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  • Numedalslågan
  • Namsen
  • Stranda Elva
  • Öyensåa
  • Imssjöen Flemming
  • Imssjöen Tina
  • Salsbruket
  • Driva
  • Öksendalselven
  • Eibyelva
  • Korsbrekk-elven
  • Haukedalen Fiskeferie
  • Links Norwegian websites
  • Salmon stairs at Namsen and salmon aquarium near Grong
    If you are fishing in Namsen and near Grong, you should visit the salmon stairs and salmon aquarium approx. 25 km north from the E6 towards Harran.


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    Numedalslågan

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    Numedalslågan flowing into the fjord at Larvik, and the salmon is leading 55 km upstream. There are several waterfall like Holmfoss, Kjerrafoss, Brufoss and Hvittingfoss. The river is generally very broad, and therefore often fished from both at anchor in some pond in front of the waterfall.

    Since the river is very long, there are of course also many fishing grounds, and you must buy cards for the various zones. The salmon can only cross the great waterfall when the water flow is below 110 m3/sec. In general, the fishing season is from 15 May to 30 September. The best time is probably in August, when you are fishing upstream the big waterfall.

    Numedalslågan is a "hot" river, which rarely give any fish until it is 10 °C to 12 °C hot.

    More information about Numedalslågan see Links.

    Fishing license to Numedalslågan can be purchased in several places.

    Flemming with his first salmon Now what?

    Yes! I clean the fish, so cooks my dad dinner

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    Namsen

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    Namsen is probably the most famous river in Norway by Danish fisherman. There is written a lot about this river of "Munken" and other stalwart fishermen. Namsen is flowing into the Namsfjorden and stretches 60 km upstream from the fishing town of Grong. The lower part is very wide and the river flows slowly, fishing most from boat - the "Harlingen-fishing." Upriver by Grong, where I fish, there is more flow on the river. It is Seem Vald, the first stretch is fly water from 18.00 pm until 06.00 am. The rest of the day you can use worm, spoon or spin-fly. Check out just the new rules which have come after 2001.

    Downstream the fly water, where I took the salmon can be fished with spin-fly. I had just arrived at the site early Sunday morning and had furnished me with my tent 10 m from the river, and then I would try my luck. The first cast grab into something I thought was the bottom, but no! it was shut up in a 10 kg salmon. The time was 12.00, and all fishermen had gone up from the river. Here I was all alone on the cliff and fought with a large salmon, which would prefer swimming into the cliff. Did it, would the line be cut off. My rescue came - I thought - in the form of two small boys in 4 to 6 years. I asked them to go up after their father, so he could come and help. Do you know what they said? No! We would rather stand here and look at you. I was eventually forced the salmon upstream, where the rock formed a bathtub, and my too small nets were placed over the salmon. The day was saved.

    More information about Namsen see Links.

    Fishing license to Namsen can be purchased in several places.

    Jørgen Walter with Namsen salmon at 10 kg Map Seems Vald

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    Stranda Elva

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    Stranda Elva is flowing into Storfjorden at the city Stranda. The fishing stretch is 8 km and salmon and sea trout can be caught. It is permitted to fish with worms, but there are also good features for fly fishing upstream. See Svein Lunde website of mountain hiking. They follow the river a long way up in the mountains.

    The river is divided in to zones, and one must purchase fishing license for the various zones. I only fished in the zone, located at the city Stranda. There is also a camping place 100 m from the river and 100 m from the city Stranda and a hotel close to the river.

    We sailed from Geiranger to Hellesylt where a new river leading to Geiranger fjord. Of course we should just try to fish in the fjord clear water before we drove on. It was bid nearly every time, but it was pollack or saithe that we caught. They also taste good as steamed pollack filet.

    Fishing license to Stranda Elva can be purchased in several places.

