July 15 – July 22, 2018
Gaula River Atlantic Salmon
Norwegian Flyfishers Club, Norway
with host Jeff Bright
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, free-flowing river. Second only to the Tana (which is over 10 times longer) in catch, the Gaula is not only one of the most consistently productive salmon rivers in Norway, but in the world. The river supports healthy stocks of some of the largest Atlantic salmon; 20-pound Gaula salmon are not uncommon and many grow to over 30 lbs — and some will top 40 . . . July is prime time on the Gaula, providing the best overall opportunity for both size and numbers of fish. Typically, at this point in the season, water levels stabilize and fish can be found in all reaches of the NFC beats. The Gaula is truly a river of dreams, the place to try for the "fish of a lifetime."
Target river: Gaula River
Group size: 6 anglers, including host; 2 anglers per guide (lodge capacity 14 anglers)
2018 rate: 8500 USD
Accommodations: Single occupancy rooms with private bath. Double occupancy rooms for reduced rate; inquire for availability.
Includes: 6 days guided fishing, 24-hour river access, 7 nights accommodations, all meals, rental vehicle for each angling pair
Additional costs: Round trip commercial airfare to Trondheim; licensing, gratuities, alcoholic beverages (wine is complimentary with meals)
Availability: please inquire
The Restigouche River Lodge is located in Mann’s Mountain, New Brunswick, Canada. Positioned centrally in the watershed, the lodge owns rights to 3.5 miles of private and exclusive water — from the junction of the Matapedia River in Quebec across to New Brunswick and then to a point over three miles upriver encompassing the shores of both New Brunswick and Quebec. Here, the angler has the opportunity to pursue large Atlantic salmon fresh from the salt on some of the best speyfishing water in eastern Canada. Additionally, from spring into June (and then again in late summer through the end of September) RRL has an additional two miles of adjacent water available to guests. Wading is relatively easy, though some pools may be fished from 26-foot motorized canoes.
Norwegian Flyfishers Club website
Norwegian Flyfishers Club brochure
Gaula: River of Silver and Gold video