Autumn fishing in rivers and mountains
The underestimated part of the season, the autumn, offers crispy air, beautiful colors, solitude and good but challenging fishing. The trout is being given a rest in the rivers for spawning, but grayling is still a valid target in rivers like Rena river, Femundselva, Gløta, Isterfossen and Sømåa.
Char and trout
If grayling fishing is not your cup of tea, you still have fishing for trout and char in the many of the smaller lakes and mountain waters. They can be quite willing to take the fly as it’s their last chance to fatten up before winter. Doing the camping with tent exercise is not all that tempting for most people, and the cabin life is a lot more comfortable option. Renting rural cabins is cheap, ruff standard, but you cant beat it.
This char, caught by Glenn Hole, saw it’s first flash ever before returning to the depth. Picture: Anders Dahl Eriksen
Rules and regulations
The autumn rules can be tricky to navigate as different areas have different approach to the autumn regulations. Some places like Folldal stops all fishing September 15th, while communes like Engerdal you can fish all year. This does not apply to rivers where you cant fish for trout from September 15th, but you can fish for grayling.
As the autumn regulations vary, we urge you to make an extra effort at finding out what rules to follow in the area you are visiting. Most of the rules you find here on Fishspot is the rules that apply, but when it comes to high mountain lakes, it might be local rules that differs from the ones we have. This has mostly to do with season closing dates.