    The new river's outlet in Hellesylt. Sail trip to Hellesylt on the Geiranger fjord

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    Öyensåa

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    Öyensåa is probably less known to Danish fishermen. It runs in to the river Ferga, forming thereby Årgårds river which flows into the fjord Lygnen, which again flows into the Namsfjorden. So all three rivers are salmon waters and in Öyensåa the salmon can go up to the lake Øy Ungen.

    The fish stretch is about 5 km and the local conditions are very varied. You find waterfall, "culpe " and "stryg ?", where you can fish with worms, spin and fly. There are most small salmon in the river, but a giant of 15 kg have also been caught in the river.

    I learned to know the river through two fishing companions from NRK. They had been there a week and had caught 50 small salmon - each.

    Fishing season is from June, 1. to August, 31. and is dependent on rainfall.

    Fishing license to Öyensåa and the other rivers can be purchased in several places.

    Fly fishing on foss neck in Öyensåa

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    Imssjöen Flemming

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    Imssjöen located in Imsdalen which is surrounded by Guldbrandt Valley and Øster Valley. The wooden hut is located in the northeastern end of the southernmost lake next to the water, where also a solid alu boat is anchored.

    From Oslo drive by E6 to Lillehammer and continue towards Ringebu. It is advisable to stay in Ringebu and make all your purchases of grocery because the hut is far from the nearest grocery store, and once you get into Imsdalsvejen to the hut, you must pay a toll every time you pass the boom. Remember the first time to pay the toll and put the ticket in the window, otherwise you will get trouble with the local.

    As you can see on the picture, the cottage lays on bars. Living room is on first floor. There are two bedrooms with two beds in each, and the living room - kitchen/living room - has gas stove and all service. Toilets are outside in the woods. A stereo toilet without drag and drop, but with fresh air. If rules are not changed, the cottage is rented only for two weeks at a time and only from June, 22. to August, 4.

    Contact Danmarks Sportsfiskerforbund for further information.

    Fishing license to the area in Imsdalen can be purchased here.

    Then fishing I just wait and see what happens

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    Imssjöen Tina

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    There are many fishing opportunities in the area. But above all, try the lake from the boat in the bright nights. My daughter Tina took the largest lake trout of 2.8 kg and 61 cm middle of the night on worms. Otherwise, the fish are not large. Many less than 30 cm, which we decided was the minimum size, were released.

    Follow the tiny mountain river behind the house up the hill to get to Fampsetter bedrock. A glorious hiking but watch the weather, it can rapidly turn in to rain, snow, thunder and stormy weather. Here is a small lake filled with small mountain trout. We took 6 of them back home to barbecue, but may reduce the minimum size to 25 cm. These mountain trout are white in the flesh. There are probably no crustaceans in the lake as it is so high up.

    Drive back to Friisvejen, but before you reach it, there is a raised moor lake to the left. This lake is in connection with various watercourses in the area, and you catch brown trout in this lake. Local implanting fish in the lake, but does not imagine it is a Put & Take Lake, the fish are spread in all watercourses.

    Fishing license to the area in Imsdalen can be purchased here.

    Here are the night catches Tina's lake trout of 61 cm

    Flemming's lake trout of 31 cm

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    Salsbruket

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    At the bottom of Opløfjorden in Nærøy municipality you find the old industrial site Salsbruket in utter Namdal. Salsbruket is not something you run for, but simply takes on an excursion from Namsen (61 km from Grong). It is a small river called Opløelva, with outlet in Opløfjorden, which again leads to Fold Fjorden. It is a short distance you can go fishing, and it is in principle only by high tide, you can go fishing when the salmon come up with the tide.

    We arrived at low tide and bought fishing license in the old pub - I think it is called Kafe Elgen - "Kafe Moose" - and went far down to the river, measured in vertical direction. Suddenly we had to flee 3-4 m up the slopes when the tide came. Then came the salmon too, I had the first salmon on the hook after 10 minutes. It was a brief fight, because it was not possible to steer the salmon around the many rocks that are at the bottom of the river, so the line was cut. New stronger line on the fishing reel and the same fate happened again after half an hour.

