This is one of the best flywaters you can find on the Gaula.
BS2 or Black Pool fishes especially well in high to medium levels but has the best potential in low water spots. The pool holds a substantial number of resident fish all season, especially in the upper half.
BS2: Bogen Søndre 2 Instructions
High water levels (above 100 m³):
In higher water levels, above 100 m³ at Gaulfossen to much higher levels, the pool should be fished through 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 way to fish the deep hole is with a fishing partner or guide holding 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, change to a slow sinking line to avoid getting 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 as well. 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.
Medium water levels (100 m³ to 40 m³):
In this level the pool fishes well all the way through. The lower it gets the more easily spooked the fish become and they tend to lay further out in the middle or the other side of the river, so careful wading, delicate casting and as long a cast as possible can help increase the odds of a hook up. 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. The island consists mainly of shingle and was formed by the river years ago, dividing the Gaula in two. Although the two streams are of almost equal size, the majority of fish seem to run up the channel on the far side of the river. One can fish the channel 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 chance is 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.