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July 31, 2011

Norway: Atlantic salmon report on Gaula river July 2011

The Gaula and our beats are enjoying another good season at the moment. Even if some of the weeks have been suffering by too much rain and water levels way above of what is perfect for our beats, the total results are quite good. The Gaula has produced so far this season, in less than 2 months time, a total of 3.653 salmon, which breaks down into 1.453 large salmon over 7 kg/ 15 ½ lb, 1.923 salmon between 3 kg/ 6 ½ lb and 7 kg/ 15 ½ lb and 277 grilse. Only the last week produced 2,5 t.

There have been many large fish caught, even quite recently. The average weight of the 10 largest fish caught is at 18,7kg / 41,2 lb at the moment. We are proud to say that the largest salmon on the Gaula caught this year, weighing 21,1 kg / 46 ½ lb with a length of 1,29 m, was caught on one of our NFC beats by Arve Nilsen.  Meanwhile another monster salmon, measuring 1,21 m and weighing 17,3 kg / 38,1 lb was caught on our water by Andre Scholz.

Last week a 20 kg/ 44lb salmon was caught on the Gaula and the week before there were caught at least 3 fish over 17 kg/ 38 lb. The average weight is with 6,4 kg/ 14 lb still very high and indeed the medium sized salmon – this unbelievable strong fighters - are at the moment far easier to catch than f. ex. grilse.

Norwegian Flyfishers Club AS

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