    What can you learn from this? You must take all the gear with you when you go on tour. Well! At low tide you catch saithe, so dinner was saved for this occasion.

    To read about Salsbruket history and leaching of gold in the river, visit Svein Idar Iversens website. Svein has kindly lent the pictures to my website. The old image of the outlet into the fjord is from 1974, it was before the factory burned in 1985.

    Fishing license to Salsbruket can be purchased here.

    The River outlet into the fjord. The River outlet into the fjord.
Before and after the fire.

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    Driva

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    The river Driva flows into the bottom of Sunndalsfjorden at the city Sunndalsöre. Driva is a large and wide river, which stretches 70 km from the city through Sunndal Oppdal. You ride along the river almost all the time and find many good fishing places.

    We went to Sunndalsöre and lived in Furu Campingcenter, located a stone's cast from the river in Zones 1, 2 and 3. At the time I was there, the salmon was gone because of rotenone treatment for the parasite Gyrodactylus Salaris. It is the parasite who only attack salmon gills. The sea trout enjoyed the benefits as there was a shortage of salmon. There were many and large of its kind.

    Midsummer - Sankt Hans - is time for the big salmon - more than 10 kg. Late July early August, many small salmon comes up in the river. I was lucky to catch a nice trout of 4 kg with worms in zone 1, almost out in the outlet. Today, the salmon returned and it was perhaps an idea to try Driva again. See the big salmon on Driva's website.

    More information about Driva see Links.

    Fishing license to Driva can be purchased here.

    Beautiful sea trout from Driva 4 kg Driva Zones 1, 2 and 3. Click for big map.

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    Öksendalselven

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    Öksendalselven also called Usmaelva is located 15 km northwest from Sunndalsöre in Sunndalsfjorden. We visited the river in relation to fisheries in Driva. A ride along the river up through Öksendalen is a fantastic trip. It feels back to old times where time stood still. Everything breathes in peace.

    It is a very clear river, and there is momentum in the water in many places. We stopped at Sætran Camping 4 km inside the valley and inquired us about fishing license. We bought fishing license and began fishing downstream the river with a fly. I think we had 20 small trout at max 20 cm, all were released.

    I later learned that the river is protected in terms of catching salmon, since it is affected by the parasite Gyrodactylus Salaris. It was unfortunately not told us when we bought the fishing license. The fishing season starts late from July, 15. to September, 15.

    Latest news is I have read that NVE has applied in 2006 for permission to build a power plant in Selbu municipality. It will take water from rivers Usma and Gardåa. Another unfortunate actions to destroy the trout spawning grounds.

    Authorization was given to NVE in 2008. Read here.

    Fishing license to Öksendalselven can be purchased here.

    Unspoiled Usma River

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    Eibyelva

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    Eibyelva is a tributary of the Altaelva. The river contains salmon on a 20 km stretch from Altaelva and upstream to the road bridge (road 93), where Trangdalselva flows into Eibyelva.

    It is a very interesting river to fish in. The lower stretch has strings and "kulpe?" with sand and gravel, ideal for fly fishing. The upper stretch has great rock and mountain terrain with deep holes, suitable for immersion a worm in before July, 10. After this date may only be fished with a fly.

    The most common catch is salmon, arctic charr and sea trout of 2 kg, but some salmon on 15 kg and many of 5 to 9 kg have been caught. The fishing season divides up according to species. Fishing for salmon is from June, 1. to August, 31. Fishing for arctic charr is from June, 15. to August, 17. Fishing for sea trout is from 15 June to September, 14. Since I do not have some good pictures of the river and catches from the river, you should try You Tube. Here you will find many good things about the river.

    Fishing license to Eibyelva can be purchased here.

    Map of Altaelva and Eibyelva. Click for big map.

