John Olav Oldren from Tingvoll Salmon Fishing lodge on the River Verdal updates us on the opening of fishing in the Trondheimfjord region of Norway.
The salmon season opened at midnight on 1st June with much excitement in the
Trondheimfjord region. Rivers Gaula and Orkla were almost un-fishable and the river Verdal had some beats anglers could have a cast on, which was much appreciated by all.
Thirty minutes after midnight the River Verdal reported the first fish on Hynee beat, part of Tingvoll Salmon Fishing. A very happy angler caught a 23lb salmon on the fly. The river was 4 degrees celsius. Ian Gordon said “It’s the first Norwegian fish I’ve seen this season. Nice to see after all your work on the pool in Hynee beat”
Catches have been affected across the system since opening day due to high river levels and cold water temperatures. The River Orkla recorded 69 salmon, Gaula two and Verdal five, all fresh run salmon. The test net in the mouth of the Trondheimsfjord report good numbers of salmon on their way into the fjord system and into rivers.
This is an unusual year for us all at Tingvoll Salmon Fishing. All our anglers come from the UK and Europe and its very strange not to welcome guests to the lodge this year to fish our three beats, Hynne, Volen and Tingvol.
We look forward to sitting around the fire, sharing fishing stories and fishing through the night for the king of fish. A fishing adventure is so much better when you share it with friends.
Tight lines from Norway.
Tingvoll Salmon Fishing is a salmon fishing lodge in the middle part of Norway. Three to five hours from London, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Europe.