Fly Fishing for Atlantic Salmon in Norway

Fliegenfischen an der Gaula in Norwegen

Gaula - Fly Fishing for salmom in Norway

Spanning over 145 km from its headwaters in the high mountains near the village of Holtalen to where it joins the sea in the Trondheim Fjord. The Gaula is a wild and unregulated river which has never been built out for hydroelectric power. As such it has a constantly fluctuating water level which provides seasoned anglers with a varied and exciting fishing challenge. Second only to the Tana (which is over 10 times longer) in catch, the Gaula is one of the most consistently productive salmon rivers not only in Norway, but in the world. The river supports healthy stocks of some of the largest Atlantic salmon in the world. Many of the fish in the Gaula average over 30 lbs. and some even over 40 lbs. In the early season fish can average over 20 lbs. This is truly the river of dreams and a place to try for the "fish of a lifetime".

The Fishing

Following the Gaula River regulations, NFC operates a 24 hour a day fishing rotation. This rotation is broken down into 6 hour sessions per beat and two fishermen fish each beat at a time. The Gaula is one of the last rivers which has not been built out for hydroelectric power- something which only adds to its natural beauty and the excitement of the fishing. This means the water level is invariably changing and conditions are constantly in flux. To accommodate for these regularly changing conditions, the NFC rotation has beats which fish well in all conditions. Whether it be high, medium or low water; below the Gaulfoss (which ensure good fishing in the early season), or above the Gaulfoss and in the tributaries. No matter what the present circumstances may be, each fisherman has equal opportunity to fish prime beats during thoe specific conditions within that 24 hour period. The Trondheim Fjord is one of the most well protected fjords in Norway, perhaps the reason why Gaula salmon have the opportunity to grow to such a large average size. What makes NFC unique is our diverse selection of fishing beats in the middle and lower sections of the river, which increase overall chances for good fishing throughout the season, regardless of the conditions.

Fliegenfischen an der Gaula in Norwegen


At NFC we offer various accommodation options, which we will tailor to each individual client or group's needs. Sunday welcome meetings will take place at the new NFC lodge and will include an informal welcome dinner. We will also continue our tradition from 2012 of bi-weekly barbeques on both Wednesday and Saturday as a way to collect the week’s group, share fishing experiences, laughs and a good meal.

NFC Lodge
For 2013, Norwegian Flyfishers Club is pleased to present its new lodge and welcome center. Located at Rogstadmoen farm (approximately 8 km upstream from the village of Støren). This lodge will serve as the new central meeting point, dining facility, fly shop and bar for the NFC. We will offer lunch and dinner at the lodge. Both lunch and dinner will also be available as a river-picnic, which can either be picked up at the lodge, or shuttled to the clients riverside. From 2014 an additional accommodation wing will be added to the lodge. It will offer capacity for up to 14 fishermen in a variety of single, double rooms and suite as well as a wellness center with sauna and a massage room. This new gathering point will allow NFC to provide guests with an all around greater quality of service, and to help ensure the best possible fishing experience on the Gaula.

NFC Country House
For those coming in a group of 2 or more (up to 7 people), or for the individual fisherman who would like a more independent schedule and the ability to cook for him/herself, we recommend booking one of our recently renovated country houses. Here one can cater for oneself or choose to have meals at our lodge. With a varied fishing schedule this is a good option to be able to operate at ones own pace. Depending on the individual country house, this option also provides walking distance access to some of our beats.

Fliegenfischen an der Gaula in Norwegen

Getting there

Norwegian Flyfishers Club is located near the village of Støren, in Mid-Norway. Only a 45 minute drive from Trondheim and the Trondheim Airport.

Hosted-trip with Stefan & Alexander Haider

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Quick Facts Gaula NFC (Norwegian Flyfishers Club)

Location Gaula river, Norway
Season June, 1st through August, 31st
Capacity Maximum of 14 anglers per week
Closest major air hub Trondheim (TRD)
Target species Atlantic Salmon
Documents required Valid passport.

For more details, please contact Stefan Haider via telephone +43 316 822104 or email!