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    Korsbrekk-elven

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    Korsbrekkelva is a small river where fishing license can not be purchased, as the river is hired for fishing at a number of years. The river flows out in the bottom of Sunnylvsfjorden by city Hellesylt. We came to the river by chance and saw a fantastic sight. Ultimate spawning grounds, waterfalls and pools with gin clear water with jumping salmon, and mountains with snow on top. There may be fished in the river on a 2.5 km long stretch until one of the largest waterfalls where salmon and trout must give up. The river was given a rotenone treatment in 90s when found Gyrodactylus Salaris. But since this the river has been declared "Gyrodactylus free" as one of the first rivers in Norway. As I said, you can not usually buy fishing license to the river, but by contacting landowners, you can get permission to fish a few hours to 100 NOK. Medium weight for trout is not much around 1 to 2 kg and salmon around 3 to 4 kg. The fishing season is from July, 1. to August, 31. See eventual changes in fisheries on the following websites: Stadheimfossen - Aasen Gård, because I believe it now (in 2008) is possible to buy fishing license for the river.

    Try here.

    A view upstream Korsbrekk river. The large waterfalls in Korsbrekk river.
    It is now allowed to fish here
    Even mid-summer there is snow on top.

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    Haukedalen Fiskeferie

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    Fishing holidays for the summer of 2005 went to Haukedalen Fishing Holidays in Norway. Located in the Western Country in Förde municipality at the bottom of Fördefjorden, close to Svanøybukten south of Florø. A tour of 1050 km from Copenhagen via Sweden.

    A detailed direction from Oslo can be found here. There can be run along several routes. In summer, select the route that passes Gaularfjellet to saves toll 150 NOK through the mountain tunnel. Moreover, it is also a national tourist road with beautiful scenery.

    A good fishing experience in a magnificent nature with friendly and helpful people we had in abundance. You may fish in the Gaula river known locally as Haukedalselven and Haukedalsvandet and in the three mountain waters in 600 meters in altitude. You have your own boat with life jackets available for adults and children, but only to the first mountain water. The pictures here are from August 2004 and June 2005 when the catch was taken in Gaula river and mountain water. There are several good fishing waters in the area.

    For lake trout in Norwegian called aure there is no minimum size. But one takes only the size which is suitable for eating and, of course, only the number that you can eat during the stay. It is therefore a good idea to bring an ABU smoker so you can cook the fish in several ways. Medium weight is 300 grams but see how big they can be caught 2.8 kg 61 cm with a conditioning factor of 1.23. It is great size for a lake trout.

    Fishing license to Haukedalen Fishing Holidays can be purchased here

    Beer tasting of homemade wheat-beer View of Haukedalsvandet.
Different seasons.

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    New fishing places in Norway that are under consideration: It could be Mandal River or Bjerkreim River in Southern Norway for small salmon. Trysil River is also under consideration after grayling and small trout in the clear river.                              

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    Here are links to other Web sites in Norway, which you can enjoy entering. You will find many interesting facts concerning the fishing reports, fishing season, prices, accommodation, directions, weather forecast, fishing gear and bait. Here you find also the world wide weather reports, and train travel in the country that you can use in connection with your fishing tours.

    I include these links only as a service and the inclusion of a link does not mean that I have accepted or seen the website. Have some links been useless might the website being dismantled or converted.

    Bjerkreimselva Namsen Numedalslågen, Brufoss
    Orkla Stjördalselva Water Wolf
    NRK Korshamn Rorbuer Fiskeguiden Norge
    Altaelva Figgjoelva Gaula
    Lakselva Lakseelvene på Sørlandet Overhalla Namsen
    Nidelva, Sør-Trøndelag Stordalselva Surna
    Norske Campingpladser NSB Persontrafikk med tog og buss i Norge Haukedalen Fiskeferie
    Lykkeberg Sild iCamp Allemannsretten
    Litledals Elva Kort over naturen Hamresanden Camping
    Trysil Fluefiske Velkommen til Trysil

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