The Kola Peninsula in Northwest Russia is shrouded in darkness for more than half of the year. The first frosts hit the area at the end of October and temperatures don’t rise above freezing until May. The snow that has accumulated over the long winter disappears only at the end of the calendar spring. As the snow and ice melt, the water runs into and fills the peninsula’s 130,000 lakes and rivers, where many large trout live. Travelling to this harsh environment to fish in these abundant waters is every fisherman’s dream. Hundreds of kilometres of arctic tundra surround this area, making it difficult to reach. Nevertheless, avid trout fishermen continue to dream big in hopes of getting that big catch.