The Fly Fishing Zone on Tya
Tya will open again for regulated fishing on a limited streatch of the river.
Tya was closed for fishing on the 8th of May this year, due to several years of excessive harvesting of fish. There has now been a Fly Fishing Zone established on the section of river upstream of the fish factory at Løvøya upstream to Esfossen. There will be 4 licenses available on a daily basis from now until the river closes for the season on the 15th of September.
The river is still closed to all fishing downstream to Håen.
Ole Kristian Berggård, who sells licenses on this well-known stretch of river, explains that the Fly Fishing Zone was simply a necessity.
-Results from other places throughout Norway show that a complete closure is not necessarily the best option. When a fishery is completely closed, there is often very little control – then there is a tendency for increased poaching. We have already taken several anglers during the closure this season.
According to Berggård there have been much fewer large fish than previously throughout the river. In addition to this there are also very few small fish in the river. Berggård will initially manage this section of river for 5 years, and the goal is that anglers who purchase licenses will also act as stewards of the river.
-Our primary goal is to work towards proper management of this resource to ensure that the river is able to recover from so many years of overfishing. When we think about how good the fishing was on Tya previously, we realize that this river deserves much better. Tya will recover, but we estimate that it will take 3-5 years.
The regulations are as follows: Fly fishing only, single barbless hooks, and strictly catch and release. This section of river is not fishable with the license for Tydal.
Read more about the regulations here: https://www.inatur.no/fiske/5f11704f31a3c400037ec297/tya-fluesone