The Season 2011 on the Gaula
The Gaula season 2011 has started – the first fish on the NFC Beats is landed! 01.06.2011 21:25

Jon Anders Schei with the first salmon of the season 2011 caught on the NFC Beats – 7,5kg (16,5lbs) Gaula silver!

Season 2011 on the Gaula started at midnight of the 31st of May. Nine month of waiting have passed by and the well known faces of our early season regulars and a few new anglers showed up to fish the exiting season start on our Beats.

The conditions on the season - opening have not been as good as the promising last days indicated beforehand. In the afternoon a large number of salmon were observed in the Gaulfossen Pool and after jumping a while the pool became quite again – the typical sign that the fish have progressed up streams.

But heavy rainfalls in the Gaula valley resulted in strongly rising water in the evening. The water level went up on the 31st of May from 150 m³/sec to 253 m³/sec at midnight the same day. The water temperature dropped by about 1 °C back from 8 to 7° C due the cold rain and cold air conditions. This change of weather had not a good effect on the catches; due to rising water and the cold temperatures the salmon have not been taking well during the night and most anglers retired early after a short first go. Nevertheless, at about 7 o’clock in the morning it was Norwegian regular Jon Anders Schei who hooked the first fish in our Lower Gaula Beat E 3. After a nice battle he was able to land the first salmon of the season 2011 on the NFC beats – a nice fresh and silver June Gaula salmon. The fish was weighed in with 7,5kg ( 16 ½ lbs). Jon Anders planned to release the fish but it was bleeding, so the fish had to be killed.

There are good news coming from our guests in the Store area, they have seen fresh fish head and tailing in our Beat A1, that means that the salmon have definitely arrived in the middle reaches after passing the Gaulfossen – it is just a questions of time until we are able to report salmon catches from the middle reaches!

During the morning the weather changed, the rain clouds passed by and sun got back into the valley. This will surely improve the conditions, and we are pretty sure to report more pictures and catches very soon!

As usual, we will try to update our website as often as possible to keep you updated!

The next salmon on the NFC Beats is landed 02.06.2011 23:17


Karsten Kruhl with his salmon of 8,6kg (19lbs).

The first 2 days have been a bit slow on our beats, but conditions seem to improve. Some warmer weather on the 2nd of June will bring the water temperature up one or two degrees, from which fly fishing should benefit nicely. Our guests and guides have seen a couple of fish in the middle reaches and we got reports from Guides at the Gaulfossen that fish are passing. Now we are waiting for the first fish to be caught any time on our middle beats.

Anyway, on our Lower Gaula Beat a good fish was lost at approx. 3hrs in the morning by Alexis Athemeliotis and some fish have been seen heading upstream. At noon we got reports from 5km below about fish caught in the Melhus area, a good sign for us! But finally another fish was caught on our Lower Gaula Beat at 2:30 pm by our regular Karsten Kruhl. His salmon weighed in with 8,6kg (19lbs).

The two largest fish caught on the Gaula so far were weighing in with 18kg (39.7 lbs) and 16.8 kg (35.3 lbs). Both fish were caught on worm in the lower river.

Our guests are in good mood and it is just a question of hours to get in new catch reports!

Fishing on our beat B1 – a great feeling to wet the lines again…


The first salmon on the NFC Beats caught above the Gaulfossen 06.06.2011 02:21

Fabien Laborde’s salmon of approx. 11kg (24lbs) – the first fish caught above Gaulfossen on the NFC Beats! You can watch parts of the fight by clicking on the link below!

>Watch the Video - click HERE<
 Fabien was alone, filmed with a head-camera fastened to his cap and released the fish carefully – so this is not a Hollywood production!

Yesterday, we had a very stormy day, and it was even for experienced fishermen very difficult to get the fly line out. But nevertheless Karsten Kruhl was able to hook his 2nd fish on our Beat E2 and landed after a good fight a nice salmon of approx. 8kg (17.5lbs).

The day continued very windy and our fishermen have not been able to catch more fish on that day. During the night it got pretty cold, down to 3°C, but the clouds and rain disappeared and this morning begun with sunshine and nice conditions after it warmed up a bit.

The water dropped very quickly during the day and the water level is getting lower, which will allow salmon to pass Gaulfossen in larger numbers without being hold up any more. We already heard about hooked fish and rumours about caught fish in the middle and upper reaches, and the last doubt was eliminated by our French guest Fabien Laborde, who was able to catch the first fish on our beats in the Rognes area on our Beat D1! His beautiful salmon measured 104cm and he estimated it to weigh about 11kg (24lb), the fish has been released carefully. Fabien was able to film the fight of his June-Springer from Beat D1 with his head-camera! Below you find the link to the video! We hope you will enjoy the battle…


We have got as well reports about several fish caught today from the lower river below our Lower Gaula Beat. We are hoping that the fishing will improve now and look forward to the new week which started today at 8pm on our water.
Some tough days on the Gaula – but now the fishing seems to improve! 09.06.2011 20:26

Andreas Johansson with his salmon of 10,8kg from Beat D1

The fishing on the 6th and 7th of June has been pretty tough. During the first days some fish were caught on various lower beats, but most have been in the river for a while and did not carry sea lice. Most of these fish have been slowly progressing through the pools above Gaulfossen into the middle reaches and even higher. Not many new fish were coming from the sea running through our lower beats during the last couple of days. However, since the 8th of June we have seen more fish in our pools in the middle reaches and higher up on our Bogen Söndre Beat and our fishing guests have hooked and lost, and caught a number of fish. On our Beat B2 Peter Ericson lost a very good fish during the afternoon.

At the same time Alastair Dunbar fished our Bogen Sondre Beat BS2 and hooked a big fish which was lost after a 15 min fight! His next turn was on Beat B1 where he hooked his next fish but after he played the fish hard for more then 10 minutes, again this fish came off. However he continued fishing and hooked the next fish a short time later and third time lucky he was able to land a salmon of about 6,5kg (13lb), which he released carefully, after he had taken a picture.

A bended rod on Beat B1 – nice to see it again!


Alastair Dunbar landed his first salmon of the season – he estimated the fish to weigh 14- 15lb (about 6,5kg) and released it carefully

On the Lower Gaula Beat some of our guests had some pulls and takes from running fish, but the fish were not hooked properly, as can often happen.

The next day was good day on our Beat D1. During the evening session Andreas Johansson from Sweden was able to land a very nice salmon with a weight of 10,8kg (24lb). Just a short time later his fishing partner Mikael Andersson was also successful with a beautiful salmon of 7,8kg (17,5lb). This fish was covered in long tailed sea lice which indicates that fresh fish are running quite fast at the moment.

Mikael is into a fish on Beat D1


A happy fisherman…


Mikael with his sealiced salmon of 7,8kg 17,5lb)

The next morning Mikael fished our Beat B1. After he lost a fish he then landed his second salmon of the week which he estimated to weigh about 7,5kg (16 1/2 lb). After taking a quick picture the beautiful hen salmon was released carefully. Mikael caught both fish on his invention, the Banana fly! The second fish on a new version with a long black over-wing.

Mikael Andersson with his 2nd fish of the week from Beat B1 – approx. 7,5 kg 16.5lb)

It is very good to see that our guests are starting to catch more fish now and that more salmon are showing in the pools as well. In many of our pools in the middle reaches fish have been seen. This is a good sign and let us hope that the fishing improves now.
A real flood at the start of the new week 13.06.2011 22:17
The fishing during the last two days of Week 23 has still been tough even though our fishermen reported more fish seen and some contacts and lost fish from our pools. Sven Nedved lost two fish on Saturday morning after several minutes fight with each of them on our lower Beat E1. One was a really big fish and the other one about 8 kg/ 17 lb. Andreas Grass from Germany managed to land a good fish on our Beat D1 on the Saturday evening on a Good Morning Fly, which he estimated to weigh about 9kg (20lb). Andreas released his beautiful and very fresh fish carefully after taking a picture.

Andreas Grass with his salmon of approx. 9 kg (20lb) caught on our Beat D1


Andreas Grass paying a salmon on Beat D1

Also Mikael Andersson had a large fish on in our Beat B2 which sadly came off after it took 100 meters of line straight after he hooked it. Mikael estimated the fish at between 13 and 15 kg (28 and 33lb). He and his fishing partner Andreas had a few takes in different pools during the day but they could not land their next fish. Also on our Bogen Sondre Beat a nice fish was lost after a short while by Alex Viklund from Sweden and on Beat E2 NFC’s Daniel Stephan lost a good fish after a 5 minutes long fight. But our English regulars Bruce Bomphrey and Tim Sparkes have been fishing our Beat E1 - with success. Bruce caught a typical June Gaula salmon which weighed in at 8,0kg (17.5lb).
Finally it seems that some fish new fish are coming and so we were looking forward to the new week. But very hard rain is falling and an air temperature drop from almost tropical heights down to 16 – 18°C halted our optimism again. On the introduction meeting for the new week on Sunday afternoon in the Storen Hotel, Manfred Raguse recommended to the newly arrived guests to rest until Monday morning and be out early.

Bruce playing his fish on Beat E1.


Bruce Bomphrey with his 8,0kg (17.5lb) salmon from Beat E1.

The water kept on rising and rising and peaked last night at 3:45 am at 578 m³/sec. a real flood! But the Gaula is always quickly fishable again after a flood and quite early this (Monday) morning the first fish have been lost on Beat D1, another one in Beat B2 and several more contacts have been reported. Sven Nedved from Germany caught the first fish after the flood – a very good fish which measured 104cm and weighed in at 10,4kg/ 23 lb. Sven caught his salmon at the lower part on Beat A1, a typical resting place for the first fish arriving after a flood! More contacts have been reported so we are pretty sure that some more fish will be taken during the next few hours.

