Summer arrived on the Gaula!
Summer arrived on the Gaula!
Publié le: 16 avril 2013 18:16
Since the start of the week the weather got better and better and the water has been dropping after the big flood, but remained for several days on a level between 110m³/sec. 140m³/ sec. and never came lower than 75cm at the Fröseth Gauge which is for us not a good level and means most of the fish are running very fast. Our fishermen see now a lot of fish running through the pools but they dont stop and dont take the flies very well at the moment.
Of course some of our fishers are lucky, for example Ottar Bang who just arrived on Wednesday morning and 3 hours later he caught his first fish - other fishermen have been fishing hard and did not have the luck which was needed this week until now. One of them is François Leobon who landed a nice fish of about 8 kg / 17lb today in bright sun on one of our free for all pools, he put his rod aside to get a grip on the fish and the salmon used the chance to jump back and got free!
In the meantime also Takeshi Iwamori has been successful again and was able to catch and release two more salmon on our beat E2.
Its still difficult fishing on the whole river, not as good as expected, but we hope that the nice summer weather brings the river down to a more suitable water level. As soon as we reach a level of 60cm at the Gauge, the fishing should improve as the up streams run will slow down and the salmon will be much better takers. We should not forget that it is still June fishing and it always has happened that some weeks are difficult but we all know things can change very fast- within a few hours
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and the next one from Takeshis session on beat E2 this one estimated about 4,5kg (10lb)
Ottar Bang with his 8kg (17.6lb) salmon from Beat D1 a familiar picture of a happy fisherman with the Gauntlet in the background
Ottar playing a salmon on Beat D1...
Takashi releases his first salmon on beat E2...
Takeshi and his 2nd fish of the week he estimated the weight of the fish to be approx. 7kg (15.5lb).