The Highlands Beckon
As we approach august it is soon time to head to the hills and find trout with flesh the color of a stop sign. If the weather plays ball the fishing can be legendary, but don’t forget that simply being in the high mountains is an experience in itself.
Endless opportunities await in the Snåsa mountain range, and it is difficult to even know where to start. On Inaturs’ tips blog you’ll find a variety of suggestions for fishing in some of Snåsas best lakes. You can also try one of the many small rivers in the area. If they drain into a decent sized lake you can bet on big trout and early run spawners.
In Skjåk public lands the highest lakes are ice free by the end of august, and if you haven’t caught trout at over 1400 meters elevation then Skjåk is the perfect place. Tordalen and Dørtjønna are good places to start, but there is a lot more to Skjåk. Here you can read up on tips for ten fishing trips in Skjåk public lands. Some of these trips are family friendly, so you can take the whole tribe with you on your next mountain adventure.
Dalsida public lands in Lesja offers exciting opportunities for grayling and good fishing and scenery from 11-1200 meters elevation. You’ll also find nice trout in these very same waters. Further north lies Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park. Here you can read up on trout fishing the area west of Snøhetta , an area with spectacular nature and high mountain trout of the best kind. You’ll find fish in most every piece of water here.
If you are ready for a new and exciting fishing experience you can also rent a cabin with a boat in the national park, rig up a basic drift anchor and fish the traditional english “loch style” with buzzers on mountain lakes over 1400 meters over sea level. We know it would work, give us a report if you test it out!
Don’t forget Vingelen and Forollhogna National Park either. There you’ll find nice rental cabins and many exciting rivers and lakes.