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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After brief closure, the Gaula is reopened - the highest water level of the season also ensures the best fishing of the season 19.08.2018
For a long time we have been waiting for the rain and seeing the river so low and without anglers, was very unusual during the season. As we wrote in our last update, the Gaula reopened on Thursday evening as the weather forecast for the coming days predicted much cooler weather with rain. This time, the weather report should finally be right and on Friday afternoon it finally started to rain. The water level rose to over 100 m³ / second on the Gaulfossen and with the fresh water, the fish were immediately active.

Thies with his salmon of approx. 9 kg from Beat B1.

Thies Reimers was able to land one fish of approx. 7,5 kg on Beat BS1 and later in the evening he caught another salmon of approx. 9 kg on Beat B1. He released bo... read more...

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Low water and temporary closure of the Gaula 19.08.2018
Who followed our last updates about the fishing on the Gaula noticed one thing: the words low water level or low water was mentioned quite often. This did not really change during the last weeks. It was extremely hot in the Gaula valley and the common Norwegian summer rain never came. It was only a question of time until the water temperature and the water level would get into a critical level for the fish.

Low Water on the Gaula, here you can see the Lodge Pool.

The water level dropped to 7 m³/Second on the Gaulfossen and with air-temperatures of up to 32 degrees in the day time and sometimes more than 20 during the night, the water temperature came up to over 20 degrees.

Water temperature in the evening at the Lodge, the thermometer shows almost 24 degrees.

The logical consequence was that the G...

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Historical low water conditions, but still some fish were caught 03.08.2018
The Gaula has as early in the season never been so low as it is at present – certainly not during the last hundred years. The water level has dropped to almost 5 m3/sec. and surprisingly fresh fish still seem to run upstream. And some of our fishers are catching fish.

Andreas Winter caught two more fish on our Beat at the Lodge – one of 6kg (13b) and another of about 7kg (15.5lb).

Andreas Winter with his 2nd fish of this session – approx. 7kg (15.5lb).

Also newly arrived guest Robert Ramisch from Germany caught a nice fish on the same stretch slightly upstreams. Robert’s fish measured 93cm and was estimated to weigh about 8kg (17.5lb).

Robert Ramisch with his salmon of 93cm.

The same evening Thomas Mahnke caught another fish at the same spot measuring 82 cm, as we... read more...

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