Fishing on the Zhupanova river | Megatour

Kamchatka. Fishing on the Zhupanova river.

The Zhupanova river runs in the Eastern part of Kamchatka and flows into the Pacific ocean, 120 km North of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Its origins are in the spurs Valaginskii ridge, in the foothills of the volcanoes after Hunan, Taunshits and Maly Semyachik. The length of the river is more than 160 km and a catchment Area of 2580 sq. km with its tributaries. The rate of flow of 0.5 to 2.5 m/sec. The width of the river 100-400 m, depth 1.5-4 m. the Character of the river is typically mountainous, and the usual rapids, shiver, and stone steps. In the lower reaches of the Zhupanova river with many Islands, at the confluence into the ocean the river forms the estuary. It fully works its way through the Eastern range of Kamchatka because it is fast, full of rapids and beautiful. On its banks there are no towns, roads and settlements. In the immediate vicinity of the river are four active volcanoes. In the lower reaches of the Zhupanova river at the influx of pleasure are thermal springs
Throughout its length the Zhupanova river is rich in fish. All types of Pacific salmon (Chinook, sockeye, pink, chum, coho), rainbow trout or rainbow trout, white-spotted charr, Dolly Varden (char).
The Zhupanova river is one of the best places for catching the largest rainbow trout. The weight of some specimens up to 8 kg and a length of 90 cm Scientists believe that the Zhupanova river is one of five rivers in the world, where it appeared as a form of rainbow trout.
Objects of fishing: rainbow trout (rainbow trout), brook trout, chum salmon, sockeye salmon, brown trout, pink salmon, coho
Trophies: mikizha (rainbow trout) up to 6 kg., 12 kg. white-spotted charr, coho salmon up to 6 kg., trout to 2 kg.
Period: beginning of July – end of September
Duration: 8 days
Group size: 4 - 6 people.
Shipping on the river and back by helicopter.

Seasonal accommodation in the fixed camps. Seasonal permanent camps located along the banks of the Zhupanova river at a distance of 8 - 10 km away. Each camp consists of yaranga-dining room, built of wood, three wooden houses for tourists-fishermen, each house is designed for 2 people, as well as wooden cabins for guides for 3 people. There is a shower with hot water, toilet. Optionally, set up a tent. The camps are guarded by dogs.
Each camp is equipped with a power plant to provide lighting, radio equipment necessary for overnight stay for tourists and fishermen.
The alloy produced on rafts (inflatable rafts). During the rafting each raft 2 fishermen and one guide (armed).

THE TOUR PROGRAM

Day 01. Arrival to Kamchatka. Meeting at the airport. Moving to the landing pad "the Bend" (15-20 min.). The flights on Mi-2 or Mi-8 on the Zhupanova river before the rafting (50 min.). Accommodation in a seasonal camp No. 1 (the"Upper mill"). In the afternoon the tourists are fishing near the camp, accompanied by guides (2-3 fishermen and 1 guide). Overnight at the camp.
Day 02 – 06. Rafting with fishing on rafts on the river Zhupanova seasonal camp number 1 to camp number 2. Overnight in camp 2. Rafting with fishing, followed by seasonal accommodation in the fixed camps (№ 3, № 4, № 5, № 6).
Day 07. The end of fishing. Flight to Yelizovo. Hotel accommodation

Necessary personal equipment: hidromasaj, backpack or bag for personal belongings, sleeping bag (t -10°C), an air mattress or a polyurethane Mat (sleeping pad), waders (pants-Brody) or waders, overshoes windproof waterproof hooded jacket, a set of warm clothes (jacket, sweater, pants, socks, cap, gloves), Cape, raincoat, lightweight hat, bathing suit, personal hygiene items, sunglasses, protection from bloodsucking insects, protection from sunburn, individual first aid kit;

Tackle for fishing:
fly fishing:
  • one-handed rods from 5 to 8 class.
  • two-handed rods from 6 to 9 class.
  • cords: floating, floating with sinking tip.
  • pidlisky: from floating to fast sinking.
  • leashes: 0.3 - 0.4 mm.
  • lure: 5 - 10 cm streamers, large wet fly imitation of the mouse. In the summer sometimes dry flies.
spinning:
  • rod: with the test lures up to 30 grams. The length of 2.7 - 3 meters.
  • rod: with lures test up to 12 grams. Length of 2.1 - 2.4 meters.
  • two coils: size 3000 - 3500 (classification Shimano).
  • fishing line: monofilament, 0.28 to 0.3 mm.
  • braided cords: to test 8 and test to 15 lb.
  • turntables copper, white, yellow metal with numbers from No. 2 to No. 4. A few fans with acidic overtones. Hook – single.
  • spoons. Silver, copper, weighing 10 to 20 grams. Medium length long/width/thickness of metal. Hook – single
  • crankbaits. Hook – single.
ClimateClimate
How to get thereHow to get there

View on map View on map

High season

Coho Jan Jul
Feb Aug
Mar Sep
Apr Oct
May Nov
Jun Dec
Chum Jan Jul
Feb Aug
Mar Sep
Apr Oct
May Nov
Jun Dec
Salmon Jan Jul
Feb Aug
Mar Sep
Apr Oct
May Nov
Jun Dec
Char Jan Jul
Feb Aug
Mar Sep
Apr Oct
May Nov
Jun Dec
Rainbow trout Jan Jul
Feb Aug
Mar Sep
Apr Oct
May Nov
Jun Dec
East Siberian char Jan Jul
Feb Aug
Mar Sep
Apr Oct
May Nov
Jun Dec
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Coho
Chum
Salmon
Char
Rainbow trout
East Siberian char
Since the end of August almost completely disappears and the mosquito and Midge. A great time to travel to Kamchatka.
1

The cost of the tour from 2350$ for 1 person.

The price includes: transfer, transportation (helicopter), accommodation of tourists at the hostel in 4-bed rooms for 2 - 3 people, the food, the staff (guides-fishing instructor, cooks, maids, worker camp etc.), rafting, fishing licenses.