M: Rogstadmoen Pool Instructions
Fishing in High Water Levels:
In higher water levels, above 100 m³ at Gaulfossen, the whole main pool fishes well. Just below the lodge one can follow the path down to the river. Start to fish just above the shelter, right at the top of the curve. The pool is relatively deep so fish with medium to slow sinking lines in the upper part. Depending on the water height, one might need to change and fish a bit lighter. The pool is a holding pool and will surely house fish the entire season as soon as fish have passed the Gaulfossen. Flies in higher water should be as usual- big and bright (big and dark at night), depending on the water color, you might want to try different colors.
In Medium Water Levels (below 100 m³ down to 60 m³ at Gaulfossen):
The water will have a slower speed now in the upper part and speeds up in the belly of the pool where it gets shallower. In the lower part of the pool a little bit above the Granøyen Bridge there is a deep pocket in the middle of the river which is supposed to be a good spot. We have to try it! Otherwise fish the pool as in high water just with lighter lines such as floating or floating with a sink tip, intermediate or very slow sinking line. If the water gets too slow, start stripping the fly - this is surely an effective method as it is in other slower pools on the river. As mentioned, the pool is a holding pool, so take time to try different tactics to make resting fish take.
In Low Water Levels (below 60 m³ at Gaulfossen):
One might give it a try in the very upper part (above the lodge from the higher bank or in the very lower part, as the middle part might be too slow) with a stripped fly. You have a good chance for a take here. The upper part, just below the lodge and upstream, might be good in lower water, but the casting is difficult. It is right-hand spey casting, so it should be ok for most fishermen. In lower water the river is clear, so make sure you are quiet and try not to splash too much - otherwise the fish will be spooked by the line. We recommend fishing it during the less bright periods on the day. The last hours of the day, the night (in July) or the early mornings are the best option in lower water, but as well any cloudy days should be alright.