We are delighted to see international guests salmon fly fishing in Norway from the beginning of the season this year. Snow levels were very good through the winter leading to the sort of spring conditions that we would expect for many rivers. Regular rains have generally kept water levels fluctuating allowing fish to move through the river systems and constant fresh fish entering the pools. Read more about specific rivers below.
Current recorded catch for 2022: 6,010
Largest Fish: 19.3 kg (42.5 lbs)
Average size: 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs)
We are now into the last couple of weeks on the Gaula, a time in recent years when we have seen some of the biggest salmon landed. So far there have been 3 fish over 40 lbs and 67 of salmon over 30 lbs too. We hope that these big salmon continue to appear through the season.
Catch in 2022: 145
Largest Fish: 14.5 kg (31.97 lbs)
Average size: 5.85 kg (12.89 lbs)
The fishing at Winsnes has been slow and steady the last few days, fish have been coming to the fly but anglers are having to work hard to entice them. With flows dropping off at the moment most fishing has focused on the numerous resident salmon and occasional smaller grilse that are still creeping up the river. The biggest fish the last few days was a lovely 25 lbs hen salmon.
Norwegian Fly Fisher’s Club
Catch in 2022: 320
Largest Fish: 15 kg (33 lbs)
Average size: 5.90 kg (13.00 lbs)
The fishing at NFC has also remained slow through to mid-August with hopes pinning on some colder wetter weather to stir up the resident fish before the season closes on the 30th August. A few fish have been landed this past week, most of which have all been small to medium sized fish, with the larger salmon proving immovable at the moment.
Current recorded catch for 2022: 5,610
Largest Fish: 23.6 kg (52 lbs)
Average size: 5.1 kg (11.24 lbs)
We are now into the last couple of weeks on the Orkla, a time in recent years when we have seen some of the biggest salmon landed. So far there has been 1 fish over 50 lbs, 2 fish over 40 lbs and 38 of salmon over 30 lbs too. We hope that these big salmon continue to appear through the season.
We will be growing our Orkla River options in 2023 so please do get in contact if you would be interested in visiting.
Current recorded catch for 2022: 600
Largest Fish: 19 kg (41.89 lbs)
Average size: 6.4 kg (14.11 lbs)
Catch in 2022: 73
Largest Fish: 15.2 kg (33.51 lbs)
Average size: 6.15 kg (13.56 lbs)
The fishing on the Lakselv and at Oldero Lodge peaked in week 31 followed by a further 95 salmon landed on the river in week 32. There have been plenty of medium sized fish landed, with the largest fish still proving elusive.
The river has still only landed one 40 lbs salmon this season to go with 22 salmon over 30 lbs for the season. With big fish running all weeks of the season we expect to see more salmon in excess of 30 and 40 lbs in 2022.
For more information about salmon fishing in Norway please contact Alex Jardine or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.