BS2: Bogen Søndre 2 Instructions
Fishing in High Water Levels:
In higher water levels, above 100 m³ at Gaulfossen to much higher levels, the pool should be fished its entire length, starting from the hut and where the boat is stationed for reaching the island. Make sure you start below the island which generates an eddy that can be hard to fish with the fly. The only option to fish the deep hole is with ones fishing partner or a guide as one needs to hold the boat and the other one fishes the deep hole from the boat! The upper part to the middle of the stretch fishes well with a nice speed in higher levels and you should try to fish it with medium sinking lines. In the lower part of the pool you might need to change to a slow sinking line or you might get stuck on the bottom. As in BS1, the area just above the powerlines in the lower part of the pool is very good in high water and definitely worth attention during medium water levels. The tail of the pool is shallow and is best fished at night, when the fish are less likely to be spooked. The tail can also be good for seatrout from July onwards. The lower pool performs best in medium to high water conditions and as a rule it can be said that the higher the water, the closer the fish are to our bank.
In Medium Water Levels (below 100 m³ down to 40 m³ at Gaulfossen):
In this level the pool fishes all the way through, the lower it gets the more easily spooked the fish get and tend to lay further out in the middle or the other side of the river, so now it’s time for a long cast. As mentioned for high water, the section around the powerline is always worth a try! The area below the eddy just below the island in front of the hut and a bit downstream is now very interesting, especially in heights of about 70 to 100 m³ at Gaulfossen and can offer excellent fishing.
The Island Pool begins to get more interesting in medium water levels as well. In the middle of the beat a large island divides the Gaula in two. The island consists mainly of shingle and was formed by the river years ago. Although the two streams are of almost equal size, all fish seem to run up the channel on the north bank (far side of the river). The two streams are both fast and not very deep and do not hold fish, except the lower part of the north fork. One can fish the north channel and fish as far as you can into the Island Pool – but make sure you fish it with a lot of backing, in case you hook a fish you need the time to jump into the boat, otherwise, if you wade back to the main bank and follow the fish you might get wet. This beat is best fished with two fishermen.
In Low Water Levels:
Black Pool: In low water the best chanceis at the top of the pool, from the neck down to the hut. If the water is low enough you can wade almost half way across the shallow (but hard current) neck and cover the big rock on the far side - an excellent taking area in low water, even in very low water!
Reppe Pool: You can fish the upper part of the Reppe Bridge Pool from the south side. The north side of this pool is held by the owners for their private use. Fishing from the south side makes things a bit difficult as the heavy current is close to the bank. Still, with the right technique (a lot of mending) it is well worth a cast, but only in low water conditions.