Experience the roots of fly fishing in Engerdal
Engerdal has a very central place in Norwegian fly fishing history. It was here, on the shores of Lake Galtsjøen, that the English lawyer brothers Smith found their fly fishing mecca at the end of the 19th century, and built the famous Smithsetra.
The variety of fishing you can experience in Engerdal is enormous. You have large trout, grayling and whitefish that feed voraciously in the currents. In the mountain lakes, big arctic char can be tricked by fly fishermen before the water gets too hot and the fish head for deeper and colder water.
If you want to go on a canoeing adventure, the municipality is full of watercourses that are fantastic for small expeditions for the whole family. You can tempt big pike and large perch in many places, if you get tired of salmonids (yes, that is possible in Engerdal!)
When we enter July, the summer is at its most intense in Engerdal. You can expect big fish rising in the classic currents at Galten. Both trout, grayling and whitefish head from the lakes to the fast and clean currents to feast on the huge numbers of insects and other prey that are available in the currents.
If there is enough rain to raise the water levels properly, the first large predatory trout will usually migrate to smaller rivers such as Sømåa and Gløta in mid-July. They gladly hit a streamer with wild abandon, but feel free to try with a big dry fly like Chernobyl Ant as well. The takes are spectacular!
Tight lines and keep casting 🙂