Sunnfjord - the fishing adventure high spot in Norway

Sunnfjord is one of the best all round fishing spots in Norway. Here is one of our best offers. Go with me for fishing salmon in one of the best rivers in the fjord district and to the best brown trout river with catch guaranty in Europe.

Fishing tours in Sunnfjord 2017

Full day excursion with professional fishing guide in Europe’s richest watercourse for trout, - the Jölstra river, the Jölstra lake and mountain lakes at the foot of the glacier Jostedalsbreen. Price per person NOK 900,- at a minimum of 2 persons. The price includes fishinglicense, use of waders, life vest and all other necessary equipment. You will also learn how to clean and fillet the fish – ready to panfry. Cach warranty.

Alta River - Registration will be opened the 2nd of January

The registration will be opened the 2nd of January 2017 and the registration deadline is January 31. 2017.
Please read the application rules in this article and then follow the link at the bottom of the page to the registration page.

Trout and salmon fishing in Western Norway

Fishing tours with a tour guide for trout, sea trout and salmon in rivers and lakes or from a fishing boat following the big fish hunting out at sea.
If you don't have fishing equipment with you, we will gear you up with wading pants, inflatable life vests and fishing licenses, a rod and line and everything an angler needs to meet the fish on the Norwegian West Coast.


Here you have the best chances of getting big salmon

Norwegian rivers with catches of the greatest number of salmon more than 7 kg in 2015

River Bjøra opens with huge expectations.
River Bjøra opens with huge expectations.
Mr.Gunnar Indrebø and his giant salmon. Photo: Tor Ivar Viken.
Season is on for one of Norway’s finest rivers. Whiskey coloured Bjøra, with its jungle like scenery and over-dimensioned salmons, deliver yet again. Mr. Gunnar Indrebø (55) got his dreams come true at 1800 hrs Friday May 18`Th, when a 23 kilo salmon was secured at zone Røttesmo. Here is his story for Fishing Norway exclusively. Mr. Gunnar Indrebø is a leading figure in Norwegian angling society. So far more than 70 salmons larger than 10 kilos are on his resume.
Gunnar Øvrebø and the giant salmon in front of the River Bjøra. Photo: Johan Danielsen.
Gunnar Øvrebø and the giant salmon in front of the River Bjøra. Photo: Johan Danielsen.

Fishing for great salmon require heavy gear

You need powerful gear if you are to fish for giant salmons, Mr Gunnar Indrebø states. Personally he uses a 13 ft Vangen Rod, a Penn 7500 SS reel, 0.47 line, and 30-40gr weighting.
On the main line he has a split twirler with a 15 cm leaded sideline, and a 1m leader on the main line, with a 2.0 Japanese single hook carrying 3-4 dew-worms.
Upon fishing in Bjøra he brings 8 kilos of fresh worm contained in moss and powdered sugar. Gunnar feeds his worm on powdered sugar, others prefer coffee grounds. He searches them by flash light at night when they surface.
Many claims that the reel is of less importance, and that the type of rod is what matters. Yes, rod is important, but for Gunnar the reel means a lot as well. He had to go all the way to USA to find one that fully satisfied his requirements. Upon the smallest injury on line or knots, he cuts away and re-do everything. Nobody cuts as much line as I do he claims.

Skilled sports fishermen have no secrets

Mr. Gunnar Indrebø is far too experienced and skilled to bother with secrets. Only those who feel inferior and fear that other surpass them produce an atmosphere of secrecy around their achievements. This in spite of the fact that they all at one point in time have been tipped of by others or by websites such as Fishing-Norway when it comes to fishing spots, techniques and gear. A lot of fishing stories where location is kept in secrecy are purely fairytales in the opinion of Fishing Norway.

The huge salmons are located in the spawning holes at the river floor

If you are hunting for tremendously big salmons, you have to fish along the river floor, and preferably down into the spawning holes. That’s where the real old timers are, Mr Indrebø explains. This means local river knowledge, and target fishing on exact spots.

Fishing with open spool and no counter- strike

Mr. Gunnar Indrebø leaves the reel bow open when he is fishing. He releases more line as the bait glides along the bottom. As the bait enters the spawning holes, Mr Indrebø release even more extra line, allowing for the bait to really sink into the deepest part of the hole. You have to get it all the way down there he says, especially now in the early season the salmon are reluctant to move in the cold flood water. Fishing like this it is sometimes hard to distinguish if you are merely in contact with mother earth, or if it is indeed the notorious salmon who has gripped your bait. But with some experience one will gradually learn to know the difference. Mr. Gunnar Indrebø never counter-strikes when the salmon takes the bait. On the contrary he starts counting to 20…one beer, two beers, three beers…..twenty beers. Only then he raises his rod, the salmon is doomed. The 23 kilo salmon had the bait all the way into it is stomach, despite the claims from scientific environments that salmons don’t eat once they enter the rivers.

The monster salmon used its whole spectrum of wicked tricks, but so did Mr. Gunnar Indrebø

The beast went straight for the abyss along shore, where I could put no pressure on it. I told some friends to start throwing rocks at it, to make it go away from that hopeless spot. But then the salmon started upstream, still smearing along the river bank. In River Bjøra this is a big problem, due to heavy vegetation in some places. The salmon insisting on this strategy left me no opportunity to fight it in the normal way. The animal would still have been standing there, had we not thrown more rocks. This was the only way to get it loose from the hole it had dug into. Only upon hitting the salmon directly with one rock it came back downstream. Finally Mr Indrebø could start pumping it from the side, putting force on it to wear it out. Initially I had planned to land it myself by the tail, but this was impossible. I needed help from experts. The experienced man, Mr Harry Ruben Lyder, from Ingøya, came to my rescue. He prepared his gaff, placed it calmly at the bottom and hooked the salmon with perfect timing and style.

I feel like an Olympic gold medallist

How do you feel after this awesome experience Mr Indrebø? Well,…. Gunnar explains upon our traditional question, I feel like an Olympic gold medallist who has been practising hard for many years for exactly a moment like this. Fishing- Norway ranks Mr. Gunnar Indrebø as the leading live bait angler for salmon in Norway. He has landed several hundred salmons, out of which 70 are above the 10 kilo mark. He knows the river Bjøra as his own pockets after years of local studies and gathering of knowledge. He is always at the right place at the right time. In his opinion, too many fishermen are occupied with food and beverage rather then being in the river at the time when the salmon is willing. Mr Indrebøs former record salmon was 17 kilo. For many years he has been hunting for a salmon to break the magical 20 kilo mark. But even if all his dreams came true yesterday, he was still back in the river, hunting for new adventures today.

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