Today we fished the lower parts and it was fun. I got 2 salmon in the 5 kilo range and lost one right before landing it. It rained all day, and the river came up slowly but steadily. It was a good day at the camp, where most anglers were into fish. This new week I am not fishing with my friend Kola as usual, but with another veteran guide. Volodya has guided here every season since he started 26 years ago – a friendly and very knowledgeable man. During dinner there was a ring ceremony. I got 2 ASR rings. The first because I have fished here for 20 years; the second for landing a salmon over 35 pounds in recent seasons. The rings are fantastic, and I will wear them with pride for special occasions! Great many thanks go out to Vladimir, Justin and ASR.