The Volonga River (Nenets Area, Archangelsk Region) is located on the Eastern border of the Atlantic salmon habitat. The river origins unite in the Timan Ridge and then it flows to the West across the Timan Tundra and falls into the Cheshskaya Bay of the

  • The river banks are varied with tundras, rock clamps, sandstone and limestone canyons up to 30 m high. Floodplain is covered with forests. The river length is 110 km.
    The salmon herd of the Volonga is represented by the 2 biological groups – later run (summer) and early run (winter). Early run salmon prevails in quantity approx. 65%

  • Timan Fishing
    Olshannikov V.A., "Volonga in June", 2020, canvas, oil, 40x80cm
  • Timan Fishing
  • «My first impression of the river was mixed. The Volonga at its whole length is rich in diversified fishing beats and it surprises with different landscapes. Every day on the river is a plunge into the new life story, where you face new, unusual fishing conditions in comparison with the previous day. Volonga has its own iconic locations where salmon gather every year and where every angler is trying to get to»

    — Dmitry Barba

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Volnga fish
Main fish species in the Volonga River in different seasons
  • Salmon

    The salmon herd of the Volonga is represented by the two biological groups — later run (summer) and early run (winter). Early run salmon preveils in quantity approximatelly 65%

  • Sea trout

    The trout population (Salmo trutta) of the river Volonga makes 2 forms – resident and migrating. These two subspecies really differ in appearance. The river form has a dark brown color and multiple spots on the body, it grows up to 3 kg.

  • European Grayling

    It is believed that the size of the European Grayling (Thymallus thymallus) greatly depends on the living environment, in particular on the amount of Oxygen in the river, on the fooв reserves and on the absence of the big amount of predators.

  • Arctic char

    Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) in Volonga river is represented only by a migrating form. It usually spawns in autumn-winter period. However, the biology of the population is not studied enough from the scientific point of view.

  • Trout

    Resident forms of trout (Salmo trutta) in Volonga river are not very numerous in comparison with migrating form. It reaches the weigh up to 3 kg while the average weight is approximately 1 kg. The main habitats of trout are located in the upper and the middle currents of the river and also it its tributaries.

  • Humpback

    Humpback (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) is a migrating fish of salmonids. It’s easy to distinguish humpback from salmon or trout: it has a very thin caudal peduncle and numerous black quite big round-shaped spots on the body and on the caudal fin.

Volonga river
Photos of our tourists on the Volonga River in different seasons
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