Scan Magazine, Issue 86, March 2016

Page 80

Photo: Jerzy Jurkan

Exclusivity down by the Gaula river For the past decade, cousins Bjørn Arild Andersen and Morten Holt have been fuelling their passion for salmon fishing by running BAMO Laksefiske. They have found their fishing paradise in the river Gaula, where happiness comes in the form of friends, bonfires, stunning nature, and fishing for the huge, sought-after Atlantic salmon.

several rapids and pools. The beat offers a high level of privacy and is perfect for a relaxing getaway. The surrounding nature is stunning. “A true Norwegian experience,” says Andersen.

By Andrea Bærland

The second beat, Borten in Melhus, is 1,060 metres long and can accommodate up to ten fishermen. “Studio apartments are available 50 metres from the beat, or you can bring a tent if you want to set up camp on the river bank,” explains the fishing enthusiast. “Local fishing guides will help you unlock the secrets of the river and the salmon. Amenities such as restaurants and stores are found within walking distance. The beat is located close to the historical city of Trondheim, which is only a 20-minute drive north.”

BAMO rents out private fishing areas along the river Gaula in Sør-Trøndelag, considered by many to be the best salmon river in Norway. “The thought behind BAMO was that we wanted to fund our own fishing expenses. It has never been about making a large profit. For us it

is pure passion, all the way,” Andersen explains. He and Holt have secured the rights to rent out three fishing beats along Gaula, in Gauldalen, on behalf of their owners.

Exclusive access to Gaula “When you rent a beat from us, it gives you and your group exclusive access for a week, from Saturday to Saturday, during the salmon fishing season, 1 June to 31 August,” Andersen says.

Photo: Robert Selfors, Arctic Silver

80 | Issue 86 | March 2016

The Moe beat in Støren, the biggest and most luxurious of the three, features a cabin with all modern conveniences, 12 beds and 1,800 metres of fishing, with

Easy access The Grinde beat, about 20 kilometres upstream from Borten, is 600 metres long and renters of this beat will have access to a small four-bed cottage. The beat is

Turn static files into dynamic content formats.

Create a flipbook
Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.