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Default About salmon fishing on the Gaula River

Gaula River, which runs through three municipalities (Holtålen, Midtre-Gauldal and Melhus), is regarded by many as the best salmon river in Europe. It runs through an area full of contrasts; from high mountain plateaus through canyons and forests to the gentler, wider and rich agricultural land near the Trondheim fjord. It is also one of the longest salmon rivers in Norway being 85km (53 miles) from the mouth at Øysanden to Eggafoss (waterfall).

There is steady fishing throughout the whole stretch although early season fishing is mostly below the Gaulfoss rapids (June and dependent on high/low water leevels), a 300m long gorge that the salmon cannot run in high water. Gaula is known for its big and plentiful salmon and with fly-fishing stretches which provide some of the best sport in Norway.

Catches have been enhanced since 2005 due to the delayed bag-netting season and the buy-out of nets throughout the Trondheim fjord area allowing particularly the large early salmon to have a ‘free’ run up the river. Day, week and season quotas have been introduced to minimize the number of killed fish and encouraging catch and release.

Fishing Opportunities on the Gaula
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