FAQ – Frequently asked questions

What is the Skålestrømmen address?

Rengsveien 155
7884 Sørli, Norway
phone +47 97123033
email zullich@me.com
GPS: 64.133413, 13.906638

Why are the fishing condiations in Skålestrømmen so special?

Reason behind is the unique location between two lakes.

Skålestrømmen is fed by lake Ulen. Lake Ulen, which feeds our stream (strøm = stream) is very deep, and therefore supplies us with cold water whatever the weather conditions are. The 6.23-square-kilometre (2.41 sq mi) lake lies south of the village of Mebygda. Water flows south from the lake Lenglingen into Ulen, and it then continues south into the lake Rengen (which goes into Sweden).

Lake Rengen is rather shallow around Skålestrømmen and is the perfect Kindergarden for literally hundreds of trout.

If you fancy you can of course also fish these big lakes with our boats. However, a different permit is required. Just let us know and we fix this for you.

What distinguishes our trout is fast growth and a huge “fighting strength”. The fish are constantly on the move and looking for food. The season is relatively short and the salmonids put weight by constant feeding. Our studies of the gastric contents of trout we took for the table, show full stomachs with almost undigested contents which consist of 99% insects. This means the animals are able to pick up a large amount of protein quickly and process it completely within a few hours. Kanibalism does not occur. This is certainly because the simpler food – insects – is available in such a large quantity, that even big trout do not have to switch to hunting for conspecifics.

The enclosed picture of one of our fish shows the special proportions that such a diet entails.

Small head, fast growing body and big fins. Especially the tail fins would be more suitable for sea trout than for a brown trout. Again and again even experienced fly fishermen can hardly believe that they straighten a hook on a 2 kilo (5 pound) trout or that a 1,4kg (3,5 pound) keeps showing them their backing knot. Therefore we always keep enough strong leader material and strong hooks and flies in our Fly-Shop.
How to get to Skålestrømmen? Which is the nearest Airport and how does one commute from there?

Nearest International Airport is Trondheim. https://avinor.no/flyplass/trondheim 

From there it is around 280km by car. Google and other GPS system have a hard time finding our address. It is better to enter the GPS coordinates into your navigation device. 

GPS: 64.133413, 13.906638

Using public transport from Trondheim Airport to Skålestrømmen

Take the train to Grong which can be booked here. You need to reserve early enough to get a seat. Trains are often full when trying to buy a ticket. – www.vy.no – depending on your choice (fee or non refundable) the fee is between 249 – 444 kr.

From Grong station you can use the bus number 610 to “Jule” – https://www.atb.no/reiseplanlegger/?direction=1&tplang=no&from=Grong%20(Grong)&to=Jule%20(Lierne)

or if there is no bus”tilbringer service” – that is a taxi instead of bus. The bus Grong – Sørli does not run very often so they are offering a “taxi for bus” service.

The “tilbringer” fee is under 100kr. one way. You have to order the service on this website – https://www.atb.no/bestillingstransport-07417/category1740.html – via the chat window or call 07417 at least 6 hours before. However, you can do that weeks in advance. – via the chat window or call 07417 at least 6 hours before. However, you can do that weeks in advance.

So basically you can get a Trondheim Airport – Skålestrømmen (door to door) return trip for around 1.000 kr.

alternative route planners

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Are there any small towns or villages or other places of interest nearby?

There is a lot of nature around Skålestrømmen but you also have easy access to small villages with shops. The closest shop (Joker in Jule) is 6km away. However, driving one hour is considered being around the corner, so a rental car is a good thing to have. On arrival we will explain the nearby opportunities and also supply a map.

What are the cost?

We offer inclusive packages with accommodation, boats, licenses, all meals included, so that you do not have to worry about anything. Enjoy your stay in you own pace an in absolute freedom.

Depending on season we charge between 1250 and 1500 kr. per day/guest. This includes accommodation, meals, boats, guiding, fly tying and if you so desire casting tuition at no extra charge.

All payments to be made in Norwegian Crowns.

Is there a typical daily schedule at Skålestrømmen? Is the fishing only at night-time?

Freedom to do whatever you like is in focus here at Skålestrømmen. Breakfast is from roughly 9:00 to 11:00 and dinner is at 6. You have access to food 24 hours though.

Is there WiFi available?

The Norwegian 4G network is available pretty much everywhere. It is advisable to check the roaming rate with you cell phone provider or get a prepay SIM chip at the airport.

Is the toilet outside or in the cabin?

The hut is 100% self-contained. We are focussing on a very low impact. Electricity 12V is provided via sun panels. The toilet is outside. We have a gas heated shower with warm water inside and gas heated warm water in the kitchen.

What species of fish can we expect in Skålestrømmen?
Fly rod and trout - fishing for trout and Arctic char at Skålestrømmen, Norway

Skålestrømmen and the lake Ulen ( above and Rengen below are solely but abundantly populated by wild Brown trout and Artic char. The average size for trout at Skålestrømmen is between 0,4 and 1 kg. However, there are reported catches of up to 3 kg.

What are the regulations & bag limit?

Please refer to the rules page here – Skålestrømmen fishing rules

How about bringing a fish to the table for dinner?

We actually encourage our guests to do so. It just completes the experience. Tasting a true wild fish is unforgettable.

Since our fish are coming from two huge lakes (Ulen and Rengen) into our stream we experience an amazing abundance of fish. The lakes are hardly fished at all. So taking a few fish for dinner does actually help the fishery instead of hurting it. Natural predators are far and few between. The “human” is a natural part of this fishery. The angler and fishermen used to be a part of natural regulation of the fish population, but since commercial fishing in the lakes has died off we are missing this. in previous days, natural regulation of the fish abundance.

Do we need a life jacket – I do have my own one but saw in the various pictures that people were wearing them. Do you have these already ? I am a good swimmer but just wondered if it was a rule to wear one out in a boat ?

We have life vests / jackets for everyone fishing our waters. The vests we supply are very comfortable to wear and do not degrade the casting / fishing experience. We kindly ask our guests to wear these when in a bout or when wading deep.

You can read more about the life vests here – https://www.skalestrommen.no/ff/inflatable-life-vests/

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.
Judging by your site and the flies used there are plenty of dries i.e CDC’s , Klinks and so on so the light must be good at night time?

The nighttime i summer is bright. Many of the pictures on the page are taken around midnight and some of the best ones even with mobile phones.

What sort of tackle do I need to bring?

Please refer to the Tackle & Flies page.

We fly-fish regularly for Trout & Grayling at home so we think we’re Ok as per what is needed and so on. But most of our fish are stocked.

We do not have one single stocked fish here. All fish are wild, meaning they were born and raised in these waters. So the trout might be different to what your are used to, specifically in fighting power.

Are there Grayling too?

We do not have grayling but a trip to Swedish waters with good Grayling can be arranged.

I have a question regarding the 12v system utilised in the Cabin. It is commendable you are fully self-sufficient and use Solar Power. Can you explain what 12v type of connections are available please? i.e. Converted USB or 12v Auto type (Car Cigarette lighter)? The Power would only be used to charge Mobile Phones, Tablets, Cameras etc… Very little current draw.

We have “charging city” with a rooster of adapters to charge phones, tablets, cameras and Laptops. 220V, Mini USB, USB C, Lightning etc.

The 5V USB system is fed by a 12V – 220V converter which gives an alarm tone when too much power is drawn.

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