NFC was established over 25 years ago with a focus on preserving wild Atlantic salmon fishing on the Gaula River through the establishment of a Norwegian company. The aim of which would be to secure long-term fishing leases to protect portions of the river. NFC is now the leaseholder of over 12 kilometers of prime flyfishing waters on the Gaula. Our goal is to promote the conservation and protection of wild Atlantic salmon through education, management and collaboration with salmon conservation organizations. Our aim is to advocate the sustainment and growth of the wild Atlantic salmon stock of the Gaula River so that this natural resource can be appreciated for generations to come, and to help continue to support the regional community through the eco-tourism industry that the river naturally promotes. To achieve these goals, NFC works with various salmon conservation organizations within Norway and worldwide. At NFC we promote catch-and-release fishing as a way to promote a healthy wild Atlantic salmon population.
NFC is considered the spearhead of the catch-and-release salmon fishing on the Gaula river; we actively promote catch & release (or Live-Release) fishing. Over 65% of all fish caught on NFC water in 2012 were released. NFC supports salmon conservation projects in cooperation with The North Atlantic Salmon Fund, The Atlantic Salmon Federation and Redd Villaksen. As well as NFC has recently joined the 1% for the Planet initative, meaning we will donate 1% of our revenue to a non profit convservation organization- this is one way to know that part of your fishing holiday goes towards protecting the river and the fish we all love.
Norwegian Flyfishers Club is dedicated to protect and advocate for the growth of wild Atlantic salmon stocks not only on the Gaula River but globally. Environmental and human impact are some of the main threats to wild Atlantic salmon today. NFC works with a number of organizations to not only protect, but to promote the increase in wild Atlantic salmon populations. We are proud to collaborate with the following organizations.