Anna and Matthew celebrate their honeymoon in Jølster
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Norwegian salmon record 2012: 56,22 lbs
David Hodgkiss and his guide Vegard Ludvigsen, catched the biggest atlantic salmon by flyrod in Norway 2012. 2012. It weighed 56.22 pounds and was caught on the fly in Steinfossen in the Alta River July 6th 2012. The fish were released. Foto: Hans Ludvigsen. ...More
Hot fishing spots in Norway
The Atlantic salmon dream.
There is no sure catch in Norwegian rivers. Not even in Alta, the best Atlantic salmon river in the world, you will get promise of a sure catch. Surely there are notorious locations where chances of a catch are seemingly better, but these pools and ponds are normally locked up in long term deals at prices far beyond the wallet of most people.
Given 50 years of extensive experience as a salmon fisher and professional writer on fishing related subjects, I am aiming to target and share some Norwegian salmon river hot spots.
Based on my private network, and private experience from many Norwegian rivers, I hereby present a knit of spots, which not only offer a good chance of a catch, but also take in consideration the scenic beauty of the location and a fair pricing. I give no catch guarantee, but one thing is guaranteed on these favourite spots….an unforgettable experience.
You need a guide
On my first approach in a new river, I always choose to contact a local guide for some inside tips on equipment suitable for this particular river, recommendable stretches, how the ponds are fished and expected strike locations. Being a fisher guide myself, I know that one day of instruction is both sufficient and often necessary for a successful outcome. Wandering the shores of a new river, alone or with friends, in unity with the surrounding nature, only enhances those golden moments I know are awaiting.
Warmth and hospitality
It is advisable to book accommodations at a fishing lodge or at a camp site renown for its fishing environment. You have no guarantee the best hotel given a regular consideration is the best hotel for a successful fishing trip. It is the warmth and hospitality of the hosts that counts most for the sports fisherman.
And never worry about lack of language skills on your own behalf or that of the hosts. Most Norwegians know some basic English and German. Especially at fishing locations, most locals are able to lead a conversation in English at least. In a worst case scenario, one can always communicate in the international body language that all fishermen understand.
Welcome to Norway
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So let Your trip to Norway begin now.
Which is the most important Norwegian phrase for sports fishermen….and basically means “good luck on your fishing efforts”