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All News From 2008:

Good news for the Gaula salmon!

Nov. 30, 2008, 6 p.m.

Good news from the Gaula! During a helicopter flight on November 1st Norwegian scientists observed considerable numbers of large fish spawning in the Gaula. They reported that the river is teeming with salmon. In 2004, the first time the helicopter was used to survey spawning activity, over 250 redds were recorded between the bridge in Storen and the bridge at Gimse ...

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News October 2008

Oct. 30, 2008, 7 p.m.

Dear Fly Fishers, we would like to let you know that we are already in the booking process for the season 2009. We figured out who of our last season guests will come in 2009 again and are glad that so many of our regular guests are going to return in 2009! But we have still some rods vacant from the season start, in some of the „top“ weeks and in the less costly month of August as well. Please ask for the price lists for our 3 different fisheries: Rotation, Bogen Sondre Beat and Upper Gaula Beat ...

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season report 2008 and a new Trout & Salmon article

Oct. 7, 2008, 7 p.m.

We just finished our annual season report with some interesting facts about the past season. It includes as well all our News-Updates which we wrote throughout the season, and of course a lot of nice pictures. To view the new report just click onto "Seasons" in the left navigation bar ...

The end of season 2008...

Sept. 6, 2008, 7 p.m.

On midnight of the 31st August an exciting season 2008 on the water of the NFC ended with great fishing even on the last day. Almost 500 salmon with a total weight of more than 2,6 tons (5749 lb. ) with an average weight of 5 ½ kg / over 12 pounds and an average length of 79 cm were caught on our beats ...

Week 35 – the last week of the season 2008

Sept. 1, 2008, 7 p.m.

The last week started with promising weather fore casts with a lot of rain for the next days. On the last weekend some new guests and friends arrived on the Gaula to enjoy the last week on the NFC Beats. On Saturday evening it started to rain already, so that the water rose over the night around 20 cm ...

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Season 2008

Aug. 31, 2008, 1:44 p.m.

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Week 34 – a good start of the week…

Aug. 23, 2008, 7 p.m.

Week 34 started on Sunday with a nice fish weighing 5,3kg (11. 5 lb. ) on our Beat D2 for Joachim Ruthman ...

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Week 33 - good August fishing on the NFC Beats!

Aug. 19, 2008, 7 p.m.

Despite water levels dropping quickly back after a nice spate which increased the water flow up to 72 m³/sec. at the Gaulfossen gauge (14th August) after some nice rain, the fishing was quite productive, supported by nice air temperatures around 13 to 18 degrees. Most of the week we had a cloudy sky and some rain ...

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Week 30 and 31 – very hot weather and slow fishing on the Gaula, but a very good start of week 32!!

Aug. 9, 2008, 7 p.m.

The weeks 30 and 31 has been very hot with temperatures up to 30 degrees, the water temperature was going up to 22 degrees which effected the fishing badly. Anyway, it is just during such difficult periods that the quality of a fishery is verified by the fact that it is still possible to catch fish in the most adverse conditions. So some of our guests managed to land some nice salmon and a number of grilse during these weeks ...

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A good start of the week 29 - and a lot of rain on the Gaula-valley

July 22, 2008, 7 p.m.

On Sunday evening the new fishing week has started with heavy rain falls during the day, so the Gaula rose up to water level of 40 cm at the Frøseth Gauge during the night. The first fish has been caught by Humbert Henzler – his fish was weighed in at 5,3 kg (11. 5lb ...

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Week 28, continued: Dropping water, but still good fishing!

July 10, 2008, 7 p.m.

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Week 28 – 6th to 8th of July - very good days on the NFC water….

July 9, 2008, 7 p.m.

After the weather cooled down last weekend with an immediate positive effect on the fishing on last Sunday stronger rainfalls started resulting in a nice rise of the water level of 70 cm from 0. 30 to 1m at the Frøseth gauge. During this rising water first Siegfried Schneid from Munich caught the first fish of the week on Beat C2 - a small salmon of 2,8 kg ...

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Report Week 27 ( 29th of June to 6th of July) – summer in Norway!

July 6, 2008, 7 p.m.