Sven Nedved with his nice salmon from Beat A1 – 10,4 kg/ 23 lb.


Good conditions after the flood, but it is still not easy… 17.06.2011 13:48
Despite quite good water conditions during the last two days, fishing was still difficult. However, some of our fishermen caught some beautiful fish and also reports from other parts of the river getting better!

Our friend and regular guest Chris Henshaw from England was able to catch a nice fish during his session on Beat E1. He released the fish carefully and estimated it to weigh about 6,5 kg/ 14 lbs.

Chris Henshaw is playing a fish on beat E1


Chris Henshaw with his salmon of approx. 6,5kg (14lbs)


…Chris says the first one has to be released…a good attitude!

The biggest fish of the week so far has been caught by regular Hans Fischer- he caught a perfect salmon on Beat B1 which weighed in with 12,1kg (26 ½ lbs). His fishing partner Roland Puff, as well from Germany, was even able to film a part of the fight. Just click on the link to watch the video:



Hans Fischer with his big fish of 12,1kg (26.5lbs)

Finally it seems that the weather is getting a bit nicer, the rain has stopped and the water is dropping very quickly. The dropping water should have a good effect for the next days and we hope for some improvements on our catches!

Ideal water levels and an exciting start to the new week 20.06.2011 18:28
A clear improvement of the situation has taken place. The water level has been constantly dropping after the flood and has now reached an ideal level for most of our beats in the middle reaches of the Gaula. Suddenly our guests and guides are seeing larger shoals of salmon entering the pools and passing upstream.


A fresh salmon from our Renna Pool

John Klein took the opportunity to fish one of our “free for all pools”, the Railway Pool, our Beat F, and was able to land a very good fish which he estimated to weigh about 11,5kg (25lb). The fish was carefully released. The battles on the Railway Pool are always very challenging due to the steep bank, so use of a net is necessary for landing big fish up there.


John’s nice female salmon of approx. 11,5kg (25lb) - the picture has been quickly taken in the net, so the size of the fish is not really showing because of the enormous depth of the net.

Yesterday during the afternoon a lot of medium and smaller fish were seen on our Lower Beats and Sven Nedved was able to catch a smaller salmon of 3,7 kg (lb). Many of our guests have seen running fish in the last two days. It is now quite obvious that a lot more fish are entering the river system.

Sven Nedved with his smaller salmon of 3.7kg (8,2lb.) (pic follows later)

In the evening more fish were seen and we got reports that many fish are moving on the whole lower Gaula. Already by noon Mortan Carlsen had seen about 35 salmon in our Beat D1 showing in all sizes! Our Irish fisherman David Swain had a battle with a monster on our Beat C2 shortly before he left on Sunday morning – after 25 minutes the fish sadly came off. Also Simon Kitcher from England, who fished our Bogen Sondre Beat hooked a very big fish and lost it after only 3 minutes of the fight. This Beat was fishing perfectly in those conditions so John Klein drove up there this afternoon and after changing to a floating line and using a Sunray Shadow he hooked a good fish just under the surface! John’s 2nd fish was carefully released, and he estimated it to weigh about 9kg (20lb). John fished alone again, so nobody was able to take proper pictures, but this is the way it is if you fish alone and release your fish.


John Klein’s salmon of approx. 9kg (20lb) from our Beat BS1 shortly before the fish has been released.

Anyway, due to these improvements during the last 24 hrs we are optimistic that the fishing is now picking up and we are finally into our normal catch range! There have been a number of large fish over 15 kg/ 33 lb caught in the middle and upper reaches. The average weight of the 10 largest salmon on the Gaula is now 17,8 kg / 39.3 lb. Among these fish are five over the magic 40 pound mark. Of these 10 fish 7 were caught on the spoon, and only one on the fly.

The first fish of the new week on our water was caught by Mortan Carlsen in Renna Pool only a short time after our start meeting. It was estimated to weigh about 5 1/2 kg / 12 lb and was carefully released after Thomas Wölfle took a few pictures. .


Mortan with his salmon of approx. 5,5 kg (12lb.)

Mortan had already fished the past two days with us and lost a very big fish this afternoon. The fish did not move at all more then 2-3 meters and Mortan, who is a very experienced salmon fisher, tried all sorts of strain on the fish without moving it. As he finally knocked on his cork handle the fish went berserk and unfortunately got lost. Also not long after the start meeting, Phillip Paul who fished beat D1 together with Lutz Sander hooked a monster. They saw the large white belly of the fish which had come into shallower water, but sadly also this fish was lost. Phillip reported that several very large fish showed head and tailing in the pool and he continued to fish, extremely motivated… What a great start into the new week!

A great day on the NFC Beats…and still more fish to come… 22.06.2011 21:59

Per Arneberg with his salmon from Beat C2 – weighing approx. 9kg (20lb)

Already by yesterday the season had shown a significant improvement – and we can say it has really started now. Our fishermen are seeing fish all over, jumping, head and tailing in almost all pools at the moment – we got reports of 50-60 fish seen in just a few hours – mostly medium sized fish, but some big ones and smaller ones have been seen as well! The day started with success by John Klein, who caught and released a salmon of approx. 5kg (11lb) on Beat D2, shortly before Yngve Landro and Eilif Eckhof each lost a good fish on the same Beat as well.

The next fish landed was reported by regular Rune Jensen. He was able to land a medium sized salmon of 6,7kg (15lb) on our Beat D1.

Rune with a well bended rod…


Rune Jensen with his salmon from Beat D1 – 6,7kg (15lb).

Almost during the same time Phillip Paul from Germany caught a beautiful smaller salmon on our Bogen Sondre Beat BS1 which weighed in with exactly 4kg (9lb).

Also Mortan Carlson was successful again on Beat C2. He was able to catch and release a nice salmon which measured 88cm and he estimated it to weigh about 7kg (15.5lb).

The night was pretty cold, the temperature dropped from 19°C down to 8°C, so the fishing during the night and the morning was a bit slower, but very many fish have been seen everywhere showing. By late morning the temperatures got warmer and immediately the fish started to take again. Again it was on Beat D1 where the next fish was caught by our Italian guest Enrico Cristiani. After taking a quick picture he was able to release a nice salmon which he estimated to weigh about 6kg (13lb).

Enrico Cristiani and a nice salmon of approx 6kg (13lb) from Beat D1

Also our Norwegian regular Arnt Henning Brunborg had a good session on Beat C2. He caught two salmon with appox. weights of 5,5 and 7 kg (12 and 15.5lb). It´s interesting that most of the fish caught have been taking pretty small flies – even though we are still in June and the water temperature is around 11-12°C.

Arnt Henning Brunborg with his first fish from Beat C2 - approx. 5,5 kg (12lb).


And fish Nr. 2 from the same session – this time approx 7kg (15.5lb).

During the afternoon Per Arneberg from Norway took the opportunity to fish Beat C2 – with success! He landed a very good fish on Beat C2. Per estimated to weigh his salmon to weigh about 9kg (20lb). The battle with Per’s salmon has been recoded on video, so we will be able to provide you with some more video material during the next days!

Per Arneberg and his salmon form Beat C2 – approx. 9kg (20lb)


Per is releasing the fish…

Our German guest Thomas Wölfle fished during the afternoon Beat D2 and caught two fish. Thomas was able to catch and release his first fish which he estimated to weigh about 5,5kg (12lb). His 2nd fish had to be killed because the fish sadly was bleeding and then there is no point releasing a salmon. Anyway, a nice fish which weighed in with 8,1kg (17.5lb).

At 18hrs we had our regular Wednesday-barbecue with all fishermen at the Storen Hotell, and some fishermen came late, but they had a good excuse like Eilif Eckhof – he was fighting a fish on beat D1, which he could land after a good fight and weighed in with 8,5kg (17.5lb).

Eilif Eckhof plays his nice June salmon...


Eilif with his nice catch – 8,5kg (17.5lb)

After the barbeque we wanted to show a film about Tarpon fishing at the hotel for interested guests, but we skipped that idea as we clearly felt everyone wanted to get back to the river to enjoy more of the fantastic reality with “salmon the leaper” as the main actor!

The reports of amazing numbers running salmon seen in the lower reaches making us very optimistic, we believe that some more salmon will be caught today and we should be able to report more catches very soon! The fishing right now is very good and it looks it will keep on going!

The good fishing continues – 10 salmon landed on the Barbeque day! 25.06.2011 18:29
It was the right decision to go out fishing instead of watching a DVD after the barbeque. Most of our guest got back onto the river after the barbecue and some were rewarded with a good fishing experience. The conditions were almost perfect and it was Dr. Wolfgang Spaete who was able to land his first fish of the week on our beat C2 on a Green Highlander. The fish weighed in with 8,5 kg (18,7lb).

Dr. Wolfgang Spaete with his nice salmon of 8,5 kg (18,7lb)

Manfred Raguse was also able to land a fish on our Beat C2 at 23:45. He saw the fish head and tail rising in the lower part of the pool and after some casts he hooked the fish. Manfred was able to film the take and the fight including the landing of the fish with a little camera on his chest. The bright fish measured 79 cm and was estimated to weigh about 5 kg (11lb). Manfred took som photos and released the fish. Please have a look on his self made film:



Manfred Raguse’s fish from our beat C2 before it was released. Estimated weight about 5kg (11lb).

