The conditions are improving, and some nice salmon have been caught on the NFC Beats. 27.06.2019
The conditions are getting better from day to day. The water temperature is rising and the water level on the Gaulfossen dropped to 61 m³/second. So, the salmon are able to pass the Gaulfossen rapids without any problems and therefore also the catches on the NFC Beats on the middle and upper river improved. But also, the fishing on the lower Gaula has been good.
Eric Ottens managed to land a silver salmon of 101 cm on beat E6. Just some time before he already lost one fish and the day before he lost a really big salmon which sadly decided to leave the pool.

Eric Ottens with his beautiful salmon of 101 cm from beat E6.

Also regular guest Bruce Lindley from the UK managed to land his first fish of the week on the same beat. His fish ... read more...

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Difficult season start on the Gaula, but some big fish have been caught on the NFC Beats 14.06.2019
After a very warm April and a quite cold May, the temperatures in the night of the season start have been just a bit above 0 degrees. Even on the higher mountains in the Storen area we had some new snow. These conditions didn’t make the fishing easier. On the 1st and 2nd of June each day one fish got lost in the E-Beats.

Sacha Puetz with his beautiful salmon from beat E6.

One fish got lost after a serious fight at the rocks in E2 by cutting the line and the second fish bend the size 6 hook. So we had to wait until the 3rd June, until Sacha Puetz managed to land at 1 pm the first salmon on NFC water. It was a dream of a fish, measuring 114 cm and weighing approx. 15,3 kg /33 ¾ lb. After a quick picture Sacha released the fis... read more...

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The season start on the Gaula is almost around the corner 11.04.2019
In less than two months we will be on our way to Norway and we can not wait to be back at the Gaula river after 9 months.

Manuel Plösser with a beautiful salmon from the lower Gaula.

There is still snow in the Gaula valley and the water level is 17m³/second on the Gaulfossen. But this will change in the next few days and weeks. The weather forecast shows for the coming week, at least for the area around Storen, rising temperatures and the snow in the valley should begin to melt. The temperatures higher up in the valley and up on the mountains are still quite low. So it will probably take some time until the snow begins to melt up there.

At the moment there is still a good amount of snow in the upper areas, but it is by no means an... read more...

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Great season ending on the Gaula and a very promising forecast for the season 2019. 13.09.2018
As difficult as the fishery was in June and July, with historical low water conditions most of the time, so exiting was August, the last month of the season. August was colder and we had more rain than in an average year. Whenever the water level had just dropped to a slightly lower level, the next rain came and provided gave us with new water. It is not an exaggeration to talk about top conditions in most parts of August.

Very impressive tail of an Atlantic Salmon. Some of the fish in August were huge!

The water level was quite high during the last three weeks of the season and we experienced some very good fishing. The salmon which have been in the river for some time started to move further upstream and also some fresh fish came into the river. It is ... read more...

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