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TESTIMONIAL - Mr DG, Dublin:
Fishing Holidays in Norway
From 1 June through to 31 August each year Norway offers some of the best game fishing opportunities on earth for salmon.
With 450 productive salmon rivers, Norway is the world's foremost spawning ground for Atlantic wild salmon. It is estimated that around 30% of the total Atlantic salmon stocks are running Norwegian rivers every year and around 140,000 - 160,000 salmon are reported caught by anglers every season. A good number of fish caught are in the 15 - 25kg range.
Over recent years, salmon fishing stocks in Norway have proved remarkably resilient. A lot of effort is being put into conservation and stock management, dealing with fish farming problems, introducing bag limits and catch-and-release programmes.
Fly-fishing is probably the favoured technique in most Norwegian rivers, but other types of fishing are still common. Spinning is quite normal and sensible too, when the river conditions demand it.
The best fishing is to be found in two of the three main salmon fishing areas, Arctic and Central Norway, so these are the ones featured by Project Travel. However we would be happy to put together a package for you or your group of anglers for a fishing holiday in other parts of Norway. As well as salmon fishing we can also arrange sea fishing, trout fishing and bass fishing angling holidays and short breaks. Please ask us for details.
All of Project Travel's Salmon Fishing Breaks in Norway from Ireland include return flights from Dublin and accommodation.
Stjørdal River, Central Norway: 7 days, "Freestyle Salmon Fishing", B&B
The Stjordal River is easy to fish, often compared to the Tweed in Scotland. It is regarded as one of the best fly fishing rivers in Norway (if not in Europe) and consistently features among the 10 - 12 most productive rivers in the country. With this Freestyle package you can select from up to 50 beats available on the River Stjordal. The beats range in price from around €40 - €80 per person per beat per 24 hours and are paid for locally. You make your selection depending on availability and river conditions. The price includes 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Vaernes. Project Travel recommends a hire car picked up on arrival at Trondheim Airport to allow you the greatest variety and flexibility during your stay. We also recommend local guiding for at least part of your trip to ensure you get the best out of your trip. We can arrange both car hire and guiding for you in advance.
Stjordal River, Central Norway: 7 days, self catering
Hembre Gård Farm holds 2 km of double bank fishing which is one of the best beats on the river. It has some excellent long stretches combined with good holding pools. A rota system is in place for fishing the different beats. The Hembre Gård fishing lodge is situated on a working farm 300 m outside Hegra village with its bank, grocery store and other services. There are 8 self-catering, basic studio apartments each with kitchen area, shower/toilet and shared bed/sitting room with 2 beds, sofa bed and lounge chairs. Facilities include laundry room, drying room, equipment rental and freezing/packing fish for air transport.
Beiar River, Arctic Norway: 7 nights, full board
Beiar River, with its 30 km salmon run, is cold and has an emerald-like colour due to the effects of glaciers. It is one of the top 3 best salmon and sea trout rivers in Norway and offers some of the best fly-fishing stretches in the country. The prime time is considered to be 21 June - 31 August with the best salmon fishing normally during July and August rated best for sea trout. Beiarn Guesthouse has 5 beats available for their guests and the beats fish a total of 6 rods with a good rotating system to allow as much variation as possible. It is located near the river but a few miles downriver from the main beats where the salmon normally hold. It is a typical family run establishment containing 7 rooms, of which 3 are apartments with private bathroom, toilet, lounge and kitchenette, easily sleeping 2 people in each. The 4 other rooms are single rooms and share bath and toilet facilities. Facilities include tackle and drying rooms plus laundry. The 3 main meals are served in the small, fully licensed restaurant and much emphasis is put on using local produce. The owners pride themselves on serving healthy and wholesome food with good variations during a week's fishing.
None of the above packages include: travel insurance, fuel surcharges (if applicable), equipment excess baggage charge, drinks, single occupancy supplement, preparing fish to bring home or gratuities to guides/gillies.
|Photo Credits: Beiarn Guesthouse, Johan Wildhagen, Innovation Norway, Fotonic|