Farlows 2013 Salmon School on the River Gaula, Norway

Farlows and the Norwegian FlyFisher Club are proud to introduce a unique opportunity to fish and learn Scandinavian salmon fishing technique on the famous river Gaula. The two schools will be held on Sunday 4th - Wednesday 7th August and Sunday 11th - Wednesday 14th August. These will be limited to a small group of 3 rods for each party + one Farlows Casting Instructor.

The Salmon school will be aimed at all levels of ability from beginner through to advanced; this will be a chance to learn the art of Spey casting and the use of Scandinavian shooting heads technique whilst fishing for Atlantic salmon in one of the most beautiful and picturesque river in the world.

Casting Tuition and Assistance

During the course you will learn:

  • Tackle set-up
  • Casting technique, shooting line
  • Shooting heads
  • Reading the water, how to fish the pool
  • Safe wading the river
  • Fly selection

Price £1150

Includes 3 days Fishing and accommodation in a country house with single room occupancy, Norwegian State fishing license, gear disinfection, 3 days full board & car hire but excludes all travel costs, drinks and gratuities* For more information about the Salmon School in Norway and to book a place please contact Max Sardi on 0207 484 1011 or email [email protected]

The Norwegian Flyfishers Club (NFC)

With the aim to preserve wild salmon stocks and to provide private fly fishing water, "know how" and good service. The NFC has, over the years, carefully selected prime fly water in the most attractive reaches on the Gaula River. The NFC employs a regular team of very competent professional guides who are all accomplished fly fishermen, speak English and are always ready to help.

Salmon runs on the Gaula during the early season consist of large fish averaging approximately 22 lbs. The prime fishing takes place in July and August for fish in the 12 to 22 lb. range, with some stunning 30-pounders but the whole season there is always the chance to catch a 40-pounder! Grilse runs arrive in mid-July, followed by a good run of sea-trout and fresh run fish of all sizes run until the end of August.

The Gaula River runs through unspoilt surroundings starting from the mountains near the Swedish border, enters the sea at Trondheim Fjord and has always been one of the finest and most productive salmon rivers in the world. On average over the last 20 years, the annual rod catch of between 15-49 tons on the Gaula River has been, among Norway's 629 salmon rivers, second only to the Tana River which is 10 times longer, and produces just twice as many rod-caught salmon.

*Disclaimer :
Farlows are unable to accept any responsibility for the loss or breakage of any fishing tackle during the course, post or prior. Farlows are unable to refund any money for the loss of fishing time due to adverse weather or high water river conditions. Please book appropriate holiday insurance

Allan Shephard

Allan was formerly Marketing Manager for the Farlows Group and is a lifelong well travelled fisherman with a special interest in fly fishing for salmon and saltwater species both at home and abroad. He also has a fair bit of sea and coarse fishing - so a bit of an allrounder really. He has pioneered fly fishing for sharks in the UK and have held the record for the largest fish landed in UK waters on fly tackle. Other interests include shooting and keeping rare corals alive in a marine fish tank.

  • Jacob Lefoka

    I'm in South Africa, Gauteng north of Johannesburg, this is very intresting and I will love to learn more about fishing soon I visit Norway, that will extend my skills and its an advantage.