Oldero Lodge, Lakselv – Norway
Giant Atlantic salmon, small river
Previously overlooked in favour of bigger Norwegian rivers, the Lakselv now ranks high on the list for fishermen looking for big salmon. Fishing on this small river from Oldero Fly Fishing Lodge compares well amongst Norwegian rivers, with a high average number of big salmon per season. The record stands at 55lb and several bigger fish have been lost.
Floating lines and easy wading
If easy wading, floating lines, riffling hitch and big North Atlantic salmon is what you are after then the Lakselv, which offers exclusive fishing to just six rods on some of the finest fly water in Norway, is the perfect place.
Oldero Fly Fishing Lodge fishes a total of six beats in a rotation that is decided at the beginning of each fishing week. During a week anglers will fish all of the beats and will have a great chance to get into some exciting salmon fishing during their stay.
Oldero offers as private a fishing experience as is possible on the Lakselv. The lodge owns some parts of the river and leases other parts from landowners on an annual basis. This gives rods a much greater element of privacy compared to those who are fishing on public water.
One of Norway’s finest salmon lodges
The Oldero Fly Fishing Lodge is located on “Olderøen” Island on the bank of Lakselv River, only 100m from the lodge’s home pool. This is one of the first holding pools that the big ‘cromers’ come to having entered the river from the Atlantic Ocean.
The lodge hosts up to eight guests in stylish accommodation. There are four single rooms and two double rooms rooms each with a private bathroom with shower. The rooms and communal areas are spacious and you will find every modern luxury at your fingertips. There is free Wi-Fi, a hot tub, restaurant, comfortable lounge and a nice fly shop.
When staying at the lodge guests have access to a breakfast buffet, lunch and a two to three course dinner each evening. The food is prepared by very experienced chefs and they strive to use as much local food from the Porsanger area as possible.
Oldero Fly Fishing Lodge is considered one of the best in Norway and functions as a hotel for northern light tourism out of the salmon season.
The lodge is located in the middle of the river
The lodge is located on a private island in zone 1 on the river Lakselv. It is a ten minute drive from Lakselv airport to the lodge.