It’s about time for a little update with the insanely good conditions we’ve been having over the past few weeks. With reports of sporadic hatching of vulgata in the south, and marginata, baetis, and flying ants in several other areas last week, the discerning angler knows there is good fishing to be had. But when the lakes and rivers are warming up to comfortable swimming temperatures already in June it might just be a good idea to bring your swimming shorts instead of waders!
It’s been incredibly warm over the past few weeks in Southern Norway, including in the mountains, which only a short time ago were covered in snow and ice. Now the temperatures in the high country have reached over 20 degrees. The lack of rain has kept the hatches at bay, but for those fishing with lures, rapalas, streamers, and worms there is great fishing to be had.
Hein Van Aar from Kvennan Fly Fishing in Tolga and Tynset Kommune tells of the following conditions: 1st of June and Kvenna Fly Fishing is open for fishing again. The conditions are looking excellent, and the water levels are very low for this time of year. The water temperatures are also quite high. I have not yet seen any serious hatches, but it is still quite early in the season here. Hein and Marius Tollan have put together a little film from the opening week in Kvennan. (see the video at the top of the article.)
From Folldal we have received some nice photos already. As you see here it was also quite nice in lake Grimsbutjønnan. This is a popular area for many throughout the summer, with nice facilities for those with disabilities. The fishing didn’t give any big results this evening, other than the mosquito bites…
With a view over Lake Kroktjønna from the fishing dock you could see fish rising in the middle of the lake, much to far out to cast to.
In the Grimsa Fly Fishing Zone fishing opened on June 1st.åpnet fiske 1. The local heroes came out strong for opening day, even though the hopes weren’t high for catching any fish. However, the river was already at 13 degrees and running at low summer flows. To see this so early in the season is very rare here.
And there was the fish! Although there was very little hatching occurring, there was a period with a good amount of rising to see. This led to a good amount of grayling finding their way into the nets. None of them were very large, but the largest was just a bit under 1 kilo. The majority of them were females that had just finished with the spring spawn that were eager to fill up the reserves again.
And there was also a trout over one kilo!