Welcome to the Norwegian Flyfishers Club!
Spanning over 145 km from its headwaters in the high mountains near the village of Holtalen to where it joins the sea in the Trondheim Fjord. The Gaula is a wild and unregulated river which has never been built out for hydroelectric power. As such it has a constantly fluctuating water level which provides seasoned anglers with a varied and exciting fishing challenge. Second only to the Tana (which is over 10 times longer) in catch, the Gaula is one of the most consistently productive salmon rivers not only in Norway, but in the world.
The river supports healthy stocks of some of the largest Atlantic salmon in the world. Many of the fish in the Gaula average over 30 lbs. and some even over 40 lbs. In the early season fish can average over 20 lbs. This is truly the river of dreams and a place to try for the "life of a lifetime".
Norwegian Flyfishers Club is located near the village of Støren, in Mid-Norway. Only a 45-minute drive from Trondheim and the Trondheim Airport. The Trondheim Fjord is one of the most well protected fjords in Norway, perhaps the reason why Gaula salmon have the opportunity to grow to such a large average size.
What makes NFC unique is our diverse selection of fishing beats in the middle and lower sections of the river, which increase overall chances for good fishing throughout the season, regardless of the conditions.
NFC was established over 25 years ago with a focus on preserving wild Atlantic salmon fishing on the Gaula River through the establishment of a Norwegian company. The aim of which would be to secure long-term fishing leases to protect portions of the river. NFC is now the leaseholder of over 12 kilometers of prime flyfishing waters on the Gaula. Our goal is to promote the conservation and protection of wild Atlantic salmon through education, management and collaboration with salmon conservation organizations. Our aim is to advocate the sustainment and growth of the wild Atlantic salmon stock of the Gaula River so that this natural resource can be appreciated for generations to come, and to help continue to support the regional community through the eco-tourism industry that the river naturally promotes. To achieve these goals, NFC works with various salmon conservation organizations within Norway and worldwide. At NFC we promote catch-and-release fishing as a way to promote a healthy wild Atlantic salmon population.