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E2: Statshølen Pool (Left Bank)

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Beats and Pools
E2: Statshølen Pool (Left Bank)
E2: Statshølen Pool (Left Bank)

This is the “heart” of the E Beats. E2 fishes well in all water levels! Start to drop in directly on the border between E1 and E2. Please wait a moment if there is someone fishing E1 and about to finish their pass – 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 with which holds fish well as they move up river towards the Gaulfossen.

Charles with his big one from Beat E2

Approximately 13.5kgs of pure silver, caught on Beat E2 in June 2012.

E2: Statshølen Pool Instructions

Important! Make sure that you do not wade in too far, no deeper than over your knees. The fish are often very close and one can easily scare them and destroy the pool for a while. Be careful in higher water, there are big rocks at the top of the beat that one might not see if the water is colored. In higher water the top of the beat down to around the big shelter of the other side is the best area. Especially just below the big rock in the top of the beat is a very good spot where lots of fish have been taken!

In high water and in the first weeks of the season fish it 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 under water in very high conditions), this area is also a good taking spot. 

In low water one can have very good conditions. The top part with the big rocks is the point where fish always stop and often there are fish taking within the first 30 meters down stream. But one should fish all the way down, taking one cast then walking 3 to 5 meters until your next cast and so on! Also, in lower water levels the area with the two concrete blocks is very hot, as well as the “V” down into E3 is a good spot.

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