Also our first time visitor Horst Gutzeit was able to land his first Gaula salmon. He fished our beat D1 as a larger school of salmon entered the pool at 23:15. After just a few casts he got a nice take and after a good battle, some minutes later ,he was able to land a nice salmon which weighed in with 7,0 kg (15,4lb). His friend Ralf Wawra and our NFC Thies Reimers are able to film the fight. Please have a look:



Horst Gutzeit with his first Gaula salmon weighing 7,0 kg (15,4lb).

Thursday started as good as Wednesday had ended. It was again Mortan Carlson who was able to land his next fish of the week. He was fishing our beat BS2 as he hooked a nice fish which he estimated to weigh about 6,5 kg (14,3lb). Mortan released this fish carefully.

Mortan Carlson is playing the next fish.


Mortan Carlson with a nice salmon of approx 6,5 kg (14,3lb) from our beat BS2.


Mortan Carlson is releasing his fish

Also Dr. Wolfgang Späte was able to land his next fish of the week in our beat C1. He estimated the fish to weigh about 8 kg (17 ½ lb). Also this fish was carefully released.

NFC Peter Ericson had a good session on our beat C2. He was able to land 2 salmon within 20 minutes. The first one he estimated to weigh approx 9 kg (20 lb). This fish was carefully released. The second fish weighed in with 7,2 kg (15,8lb).

Our first time visitor Ralf Wawra was able to land his first Atlantic salmon on our beat D2. After a hard battle this fish weighed in with 8,9 kg (19,6 lb). Horst Gutzeit was able to film the fight. (We will provide the video link as soon as possible)

Ralf Wawra with his nice salmon from our beat D2 weighing in with 8,9 kg (19,6lb).

The water has been rising during the night from 50 m³/sec yesterday to 204 m³/sec today at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. But still in the rising water some fish has been hooked, we will report about that as soon as possible when we get the pictures in. At the moment it looks like that the water level is constant and it should begin to drop in the next few hours and we expect a good fishing in the next hours and in the beginning of the new week.

Monster Salmon landed– 21,1kg (46 ½ lb)!!!
A superb day on the NFC Beats!
27.06.2011 10:55

Arve Nilsen (right) and NFC chairman Manfred Raguse holding Arve’s superb salmon!

A sensational salmon was landed yesterday afternoon at 19:20 on the NFC Beats. Our Norwegian regular guest Arve Nilsen from Bergen has again caught a very big fish on our beats. After he lost 4 good fish during this week he finally caught his salmon – what a “monster”. On his last session of the week he fished our Beat B1 together with his friend Yngve Landro. Yngve had the first go and was able to catch a salmon of 10,5kg (23.1lb). A really big fish.

Now it was Arve’s turn! He was just changing the leader (0.53mm) before he went out into the top of the pool, just made a couple of casts then he had an enormous take. Arve knew straight away it is a big fish – he knows how a big fish feels as he caught in 2007 a 15,1kg (33lb) and in 2008 a 15,4kg (34lb) salmon, but this one seemed to be even bigger! And it was…after a hard 30 minutes fight Arve landed his personal record-salmon after following about 500 meter on Beat B2. The enormous salmon measured 129cm (girth 63cm) and weighed in with exact 21,1kg (46 ½ lb). There was no discussion about releasing the fish – the small tube fly was swallowed very deep and the fish was bleeding during the fight.

Arve Nilsen with his huge salmon of 21,1 kg (46 ½ lb)- sealiced!

This salmon is to date the largest salmon caught on the whole Gaula River in the season 2011.
After the fish was landed, the “news” spread around quickly between our guests and guides, so suddenly a lot of fascinated people were gathering on the river bank, lightened a fire and celebrated with Arve his extraordinary catch. A spontaneous St. Hans party on the NFC Beats took place – a great last evening of a memorable week. Congratulations Arve – for your salmon of a lifetime – you deserved it and we are glad to have you and your fantastic group of Norwegian fly fishermen fishing with us year after year!

However, this was not the only fish caught yesterday – it was a great day for several of our guests. Alastair Dunbar from Scotland came back fishing with us the 2nd time this season and landed his 2nd fish within a 3 days. A really nice cock fish which weighed in with 8,4kg (18 ½ lb).

Alastair is into a fish on Beat B1


Alastair Dunbar with his salmon from Beat B1 from Friday evening – 8,4kg (18.5lb).

Saturday morning it was Andre Holgersen, a new member of our Norwegian group, who caught a fantastic cock fish after a hard struggle which weighed in with 12,5kg (27 ½ lb).

Andre Holgersen with his big salmon from beat B1 – 12,5kg (27 1/2 lb).

There were a couple of more fish caught, for example from Thomas Wölfle from Germany. He caught a big salmon of approx. 10kg (22lb) which he released carefully. On the next morning Thomas caught fish number 4 for him during that week - another beautiful salmon of approx. 9kg (20lb) which he released as well carefully. Pictures of Thomas fish will follow. Also Dr. Wolfgang Späte was successful again – he caught his next salmon on Beat BS1 – this salmon weighed in with 7kg (15.4lb).

The last fish of the day was caught by Mortan Carlsen. He fished on the very top of our Beat E2 and a very strong fish took his Sunray Shadow. After an extremely hard fight he was able to land a very nice sea liced salmon far down in Beat E3 – that means he had to follow the fish for about 500 meters down stream – this fresh run early spring fish on the Gaula are without doubt very powerful fish.

Mortan with a enormously bended rod…running downstream!


…from the top of E2 down to E3…the salmon are very strong on the E-beats!!!


The salmon just won’t give up…


Finally landed – a salmon of 9,5kg (20lb) and a happy fisherman: Mortan Carlsen from the Faroese Islands. Mortan played an important role for the buy-out of the commercial salmon catch quota from the commercial fishermen of the Faroe Islands by the North Atlantic Salmon Fund (NASF).

Alastair caught and released the last two fish of the week: One was caught on Beat B1 and Alastair estimated it to weigh about 4 kg (just below 9 lb) and the other one was caught on Beat E2 and estimated to weigh 5 kg / 11 b.

This week was a good week on the NFC Beats and the water is still dropping, so we are looking forward to the beginning of the new week which starts at 8 pm.

Good days on the NFC Beats! 04.07.2011 11:19

Another view on Arve Nilsen’s super fish from last week – 21,1kg /46 ½ lb. – a great specimen! We just had to show you this picture…

The fishing at the moment is pretty good on our beats; the water level is constantly dropping slowly which produces some nice catches. The first fish of the new week was again caught by Alastair Dunbar from Scotland. He was able to land a good fish of 8kg/ 17 1/2 lb on our Beat E2 not long after the start of the new week on Sunday evening. Also Andre Scholz from Germany had a good start into his week – he was able to catch 3 salmon. The first one on our Upper Gaula Extension Beat during the night, which he estimated to weigh about 5,5kg (12lb) and released it carefully. On the next evening he caught two additional fish on the Lower Gaula Beat E2 – the first fish of the session weighed about 6kg (13lb) and was released, the 2nd one was bleeding so Andre had to retain the fish which had about the same size. This fish weighed in with 6,1kg (13.5lb).

…and again Andre is into a fish


Andre with his 2nd fish of the E2 session – 6,1kg (13.5lb).


Our Italian guest Georgio Alemani caught a salmon of 5,1kg (11.2lb) on Beat BS1. Anton Hamacher, belonging to our film team with Daniel Goez landed a fish of approx. 4,5kg (10lb) on the same beat. On Beat B2 our Danish guest Poul Erik Nielsen caught a fish of the same size. Ian Jardine fishing with us for the first time has already caught 3 salmon and lost several more, including a really big one on D2 last night. But Ian was able to land a good fish of about 6kg (13lb) on Beat D1 and 2 more fish on Beat E2 – a grilse and a medium sized fish of about 4,5kg (10lb). Ian Jardine released all his fish.


Ian Jardine with his 2nd fish from the E2 session – approx. 4,5kg (10lb).

Also Alastair Dunbar was successful again with 2 salmon on Beat D2 – a smaller fish of about 3,5kg (6 1/2 lb) and a nice salmon which Alastair estimated to weigh about 8kg (17.5lb). He released both fish.

Regular guests Margarethe and Sebastian Yorke turned up happy at our Wednesday barbecue which most guests attended. They returned with the news that each of them caught a salmon of 9kg (20lb). Margarethe was interviewed by the Italian TV team that filmed on our water starting on Wednesday.


Margarete is playing her salmon on Beat C2.


Now it is Sebastian’s turn…he is into a fish on C2 as well.


Sebastian with his nice salmon of approx. 9kg (20lb) which he released carefully after taking this quick picture.


First time visitor and experienced fisherman Malcolm Fidler from England had a great session on Beat BS1. The first salmon he caught and released he estimated to weigh about 9,5kg (20lb) and measured 98cm. Shortly after he caught his first fish he got another take and could catch and release his 2nd fish of the day which he estimated to weigh about 7kg (15lb) – what a nice day!


Malcolm Fidler is playing his bigger fish on Beat BS1.


Malcolm with his salmon from Beat BS1 – approx. 9,5kg (20lb).


The Italian TV film team had as first priority to film a good sequence of a fish being caught. Their plan B, in case this proved not possible, was to have three fly-tyers tying their favourite flies in front of the camera. If successful filming a battle with a fish, only one fly tier would be required! Manfred Raguse thought it might be much easier to catch a fish instead of organising three fly tiers so went out with the film team on their first evening and was able to hook, land and release the required fish in front of the camera on beat D2. The 82 cm long fish was estimated to weigh about 6kg/ 13 1/2 lb.


