The Reserve consists of two stunningly beautiful streams - the Lumbovka and Kachkovka - and both rivers have a thriving run of large Atlantic salmon and are sometimes call the hidden gems of the Kola. The two rivers could not be in a better place in salmon fishing terms, in what veteran salmon anglers might call ‘tiger’ country. Just to the west of the Lumbovka, the Yokanga is feted for its trophy salmon, while the impossibly prolific Ponoi, a few miles to the south of the Kachkovka.
However, unlike their illustrious but intimidatingly large neighbors, the Lumbovka and the Kachkovka are both intimate in scale and manageable enough to be comprehensively covered by competent salmon anglers fishing from the bank. Using their skills to wade the rivers and deploy classic spey-casting techniques, anglers can tackle the water proficiently without any recourse to boat fishing, making the rivers particularly attractive to the discerning salmon angler.