Much of Russia’s Kola Peninsula—one of the world’s last great Atlantic salmon fishing regions—sits above the Arctic Circle, so the weeks around the summer solstice provide almost 24 hours of daylight. This means that anglers can cast Spey rods for salmon around the clock. The salmon spend most of their lives in the Barents Sea before swimming up the rivers of the Kola to spawn, but unlike Pacific salmon, Atlantic salmon are iteroparous: a percentage of the fish survive the experience, living to spawn again.
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