The start of the week 25 on Sunday evening was quite promising. Just after our weekly introductory meeting on which Manfred welcomed well known faces from anglers which all have been fishing with us before, Norwegian angler Yngve Landro was able to catch his first fish on the Gaula this season a beautiful salmon which weighed in with 11,6kg (25.5lb). He hooked this well conditioned fish on our Beat A1 after 5 min fishing and enjoyed a hard battle!
A little bit later ,at 23h it was Michael Dahms from Germany who landed the 2nd salmon of the week on beat D1, a salmon, weighing exact 9,0kg (19.8lb). Also Franz Hochecker from Austria caught his first fish in the first night. His salmon from beat E2 weighted in with 7.2kg (15.8lb)
Early on the next morning Anton Åsenlund from Sweden was able to land his first salmon on our beats on Beat D1 in the middle Gauntlet!!! The fish left the pool and ran downstream and suddenly it stopped and Anton could manage to land the fish on the half way down, in the hard current!
During the 15th of June it began to rain a lot in the Gaula valley and the temperatures dropped significantly again. So the cold fresh water cooled down the river to below 7 degrees. Of course this did not improve the fishing and the salmon did not take well, so it has been just one fish caught on the next day an estimated fish of about 4,5kg on Beat E2 caught by our regular guest Jostein Ueland from Norway.
On Wednesday the weather changed slowly to the better and the temperatures went up, and some sun warmed up the water. Yngve Landro had a nice morning again on Beat E2 and was able to catch and release two salmon. The first fish he estimated to weigh about 9kg (20lb) the 2nd about 5kg (11lb).
Yesterday the water dropped down to a level of 80cm late in the evening, which should improve the fishing again over the night. As we expected, the next fish from our Beats followed during the night. It was again Jostein Ueland who caught and released a very nice salmon on Beat B1. Jostein estimated the fish to weigh about 10,5kg (23lb).
At early noon it was Beat D1 which produced the next salmon. Rune Jensen landed a nice salmon which weighted in with 9,0kg (19.8lb).
The fishing this week so far has not been so good as we expected, but in June, there can always be some difficult days, but it is good to know some great days will follow soon. But due to the improving conditions right now the chances are quite good, that some more fish will be in our statistics tonight and tomorrow.