In northern parts of Hedmark, between Oslo and Trondheim, and along the border with Sweden, you will find "grayling stretches" where the implementation of stricter regulations and restrictions such as catch and release and bag limits has led to improved fish stocks, with an increasing number of trophy fish. Grayling of 50 centimetres or more are common and some are pushing over 60 centimetres.
The different grayling stretches complement each other: you will find some in small and big rivers, and at altitude from 200 to 800 metres above sea level. This makes for great diversity and means the hatching is spread over a longer period.
Most of the fishing is walk and wade fishing, but it is also possible to fish from a boat or a belly boat in some places. The usual fly fishing technique used in the area is dry fly fishing, but you should also be prepared to go down deep with heavy nymphs using strike indicators or with the Czech nymphing technique. Preferred equipment is a 9' rod with a floating 3-5 weight. You can also target trophy wild brown trout, pike and whitefish.
You can experience splendid fishing from spring to fall. The main season is 1 June until 1 October. Prime season starts in the end of May with the early signs of the small mayflies which are released with the arrival of the caddis hatches. Throughout the autumn and until the snow arrives you can experience second generation mayfly hatches. Fishing throughout September offers clear crisp mornings with beautiful autumn colours and crystal clear waters.
Fly fishers. Several places accommodated groups of anglers.
You can rent fishing equipment. Contact one of our guides to do so.
Many types of accommodation are available in the area. Prices from NOK 900 per week.
Bus or train from Oslo. The nearest airport is Oslo Gardermoen . Travel time by car from Oslo to Åmot is two hours; Trysil is two hours 20 minutes; Engerdal three hours; Tolga four hours. Travel time by car from Trondheim Airport Værnes to Tolga is three hours.
Nordic Fly Fair, 4– 5 May in Elverum.
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Anglers from all over Europe come to Hedmark's grayling stretches to enjoy great fly fishing and picturesque nature.
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