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Arctic Waters

Arctic Waters is a fantastic new series from fishing crazed country, Finland where over half of the population actually go fishing!  The team which includes Juhani Henriksson and Hollywood actor, Jasper Paakonnen visit various locations in Finland, Sweden, Russia and beyond. The show not only showcases some fantastic destinations and demonstrates successful fishing techniques but also highlights environmental issues in these areas and shows the local culture and the experience you can expect visiting there.  Arctic Waters is a mixture of fly fishing and lure angling in rivers, lakes and the saltwater. The series is presented in Finnish with English subtitles and some English speakers appearing.
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Juhani Henriksson and his Arctic Waters team continue their fantastic trip to the awe inspiring Kharlovka on the Kola Penninsular in Russia. One of the guides 'Big Alex' has become a favourite with the guys and they spend a special day with him on a unique stretch of water, where they are into fish after fish. There's some great battles and plenty of ones that get away. However in another swim Jari does manage to net a 35lb plus fish that means he is presented with a commemorative ring, only 5 or 6 of which get given out each year. Happy days.
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The Arctic Waters team head off on another epic adventure, this time to the Kharlovka River on the Kola Peninsular in Russia. They are staying in the Arctic Salmon Reserve camp in isolated splendour. They are the first guests of the year and are royally looked after, not only by the camp's chef and his team but also by the fishing guides, whose expert knowledge and experience of the area means that they are into the returning Salmon in no time at all. Part 1 of 2
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Juhani Henriksson and his Arctic Waters team head north in this episode, 300km inside the Arctic Circle to Lapland Hide a small resort that claims to be in "the middle of nowhere" and just about is. They are here with some guys from the WWF exploring the sustainability of salmon in Finland's northernmost rivers and how to increase their numbers in rivers across the whole country. Although remote, Lapland Hide does boast electricity and gourmet food prepared by an award winning chef, so they aren't exactly slumming it. Oh and there are some excellent Salmon and Whitefish to be caught in the Lätäseno River that runs past the back door.
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"Vikings" superstar Jasper Pääkkönen joins the Arctic Waters team for a trip to Patagonia, Argentina. They're guests at Los Buitreras lodge on the Rio Gallegos, run by Swedish fly fishing fanatic Rikki Sjöberg. And they're in for a treat, as this remote location offers fly fishing for trophy Sea Trout to over 10kg in some stunning scenery. Part 1 of 2
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The wind has got up to storm levels but "Vikings" superstar Jasper Pääkkönen and the Arctic Waters team are still enjoying their amazing trip to Patagonia, Argentina. They're guests at Los Buitreras lodge on the Rio Gallegos, run by Swedish fly fishing fanatic Rikki Sjöberg. The giant Sea Trout to be found here mean that PBs just keep getting broken. We also take a look at the trip the team made into the South American jungle to target Golden Dorado. Part 2 of 2
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The pilot episode in a new series called Arctic Waters. In this episode the team visit two rivers in Northern Finland reknowned for their great fishing, the Tornio and the Ounas. This area is well set up for the travelling fisherman and their families with many lodges available during summer and it needs to be as Finland boasts the highest fishing participation level for fishing worldwide as over 50% of the population do so. The Ounas was once famed for salmon but due to obstacles the salmon no longer run but it remains a haven for trout and arctic grayling. The team and experts discuss the potential of the Ounas as a salmon river...could they thrive here again? The Tornio, on the other hand is possibly the most famous baltic salmon river in Finland with over up to 100,000 salmon spawning in the river each year. The rod catch isn't bad either with 10-20,000 caught on the river annually. The river is wide in places so must be fished with a boat but offers great opportunities for both fly and lure anglers. The show is presented in Finnish with English subtitles.
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