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 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: 5,786
Largest Fish: 19.3 kg (42.5 lbs)
Average size: 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs)
We are now into the final 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 65 of salmon over 30 lbs too. We hope that these big salmon continue to appear through the season.
Catch in 2022: 131
Largest Fish: 14.5 kg (31.97 lbs)
Average size: 6.0 kg (13.23 lbs)
The fishing at Winsnes almost ground to a halt on the towards the end of July, the salmon seemingly uninterested in taking any flies despite reasonable fishing conditions. The beginning of August was welcomed in with a big flood followed by two smaller lifts in water which seems to have got the fish moving again and we hope that the fishing picks up for the last three weeks.
Norwegian Fly Fisher’s Club
Catch in 2022: 312
Largest Fish: 15 kg (33 lbs)
Average size: 6.05 kg (13.33 lbs)
Like the whole river, the fishing at NFC also slowed right up through the end of July and a big lift at the start of August. Since then though fishing on most beats has picked up again and we hope that this can continue through the remainder of the season, along with some of the bigger resident salmon making an appearance.
Current recorded catch for 2022: 5,261
Largest Fish: 23.6 kg (52 lbs)
Average size: 5.2 kg (11.46 lbs)
We are now into the final 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 36 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: 496
Largest Fish: 19 kg (41.89 lbs)
Average size: 6.6 kg (14.55 lbs)
Catch in 2022: 62
Largest Fish: 15.2 kg (33.51 lbs)
Average size: 6.25 kg (13.78 lbs)
The fishing on the Lakselv and at Oldero Lodge have been consistently picking up each week with the last two weeks being the best of the season so far in terms of numbers. There have been a growing number of smaller fish around this season but the big salmon are still in amongst the runs, including the beautiful salmon pictured above caught by Johannes.
The river has still only landed one 40 lbs salmon this season to go with 20 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.