Fishing for salmon in Rana river
Salmon fishing in Mo I Rana! Daily price including fishing for salmon, guide, 1 meal served in the open air. From NOK 1 995, – pr. person.
You wait. And wait. Cast. And cast again. Then, suddenly, it bites, and the line starts living its own wild life. “Now or never,” you think. The expert advice to you is to take your time when reeling in. If you force the fish up too quickly, it might release the bait and shoot down the river at turbo speed. That’s why you need to be patient but determined. When the fish is finally on land, you probably have your heart racing! Finally, it lies there in the net, a magnificent salmon weighing 12 kg or more! Adrenaline rushes through your body, giving you an incredible feeling of accomplishment. Whether it’s your first or your 100th salmon, the feeling is the same – you finally succeeded.
The guide has been watching you, and now he comes over to congratulate you and help with measuring and weighing. Perhaps a picture or two for the bragging album? You receive a well-deserved meal prepared by the guide; after all, you were so focused on catching that salmon that you completely forgot to eat!
Have you considered trying the world-famous Norwegian salmon fishing? Then you should seize the opportunity this summer! Where the rivers are usually crowded with visiting fishermen, there’s plenty of available space this year as well. In many places, you can buy packages that include fishing permits, accommodation, meals, and a guide.
Norway is one of the world’s best countries for fishing wild salmon. Try your luck in some of our legendary salmon rivers, which are as scenic as when wealthy English sports fishermen discovered them in the 19th century. Or cast your line in far more urban areas.
The salmon spends between one and three years at sea before finding its way back to the river it was born in. No GPS is more accurate. It’s simply magical! However, only a few salmon survive the tough years in the open sea. The fish you catch on the hook has survived encounters with sharks, whales, tunas, and swordfish. The salmon’s journey is almost like the Greek Odyssey. Norway has been a destination for salmon fishermen worldwide ever since English sports fishermen started flocking here around 200 years ago. We still have several of the world’s best and most legendary salmon rivers. Salmon is part of the Norwegian settlement pattern. After the Ice Age, people settled near good salmon rivers, and we find stories about salmon in both rock carvings and Norse and Sami mythology. Magnus Lagabøte’s national law from 1274 stated that fishing nets should not obstruct the salmon’s journey up the rivers. At one point, salmon was such a common food that farmworkers in Lærdal had a “no salmon on Sundays” clause in their contracts.
The upper class in England started sports fishing in Norwegian rivers in the 1820s, and many of the magnificent wooden hotels on the west coast were built as a result of salmon tourism.
Salmon fishing in the lower part of the Rana River. Here a local guide helps you find the best spots and the best times of day. Whether you have a motorhome, caravan, tent, or need accommodation, you are welcome here for an exciting day of salmon fishing.
Out in the open, the guide prepares a simple meal for you to enjoy near the fishing spot.
Included: Guide; Fishing license; Fishing tax; a meal prepared outdoors
NOTE! This experience is not carried out with less than 2 people. BUT, you can pay for 2 and be alone.
Photo: Robert Borge