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  Fishing tour on the lake and river Vivi

The modern geographical center of Russia is situated in one of the remotest and difficult in access areas of Russia at the bottom of the Putoran Plateau, on the bank of the picturesque mountain lake Vivi. The helicopter (MI-8) flight to the Lake Vivi from the settlement of Turukhansk, one of the district centers of Krasnoyarsk Region, takes two hours. The length of the Lake Vivi is 130 km, the width 5 km, and the depth more than 200 meters. At a distance of about 8 km from the fishermen camp on the Lake Vivi, there is a source of the unique Vivi River, flowing out of the lake to the southeast in a wide valley. Vivi is one of the largest tributaries of Podkamennya (Stony) Tunguska River. Unlike the other rivers in this region, it its upper course Vivi has calm current and looks like a typical floodland river. The first large rapids are situated 100 km downstream from the lake. This is an excellent place for fishing typical taiga species: Taimen (Hucho taymen), Siberian Grayling (Thymallus arcticus), Siberian whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus pidschian). Lenok (Brachmistax lenok) is relatively rare in Vivi river, but abounds in its tributaries. The Vivi River is one of few places in Siberia where very large Taimens still can be caught. The size of some Taimen individuals reaches up to 30 kg and more (the biggest record taimen caught in 2004 had 34 kg in weight). Except for salmonids, the river is inhabited by pike (up to 10 kg) and perch (up to 1,5 kg). This pristine area is absolutely not populated (only one family lives on the lake). Rare birds of prey, such as the Osprey, Golden Eagle, White-Tailed Sea Eagle, and Gyrfalcon, are well preserved here. This is a home to the Forest Reindeer, Bighorn (Snow) Sheep, Wolf, and Brown Bear. The forest-tundra and northern light lurch forests on the permafrost present the basic landscape.

  Fishing on the Rivers Fatjanikha and Big Fatjanikha

The rivers Fatjanikha and Big Fatjanikha belong to the Fatyanikha Rivers basin and meet each other in a point situated as far as 70 km from the River Yenisei. The Fatyanikha Rivers basin is located on the right bank of Yenisei approximately in the middle between the mouths of the rivers Nizhnyaya (''Low'') and Podkamennaya Tunguska. Generally, the names Big Fatjanikha and ''Fatjanikha'' do not correctly characterize these rivers. It is clearly visible on a map that Fatyanikha is almost twice deeper and wider than its sister. Near the place of their merge there is a large rapid and then an impressive canyon with whimsical rocky ''poles'', which make the middle and upper reaches of the rivers impassable for motor boats coming from Yenisei. Thus, this canyon protects the rivers from exploitation by local fishermen. The relief of Fatjanikha and Big Fatjanikha Rivers represents the major characteristic features of all big and small rivers of this region. Their valleys can be divided into three geomorphologic sections: Upper course. Vast bogs and small hills form a watershed of the river. The meandering river goes in a boggy channel for several dozen kilometers. This part of the river is good for the perch and pike. In some sections closer to the middle course it is possible to catch all major local fish species in one spot: the Taimen (Hucho taymen), Lenok (Brachmistax lenok), Siberian whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus pidschian), Siberian Grayling (Thymallus arcticus) and pike. It is a specific feature of the Fatyankha River. Middle course. Gradually the speed of the rivers stream increases and we can observe rapids, stony shoals, hirsts and sandbanks. Here it is already possible to fish Siberian whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus pidschian) and Siberian Grayling (Thymallus arcticus) on the rapids. Numerous small tributaries step by step change the character of the river and it gets a normal taiga look. Rhythmical alternation of reaches, rapids and again reaches and rapids allows fishing Taimen (Hucho taymen) and Lenok (Brachmistax lenok). Taimens 8-10 kg are quite common, although the Taimen about 20 kg in weight is a rare trophy. Low course.This section of the river is not so interesting for fishing and is usually not included in our fishing trips (the groups take a helicopter back to Turukhansk from the middle course of the river).

  Fishing tour in the lake system Agata Severnoe Epekli Nyakshingda

The Eastern mountainous lake systems (Nyakshingda, Agata Verkhnee and Agata Nizhnee) are places of extraordinary beauty bottomless clear mirror-like water surfaces in the surroundings of forested mountains. The main fishing species here are char and grayling. The Epekli lake to the North and its Southern neighbour lake Severnoe, are more diverse on water conditions and organic richness. The fishing here is much more interesting. There is a full sets of the fish species occurring in the region, including large taimen more than 20 kg, large perch more than 1.5 kg, trophy pike more than 20 kg. In 2005 on Severnaya River participants in our tours caught and then released taimens, weighted 32 kg, 22 kg and a lot of other weights from 6-8 kg to 15 kg. There are two ways to access the area via Turukhansk (whish is recommended), or via Igarka.There are two types of tour: Half-stationary visitors spend few days on Epekli Lake (or the upper end of lake Severnoe), then theres a rafting with two overnights in the upper reach of Severnaya River (80 km). Expedition rafting along the following route: lake Agata Verkhnee (or lake Nyakshingda) Agata Nizhnee Severnoe river Severnaya (150 km).
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