Photo: Bjørn Rønningen
As our guest you have free use of fishing
rights along our private riverbanks (extending approx. 1 mile
– 1,500m), which include a number of exceptionally good
beats both along the Gudbrandsdalslågen river and its tributary
the Tromsa, which is just 110 yards from the farmyard.
Additionally, you can find a huge choice of fine fishing possibilities
in the mountain areas (there are around 100 lakes in the Ringebu
District). The natural surroundings, with their excellent and
diverse fishing, led to the 1994 World Fly Fishing Championships
being awarded to Ringebu District, both the Lågen river
and a range of woodland and mountain lakes being used as competition
Fishing holidays have great recreational value. One gains exercise,
plus a rich and diverse appreciation of nature in a varied and
The Lågen is famous as an excellent, well-stocked fishing
river containing strong populations of trout, grayling, gwyniad
(coregunus lavaretus), perch and ling.
Lågen trout are notable for their size, growing as large
as 24lbs (11kg). Lower reaches of the Tromsa and other tributaries
also contain relatively large trout.
Large stocks of grayling and gwyniad also live here, often in
shoals, and they provide interesting fishing, especially in the
evenings and at night. Normal sizes range from 31/2 oz. to 1lb
2 oz. (100 – 500 g), with maximum weights of two to three
There are perch stocks both in the Lågen and in many local
Ling – or burbot – are fine-tasting cod like fish
found in the Lågen and Losna Water, together with other
lakes. They can grow up to several kilos in weight. It is possible
to fish for them in winter, but we do warn of the dangers of unsound
Normally, the fishing season runs from June 1 until September
5. In the Lågen, fishing begins on May 20, earlier with
certain types of tackle. With certain small restrictions, one
can fish in the Lågen right through the autumn and winter.
Ice fishing is a popular activity in the winter months, especially
in waters with good stocks of char and large perch.