Manfred Raguse with his salmon caught with the TV team on Beat D2 – approx. 6kg (13 ½ lb)


The last two days have been good days for Jean Luc Verstraaten – he was able to land 3 fish. A grilse on Beat B2 and a good salmon from Beat C2, which he estimated to weigh about 7,5kg (16 1/2 lb). At noon today he caught another nice fish of about 6kg (13 1/2 lb) on Beat C1.


Jean-Luc Verstraaten and his salmon from Beat C2 - approx. 7,5kg (13.5lb)


Andre Scholz fished Beat BS1 this morning and caught his next good fish – about 7,5kg (16 1/2 lb) –and this afternoon on his first go on Beat C2 he hooked his next fish, which Andre had to keep because it was bleeding badly. The fish weighed 6,8kg (15 lb).


Andre and his bended rod on Beat C2.


..just about to land his 5th fish in 4 days….


Andre with “Nr. 5” – 6,8kg (15 lb) from beat C2.

Also Rene Mourier from Denmark was successful again early this morning. He caught a wonderful fish on Beat BS1 which he estimated to weigh about 10kg (22lb). His salmon measured 108cm!

A grilse was caught by Michael Raper and Michael Beck Hansen caught two nice medium-sized fish of about 4 and the other one about 5kg (9 and 11lb).

Mauro Raspini, a member of the Italian film team, was able to catch a good fish on Beat E1 – he estimated it at about 8kg (18lb). Mauro released his salmon carefully!

The next two fish of similar size were caught at about the same time by NFC’s Daniel Stephan and chairman Manfred Raguse. Manfred and Daniel got both fish on “free for all” pools.


Manfred’s 83cm long fish from Beat E4 – estimated to weigh approx. 5,5kg/12lb – a video of the fight and release will follow soon!


Daniel Stephan with his medium sized salmon from the “free for all” water – 5,5kg/ 12lb.


On Beat B1 Sebastian Yorke caught and released his next fish – Sebastian guessed the weight of the fish at about 5kg (11lb).


Sebastian is into his next fish…


Kent Håkansson is holding Sebastian’s fish of approx. 5kg before realising it carefully.


Alastair Dunbar got another two fish of approx.7,5kg (16 1/2 lb), which he released, and 4kg (9lb). Both fish were caught on Beat E2. Andre Scholz caught his next salmon, also weighing about 4kg (9lb) on Beat D2 - released as well.

Also Grant Foreman caught a nice fish on Beat A1, which weighed in at 7,6kg (15 1/2 lb). Mauro Raspini caughta grilse of about 3kg (6.5lb) on Beat B2. Michael Beck-Hansen caught two fish on Saturday – a very good fish of about 9kg (20lb) and another fish of about 4kg (9lb) which he released earlier that day.

Brian Raper had a nice fish on Beat D1, which he estimated to weigh about 6kg (13lb) before he released his catch.


Michael Raper is holding his fathers fish, caught on Beat D1.


Andre Scholz caught and released his fish No. 8 for the week on B1 in the meantime, which he estimated to weigh about 7,5kg (16 1/2 lb). Beat C2 seemed to be a good spot today: Poul Erik Nielsen caught a good fish of 7,7kg (17lb).

Alastair Dunbar caught a tagged fish (no. X96515) on Beat B2, which he estimated to weigh about 6kg (13lb). During the last 2 days Jean-Luc Verstraaten caught 3 fish of about 6 (13lb) , 6,5 (14lb) and 7 kg (15 1/2 lb). Another grilse was caught by Rene Mourier and also Francois Leobon was successful on Beat B1 and caught a nice fish estimated to weigh about 4,5kg (10lb). Peter Ericson caught a 76 cm long salmon which he released, the fish was estimated to weigh 4 1/2 kg/ 10lb.


Francois with his nice fish estimated to weigh about 4,5kg (10lb).


And Andre Scholz caught two additional fish on the same beat there later on at 15:15 and 15:30 which were estimated to weigh 3kg/ 6 1/2 lb and 8kg (17 1/2 lb). Both fish were carefully released.


Andre is playing his fish Nr. 10 this week – this time on Beat C2.


Andre Scholz with the 90 cm long fish which was estimated to weigh about 8,5 kg (17lb).

The last fish of the week was caught by Anton Hamacher from the German Film team which he estimated to weigh about 8kg (17 1/2 lb) and released with care on Beat BS1.

The week´s release quota has been impressive, reaching an exceptional percentage with over 77%, even though all fish are fresh and silver and many of them sea liced! We are very proud that our fishing guests are supporting the future of the wild salmon stock on the Gaula in such an impressive way!

It is not easy to get the pictures in these days as a strong fishing enthusiasm has its grip on most our fishing guests who are keen to spend every minute they can on the river bank.

We are pretty sure that even while we are writing this update some more salmon are being hooked and new reports will follow very soon. We are glad to be able to say that the season is now in full swing and we are enjoying a great time on the Gaula. We will keep you updated!

A lot of salmon are running upstream 08.07.2011 19:24
The start of the week was very difficult as the water was rising from Sunday to Monday from 77 m³ to 190 m³. But also whilst the water was rising some fish were caught. The first fish of the week was caught by Andre Scholz on our Beat BS1. The fish measured 99 cm and he estimated it to weigh approximately 10 kg (22 lb). Andre released his fish carefully.


Andre is playing his first fish of the new week.


Andre with his nice salmon of approx 10kg (22lb) from our Beat BS1

On Monday Shusuke Hirano was able to catch his first fish of the week in our Beat C2. The fish measured 78cm and weighed in with 4,3 kg (9,5 lb) Also Sebastian Yorke was able to land his first fish of the new week in our beat B1. He estimated the weight of the 85cm long salmon to be approx 6 kg (13,2 lb). After a few pictures he released the fish carefully.


Sebastian Yorke is playing his fish in our beat B1.


Sebastian Yorke with his nice salmon of approx 6 kg (13,2 lb).

The water was dropping the whole Tuesday and some more fish have been caught.
Jean-Luc Verstraaten had a really good day on our Beats, he was able to catch & release three salmon. He caught his first fish on our beat B1. He estimated the weight to be around 4,5 kg (9,9 lb). Jean-Luc hooked the next fish in our beat E2. He estimated this salmon to weigh about 6 kg (13,2 lb). He was very happy and decided to have also a try on our beat C2 and also there he was able to catch a nice fish of approx 9 kg (19,8 lb), the fish measured 92cm.

Jean- Luc with his nice fish of approx 9 kg (19,8 lb) from our beat C2.

Also Bernd Kuleisa was able to hook his first fish of the week in our beat E2. He estimated the weight of the fish of approx 5 kg (11 lb). Also Leo Niemantsverdriet and Sebastian Yorke have been able to hook and catch each a nice 5 kg (11lb) fish. Leo in our Home Pool and Sebastian in our beat E2. Both fish were carefully released.

Also Andre Scholz was able to hook his next fish in our Beat BS1. He estimated this salmon, which measured 97 cm, to weigh about 9,5 kg (21 lb).

Andre Scholz is playing his fish in our beat BS1.


Andre with his beautiful fish of approx 9,5 kg (21 lb).

Also Karsten Kruhl was able to land his first fish of the week in our beat C1. The fish measured 100cm and was estimated to weigh approximately 10 kg (22 lb).

During Tuesday night a strong milk-coffee colour appeared and lasted until Wednesday evening. Probably some heavy rainfalls causing erosion in the upper reaches of the Gaula were the reason for this unwelcome change of conditions. Of some negative influence were the rainfalls which always seemed to come just at the moment when the river had been falling to a good level for most our pools.

Now the water is still dropping and we saw a lot of fish running upstream today, but as always when the fish are running fast, they are bad takers and most of the briefly hooked fish get lost. We hope that the water drops further and then it should be a good end of the week for our guests.

Improved fishing on the NFC Beats - 14 fish landed on July 8th 10.07.2011 18:39
After the rain the river dropped quickly. As soon we reached a good level which is about 60 m³/s water flow at the Gaulfoss and just below 40 cm at the Froseth gauge, the running salmon slowed down and started to take flies seriously again. In the evening of the 7th of July the river was in its best condition and Enzo Hamann from Germany caught a fish on Beat D2 which weighed in with 4,5kg (10lb). Leo Niemantsverdriet from the Netherlands caught a good fish of approx. 7kg (15 ½ lb) on Beat C1, which he released carefully. NFC´s Daniel Stephan caught a fish of 5,1kg (11.2lb) on one of our free for all pools.

Bruce Lindley with his salmon from Beat B1 – 10,6kg (23.3lb).


Bruce releases his fish…


Underwater...

The next day was set to be a good day on our Beats. The fish seemed to be spread over the whole system and salmon were caught on many different pools. Bruce Lindley started his great day with a very nice fish from Beat B1. Bruce caught the fish right in the top of the pool – as usual Bruce was using his weighing sack and it showed 10,6kg (23.3lb) on the scales.

Bernd Kuleisa was able to catch and release his next fish on one of our free for all pools – Bernd estimated his salmon to weigh about 6,5kg (14lb).


Bernd Kuleisa with his salmon of approx. 6,5kg (14lb).

Leo Niemantsverdriet caught his next fish, a very nice salmon which he estimated to weigh about 10kg (22lb). Leo released this fish, which took the fly just above our Beat B1.

Daniel Goez, who is actually just filming this week and has not fished the Gaula before, used the 5 minutes he was waiting for Anton Hammacher to have a few casts on beat C1. Amazingly he got a take immediately and was able to catch and release his first Gaula salmon – approx. 4kg (9lb).

Earlier this same day Margarete Yorke caught her next fish, also on Beat C1 – a beautiful salmon of approx. 6kg (13lb).


