Winsnes Fly Fishing Lodge in Norway 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.
With the season opening on Saturday (1st June) we have seen much more typical spring conditions in Norway, which should in turn give high water at the beginning of June and good flows through to mid-July. From mid-July onwards the river benefits from mid-summer thunderstorms which send pulses of water down the river to keep fish moving up the river.
16 – 23 June (week 25 – 2 rods): £2,350 per person (big spring salmon)
23 – 30 June (week 26 – 1 rods): £2,550 per person (big spring salmon)
21 – 28 July (week 30 – 1 rods): £2,250 per person (good numbers of fish in the Winsnes beats)
28 July – 4 August (week 31 – 4 rods): £1,950 per person (good numbers of fish in the Winsnes beats)
4 – 11 August (week 32 – 4 rods): £1,800 per person (good numbers of fish in the Winsnes beats)
11 – 18 August (week 33 – 6 rods): £1,800 per person (good numbers of fish in the Winsnes beats)
18 – 25 August (week 34 – 5 rods): £1,800 per person (good numbers of fish in the Winsnes beats)
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.