Evening fishing at Føssa
Just three more months – and the salmon fishing season in my local river, the Lågen, begins! Can’t wait.
Even though the Lågen is rather unknown outside Norway, it is one of our best salmon rivers. When the famous giants fail, the Lågen continues to provide us with excellent sport!
If you want to fish the Lågen, just need some advise or look for a guide, I’m your man! Fly or lure? On your own, with a friend or maybe the family wants to come along? Your choice :) We’ll sort it. Have a look a my guiding service information and feel free to drop me an e-mail, if you have any questions or want to secure a day or three in my childhood paradise.
A magical morning that resulted in 3 salmon landed before 8 am
In 2019, 20,4 tons of salmon (over 4200 fish) were caught in Lågen. About 1/3 were, unfortunately, caught in traditional traps – the rest on rod and line.
The previous year, only 13,1 tons of salmon (almost 2600 fish) were caught, mainly due to the fact that 2018 was extremely dry. In 2017, we ended up catching 26,5 tons of salmon (over 5700 fish) and in 2016, 22 tons of salmon were caught (just over 4600 fish).
You’ll find the Lågen a 3 hour drive from Oslo Airport Gardermoen or less than 1 hour from Sandefjord Aiport Torp (with connections from Copenhagen, Amsterdam, London and Aberdeen (via Bergen/Stavanger).
Doesn’t get much better than this!?
Here is some feedback from Enrica and Luca from Italy, who fished with me last summer:
This was our first experience with flyfishing for Atlantic salmon. Morten taught us about salmon behavior, how to read the river, rod set ups, which flies to use and how to fish properly in various situations. We will return for more fishing with Morten, because he is a great guide and a really nice person.
I’d be delighted to show you this gem, too – and to do what I can, in order for you to connect you with the ultimate fish: A wild Atlantic salmon!
A young lady fighting a fresh, fly caught 10-pounder. Just needed a little help landing it…