Margarete is into a fish on beat C1.


Margarete York with her salmon of approx. 6kg(13lb).


Sebastian Yorke is playing his salmon on Beat E2 – the photo was taken 2 days ago.


Sebastian Yorke with one of his salmon this week – this one he estimated to weigh about 5kg (11lb).

Hans Wolff fished Beat C2 and caught a fish of 7,5 kg (16 ½ lb) on his Orange Tube fly. Whilst playing the fish in the upper part of the pool he obviously disturbed a larger number of fish resting there and suddenly a larger number of good fish were jumping all over the pool. Hans released his fish carefully.

Hans Wolff with a nice fish weighing an estimated 7,5 kg/ 16 ½ lb just before he released it carefully.



NFC´s Thies Reimers took the chance to fish Beat B2, with success! He was able to catch and release a medium-sized salmon of approx. 4,5kg (10lb). Then NFC´s Daniel Stephan caught his next two salmon – a grilse and another, medium-sized fish of approx. 5kg (11lb) – both fish were caught and released on Beat C1. Pictures of Daniel´s fish will follow shortly...

Gerald Schimetta from Austria was doing very well. He was able to catch 4 salmon in 2 sessions. He started the day on our lower Beat E 2 with a 75cm long fish (about 4kg – 9lb). Shortly afterwards he caught his next fish, measuring 91 cm, weighing approx. 8kg (17 ½lb). But the night was to get even better for Gerald. The next Beat on the rotation was Beat C2, which in this water level is a deadly place. Shortly after midnight he landed his next fish which measured 90cm and weighed about 8kg (17 ½ lb) as well. About 1 hr later he hooked an even bigger fish. This time the fish measured 96cm, making a weight of about 8,5kg (18.5lb). What a great day!

Gerald with salmon Nr. 1 from Beat E2


Gerald with salmon Nr. 2 – approx. 8kg (17.5lb)


Gerald on beat C2 – again about 8kg (17.5lb)

Dr, Werner Brinker caught and released a very nice sea trout which was estimated to weigh about 3,5 kg /almost 8 lb.

During the night it started to rain heavily again and the water rose extremely fast – anyway the next catch reports are coming in here by SMS – 7kg (16lb) from Beat A1…but those catches will follow in our next Update.

We are very glad to be able to say that the fishing has improved again after the yo-yo rhythm of the river which seemed just to go up again and again due to new rainfalls, once it had reached a good water level. Conditions look good for the new week and we should soon see some new fish pictures for our next report in the coming days. Hopefully the Gaula will again prove it is one of the very best salmon rivers in Europe…

Good start into the new week, but heavy rainfalls are appearing again 14.07.2011 17:00
At first a last minute info: A large cock fish, measuring 1,21m and weighing 17,3kg / 38.2 lb was caught after a very hard battle by Andre Scholz on our Beat C2 yesterday evening.

Andre Scholz with his salmon of 17,3kg (38.2 lb) measuring 1,21m

All participating anglers and guides meeting at the hotel at 19:15 on Sunday afternoon were very motivated to start into the new week, particularly because of the good conditions including the water level which had fallen to an attractive level. It rained at Sunday afternoon and we expected rising water during the first night. But before, still some nice fish were caught. Carl Johan Karlsson from Sweden was able to land two salmon in one of our “free for all beats”. First a nice fish weighing approx 3 kg (6,6 lb) and just 15 minutes later a beautiful fish of around 5 kg (11 lb) both fish were carefully released.

Our regular guests Franz and Roland Huss fished our Beat B1 during the evening and also they were able to get some contacts. Roland Huss got a nice take but he was not able to hook the fish. Only some minutes later his brother Franz hooked a nice fish and after some a hard battle he was able to land the beautiful fish. The fish weighed in with 7 kg (15 ½ lb) with a length of 92 cm. This fish was tagged with the number 96161 and we found out that it was tagged on the 20st of June in Agdenes at the entrance of the Trondheimfjord. By the way, a fish carrying tag no. 96515 which was caught by Alastair Dunbar on the 2nd July, was tagged on the 25th of June on the same place. The latter needed just a week to come to Storen, whilst the salmon caught this week needed 3 weeks for the same distance.


Franz Huss is playing his fish in our beat B1.


Franz Huss with his salmon which weighed in with 7 kg (15 ½ lb).

The water rose during the night up to 82 m² in the morning, but alsdo in that rising water some fish were caught. Andre Scholz was able to land two fish during the night. The first one in our beat E2. That fish was measured to a length of 95 cm and Andre estimated the weight to be approx 9kg (19,8 lb). He released the fish carefully. Andre caught his second fish in our beat C2. This fish was 83 cm long and estimated to weigh 5 kg (11lb). Also this fish was carefully released.



Andre is playing his fish in our beat E2.


Andre with his beautiful fish of approx. 9kg (19,8lb).


Andre is playing his second fish of the day.


Andre with his fish of approx 5kg (11lb) from our beat C2.

Sacha Puetz from Germany was able to land his first fish of the week in our beat C1.
The fish was 90 cm long and weighed in with 7,2 kg (15,8lb).


Sacha Puetz with his salmon of 7,2 kg (15,8lb) from our beat C1.

Despite a moderate weather forecast predicting only 1,8mm rain for Monday it was hailing and raining cats and dogs During Monday afternoon the water began to rise quickly and spoiled our hopes for better fishing in a lower water level. The river rose to 168 m³ on Tuesday afternoon. But even during this period some nice fish were caught.
Franz Huss was able to lend his second fish of the week in one of our “free for all” beats. The fish measured 99 cm and weighed in with 9 kg (19,8lb).


Franz Huss is playing his fish in our Home Pool.


Franz Huss with his beautiful salmon of 9kg (19,8lb).

Also Terry Nab from the USA was able to land his first fish of the week in our beat E1. He estimated the weight being approx 2kg (4,4lb). He released that fish carefully. Just a day later he got the very special experience to hook a fish in our Bua Bridge Pool. After a nice fight he was able to land a nice and deep fish measuring 85 cm and approx 6kg (13,2lb). After taking some pictures he released the fish carefully.


Terry Nab is playing his fish in our beat D2.


Terry Nab released his fish of approx 6 kg (13,2lb) carefully.

Some more salmon were caught during the last day. Michael Dahms was able to catch a nice fish, which was 84 cm long and weighed in with 5,1 kg (11,2lb). Carl Johan Karlsson caught his next fish weighing approx 4 kg (8,8 lb). He released also this fish carefully. Also Per Arneberg, who visited us the second time this year was able to catch two fish on Tuesday. He got his first fish in our beat A2. He estimated the weight to be approx 8,5 kg (18,7lb) and released this fish carefully. He caught his second fish of the day in our beat C2. That fish was weighed in with 4kg (8,8lb). Also Sacha Puetz was able to catch his second fish of the week at our beat E2. The fish was 83 cm long and he estimated the weight to be approx 5,5 kg (12,1lb). He released this fish carefully.

Mediocre fishing on the Gaula – but some large fish are caught 19.07.2011 22:26
Despite quite good conditions the fishing was not easy. Terry Nab, a very experienced fly fisher from Idaho/ USA was able to land his next fish of the week in our beat D1. The fish was 76 cm long and he estimated it to weigh approx 5kg (11lb). After taking some pictures he released the fish carefully.


Terry Nab is playing his fish in our beat D1.


Terry Nab with his nice salmon of approx 5 kg (11lb) from our beat D1.

Just one day later Terry Nab was able to land another nice salmon measuring 87 cm and weighing approx 7 kg (15,4lb) in our beat A2. Also this fish was carefully released.


On Wednesday Andre Scholz was able to land two salmon in his noon session on our Beat B1. The first one was a nice fish of approx 6,5 kg (13 ½ lb). And just one hour later he was able to land his second fish which he estimated to weight approx 5,5 kg (12,1lb). He released both fish carefully.


Andre Scholz with a nice medium sized salmon weighing approx 5,5 kg (12,1lb) from our beat B1.

Andre left our Barbecue very early, in order to fish our beat C2, which is one of his favourite beats. But the fishing was not as good as he had hoped for until he suddenly felt a take around 23:00, but he was not able to hook the fish. He changed the fly to a bigger version of his “Good morning Fly”, rested the fish for a few minutes and tried the same spot again. That was the right ting to do, he got a nice take and was able to hook the fish. After a hard fight he was able to land the fish. The giant male fish measured 121 cm and weighed in with 17,3 kg (38,2lb).


Andre and his fishing friend Maurizio, with Andre’s giant salmon measuring 121 cm and weighing 17,3kg (38,2lb, caught on our beat C2.

Manfred Raguse went out for fishing our Beat B1 on Thursday morning at 9 and was able to land a nice cock fish measuring 99 cm which he estimated the weigh about 9,5 kg (21 lb). After taking a few pictures he released the fish. Manfred lost two more fish in this short session and he was able to film the fight with the 9,5 kg (21 lb) fish with his Chest camera. Please have a look on the video:



Manfred with his nice fish of 9,5 kg (21 lb) from our beat B1.


Manfred Raguse released his beautiful fish from beat B1.

Also NFC Daniel Stephan was able to land a nice salmon in one of our “free for all beats”. The fish measured 78 cm and weighted in with 4,9 kg (10,8 lb). Also Ingo Karwath was able to land some fish. He landed 4 salmon and 1 sea trout within 2 days. The salmon were estimated to weigh between 2 and 4 kg (4,4lb and 8,8lb). All fish were been carefully released.

