Most flights to Trondheim are via a connection through Oslo, Copenhagen or Amsterdam. From there the flight to Trondheim lasts 1 to 2 hours. By car, the Trondheim Airport is 1 1/4 hour away from the Gaula (Støren center). Make sure you have enough time between your connecting flights (about 2 hrs minimum) to lower the risk of misplaced luggage.
Our main fishery is the group of rotating beats between Kotsøy and Kvål.
It is an exclusive fishery where pairs of fishers move through a large number of excellent and varied pools in a rotation of 6 hours. During the 6 hours the beat is exclusively allocated to this pair of fishermen. In this way you ensure maximum chances during your stay as these beats are spread over a big part of the river and include a variety of pools to suit all types of conditions. You can go out and fish whenever you feel for it during your stay with us, on the Gaula the fishing is permitted 24 hours per day. You can read more about on our fishing rotation page.
Our fishing week starts on Sunday at 20.00 hours, following our Welcome Dinner and Meeting (18.00). An ideal arrival time would be in the afternoon of the arrival Sunday. The fishing weekends on the following Sunday, 12 o’clock (noon), so an ideal departure would be at midday of the departure Sunday.
The NFC offers hire (rental) tackle at competitive prices. We have rods, reels, waders and complete outfits. The NFC has a small fly shop in the NFC Lodge, where you will find all the fishing equipment you need to fish the Gaula. If you are not fully equipped, it is not a problem, we can help outfit you with the right tackle. We have a good selection of the best local flies, Patagonia clothing and gear, several rods and reels, all weights and sinking rates of lines, leaders and hooks – basically everything you would need for fishing on the Gaula.
A vehicle is essential as our fishing is done by a rotation principle where pools and beats are spread over a big part of the river. The best option is to book your rental car online and book it through your credit card. We can also help reserve a rental car from the airport for a discounted rate; please inquire if you would like us to reserve a rental car for you. A rod holder as well as a GPS (with all pools, lodge, country houses marked) will be provided at the NFC lodge for your stay.
Trondheim offers many cultural and tourist attractions, as well as good shopping opportunities. There are also good bathing beaches situated at the head of the Trondheim fjord, or at the monk’s island “Munkholmen”. The cultural heritage site and mining town of Røros are always worth a visit. Hiking and mountain sightseeing in breathtaking nature is possible as well close to the Gaula. The local tourist office in Storen is always ready to help.
But we recommend for non-fishing person to book an extra hire car, to be independent of the fisherperson in the group.
Yes, the NFC works with a team of very competent professional guides who are all accomplished fly fishermen, speak English and are always ready to help. You can book a guide for one or more days or a whole week. Please make sure to book the guide in advance, ideally as soon you confirm your booking to make sure we have a guide available.
The NFC beats on the Gaula are completely fly fishing only. But we have opposition fishing on some pools and various tackle might be used there at times.
If you would like to take a trip into the mountains around Støren for trout, the NFC can organize a guided trout trip to idyllic mountain lakes (please contact us in advance). Most useful tackle is a single hand rods in 4-6 weight. As well as the Trondheim Fjord, which is not far away, if you would like to take a spinning rod with you, you can have nice fishing even without a boat, for different types of sea fish, as well as with a fly rod. We can also help organize charter fishing out of the Trondheim fjord with various captains.
The season on the Gaula River starts every year on the 1st of June and ends on the 31st of August.
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