Zhupanova River, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
The Zhupanova River is one of the most productive trout rivers in the world, and is home to the richest rainbow trout habitat on Kamchatka. Situated in the south-eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, the Zhupanova drains a 1.1 million acre area extending into the central Kamchatka Range of volcanic mountains.
The river contains exceptionally large trout, some reaching 12-15 lbs (7.3-9 kg), five species of Pacific salmon, and two species of anadromous char (Dolly Varden and kundzha). The Zhupanova is also an important resting place for migratory birds, which gather here in the thousands during their fall migration.
Things to See and Do
* Bird watching
* Salmon & Rainbow trout fishing
* Volcano trekking
* Dogsled tours
* Local flora & fauna
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Ruble (RUB)
Language – Russian
Land Area - 472,300 km².
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 7
Port Location – The main port is located at Petropavlovsk.
Travel Links – All flights arrive into Yelizovo, not far from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.