It was again Terry Nab who was able to land a nice fish. It was his personal best Atlantic salmon so far. The big male fish put up a strong battle and was weighed in with 12 kg (26 ½ lb). He caught that fish in our beat B2.


Terry Nab with his nice salmon of 12 kg (26 ½ lb) from our beat B2

Also our group on the Bogen Sondre Beat was able to land some additional fish. Kristjan Smith landed and released a salmon of approx 1 kg (2.2lb). Fredrik Høiland was able to land two salmon. The first one weighed in with 4,5kg (10 lb) and the second fish just one day later weighed in with 2,5 kg (5,5lb). Also Christian Lindström was able to land a nice salmon in our Bogen Sondre Beat. This fish was weighed in with 6,5 kg (14,3lb). Some more fish were hooked, but they were lost after some minutes.

Low water on the Gaula – despite difficult conditions - some good fish landed 23.07.2011 15:47

Linus Andersson with his nice fish from Beat C1 – 7.8kg (17.2lb).

The water level on the Gaula was during the last days of last week and most of this week quite low, and the rain which was forecasted several times did not arrive.

The last week ended with a mixture of fish in various sizes. Jürgen Ruhland, was able to catch and release a salmon weighing approx. 7 kg (15 ½ lb), which measured 91cm on our Beat C1. Roland Huss from Germany was successful on one of our free for all beats. His fish weighed in with 5kg (11lb) and measured 81cm. Carl-Johan Karlsson got two more fish - a grilse of approx. 3kg (6.5lb) on Beat B1 which he released and another medium sized fish weighing 5,7kg (12 ½ lb) and measured 87cm. Ingo Karwath caught 1 grilse and 2 salmon between 2 and 4,4kg (9.7lb), all on one of our free for all pools in the Storen area. As well Maurizio Corti caught and released a fish on the same beat which measured 65cm. Newly arrived Ulf Krantz from Sweden had a good start into his fishing on our beats and caught a sea trout and later on a good salmon which weighed in with 6,4kg (14.1lb) As well Terry Nab caught his fish numbers 7 and 8 for the week on our beats. Another medium sized salmon of approx. 5,5 kg (12lb) on Beat B2 and another grilse of approx. 2kg (4,5lb) which he just caught and released before the regular week ended on Sunday at noon. On our Bogen Sondre Beat several fish were caught, f. ex. by Fredrik Høyland from Norway, who caught two fish of 2,5kg and 4,5kg (5.5 and 10lb) another small salmon has been caught by Kristjan Smith. Christian Lindström from Sweden caught a nice salmon of 6,5kg (14.3lb) on BS1.

The new week started with a fish from first time visitor Jelle Holm from Germany. He caught his first Gaula salmon on our Beat B2. His fish weighed in with 4kg (8.8lb) and measured 76cm. Michael Werner from Germany fished together with Manfred Raguse and their Kids on on Beat C2. Michael landed a salmon which weighed in with 4kg (8.8lb), the picture is on top of the page.


Michael is playing his salmon…


Landed!


Michael Werner with his salmon form Beat C2 – 4kg (8.8lb)


Anna Raguse caught her first Gaula fish this year on the fly! Not a salmon but a beautiful brown trout! Well done Anna! The next fish will be a salmon…


Anna Raguse caught one day before her 9th birthday a nice brown trout on the Gaula


During the course of the week the water kept still dropping, which was not helpful, but as usual when the water gets low, our Lower Gaula Beat is still fishing well and produces fish. Ulf Sill, which some of you might know from the famous River Mörrum in Sweden, came here for a short visit with his friend Linus Andersson. Despite the difficult conditions they were able to land a couple of fish. Ulf caught a beautiful fish on Beat E2 – a perfect fish which weighed in with 6.6kg (14 ½ lb)


Ulf is playing a fish on Beat E2…


Ulf Sill with his beautiful salmon of 6,6kg (14.5lb)


Linus Andersson caught a salmon weighing approx. 3kg (6.5lb) during the same session. During the night Ulf and Linus fished our Beat C1. A lot of fish showed in the Pool and it did not take a long time until Linus got a take and landed a good fish of 7.8kg (17.2lb).

Heinz Feldmann fishing with us the first time, caught as well his first Gaula salmon during the week on Beat B1 – a nice medium sized fish which took his Silver Blue and weighed in with 4kg (8.8lb) and measured 78cm. Also Jan Behrmann fishing the NFC beats the first time, caught finally, after loosing a couple of fish, a good fish which measured 87cm, and had a weight of approx. 6,5kg (14 ½ lb).


Heinz Feldmann and his first Gaula salmon from Beat B1


On the next day, NFC’s Daniel Stephan took the opportunity to fish one of our free for all beats (E5) on the Lower Gaula. After a first fish which came of after a few seconds he was able to land the next fish which took the fly– a medium sized fish of 80cm which weighed in with 4,9kg (10.8lb). There were large numbers of fresh passing our Lower Gaula beats during the last days, including some very big fish which are estimated weighing over 15 kg.


Daniel Stephan with his medium sized fish from Beat E5.


Large numbers of fish were observed in most of our pools which were deep enough to hold fish during the low water period. The clouds in the mountains are building up at the moment, and the forecasts for the weekend promises heavy rain falls! We hope the rain will start soon.

Whilst we are writing this update we get already more catch reports from some of our pools, especially our Lower Gaula Beat, which we will report with the next Update.


Aview from the old Bridge in Storen


Evening-sky in late July on the Gaula...


Good fishing for the rest of the week and a good start to the new week 26.07.2011 23:14
The water level at the Gaulfossen gauge was very low (21 m³) until Friday evening. Then we got some rain and the water began to rise during the night to Saturday up to 97 m³ which improved the fishing a lot. But also during Friday some fish were caught. NFC Thies Reimers found two salmon which were seriously interested in his Greenlander tube and was able to land both of them during a short session on our beat E2. He estimated the weight of the first fish to be approx 5 kg (11lb) and the weight of the second fish to approx 2 kg (4 ½
lb). He released both fish carefully.

Also Ulf Kranz from Sweden was able to land a nice salmon in our beat E2. The fish, who measured 87 cm and weighed in with 6,9 kg (15,2lb) took his Orange tube fly. The next two fish were also caught on our beat E2, which shows that these beats are producing fish in high water and also in a very low water very well. Wolfgang Kessler and Horst Hargesheimer were successful on our beat E2. First Wolfgang Kessler was able to land a nice Grilse of approx 1,5 kg (3,3lb) and just one hour later Horst Hargesheimer was able to land a nice salmon of 78 cm and approx 5 kg (11lb). Both fish were carefully released.

Our first time visitor Brad Winchester from the USA fished a Black Red Butt and was able to land a nice salmon on a single hand rod in our beat D1. The fish was 86 cm long and he estimated the weight to be approx 6,5 kg (14,3lb). After taking a picture by himself he released the fish carefully.


Brad Winchester with his salmon of approx 6,5 kg (14,3lb) from our beat D1.


During the evening with slow rising water some more fish were caught. Ulf Krantz was able to land his next salmon in our Beat C1 on a Black Tube. He estimated the weight to be about 5 kg (11lb) and released the fish carefully. Jan Behrmann, who was fishing a Green Monkey tube, was able to land a nice sea trout on our beat E2. He estimated the weight to be approx 1 kg (2,2lb). This fish was carefully released. Just one hour later Jan was again able to hook another fish on the same fly. This time it wasn’t a sea trout. After a good fight he was able to land a good salmon measuring 94 cm and weighing in with 7,8 kg (17,1lb).


Jan is playing his fish in our beat E2.


Jan with a nice salmon measuring 94 cm and weighing in with 7,8 kg (17,1lb).


Michael Werner, who fished a Organge Flame tube was able to land his next salmon in one of our free for all beats. The fish measured 80 cm and weighed in with 4,6 kg (10,1 lb).

Robert Clemen was able to land his first salmon of the week in our Beat B1. The fish measured 90 cm and weighed in with 6 kg (13,2lb).


Robert Clemen is playing his fish in our beat B1.


Robert Clemen with his nice salmon of 6 kg (13,2lb) from our beat B1.


Jelle Holm and Jan Behrmann experienced a nice session on our beat B2. First it was Jan who was able to land a nice salmon of 87 cm and approx 6,8 kg (15lb) on a Beisz Tube. After taking some pictures he released the fish carefully.


Jan Behrmann is playing his fish in our Beat B2.


Jan release his fish of approx 6,8 kg (15lb).


Just an half hour later it was Jelle who was able to hook a good fish. After a good fight he landed a nice salmon of 94 cm lenght and weighing approx 7,5 kg (16,5lb) on a Banana Beisz tube . Also this fish was released after taking some pictures.


Jelle is playing his fish on our beat B2.


Jelle with his nice salmon of approx 7,5 kg (16 ½ lb).


Also NFC’s Thies Reimers was able to land another good salmon. He decided to have a try in our Bua Bridge Pool and after one turn without success he changed the fly to a pattern called Andy’s Red Devil tied by the German fly tier Andy Weiss and got a solid take in the lower part of the pool. After quite a battle in this narrow pool on the Gaula tributary Bua he was able to land the fish which he estimated to weigh approx 8,5 kg (18,7lb). He released this fish carefully.

Also Simon Kitcher went out to have a try in our Beat C2 were a very short and deep fish could not resist his Black Green Highlander. The salmon measured a length of only 63 cm and weighed in with 5,3 kg (11,6lb).

Sigfred Mittet was able to land his next fish of the week on a Willie Gunn in one of our free for all beats. The fish was 85 cm long and he estimated the weight to approx 6 kg (13,2lb). He released this fish carefully. Also Robert Clemen was able to land his next fish in our beat C2. The fish was 78 cm long and weighed in with 4,2 kg (9,2lb).

