At this point we would like to introduce you to freshwater fishing. Most guests who come to us are interested in deep sea fishing, but the many lakes in our area also have a lot to offer. There are lakes nearby that have a lot of fish in them, but the size of the fish is rather small compared to deep see fish.
But there are also lakes with trout of one kg and more! If you are prepared to walk a bit and know where to fish, all you need is a bit of luck and you will have your dream trout in your hands.
Basically there are two possibilities, fishing with worms and fishing with artificial lures. Please inform yourself about the rules, regulations and closed seasons, and about the prices for the day ticket!
FISHING WITH WORM
This is the most comfortable variant and it is very simple, too. Either you fish with a float or with a groundbait. You can get worms (or maggots) here in Norway in any fishing shop, or dig them yourself. But please find out where it is allowed before you start digging. Often it is on private land!
FISHING WITH ARTIFICIAL LURES
Small spinners, spoons, rubber fish or plugs are used here. Rubber fish up to 5 cm is always working good. Many different colours are possible. Rubbers in a trout design are always a good choice, but brown colours also catch well, and you should definitely have something colourful like "Firetiger". If you're targeting the really big fish, you can also use larger rubbers, but then you'll get fewer bites.
The same applies for plugs: big bait - big fish! Standard plugs are around 5 cm. Preferably in trout design, sinking models are also possible. However, a "Firetiger" should not be missing here either! In order to be able to cast these small plugs or rubber fish properly, the tackle must be adapted to them.
A spinning rod like the ones used for perch fishing is the right choice here, along with a small stationary reel with thin braided or monofilament line. My preferred line diameters are 0.20mm for monofilament and 0.08mm for braided line.
Finding out how deep or shallow the fish are, can only be done by trying. Often the lakes here are deep and drop steeply from the shore. If you know the shallows and elevations within casting distance, this naturally increases your catching success. However, the fish also make their way in the open water.
Salmon fishing is a special field, where you have to be prepared for returning without fish. But if you catch a salmon, it makes it easy to tolerate the days when you return with empty fish boxes.
SALMON FISHING IS HIGHLY DEPENDENT ON THE WATER LEVEL OF THE RIVER.
When fishing for salmon you have to be aware that you are out for fish that move up the rivers to spawn and is not really in good biting mood. This kind of fishing is highly dependent on the water level of the river! Dry periods and low water are no good conditions, neither is a high water level.
The best conditions are given, when the river rises due to rainfall after low water. This is when the salmon start to bite and, with good luck, you can catch several fishes.
Good places are, for example, outside bends, deep pools or the washed-out hollows close to waterfalls. Especially the hollows at waterfalls are promising, because many salmon often take a rest here before they are going to pass the waterfall. You can fish for salmon with flies, artificial lures (spoons, plugs, spinners, etc.) or natural bait.
If you want to try your luck on salmon with a fly rod, you should use a two-hand rod because it‘s handling is much better in larger rivers. If you only have a one-hand rod, you should look for smaller rivers to fish, and the rod should not be lower than casting class 7/8. For spinning, rods around 60g casting weight are a good choice.
Good salmon rivers in our area are Steinsdalselva in Osen, approx. 20 km away, and Nordalselva and Stordalselva, both in Åfjord, approx. 45 km away.
ALWAYS A HIGHLIGHT OF THE YEAR
Ice fishing is always a highlight of the year. There are many char in the lakes here, fishing for these fish can be very rewarding. The char is a fish that is really active in winter.
It is best to know a few shallows in the lake and try them. Depths between 1m and 5m are usually the right choice. But the char can also be very deep, it is not unulual to find them at depths up to 15m to 20m.
The best way to fish is with a baited flasher and a 15cm piece of line as a leader with a line diameter of 0.20mm. The small single hook is baited with 2 - 3 maggots or a worm. If there are char on the spot, you will not have to wait long for a bite.
If you don't get any bites, it is better to change the spot than to wait for the fish. You should look for the edges of the shallows, the better fish are often a few metres deeper than the smaller ones. Common baits are also Zocker and the "Mormyshka".
With good luck you might also catch trout as a by-catch, but these are less active in winter and a little harder to catch. You can get worms and maggots in any good fishing shop, as described above.
If you have done ice fishing before, you should join experienced people or a guide!
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