After brief closure, the Gaula is reopened - the highest water level of the season also ensures the best fishing of the season 19.08.2018
For a long time we have been waiting for the rain and seeing the river so low and without anglers, was very unusual during the season. As we wrote in our last update, the Gaula reopened on Thursday evening as the weather forecast for the coming days predicted much cooler weather with rain. This time, the weather report should finally be right and on Friday afternoon it finally started to rain. The water level rose to over 100 m / second on the Gaulfossen and with the fresh water, the fish were immediately active.

Thies with his salmon of approx. 9 kg from Beat B1.

Thies Reimers was able to land one fish of approx. 7,5 kg on Beat BS1 and later in the evening he caught another salmon of approx. 9 kg on Beat B1. He released both fish carefully.

Also, Hernan Garcia landed a nice salmon of 88 cm on Beat C2.

In the evening it started again to rain heavily and on the next day the Gaula rose to 323 m/ sec. at the Gaulfossen. This was the highest water level of the season so far! Already in the morning Thies Reimers and Daniel Stephan fished Beat BS2. What they experienced there, is almost unbelievable. Within 3 hours they landed together 7 salmon between 4 and 8,5 kg. A fishery which you do not experience every day on the Gaula.

Daniel with a female salmon of approx 8,5 kg from Beat BS2.

Thies with a salmon of approx. 7 kg, which he landed as well on Beat BS2.

The river has already dropped to below 60 m / second, but the Norwegian weather forecast also predicts the next rainfall. The net fishing in the fjord is closed since Friday, August 3, for this year and the strong increase in water flow should motivate the salmon, which have been waiting for a long time now in the fjord for a better water level, to enter the river very soon. We are curious how things will continue in the next few days and keep you up to date.

There are some rods vacant until the end of the season. If you would like to fish the Gaula during the current 2018 season, please do not hesitate to contact us by Email: or by phone: 0049 (0) 40 589 2302. With still some rain in the forecast the fishing should be good in the coming days.


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