NFC Pelle Tronde was able to land a nice grilse of 67 cm and a weight of approx 2,9 kg (6,4lb) on a Potbelly Pig in our beat B2. He released this fish carefully.

Jelle Holm was able to land his next fish in our beat C2. The fish took his Green and Black tube, was 94 cm long and he estimated the weight to be approx 8 kg (17,6lb). After some pictures he released the fish carefully.


Jelle is playing his fish in our beat C2.


Jelle with his nice fish of 94 cm and weighing approx 8 kg (17,6lb) from our beat C2.

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The new week started as good as the old week ended. Mike Collier who visited us for the first time, was able to land a nice salmon in his first session in our beat B1 on his Black & Green conehead tube. He estimated the weight to be approx 4,5 kg(10lb). After taking some pictures he released the fish carefully.


Mike with his nice fish of approx 4,5 kg (10lb)from our beat B1.


Mike with his nice fish of approx 4,5 kg (10lb)from our beat B1.


Also David Ramsay from Deeside was able to land his first fish of the week on a Black & Yellow tube. The fish measured 83 cm and he estimated the weight to be approx 5,5 kg (12,1lb). David released the fish carefully. Also Jan Behrmann was successfully again. He fished our beat B2 and caught a good salmon of 91 cm length and a estimated weight of approx 7 kg (15 ½ lb). Also this fish was carefully released.

In the evening Mike Collier was able to land his second fish of the day, again on his Black & Green conehead tube . It was in our beat A2 where he landed a nice salmon of approx 8 kg (17,6lb). He released the fish carefully after taking some pictures.


Mike Collier is playing his second fish of the day in our beat A2.


Mike with his nice salmon of approx 8kg (17,6lb).


The water rose this night and during the day up to 144 m³ and begins to drop right now. The conditions for the next days look good and we have high hopes for the coming week.

Unfavourable water conditions on the Gaula – some difficult days with rising water just when ideal water levels are reached 31.07.2011 22:07


Neil Lobban with his salmon of approx 11kg (24lb), which has been released after taking this picture


Last week we experienced the same problem as during some of the weeks before: Just when the Gaula had reached a ideal water for most of our pools strong rain came up again and the rising water and the following unfavourable medium water height spoilt the fishing by causing fish to run and run and run. The salmon were taking flies half heartedly or not at all. Only during some periods the catch results were better. It is never good to have mix of dropping and rising water, unfortunately it was just that what happened. Nevertheless, some of our fishermen caught nice fish even though the conditions were tough. For example Jan Poulsen from Denmark caught a nice fish weighing 4,5kg (10lb) and measuring 78cm on our Beat C2. As well Chris Campion caught a fresh salmon of approx. 4kg ( 9lb) on one of our free for all pools


Chris Campion with his medium sized salmon weighing approx. 4kg (9lb)


Ronald Windl caught a grilse on Beat C2 and another salmon of 5,4kg (11.9lb). Hans-Jörg Kirchmair, one of the members of Ronald’s group fished our Beat C2 together with Ronald and was able to land a nice fish weighing 8,2kg ( 18lb) measuring 99cm. Hans- Jörg caught his nice salmon in rising water.




Also David Ramsey caught his next fish on the same Beat in the evening. David’s fish weighed 7,3kg (16lb) and measured 94cm.


David with his fish from Beat C2 - weighing 7,3kg (16lb)


The next day was not a good day because of hard rain falls and quickly rising water. Just a grilse has been caught by Ronald Windl.

On the next morning it was again David Ramsey who got the next fish, this time on Beat B2 on a Willie Gun Tube fly. David estimated this fish to weigh about 5kg (11lb) and released it carefully. On Beat B1 it was again Ronald Windl who landed a nice fish which weighed in with 5,8kg (12.8lb). Ronald’s fish measured 85cm.

Hermann Pointer fished our Beat C2 and caught a fish of approx. 3kg (7lb) which he released. NFC’s Thies Reimers caught and released 3 more grilse during the week and the biggest fish of the week has been caught by our English fist time visitor Neil Lobban – a nice fish of approx. 11kg (24lb). Neil lost another big fish and one of unknown size just before he landed this nice salmon which was measuring 100cm. Neil released this very good fish from Beat A1 after taking some pictures.


Neil Lobban is into his salmon on Beat A1…

The weather forecasts for the week are indicating mostly smaller quantities of rain on most days and it looks like there is a chance that the Gaula reaches a good lower level which should mean improvements of the fishing for the largest part of the week.


Yo-Yo water levels on the Gaula – but some good fish are caught 09.08.2011 15:06

Jan with his nice salmon of approx 11kg (24,2lb), he returned the fish carefully.

Last week the Gaula had in total produced slightly over 2 ton salmon which are breaking down to : 84 grilse (these are some more then last week), 222 medium sized fish + 93 large salmon over 7kg. The average weight on the Gaula is still high: 6,26kg /:just under 14 lb.

The water flow on the Gaula, measured at Gaulfossen, was during the last week mostly between 60m³/sec. and 80 m³/sec. at the Gaulfossen with rainfalls causing some rising water mostly during the evenings and nights. Therefore it was important, as Manfred Raguse pointed out to the participants of the NFC start meeting, to observe the water level by putting out a marker most of the time whilst fishing, in order to avoid a waste of fishing energy during longer periods of rising water. The fishing was not easy, but as always - if our fishing guests were at the right place at the right time, they were able to catch some nice fish.

Franz Urbanger, who visited us the first time, was able to land in one of his first sessions his first Atlantic salmon ever. He fished together with Werner Steinsdorfer on our Beat D2. He got a nice take in the lower part of the pool with a lilac coloured fly and after a hard fight he was able to land a beautiful salmon which measured 95 cm which weighed in with 7,6 kg (16,7lb).


Franz Urbanger with his nice salmon weighing 7,6 kg (16,7lb).


George English had a nice session in our beat C2. After just one hour of fishing he was able to hook his first fish of the week on a Posh Tosh. He estimated the weight to be approx 4,5 kg (10lb) and after taking some pictures he released the fish carefully. Just half an hour later he was able to hook and land the next fish on the same fly . This fish was a little bit smaller and he estimated the weight to be approx 3,6 kg (8lb) , also this fish was carefully released.


George English with his salmon of approx 3,6 kg (8lb) from our Beat C2.


Also Graham Wanless was able to land a salmon which took his Cascade Fly in our Beat E1 and weighed in with 4 kg (8,8lb).

After some heavy rain in the upper valley the river began to rise from 57 m³/sec. up to 89 m³/sec. and the river became really coloured. It needed some time until the next fish was caught by Werner Steinsdorfer in our beat A1 on a black fly. After a good fight he was able to land a nice salmon of 80 cm which weighted in with 4 kg (8,8lb).


Werner Steinsdorfer with his salmon caught on our beat A1 weighing in at 4 kg (8,8lb).


Rupert Neville came into the shop to buy some flies and he was directly successfully with one of our black wing bottle tubes. He fished our Beat C2 and got a nice take in the middle of the river. After a good fight he was able to land a salmon measuring 84 cm, weighing an estimated 5 kg (11lb), which he released carefully after taking some pictures.


Rupert Neville with his salmon weighing approx 5kg (11lb) from our Beat C2.


Also Jan De Muyt was able to land his first fish of the week in our beat B1. He got a very hard take on his Ally Shrimp in the middle part of the pool and after a hard fight he was able to land a beautiful salmon of 103 cm which he estimated to weighted approx 11 kg (24,2lb). After taking some pictures he released the fish carefully.


Jan De Muyt is playing his big fish in our beat B1.


Some more fish were caught during the week. Göran Karlsson and Rene Bleicher caught a fish each on our E Beats. First it was Rene Bleicher who was able to land a grilse of 61 cm in our beat E4. This fish weighed in with 2,5 kg (5 ½ lb). Just half an hour later it was Göran Karlsson, who was able to land his next fish in our Beat E3. The fish measured 80 cm and weighted in with 4,6lb (10,1lb).

Also NFC’s Daniel Stephan caught some nice fish during the week. The fish measured 95 cm, 92 and 88 cm. He estimated the weight to be approx 8,5kg, 7,5kg and 7kg (18 ½ lb, 16 ½ lb and 15 ½ lb). He caught them all on our beat B1 and he released them carefully.

Also Rupert Neville was successful in our beat B1. He hooked a nice fish on a small black tube and after a long and hard fight he was able to land a fish of 98 cm, which weighed in with 9,5 kg (21 lb).


Rupert Neville is playing his fish in our Beat B1.



Rupert with his nice salmon of 9,5kg (21 lb).


Dirk Kruse caught a grilse on Beat E1 on a Blue Charm, The fish measured 62 cm and weighed in with 2,2 kg. Erwin Tibad caught a fish on his own ET fly on Beat B1, the fish measured 80 cm and weighed an estimated 5 kg /11 lb. Erwin released the female salmon carefully.

Also our Bogen Sondre Beat produced some nice fish. A group lead by the well known Swedish author Pelle Klippinge was able to catch some nice salmon. Pelle Klippinge himself was able to land 7 salmon. Three fish he estimated to have roughly the same weight of approx. 4kg (8,8lb) and released them all carefully. Pelle caught two of them on a Frances and one on a Sunray Shadow. His fish no 4 was a nice cock fish who took Pelles Black & Green and was measuring 95 cm. The fish weighed in with 8,4 kg (18 ½ lb). Also Staffan Östlin was able to land a nice salmon of 83 cm, which he estimated to weiged 5,5 kg (12,1lb). He released this fish carefully.

