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Norway, Suldalslågen


Fly fishing for Atlantic Salmon on the Suldalslågen River in Western Norway. Fishmaster will arrange a hosted fly fishing trip to the Stråpa beat on 21.-28. September 2022. Jouni Rauha will work as a host for this salmon fly fishing trip.


The Suldalslågen is a famous salmon river that is located in the municipality of Suldal in Rogaland county. The 22 km long river runs from the lake Suldalsvatnet to the southwest to the village of Sand where it empties into the Sandsfjorden. Suldalslågen is the largest and one of the best salmon rivers in Western Norway. Suldalslågen is famous for very big salmon, the biggest ones are over 20 kilos. The average size of salmon is very high 6-7 kg. Suldalslågen is very late river considering salmon run timing. The fishing season in middle and upper river starts on 20. July and ends on 30. September. Prime time for salmon fishing on this beautiful river is considered to be in August-September.


We will fly fish the beautiful, private Stråpa beat situated in the upper part of Suldalslågen River, about 21 km from the sea. The Stråpa beat is the uppermost beat of the Suldalslågen. It consists of 1,3 km of South (Left) bank and 0,7 km of North (Right) bank of famous River Suldalslågen. The beat consists several good salmon pools: Stråpahölen, Strengjen, Flåto and Notahölen. Our Fishmaster group of 4 persons will fly fish exclusively the Stråpa beat.


Bag limit is two salmon per person per day. If someone kills two salmon in a day, he must stop fishing until midnight. Released salmon is not counted on quotas. All wild female salmon over 75 cm must be released. All seatrout must be released.


For fly fishing salmon on River Suldalslågen we recommend 13-15 ‘ double handed rods for lines #8-11 and suitable fly reels with good quality brakes. Sink tip or intermediate shooting heads are most popular fly lines but please take also with sinking shooting heads for possible high water conditions.


Disinfection of fishing gear. Before fishing starts everyone must disinfect fishing gear and buy a Norwegian state license. State license can be bought before the trip from internet.


Good fly patterns for Suldalslågen are for example Allys Shrimp, Frances, Green Butt, Red Butt, Black Sheep, Greenlander, Black & Yellow, Black & Orange, Willie Gunn, Monkey and Sunray Shadow.


Accomodation for guests is arranged in a renovated old house located close the Stråpa fishing beat. It is only 300 m short walk from the house to the beat. There is a living room, a well equipped kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 2 x toilet/shower. Every angler will have a single bedroom. The host Jouni Rauha will cook the meals for guests in a self catering kitchen but it is not included in price.


Anglers will take flight or car transport to Norway. The closest airports can be found in Haugesund and Stavanger. From Haugesund to Suldal River it is 1 hour 50 minutes car driving. It is 200 km and about 3 hours 20 minutes driving from Stavanger to the Suldalslågen including two ferry trips. Jouni Rauha from Fishmaster will work as a host for this trip.

  • Dates: 21.-28.9.2022
  • Price: 1380 eur/person
  • Trip length: 6 fishing days/7 nights
  • Group size: 1 host + 3 persons
  • Price includes: Fly fishing, Accomodation in single room, Introduction of beat
  • Price does not include: Flights/car transports, State license (260 NOK = 26 eur), Meals/drinks
  • Bookings: Fullbooked
  • Fish species: Salmon, Seatrout
  • Fishing season: 20.7 – 30.9
  • Buy Norwegian state license >>

Norway, Suldalslågen


Suldalslågen River 21.-28.9.2022

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