible except by helicopter. If you have ever dreamed of fishing some of the most remote, untouched rivers on earth for large, aggressive, surface-feeding native rainbow trout, then this trip should be at the very top of your list. Kamchatka is still a completely wild place, and while most Kamchatka fly fishing operations on the Peninsula can deliver a fairly pristine and remote wilderness fishing experience, there are definitely some operations that are more remote, more wild and more productive than others!