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: 6,170
Largest Fish: 19.3 kg (42.5 lbs)
Average size: 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs)
We are now into the last days 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 73 of salmon over 30 lbs too. We hope that these big salmon continue to appear through the season.
Catch in 2022: 154
Largest Fish: 14.5 kg (31.97 lbs)
Average size: 5.80 kg (12.79 lbs)
The fishing at Winsnes has benefitted from a couple of recent rises in water, after each one we have seen a cluster of salmon caught. This is typical fishing for the time of year, and we are certain that more will follow rain as we move into the final days of the season.
Norwegian Fly Fisher’s Club
Catch in 2022: 327
Largest Fish: 15 kg (33 lbs)
Average size: 5.92 kg (13.05 lbs)
The fishing at NFC has is still a little slow but the bigger fish have started to show up after recent lifts in the water. A number of fish around 25 lbs have been landed in the last few days, and we are hopeful that this means the big fish will continue to respond as we enter the final stage of the season.
Current recorded catch for 2022: 5,869
Largest Fish: 23.6 kg (52 lbs)
Average size: 5.1 kg (11.24 lbs)
We are now into the last days 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 41 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: 686
Largest Fish: 19 kg (41.89 lbs)
Average size: 6.3 kg (13.89 lbs)
Catch in 2022: 73
Largest Fish: 15.2 kg (33.51 lbs)
Average size: 5.9 kg (13.01 lbs)
The fishing on the Lakselv and at Oldero Lodge peaked in week 31 and has seen good numbers of fish landed in the proceeding weeks. There have been plenty of medium sized fish landed, with the largest fish still proving elusive. In addition to the salmon we are now beginning to see the sea trout entering the river in good numbers, a great sign for the dedicated sea trout weeks of September.
The river has still only landed one 40 lbs salmon this season to go with 24 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.