Tight with Fishspot – Week 22
The summer is fast approaching and things are really beginning to move around in Fishspotland now. Despite a week of cool and wet weather in many places, it goes inexorably in the right direction. For the time being, the dedicated dry-flyer probably have had to gaze longingly at the water surface in anticipation of some activity, at least in higher altitudes. But those who fish with lures or wobbles should have had relatively good days.
Several fly fishing zones opened for the season June 1st. This applies to Kvennan Fly Fishing, Unsetåa fly fishing zone, the well-known and popular River Vangrøfta, Hola fly fishing zone, River Grimsa, Holselva river and Nordre Rena fly fishing zone. And with that, all fishing areas, with the exception of River Borgund which opens on June 12, are open for fishing.
Wet and cold weather has certainly not been inviting for a nice experience many places in the past week. In lower elevations it has probably not been too bad. But in the mountains there has been rain and even snow the last week.
Rondane mountains at May 29th. Photo: Bjørnar Hansen.
But the insects have nevertheless begun to emerge. In Folldal, the mayflies Vespertina and Baetis have been observed here, in addition to some caddis, stoneflies and midges.
A newly hatched Leptophlebia Vespertina . Foto: Bjørnar Hansen.
Mayflies have also started to pop up in River Trysil. Kjell Rakkenes reports from the slow flowing sections around Innbygda, fish where rising steadily last Friday at Marginata between the windgusts. The stomach content of the trout, however, showed that the fish fed on stoneflies (egg laying) and Baetis nymphs.
He caught, among others, this beautiful trout. About 50 cm, but strongly influenced by the autumn spawning and an otherwise long winter.
Photo: Kjell Rakkenes. Rakkenes.com
At Vinger Finnskog we have been notified that the Vulgata has started to emerge. If you encounter these large mayflies you might get an experience for life!
Photo: Ståle Opberget.