. The new week started with a water level of 70cm at the Frøseth gauge. During rising water because of hard rain during the afternoon, Claude Verstreken caught the first fish of the week - a nice seatrout of 66cm on our Beat A1 ...

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27th of June – the water dropped down under normal summer water level!

July 2, 2008, 7 p.m.

With a water level of 40cm on the Frøseth Gauge Margarethe Yorke from England landed her first Gaula Salmon this season on our Beat C2 on a Black tube fly. Michael Dahms and Kent Håkanson were fishing our Beat B2 and landed 3 fish in the evening. Michael Dahms landed a salmon of 9kg (20 lb) and Kent caught two salmon of approx ...

28th of June – a slow day on our Beats, but a very big fish lost…

July 2, 2008, 7 p.m.

Manfred Heyderer from Austria was able to land a salmon of 6,5 kg (14 lb) on our Lower Gaula Beat E2. Kent Håkanson and Michael Dahms have been out again, fishing our Beat D2, first Michael hooked a big fish, which he lost after a short while, then it was Kent’s turn: he hooked another fish which he lost after 30 min hard fight, the salmon has been almost landed and he estimated the fish approx. 15kg, but suddenly the hook came of and the fish has been „ long-line-released“ ...

24th of June – dropping water!

June 29, 2008, 7 p.m.

The water level on the Frøseth gauge this morning at 9 o’clock was at 75 cm, this is prrox. 25 cm above “normal summer level”. The water temperature was 11 degrees ...

22nd of June – end of week 25

June 29, 2008, 7 p.m.

The last day of the week has been a bit slow, part of the reason is certainly the fact that many of our guests stopped fishing already in the evening before as the are early on Sunday morning. However, Johannes Kahrs caught last evening at 22:30 a very nice fish weighing approx. 12,5 kg / 27 !/2 lb ...

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23rd of June – the new week started

June 29, 2008, 7 p.m.

The new week 26 started with a water level of 65 at the Frøseth gauge and a water temperature of 11,7 degrees. The first fish of the week has been caught late evening from Hannes Kratzmair from Germany on our Beat B2 on a Highlander tube fly. The fish weighted in with 7,8kg (17 lb) and was heavily marked during a seal attack, the fish was kept as a return would not make sense ...

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25th of June – a nice day on th NFC water

June 29, 2008, 7 p.m.

During the night Norwegian angler Rune Jensen caught a nice cock fish on our Beat D1 - the salmon weighted in with 9,7 kg (21. 5 lb). As a professional cameraman was close by to produce footage for Ronald Windls new DVD about salmon fishing, the whole fight was recorded and we might be able to show a clip of it here on our website at a later stage ...

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26th of June – cold nights on the Gaula

June 29, 2008, 7 p.m.

The nights on the Gaula are still very cold, which does not really improve the fishing during nighttimes, but our friend Chris Henshaw showed us that even then it is possible to catch fish. Just past midnight he was able to land a nice cock fish of 9,0kg (20 lb) on our Beat D1 on a Black & Green tube fly. „Trout & Salmon“ contributor Andrew Graham Stewart caught his first Gaula salmon during the afternoon on Beat B2- his salmon weighed in at 7kg (15 ...

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Still a few rods vacant on NFC-beats!

June 25, 2008, 7 p.m.

There are a couple of rods vacant in our rotation fishery, please ask for details. Prices incl. country house accommodation, double-room, self-catering; if desired, hotel accommodation is available as well (surcharge) ...

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21st of June – Midsummer in Norway – salmon of 16,1kg (35.5 lb) landed!!!

June 22, 2008, 7 p.m.

The waterlevel on the Froseth Gauge on the morning of the 21st showed 85cm, which means the water dropped slowly during the night. The water temperature has been measured with 11,7 degrees. On the morning we have seen in our statistics that 2 more fish have been caught late in the evening ...

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20th of June – …running the Gauntlet!!!

June 21, 2008, 7 p.m.

During the night our Norwegian guests Jon Anders Schei and Jostein Ueland where fishing our Beat D1 – and it should be an exiting adventure…. Jostein hooked a fish in the middle of the pool, and the fish just turned and went out of the pool - down through the white water rapids and the Gauntlet below Beat D1. After the fish took in the hard current more than 300 meters of backing his friend Jon Anders finally could land the salmon of 8,3kg (18 lb) ...

