The Ryabaga Camp Team
Experienced staff to help make your holiday perfect
Our International Guide Team
English speaking spey casting specialists
Ready to help at all times
On many Atlantic salmon rivers around the world, a guide simply serves to indicate where the fish are. Often instruction is communicated in a foreign language, and the angler is left largely to his own devices. Ponoi guides can certainly remain hands-off if you wish, but otherwise you will find them among the most pro-active and knowledgeable in the world. We draw our guide team from around the world, and we insist on a degree of longevity to ensure our clients enjoy an ever-improving experience. Guides are trained in the use of jet boats, helicopter safety and CPR, and it goes without saying that all Ponoi guides are expert fishermen and pleasant company. We think that the guides on the Ponoi make a huge difference to the experience not only in catching fish but also in expansion of knowledge in fishing and casting techniques. Countless numbers of guests return feeling that their time with the guides was a revelation on all matters fishing related.
As the new fishing season arrives, it is our pleasure to "unveil" the team that will masterfully introduce Ponoi anglers to the river's famed Atlantic salmon. We have chosen the finest guides from the rivers of Russia, Argentina, Scotland, and the USA, and have in turn assembled a team of unsurpassed technical knowledge and angling experience. We are pleased to introduce a truly premium group of gentlemen as Ponoi's lineup.
Keeping Ryabaga running smoothly at all times, boats, hovercraft, generators, vehicles, hot water everything...
The Ponoi camp has become as famous as the fishing that it accesses. Many guests who come to the Ponoi for the first time marvel at the standard of service, facilities and food quality that come together in this wilderness location. A combination of long-serving, well-trained Russian and Western staff makes up an impressive and proud, service-orientated, in-camp team. The camp enjoys the luxury of no less than four mechanics and four chefs, as well as many other equally important back-up staff who ensure that the camp is clean and working effectively at all times. It is the attention to detail, as well as the logistics of piecing together supplies from as far away as the US and UK through to Helsinki, St Petersburg and Murmansk that makes this operation great - we are truly proud of our team.
Friendly and helpful at all times
In any remote sporting camp, attention to detail makes for a peak experience. Ryabaga has long separated itself by creating an oasis in the tundra, and a living experience that is without rival. This goal relies heavily on a dedicated Camp Staff, who look after the elements of camp life that make Ryabaga so comfortable, and indeed so special. These hard-working staff members take great pride in assuring that guests needs are exceeded at every turn.
Ponoi Camp Team
A full team to make sure you are "At Home in the wilderness"
The greatest asset to Ryabaga camp is its staff. There is a team of 40 staff, sometimes more when things are busy. There is a manager and manageress, a team of eight mechanics, two chefs with a support team of six, six domestic staff, camp doctor and 14 guides. Each knows their job extremely well and are an important cog in a very well oiled machine.