Fly Fishing the Gaula in Norway
Fly Fishing the Gaula in Norway– Norway –8 days / 7 nights, Fly Fishing the Gaula RiverFly fishing on one of Norway's best salmon rivers. Five Stars of Scandinavia is pleased to offer exclusive prime 7-night packages for devoted fly fishermen / women on the Gaula, considered to be one of the best Sports Fishing Rivers in Europe in regards to Quantity and Size of Atlantic Salmon. The Norwegian Fly Fishing Club, the Gaula and perhaps the salmon of a lifetime await you in beautiful Norway. See you on the Gaula again in season 2015!
|Operation||June 1 - August 31, 2015|
|Departure||Weekly, June 1 - August 31, 2015|
|Price||August 16 - 23 & August 23 - 31
From $2,850 per rod per week, Lodge accommodations
7 nights, sharing twin room, full board
Please request prices for other dates
|Included||6 days of Fishing
7 nights accommodation at NFC Lodge, twin room
All meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
State Fishing license
|Not Included||International Airfare*
Gratuities for the guides
Travel insurance (highly recommended)
$25 Service fee
* Please request our special Scandinavia fares on IcelandAir or SAS
|Please Note||The cost for Non fishing persons are USD (twin room) per week,
USD (single room) per week, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Payment by Creditcard (MasterCard, Eurocard, American Express) will incure a 3.5% service charge.
|Tour Options||Hotel stay in Oslo|
Beats and Pools on the Gaula
Gaula Salmon River
NFC Fly Fishing brochure
Fly Fishing story by Paul Smith
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NORWAY, "Land of the Midnight Sun", is famous for its breathtaking fjords and mountain scenery and for being the home of the Vikings. More importantly, as far as the salmon angler is concerned, Norway is a fabled land of pure, clear, rushing rivers which flow through heroic scenery and are the haunt of giant, hard fighting, silver salmon. Norway remains the one country where there is still a chance of hooking the wild salmon of a lifetime; and for the sheer exhilaration of playing heavy fish in a strong-flowing river, Norway has no peer.
Discover truly traditional Norwegian salmon fly fishing: Cast out and play one of Gaula's silver beauties during the bright Norwegian nights…the Midnight Sun!
SUMMER HARVEST The season start 2013 is coming closer.
The days are getting slowly longer and the light is returning into the Gaula valley, a clear sign that the 2013 season is coming closer.
Fishing for salmon in Norway takes place from June 1 to August 31.
Despite the challenging conditions on the Gaula this year, we had a great season with wonderful memories. The fishing may not have lived up to the Gaula's well-known reputation as one of the top producing salmon rivers in the world, but we here at NFC have none the less had an amazing season. It has been great to see so many familiar faces, as well as making new friends along the river. We hope to see all of you back next year!
THE GAULA RIVER Spanning over 145 km from its headwaters in the high mountains near the village of Holtalen to where it joins the sea in the Trondheim Fjord. The Gaula is a wild and unregulated river which has never been built out for hydroelectric power. As such it has a constantly fluctuating water level which provides seasoned anglers with a varied and exciting fishing challenge. Second only to the Tana (which is over 10 times longer) in catch, the Gaula is one of the most consistently productive salmon rivers not only in Norway, but in the world.
SALMON RUNS The river supports healthy stocks of some of the largest Atlantic salmon in the world. Many of the fish in the Gaula average over 30 lbs. and some even over 40 lbs. In the early season fish can average over 20 lbs. This is truly the river of dreams and a place to try for the "life of a lifetime".
FISHERIES The following is a brief outline of our fisheries: Our main fishery is the group of rotating beats between Kvål, Storen and Rognes. It is an exclusive fishery where pairs of fishers move through a large number of excellent and varied pools in rotation. In this way you ensure maximum chances during your stay. This is the best option for the first-time visitor.
The Bogen Söndre Beat is a very attractive and comfortable private beat for a group of four to six rods, who prefer to have their own exclusive water. The Fishing, which is mostly double bank, the beat is located about 20 km upriver from our main water in Støren. It is a combination of exclusive water with country house accommodation right on the river bank. The beat consists of several large and attractive pools - some of which are holding pools and others that fish best under high or low water conditions.
The "Upper Gaula Beat" is a bit higher up in the river and also very exiting fly-water, but at a lower price. Here it is a clear advantage to have some more salmon fishing experience and to be able to Spey cast or do the Underhand
cast. The beat is including a country house which is located nearby the beat. This beat takes bookings for single rods or by a group.
THE NFC ROTATION BEATS on the Gaula are fished by daily rotation and include a large variety of pools which are distributed over various parts of the Gaula to suit all types of conditions. Although the Gaula is a fair-sized river, the NFC beats are easy to wade, but hardly ever get too low to produce decent fishing. The famous Bridge Pool provides good fishing at all heights of water and is one of the best holding pools on the river. Langoy Pool, New Pool, Maela pool, Home Pool provide lovely, long stretches of beautiful fly water at most heights and there are good low-water lies at Tilseth Run, Junction Pool and Upper Pool. The beautiful Long Pool is said to be a fisherman's dream. The new Lower Gaula Beat fishes well in all heights and over the whole season. There are many other great pools included.
Every year fly enthusiasts from more than 22 countries around the world come to fish these NFC's prime beats.
The NFC, the Gaula and perhaps the salmon of a lifetime await you in beautiful Norway. See you on the Gaula again in season 2014!
CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATIONS: ROGSTADMOEN LODGE
For 2015, Norwegian Flyfishers Club is pleased to present its new lodge and welcome center. Located at Rogstadmoen farm (approximately 8km upstream from the village of Støren). This lodge will serve as the new central meeting point, dining facility, fly shop and bar for the NFC. We will offer lunch and dinner at the lodge. Both lunch and dinner will also be available as a river-picnic, which can either be picked up at the lodge, or shuttled to the clients riverside.
From 2015 an additional accommodation wing has been added to the lodge. It offers capacity for up to 14 fishermen in a variety of single, double rooms and suite as well as a wellness center with sauna and a massage room.
This new gathering point allows NFC to provide guests with an all around greater quality of service, and to help ensure the best possible fishing experience on the Gaula.
BOGEN SØNDRE - ENGLISH HOUSE Bogen Søndre (English House)
Located on the Bogen Søndre farm, with river views of our Bogen Søndre 2 Beat (BS2), the "English House" is one of the oldest fishermen's accommodation houses on the Gaula River. Dating from 1837, it was built to acommodate some of the first groups of Englishmen who came to fish the Gaula. Today the house has been renovated to modern standard, and has capacity for 6-7 fishermen without losing the rustic charm of a traditional English fisherman's lodge.
HOME POOL HOUSE Home Pool House is located directly across the road from our Home Pool Beat (Beat H). It is a traditional Norwegian farm house which has been fully renovated for the 2013 season. It has capacity for 5-6 fishermen. There is also a traditional Norwegian "Stabbur" located at Home Pool House, which is another accommodation option for 1 fisherman looking for a more "rustic" and "traditional" Norwegian experience. The ease of access to our Home Pool Beat is one of the main attractions to this accommodation- as the left bank of Home Pool is one of our "free-for-all" beats, and can be fished by any guests, at any time.
TILSETH HOUSE The Tilseth House is located close to our main beats in the Støren area. It is within walking distance from our A, B and C beats, and is therefor quite attractive to those fishermen who like to be able to access various beats without the use of a vehicle. The house can accommodate up to 6 fishermen, and has a nice outdoor patio for summertime barbeques. Tilseth House has been renovated for the 2013 season.