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16th of June- a slower day on our water…

June 20, 2008, 7 p.m.

On Monday the 16th the Swedish author Pelle Klippinge arrived and fished our Beat B1 for a couple of hours and caught a salmon measuring 87 cm and weighing approx. 6 kg (13 lb) on a Sunray Shadow tube fly. Pelle released the fish carefully ...

17th of June –the prospects are exiting…

June 20, 2008, 7 p.m.

During the early morning NFC’s Daniel Stephan was been lucky and caught 2 nice salmon on our Free for All water at a water level of 65 cm at the Frøseth Gauge, the first fish at 1 o’clock was estimated to weigh approx. 5kg (11lb) and somewhat later he caught a second fish of approx. 8 kg (17 ...

19th of June – rising water but still nice catches

June 20, 2008, 7 p.m.

During the last day the water rose to a level of 90cm at the Frøset Gauge, so we expected some catches after the rise. I did not take a long time and the first fish was registered in our statistics. Frederico Malipiero from Italy was able to release a smaller salmon of approx ...

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18th of June – rising water on the Gaula

June 20, 2008, 7 p.m.

During the last night it rained very strong, also up in the mountains, so the water level of the Gaula rose during the night from 60cm at the Frøset Gauge up to 110 cm in the morning of the 18th of June. As the water stopped to rise it was Fabrice Bergues who saw the big chance of catching of fish now on our Beat D1. During the first 2 hours he has not seen a fish, but suddenly salmon showed up everywhere, he said he has never seen so many salmon in this pool ...

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14th of June – another good day on the NFC water…

June 16, 2008, 7 p.m.

The end of the week gets closer and some more catches were registered during the day. We still have a water level of 80cm at the Frøset Gauge, which means almost all pools are in fishable conditions. The water temperature is still around 10 degrees ...

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15th of June – the next fish over 15 kg (33 lb) landed!!!

June 16, 2008, 7 p.m.

Our week 24 ended up with 58 fish, which is a great number of fish for an early June week. All fish which have been caught during the week have been in an excellent condition, absolutely bright, just perfect June Gaula salmon. After our start meeting at 8 p ...

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13th of June – more than 50 fish already caught this week!

June 13, 2008, 7 p.m.

In a cold rainy night it was Lutz Schepers who caught the first fish of the day on our Bogen Søndre Beat at 1. 30 a. m ...

11th of June – very good days for salmon fishermen….

June 13, 2008, 7 p.m.

In the evening of the 10th the water stopped to rise after very heavy rainfalls at a waterlevel of 1,60m at the Frøset Gauge . Late in the evening our first time visitors David Swain and Ken Boomer from Ireland each caught their 10kg (22 lb) fish on our Beat D1. They both came to the Gaula to catch a fish over 6kg, and both did – even much better!!! Short before midnight Manfred Raguse caught two fish on a Green Highlander tube fly, these were as well the first two salmon from the Black Pool of our Bogen Søndre Beat (Beat BS2) ...

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12th of June – The Next Huge Fish Landed!!...

June 12, 2008, 7 p.m.

In the night of the 12th of June Bart Boendermaker caught his 3rd fish in Beat A1 (New Pool) on a Night Diver tube fly – he released the cock fish with an estimated weight of approx. 7kg (15. 5 lb) ...

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7th -10th of June - Fantastic fishing on our Beats

June 9, 2008, 7 p.m.

7th of June On the Saturday the fishing has been slower than in the last days, even if the French group lost 3 fish in Beat E2 during the morning. One of the fish, hooked by Bruno Bertod, must have been a very large fish as it was running towards the other bank and the line got caught behind a stone or other obstacle. The strong fish draw out the line, running line and broke with additional 10m backing ...

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huge fish landed on the NFC water…!!!

June 6, 2008, 7 p.m.

. Olivier Plasseraud with his fantastic cock fish measured 1,17m / the estimated weight of this huge Gaula springer is 17,5 kg/ 38 1/2 lb ! The water level on the Frøseth Bridge did not rise as much as during the previous days, just from 1,1m up to 1,2 m. So in this water level salmon are definitely able to pass the Gaulfossen easily ...

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5th of June - 7 large springers caught today!

