7th August - 14th August NORWAY - Reisa River.
Fishing for Atlantic Salmon and enjoying this wonderful valley in the North of Norway, not too far from the Big fish, famed Alta. The Reisa is an absolutely stunning salmon fishing water. Crystal clear water and of a manageable size, the river will without doubt steal your heart and let’s hope you too will connect with the fish of a lifetime. Many rivers will beat the Reisa for numbers, but there are few that can ever match this river for sheer beauty and more to the point, for Big fish! Fish of 40lbs plus and occasionally 50lbs plus are encountered every year. For this particular week, the Grilse runs as well as the larger fish are now in the river, as well as the possibility of a few early Sea trout which also grow large. £4,459 (flights NOT included).
'The number of fish running the Reisa River has boomed over the last 10 yrs. In 1999, when the stock was at a critical level and locals realized that something had to be done. The board of river owners took action and introduced regulations to protect the spawning stock. The most important changes included; the introduction of catch and release on all hen fish caught weighing over 10lbs, which has since helped an overall C&R attitude in both local and the visiting fly fishers. Nets were removed from the fjord system and estuary. And the government agreed finance for river scouts patrolling the river to protect and maintain the spawning grounds.
As a salmon fisher, you will or you have already reached a stage where you have caught a number of fish and what you are looking for are the large fish presenting a challenge and those that can win personal best status. The Reisa River has a reputation for big salmon and fish are caught annually weighing in excess of 40lb and occasionally 50lb. Bear in mind that you should not expect to catch large numbers of fish – this experience is about quality and not quantity and you cannot imagine a more stunningly beautiful river to catch large salmon from'.