Reisastua Lodge is the perfect place to spend a week’s Salmon fishing, nestled in the stunning surroundings of the Reisa valley with the perfect view of the river and the mountains. The Lodge is known throughout Europe for producing lucky Salmon anglers their dream fish every season. These magical fish do exceed the 40lb mark and can create hysteria amongst even the most experienced Salmon anglers.
The Reisa River (or Reisaelva in Norwegian) is 53 miles long and originates in the Finnmark region of Northern Norway. The Salmon go 53 miles up to the Imofossen waterfall. There are 19 zones containing good fishing spots, with a large number of deep pools for fly-fishing.
The Reisa River has a reputation for big Salmon, every year the river produces fish in excess of 40lb and some years fish of over 50lb. If you are looking to catch a giant, the Reisa River may be the right place for you, just ask Scott Mackenzie who has caught his last 3 personal best Atlantic Salmon with us.
What sets Reisastua Lodge apart from most other Salmon Lodges is the average size of the fish that are caught, just take a look in the lodges catch records and you will see stand out fish in every season. The number of anglers who have visited Reisastua Lodge and left with a new PB Atlantic Salmon is a testament to how big the fish grow here.
The river has fantastic fly-fishing runs and deep pools, you will be transported by riverboat into the fishing zones and on the days that the rotation dictates you can visit the national park and the exciting Salmon fishing that this beautiful part of the world has to offer.
Our guides have grown up on this river and know all its hidden secrets. The traditional Reisa boats that are used to transport you and your fellow anglers are a sleek design perfect for running up through powerful rapids. In most water conditions the best rod setups are an 8# to 10# double hander and a large reel capable of holding 400m of backing. The lines that work best are afloat, multi-density or full sinking and it is wise to have all of them with you to best tackle the many different pools, it is often a good idea to have three separate rods set up in the riverboats. In August weeks when the water is lower it can also be great fun and effective to fish an 8# single-hander with a floating line, this can allow you to fish either an upstream bomber or get the fish fired up with a riffle hitch fly. The leaders that you will need would be either mono or fluoro but to deal with any big fish that you encounter we strongly recommend it to be between 30lb to 40lb tipped with the strongest hooks that you can find.
It is during the August months that we run our light-guiding programme, this gives anglers the chance to fish in pairs as normal but one guide will work between four of you instead of the standard two. This light-guiding program means that anglers have the chance to work it out for themselves a bit more and have the added advantage of a lower cost. The August fishing can be extremely productive with more fish in the river and the arrival of Sea Trout, these weeks can produce multiple species but still with the chance of that Monster Atlantic Salmon that Reisastua is renowned for.
Note in particular that catch statistics show that the Reisa River is one of the world’s best Salmon rivers with an average weight of the 2010 season at 14lb.
Another little known fact is the large run of Sea Trout that come up the river each Autumn, providing anglers with the opportunity to target some large Sea Trout under the northern lights.
For more information about this tour, contact our experienced team who will be happy to answer any queries you have. Alternatively, can request a free brochure.