Winsnes Fly Fishing Lodge was founded in 1882 when the first British salmon fishers, known as the ‘Salmon Lords’ (Lakse Lorder) used the house as a base for their summer fly fishing adventures on the Gaula River. Travelling salmon fly fishers have now enjoyed over 130 years fishing and staying at the lodge.
The Gaula is one of those Atlantic salmon rivers that needs little introduction, it is regarded as one of Norway’s finest and known as ‘the river of silver and gold’. The river sees strong runs of salmon averaging between 14 – 18 lbs with many fish exceeding 30 lbs and a few over 40 lbs.
The river is full of character and when clear it carries a slight golden tinge. The surrounding scenery is one of thick evergreen forested slopes interspersed with small villages and farms. It is a beautiful location to target some of the world’s largest salmon.
Read the 2016 season report HERE.
11 – 18 June (week 24): £1,340 per person (big spring salmon)
9 – 16 July (week 28): £3,090 per person (prime week of the season)
16 – 23 July (week 29): £2,840 per person (prime salmon fishing)
13 – 20 August (week 33): £1,950 per person (good numbers of fish in the upper section)
20 – 27 August (week 34): £1,950 per person (good numbers of fish in the upper section)
27 – 31 August (week 35): £1,060 per person (can be combined with non-fishing trips or trout and grayling fishing)
All prices are based on full board accommodation, shared room and light guiding. The cost excludes car hire, state licence, flights alcohol and tackle disinfection.
For more information about Winsnes Lodge and salmon fishing in Norway please contact Alex Jardine or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.