Reisa River, Norway
Big Salmon and a great lodge
The Reisa River, originating in Finmark and surrounded by spectacular mountains and forested valley sides, offers 85 km of beautiful salmon fly water. Not only is the river stunning to look at but it is also home to some of the largest Atlantic salmon on the planet. Each season fish of around 20 kg (44 lbs) plus are landed on the fly. Complimenting the wonderful river, Reisastua Lodge offers a comfortable base for salmon anglers to explore this majestic valley.
Large Atlantic salmon and a variety of water
Reisastua Lodge offers a rare opportunity to fish a river that combines the best qualities and features of other Norwegian rivers. The lower parts offer superb fishing with inviting 150-200 metre pools and good wading conditions – the place for classic fly fishing. The upper part, with the spectacular scenic canyon and cascading waterfalls, offers a different ‘stop and try this pool’ approach; river guides beach their long, sleek riverboats before recommending their chosen hot-spot.
During the first four weeks of the season, normally (1 – 28 July), the Reisastua Lodge offers selected fishing on the lower pools of the river. This can also be combined with one or two days on the upper part of the river with its breath-taking canyon scenery. Fishing is done on a basis of one guide and river boat per two anglers. The arrangement for the following five weeks of the season, normally 28 July – 31 August is three days lower-river and three days upper-river fishing, again with one guide and boat per two rods.
A Norwegian country style lodge
Reisastua Lodge is a timber/stone lodge, built in traditional Norwegian country style and located in a beautiful setting overlooking the river and half-way up the salmon running stretch. On the ground floor there is a large combined lounge/dining area and kitchen.
The lodge features six comfortable en-suite bedrooms, all come with air-conditioning, flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi access and fantastic views out over the river.
Breakfast and dinner will be served in the main lodge dining room, whereas lunch is often eaten on the banks of the river to maximise fishing time. The nights after fishing can be spent dining in the lodge’s river view restaurant or sitting out basking in the midnight sun whilst taking a refreshing drink in the lodge hot tub.
Fantastic riverside location
Reisastua Lodge is located on the banks of the Reisa River, a 30 minute riverboat journey from the Reisa National Park. The nearest village is Storslett, which has its own airport (Sørkjosen Airport). It is a three-hour drive to Tromsø and you have the option of taking the two ferry connections en route and admiring the famous Lyngen Alps. The Reisa River is possibly the world’s most beautiful salmon river and its fantastic nature includes one of Northern Europe’s highest waterfall.