This is the “heart” of the E Beats.
E2 fishes well in all water levels. Start fishing at the border between E1 and E2. If there is someone fishing E1 and about to reach the border to E2– please wait a moment, and do not drop in directly in front of them because you might destroy their “taking spot” and the chance of catching a fish. E2 is a long beat which holds fish well as they move upriver towards the Gaulfossen.
Approximately 13.5kgs of pure silver, caught on Beat E2
E2: Statshølen Pool Instructions
High water levels (above 130 m³ to 400 m³):
In the first weeks of the season fish here with a medium-heavy sinking line (Sink 2/3), if you hit the bottom in the end of the drift you are fishing deep enough (if you never touch bottom, consider switching to a heavier line). In the lower part just about half way down there are two concrete blocks on the bank (may be underwater in very high conditions), this area is also a good taking spot. Remember to fish the line all the way around- to the dangle- as fish are often hooked up a straight line with the fly dangling.
Medium water levels (130 m³ down to 50 m³):
E2 fishes really nicely all the way through in medium water levels. Slow sinking lines or sink tips are the best choices. Salmon can be found throughout the entire stretch and are both holding as well as running through the pool. Fishing through at a quick pace to allow to fish the pool through numerous times in one session with different depth lines and a variety of flies is advised.
Low water levels (below 50 m³):
Low water can be quite interesting here as well. The hot spot tends to be below the big rocks at the head of the pool, so fish through the first 30 meters carefully. But one should fish all the way down, taking one cast then walking 3 to 5 meters between casts, as fish can always be intercepted running through the pool. Fish also hold in the area near the two concrete blocks, as well as the “V” in the tail out on the way down into E3.