The Danes were here …

Steen, Kai, Leif and Torben from Denmark had a few nice days at Skålestrømmen. It was fantastic having such positive and happy people around. Some fish were caught too and some hooks bendt open and Torben volunteered for testing the life vests. All in all a success. Anyway, have a look for yourself

Having been flyfishing in Norway each summer since 2004, I have visited many rivers and lakes and had many a good days fishing.
However, I have never been fishing a place like the Skålestrømmen , with so many rising trouts and with such a high quality of trouts !

Those 4 days I/we fished the Skålestrømmen, have been the best flyfishing I have had in Norway and the most fun as well.

Night fishing is especially awesome , where big caddis hatching brings out the big trout and char, and of course the big one got away due to a hook failure.
So remember to use strong barbless hooks!

I can highly recommend visiting Skålestrømmen for serious trout flyfishing.

Torben Berg-Sørensen, Denmark

June 2019 wrap up

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.

Geert & Jan from Belgium

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?

Peter the Dane

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.

Kristin & Martin … and Peter

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.

Please read our blog for more pictures and impressions.

Photo Highlights June 2019

Kristin, Martin & Peter

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.

Inflatable life vests at Skålestrømmen Fly Fishing

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.

Regional fishing license (Fiskekort) available at Skålestrømmen Fly Fishing

As of June 21. 2019 it is also possible to obtain the regional fishing license “Sørlikortet” at Skålestrømmen Fly Fishing.

About “Sørlikortet”

The regional fishing license “Sørlikortet” applies to the entire old Sørli municipality with the exception of the following areas: Tissvasstjønna, Holden, Holdeselva, Vestre Piktjønna, Tortjønna ved Aunet, Gravfossen in the Inderdalselva, and from Gravfossen upstream Berglielva furter passing Kvernfoss and upstream Holøla to the State forest, Skålesstrømmen, Svarttjønna ved Skåle og Daltjønna ved Linneset. These are private waters for which the fishing license has to be obtained separately at the mentioned locations / premises.

Fishing for trout

Brown trout (Salmo trutta / Salmo trutta alpinus) are found in all waters, rivers and streams with fish in. The largest trout are usually taken in the large lakes in Sørli’s valley bottom. Fjellvatna in Sørli is also known for its good fishing. In the mountains, Blåfjellvatna and the mountain lake west of Berglia (Lakavatnet, Luruvatna, Akselvatna, lngeltjønna, Holmtjønna and others), as well as Strivatnet can be mentioned as examples of very good trout lakes.

The best advice we can give you is to ask our locally known card sellers for advice and tips. We still want to come up with some key features when it comes to fishing in Sørli.

River fishing (available with the “Sørlikort”)

Gravåa• Strielva
Øvre del av Holøla

Lakes with Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus)

Stortjønna north of Bakken
Bergtjønna north of for Berglia

In particular, Lenglingen is known for its good fishing in the spring. Kjerdela and Fiskløysa are other waters with a good reputation. Fishing water with char are marked with R on the map.

Other fish species

In Stuguvatnet and Rørsjøen are populations of European whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus). An extra netting license is sold for whitefish in Stuguvatnet. Burbot (Lota lota) is found in all the large lakes in Sørli, namely Lenglingen, Ulen, Rengen, as well as in the mountain lake Lakavatnet, lngeltjønna, Akselvatna, and others. west of Berglia.

Private waters

Skålestrømmen is one of the private water within the Sørli commune. We offer fishing in combination with accommodation and guiding.

about Sørli

The area, also referred to as “little Alaska”, has many opportunities for outdoor activities, including fishing of course.

Skålestrømmen Fly Fishing is a proud member of this unique community and we are very interested in promoting the area as a whole. So it is only natural that we also offer information about the area and sell the local license.

Fishing licenses for Skålestrømmen can only be available for guest of the hut. – read also about the fishing rules for Skålestrømmen.

The Fly Fishing shop

at Skålestrømmen is open whenever the guide is present, which is most of the time between June 1st and September 30th. Don’t hesitate to call in for a coffee and talk about the fishing in the amazing Sørli area.

our house bird Bert…

One of the friends you will make here is Bert. He follows you around whenever you come out of the hut. Clearly because your feet are stirring up the insects he feeds on, but as a humans with a heart we like to believe he follows you because he likes you.

Bert has now found a wife… Bertine. I was wondering what was going on as he dressed himself up. But then I understood. There was a lot of commotion in the trees which I did not photograph. Bert deserves a bit of privacy.

Bert then decided to start building a nest in the wheel housing of my car. I found that a bit unpractical. A car suspension is hardly a good place to lay eggs and raise young birds. so we had bit of discussion. I ended up using brute force and moved the car. Berts testosterone level was too high to understand the implications of his choice of home.

Bat dance

A rare sight – a bat hunting in broad daylight. This should solve the mysterium about bats being vampires. vampires do not survive in sunlight 😉 – or is that an urban myth too?