Thanks a lot to @amokequipment for their nice products. We invested in a few more of their fantastic DRAUMR hammocks so you can also sleep “under the stars”, which honestly is bit little difficult in summer as it does not get dark here in the North. Anyways, you have the sky above you and very fresh air. You can hear and see the moose pretty close. Do not be afraid. The moose, even it is a big animal is scared of humans and runs when you make a noise. So hush hush 😉
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.
Photo Highlights June 2019
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.
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”)
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.
Skålestrømmen is one of the private water within the Sørli commune. We offer fishing in combination with accommodation and guiding.
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.