June 2019 was the first month for Skålestrømmen Fly Fishing. We had a really good start with fantastic guests from Belgium, Austria and Denmark.
The weather was rather chaotic. From snow on May 29th to 26 degrees and blistering sunshine on June 4th. The buzzer hatches in the first two weeks we’re crazy. Loads of fish feeding on the top and good fishing could be had.
Water level was “OK”, but too high for wading except for spot 1. The Neck. However, fishing there was not on its height yet, even so the first 1kg fish wer caught there. Check out the fishing spots here
A lot happened right by the hut (16. Lake Pool), as well as in the stream. Our guests from Belgium had a great time.
The first June also marked the day we did install the new sign by the road. This was obviously a very good idea as Peter from Denmark found the sign and us. After a cup of coffee and and informative talk he decided to stay for a week.
Peter was not afraid of the strong winds he face during his week. It rather motivated him and so we learned a new approach top mayfly fishing. The Ephemera Vulgata started hatching and we could see groups of seagulls were hunting them. Peter followed his instincts and paddled out to the spot, even though it was blowing with 7m/s, right across from the hut. His effort was rewarded – he got a really big fish. Peter is a very good fisherman, but not a photographer, so the is no evidence in form of pixels. But look at him. Would he lie?
Kristin and Martin from Austria came to experience the bright nights and the nature in Lierne. Originally fishing was second on their list, but it was soon put first. They were literally hooked.
Big thanks goes to Joker Lierne. Camilla is always there to help.
and to Lierne Viltforedling for their amazing products. The food we prepared with their meats was very much appreciated by our guest.
Some figures to the end. What we like is that we had 4 fish per fisherman per day as average. This means a lot. Not many fish under 25 either and a good number over 35. This means a lot of happy fishermen.
Photo Highlights June 2019
This week we had Kristin & Martin as guests. They are from Mittersill in Austria. They own the Stefflhof farm. A really remarkable place.
They came to see the midnight sun and learn to fish. As a bonus they saw a lot of wildlife like beavers, lots of birds, the midnight sun and learned to fish, what they have never done before. Total beginners are allowed to fish with the spinrod of course. Everyone should have the chance to catch a fish. Kristin got 3 and Martin one.
Peter was our guest at the same time. Peter loved the undisturbed fishing. He was fishing hard this week and was rewarded well for his effort. When the E. Vulgata started to hatch the bIg ones came up and he got a 55cm big at the end of his line.
Kristin took many pictures at Skålestrømmen and around.
The safety of our guests is the first priority at Skålestrømmen Fly Fishing, but safety needs to be comfortable as well. Therefore we supply inflatable live vests, which do not hinder your casting when fishing from a boat and wading deeper waters.
We supply one jacket per guest for the duration of the stay – at no extra charge of course. It was all part of our service.
Each boat is equipped with a landing net as well, because we know you’ll need it.
The top of the line is only good enough. Regatta Aquasafe – Regattas bestseller! Light and comfortable inflatable lifejacket with adjustable belt with buckle, crotch strap and whistle, and reflections on the lung. Aquasafe is equipped with crotch strap as standard equipment.