Svalbardsa opens with a bang

First group on the Svalbardsa caught 26 salmon. This is the best opening since 2010. However, the group that came after did even better and landed 30 salmon, with 13 large salmon from the canyon in one afternoon shift. This is a fantastic start of the season and the river is full with big fish and high average weight.

Amazing fishing on Laxa in Dolum

Last week produced 103 salmon for only 4 rods on Laxa in Dolum. This was mostly large salmon, with only few grilse amongst them. The river is up to 131 salmon already after only 9 days of fishing for 3-4 rods. Grilse runs appeared on Wednesday, so we are hoping that this good fishing continues for the coming groups.

3 rods left for our autumn combination Sept 10th-16th

We still have 3 remaining rods for the Laxa in Kjos - Grimsa combination in september. Last year the 6 rods caught 100 salmon and a good number of sea-trout during these dates. Yes, the back-end fishing can be very productive.

Svalbardsa river statistics 2015

 

Looking back over the 2015 season is quite something. Last season produced 760 landed salmon for 2-3 rods, and only 75 days fished. We had very strong runs of grilse, with average weight of 7 lbs. This is unusual for Svalbardsa, since average weight has often been around 12 lbs.
Multi sea winter salmon were 244 in total, 32.2% of landed fish. We have seen this up to 80% in recent years.

The lowest pools on the river kicked in like never before. Osbreiða (34) and Os(35) produced 143 salmon. Nedri Eyrarhylur(19) produced 130 salmon, Svalbardsselshylur(20) produced 95 salmon, Forseti(17) gave 78 salmon, and Efri Eyrarhylur(18) 65 salmon.

The month of July produced 255 salmon, in August we landed 391 salmon and September 114 salmon. Please note that for half of July and in September we only fished 2 rods.

In the light of strong grilse runs last year, we look at 2016 with great expectation, and hope that this coming season will be another year to remember on this amazing river.