Peter Terndrup said:I have to other friends who also caught some big salmons in Gaula in august, and they where killed.
Hi McIntyre,McIntyre said:This numbers are from the live statistics and the total number will usually be from 40-50% higher than this.
For those interested in fishing in Orkla checkout:
www.orklaguide.com (whole river)
www.orklaguiden.no (upper and middle part)
www.syrstad.no (fishing school, but also for renting beats, C&R only)
www.elvene.no (The net buyout organisation)
Hi StevenSteven Mear said:Hi McIntyre,
good sites, but surely they are all in Norwegian with the exception of Syrstad?
I'm greatly surprised that you say that the reported catch returns on such an established river as the Orkla are 40%-50% lower than real catch levels. Owners of fishing rights in Norway are of course requested to submit catch returns to the authorities (county fishing administrator) by early October. I have understood that if the authorities have serious doubts about the reporting mechanisms/veracity of catch returns that they can take measures, for example - to reduce the permitted catch rate per day. On my local river - the Bjerkreim, which is an apprentice compared to the Orkla - we have a Catch Registration Card linked to a deposit for public fishing, and on private stretches we also have to submit catch returns by 10 October. Unless things have changed this year, the usual rate of returned cards is about 85%. This is also linked to a policy of taking action against anyone who breaches the law, and by cultivating the attitude of not seeing the bag limit as a target. Of course, there are always stories of under-reporting on beats nearest the sea, but no-one on this river system would think that this would amount to 40%-50%: that would place fishing rights in serious jeopardy.
Why is there that culture on the Orkla?