June 5, 2008, 7 p.m.

After a very hot day on the 4th of June the water rose during the evening up to 2m at the Frøseth Gauge, but stopped quickly and dropped again until the morning of the 5th of June. The quickly dropping water improved the fishing again and a morning of very good fishing on our Lower Gaula Beat followed, with a total of 7 large fish caught on the 5th June. The first fish of the day has been caught again by Olivier Plasseraud ...

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4th of June - perfect conditions!

June 3, 2008, 7 p.m.

Yesterday late afternoon the water started to rise again, as it is still quite some snow left in the mountains, and due to the heat on the last day the melt water drains into the Gaula and it’s tributaries so the river still rises in the evenings. The amount of snow left is quite promising and might supply us with additional water a good deal into the season, if the weather is right. The 4th of June began with a fish of NFC’s Daniel Stephan, a nice, medium sized sea liced fish of 15 ½ pounds/ 7,0 kg from our Lower Gaula Beat (Beat E1) ...

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2nd and 3rd of June

June 2, 2008, 7 p.m.

2nd June The second day of the season brought a more refreshing air temperature and the daily rise of the water caused by the melting snow was not so strong as during the opening day. The new lower Gaula beat produced three nice fish in the afternoon. Fabien Laborde from France caught already his second salmon, this time a fresh, 95 cm long fish that weighed around 17-18lb /8 kg on a Green Highlander Tube ...

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NEWS from the NFC-water - 5 large salmon landed on the first day of Season 2008

June 1, 2008, 7 p.m.

The fishing on our Beats over the course of the first day of the season was quite enjoyable! Several running salmon have been seen in our Lower Gaula Beat on their way upstream. After Johannes Kahrs caught the first fish on our Storen water just 3 ½ hours after the season start, the next fish was caught by Ken Sawada. The famous Japanese fly tier landed a bright 24 pounder (10,9 kg) at 7 pm in our Beat D1 (Rognes) on one of his „Fishing Fire“ tube flies ...

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2008

June 1, 2008, 2:21 p.m.

The Start of the 2008 Season

May 31, 2008, 7 p.m.

Many of our regulars have already arrived to start to fish from midnight of the 1st of June like Terry Oldfield from Australia and Ken and Marianne Sawada from Japan. There are also some first time visitors like Andy Murray from Scotland and others from all over Europe - keen fishermen from all walks of life eagerly anticipating an exciting week ahead. Johannes Kahrs with the first salmon of the season 2008, weighing 9,7kg/ 21 ...

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SEASON START 2008 – some vacant rods left!!!

May 25, 2008, 7 p.m.

We have been very reluctant to recommend the season start this year, as it has been cold in spring and in the last 2 weeks, but the conditions improved a lot during the last days: The water temperature had come up to 6,8° C by Sunday evening, the water level at the Froseth Bridge is 1,10m, this is only 60cm over normal summer water level. The air temperature in Støren has been 18 ° C in the last 2 days in daytime, today it was colder again, but the forecasted air temperatures are between 18 and 23 degrees from Wednesday to Friday. The salmon have arrived - the Norwegian summer is just starting now with full intensity and the expectations are high for the fishing start on the Gaula ...

New restrictions in place – and some vacant rods

May 7, 2008, 7 p.m.

Fishing with bag nets along the coast of Trøndelag is totally forbidden by law until the 7th of July and in the Trondheim-Fjord itself until the 20th of June. Thereafter the remaining nets (remember the 80% buyout !) can continue until the 4th. of August ...

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Stopping the slaughter

April 1, 2008, 7 p.m.

A new article about salmon conservation has been published in the „Trout&Salmon“ fishing magazine (februar issue). It includes information about Norways new netting and angling laws starting from season 2008. Please use the link below to read the Article ...

Season 08

March 2, 2008, 6 p.m.

-- New Water -- First of all we want to let you know we still have some rods vacant spread over the whole season 2008 on all our 3 different fisheries – so if you are interested to fish with us as single rod or a group, just send us an Email or give us a call, we are sure to find the right arrangement for you! The NFC is proud to present from 2008 double bank fishing on our new Lower Gaula Beat. Last season 2007 we fished the left bank for the first time. From season 2008 our fishermen are able to fish the right side as well ...

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