Peter Beronius was able to land his first Atlantic salmon so far. He fished the upper pool of our Bogen Sondre Beat and after a while he got a good take. After a hard fight he was able to land a beautiful salmon of 100 cm and the fish weighted in with 10 kg (22lb). Peter caught another fish measuring 78 cm and weighing in with 4,6 kg/ just over 10 lb on the Gaula Fly. Pelle Klippinge had a nice series of fish caught within one good hour an a Red Francis Fly. The fish were measured to be 77 cm (?), 83 cm (?) and 78 cm (?) long and estimated to weigh about 4 ½ kg / 10lb/, 5 ½ kg/ 12 lb and 5kg /11 lb. Pelle released all fish carefully.


Peter Beronius with his cock salmon, weighing in with 10,0 kg (22lb) from our Bogen Sondre Beat.


We have still some rods vacant from next Sunday onwards until the end of the season and our attractive August prices are now even more attractive thanks to the nice development of weather conditions. As the Bogen Sondre Beat which is fully booked until the end of the season became vacant in week 33 (starting Sunday, the 14. August) there is a chance for a small group to get a short notice booking at a very attractive price on this great Beat. Also single rods would be accepted.


Again heavy rainfalls at the beginning of last week 15.08.2011 15:07

Bernd Kuleisa with a nice fish caught today on our Beat B 2– weighing in with 8,5kg/ 18,7 lb.


The newly started week began with further heavy rainfalls in the whole Gaula valley and it did not take long until the Gaula started to rise significantly. These were unfortunately not very favourable conditions for the inexperienced five participants in our fishing course with Bernd Kuleisa. However, the fishing was not too bad. Bernd Kuleisa managed to land the first salmon of the week already on Monday at noon on our Beat B1 on a Cascade fly, still in rising water. He estimated the fish who measured 85 cm to weigh about 4,5kg (10 lb). Bernd released the fish carefully. The next fish was caught by our fist time visitor Walter Rink who won the trip to our beats in a lottery arranged during the largest fly fishing fair in Germany this spring. The fish took Walter’s Red Fly on our Beat B2. After an exiting fight in quite high water Walter managed to land his first salmon – the fish weighed in with 5kg (11lb) and measured 80cm.


Walter Rink with his salmon weighing 5kg (11lb) from our Beat B2 - together with his fishing partner Helmut Ströbel, both from Germany.


The next salmon was caught by our regular Winfried Holtkamp on a Thunder & Lightning on Beat C2. Winfried estimated his first salmon of the week to weigh about 5kg (11lb) and released the fish.

NFC’s Thies Reimers took the chance and fished our Beat A1 which is excellent in high water. He was able to catch and release a fresh female salmon of approx. 9kg (20lb). Ludwig Lippert was the first fishing course participant who was successful in terms of catching fish – he landed his first salmon on our Beat B1 on a Cascade variant. His first salmon weighed in with 3,7kg (8.1lb).


Ludwig is playing his salmon on B1...


Ludwig Lippert with his first salmon – 3,7kg (8.1lb) caught on Beat B1.


Also from our Bogen Sondre Beat the fist catch report came in. Georg Grotz was able to land a salmon which weighed in with 4,7kg (10.3lb). On the same evening Rene Mazzocut from Switzerland caught a big fish on our Beat B1. Rene’s fish weighed in with 13,7kg (30,2 lb)! Winfried Holtkamp caught another grilse on that day. On the next day he was able to catch a nice medium sized salmon on our beat A2 which weighed in 4,8kg (10 ½ lb) on our Beat A2, which is as well a very good Beat in higher water levels. This has been proved as well by Julius Schäfer, the next course participant who caught his first salmon there after loosing a big fish earlier this week. Julius Schäfer was able to land his first salmon which weighed in with 4,5kg (10lb).


Julius Schäfer with his first salmon – weighing 4,5kg (10lb), caught on Beat A2.


From the middle of the week the water finally started constantly dropping after some difficult “Yo-yo days”. This had a good effect on the fishing, so or Danish guest Hans Werner caught his first Gaula salmon on beat B1. Hans’s salmon weighed in with 5,2kg (11 ½ lb).


A happy fisherman: Hans Werner with his first Gaula salmon – weighing 5,2kg (11.5lb).


The next fish was landed by Bernd Kuleisa, this grilse was released. Bernd caught as well a smaller salmon, weighing 3,2kg (7lb) on Beat D1. This fish was bleeding badly, so it needed to be killed. German angler Hans Enzensperger caught a good fish on our Bogen Sondre Beat BS 1. This fish weighed in with 6,9kg (15.2lb). On Friday evening Helmut Thiery caught a nice medium sized fish on Beat E3 – Helmut’s fish weighed in with 4,1kg (9lb). Also NFC’s 6kg (13lb). This coloured male salmon was released carefully. On the next morning Daniel fished our Beat E2 and caught and released a sea liced grilse.

During Saturday a terrible wind had started to blow and made fishing unpleasant. Unfortunately it continued to blow strongly today. Nevertheless Bernd Kuleisa just managed to land a very good fish on Beat B2. His salmon weighed in with 8,5 kg (18.7 lb). Winfried Holtkamp caught another fish and released it carefully - a grilse weighing an estimated 2 kg (5 ½ lb). A good end of the week and due to the nice water level around 50 m³/sec. at the Gaulfossen, we have high hopes for a good next fishing week starting tonight on the NFC Beats.


100-year flood on the Gaula! 20.08.2011 11:55

Anton Hamacher and his nice salmon from Beat A1 - 110cm!

Last Sunday started quite good, perfect water conditions and some fish were caught during the day. It was Thomas Aschpurwis who was able to land the first fish of the week in our Beat D1. He visited us the first time and it was his first go through our beat D1 with a black tube and he got a nice take. After a exciting fight he was able to land a nice salmon of 87 cm which weighed in with 5,9 kg (13 lb). Also NFC Daniel Stephan was able to land a nice fish in our beat C2. He estimated the weight of approx 6 kg (13 lb) and released this female salmon carefully.


Daniel with his salmon from Beat C2, caught on Sunday evening before the flood


During Monday the weather forecast showed us a lot of rain, up to 42 mm within 6 hours, in the Gaula valley and the NFC Team decided to bring in the shelters just to have them save if the weather forecast would be right and the river gets in flood. It started raining a lot during the evening and night and at the next morning the water level was up to amazing 1217 m³/sec. at 11 o’clock at the Gaulfossen gauge. The highest level was measured 1300 m³/sec. at the Haga Bridge in Storen. The Norwegian Water Authorities NVE said it was a 100-years-flood! Some parts of the roads were closed and also of course the fishing was impossible. There was a lot of damage done in the upper reaches at Holtdalen and higher up. Several houses were totally damaged and 5 bridges were partly or totally destroyed. Below you will see some pictures from the flood.


Our Beat D1 at 10 o’clock.


Beat D1 with the new shelter in the back .


Our Bogen Sondre Beat.


View of the lower part of the Beat with the English house.


Lower part of the Gaulfoss. No discussion the salmon will not pass.


Gaulfoss with 1200 m³


But as always on the Gaula the water dropped really fast and it was less then 24 hours after the highest level of 1217 m³, that the first fish were caught on our beats. It was Otto Fritz who was able to land a nice salmon of 84 cm which he estimated to weight approx 5 kg (11lb) on a Green Highlander. And he caught on the same evening another fish on our Beat B1. This salmon measured 78 cm and he estimated it to weigh about 4 kg (9 lb). Both fish were carefully released.

NFC’s Thies Reimers used the chance to fish our Beat B1 in the morning session and he was able to land a nice female salmon which he estimated to weigh approx 8,5 kg. (19 lb). After taking a picture he released the fish carefully.


Thies fish of approx 8,5 kg (18,7lb) from our Beat B1.


Bernd Kuleisa got a nice session at our Bogen Sondre Beat. He was able to land two salmon during his session. One fish of 70 cm and approx 3 kg (6 ½ lb) and one fish of 78 cm and approx 5 kg (11lb). He caught the first fish of a Greenlander and the second fish on a Cascade fly. Both fish were carefully released after taking some pictures.


Bernd is playing a fish on BS1


…not landed yet.


Bernd Kuleisa with his nice salmon from our Beat BS1.


Thomas Aschpurvis was able to land his second fish of the week in our Beat BS2. The fish measured 60 cm and he estimated the weight to be around 2 kg (4 ½ lb). He released this fish carefully.

Also Joachim Ruthman was successfully in our Bogen Sondre Beat. He was able to land a nice salmon of 89 cm and approx 7,5 kg (16 ½ lb). He released this fish carefully.

Also Anton Harmacher was able to land a nice salmon in our Beat A1. After a hard fight he was abel to land a nice cock fish measuring 110 cm and weighing about 12,5 – 13 kg/ about 28 b). After taking some pictures he released the fish carefully.

The fishing after the flood has started of promising and everything looks like we might get a really good backend of the season.

New DVD Trailer: Gaula - River of Silver and Gold 25.08.2011 16:01
Whilst the film team around Daniel Göz and Anton Hamacher is currently still filming on our beats
they already prepared a trailer of their fantastic new movie called "Gaula - River of Silver and Gold".
The release date will be announced later this year - however, for now lean back and enjoy the brilliant trailer:


If you feel touched by this trailer you might consider to join us fishing on the beats on which the movie is produced: Please contact us by mail: info@nfc-online.com or by phone: 0047 91 39 34 98. If you want to order the film and be one of the first to which it will be shipped, you can let us know as well.