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Norway, Stjördal Austkil


Fly fishing for salmon on the Stjördal River in Mid-Norway. A fine Austkil Lodge and a good private 2 km long Austkil beat is available on middle Stjördal River. This fine double sided Austkil beat with a nice lodge accomodation will be rented exclusively for groups of 4-6 persons. The best year over 100 salmon and seatrout have been caught there.


Stjördal is one of the best salmon rivers in Norway and flows into the seat at Trondheimsfjord close to Stjördal town and about 40 km north from Trondheim. The average size of salmon is about 4 kg but biggest Stjördal salmon are around 20 kilos. The annual salmon catch from the Stjördal River varies between 1500 – 2500 salmon.


The guests are fishing beautiful, private Austkil fishing beat situated middle Stjördal River about 20 km from the Atlantic Ocean. The beat is about 2 km long and consists of 3 different pools that can be fished from both sides of the river. There will be only 4-6 fishermen at the same time on this Austkil beat. The pools are divided in two beats. Beat 1: Skogen pool, length 1300 m is available every day. Beat 2: Sonoset, length 500 m or Holmene pool, length 700 m (these 2 pools fished one at a time, changing every day).


Fly fishing and spin fishing is allowed. Bag limit is one salmon per person per day. If fisherman kills a salmon, he must stop fishing until midnight. The season bag limit is 6 salmon per person, of these 3 salmon may be over 65 cm. Released salmon is not counted on quotas. All female salmon over 3 kg must be released in August. We recommend also coloured male salmon to be released. All seatrout must be released. Scale samples must be taken from all retained salmon. Please take a few scale samples and put them into envelope and fill up details.


Fishing season on the Stjördal River starts on the first of June. During the two first weeks of the season only big salmon enter the river weighing often 7-18 kg. At this time you have a good chance to hook and catch a salmon of your lifetime. During the early season water level is often high and water temperature is about 6-10 degrees. For these high and cold water conditions as fly lines we recommend Guideline TripleD Sink 2/4/6, Sink 1/3/5 ja Float/S2/S4 shooting heads. In these conditions tube flies with 7-12 cm long wing are recommended.

By mid June the numbers of salmon in the River Stjördal increase and in addition to big salmon there is often a good run of two sea winter salmon weighing 4-7 kg. The main run of salmon in Stjördal River is from early July to mid August, that period we can catch all sizes of salmon and the catch numbers per week are highest. During mid season the water level is often medium or low and water temperature is about 10-16 degrees. For these medium/low water conditions we recommend our guests to fish for example with Guideline TripleD Float/S2/S4, Float/Int/S2 ja Floating/Int shooting heads and tube flies with a wing length 3-7 cm.

During the last two weeks of August there are still some fresh salmon running but we also catch coloured salmon which have been in the river for a while – often very big ones. During late season the water level on Gaulfossen gauge is often medium or low and water temperature is about 9-15 degrees. For these medium/low water conditions we recommend our guests to fish for example with Guideline TripleD Float/Int/S2, Float/Int and Floating shooting heads and tube flies with a wing length 3-5 cm. River Stjördal fishing season ends on the last day of August.


For fly fishing for salmon on the Stjördal River we recommend 12-15 ‘ foot double handed fly rods for lines #8-11 and suitable fly reels with good quality brakes. Single handed rod of for example 9-10’ for lines 7-8 will be also fine. Floating, sink tip or intermediate shooting heads are most used fly lines but please bring also sinking shooting heads for possible high water conditions. Before fishing everyone must disinfect fishing gear and buy a Norwegian state license at nearby Midtkil Camping.


Good fly patterns for the Stjördal River are: Banana, Black & Orange, Black & Yellow, Black Sheep, Dee Sheep, Green butt, Red butt, Greenlander, Green Highlander, Sunray Shadow, Monkey, Willie Gunn, Silver & Black and Allys Shrimp.


Accomodation for guests is in the charming Austkil Lodge. The Lodge is located close the Auskil beat and it has been restored for fishermens needs. There is a big living room, a well equipped kitchen and single bedroom for every guest. Toilet and shower are in the neighbouring building. Guests can cook their own food in the kitchen but it’s not included in price.


Fishing trips to Stjördal Austkil Lodge will be arranged throughout the fishing season and the packages can be booked according to the client’s preferred dates. Anglers will take flight or car transport to Norway. It is 20 minutes drive from Trondheim airport to the Austkil Lodge and beat. Austkil accomodation and beat will be presented to guests on arrival.

  • Price: 6450 eur/group/7 days/7 nights
  • Group size: 4-6 persons
  • Bookings: Ask for open weeks
  • Fishing trip includes: Fishing licenses, Accomodation, Introduction of beat
  • Fishing trip does not include: Flights/transports to Norway, Norwegian state fishing license (250 crowns = approx 30 eur), Food/drinks
  • Species: Salmon, Seatrout
  • Season: 1.6 – 31.8
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Norway, Stjördal Austkil


Stjördal River 1.6-31.8

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