Winsnes bespoke friendly fly-fishing accommodation

History & Tradition

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day.


Such parties were typical in parts of Norway at the time: inspired by the biggest Atlantic Salmon in the world, the English ‘salmon lords’ as they were known, were regular visitors to Norway throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries as they sought out biggest, strongest Atlantic salmon in the world. 
The current owners have revived the tradition of salmon fishing summers and these days Winsnes Fly Fishing Lodge is recognised as a world class international fly fishing lodge with guests from all over the world. 
Nowadays, the lodge (Storstuu Winsnes) is owned and run by Anne Marit Winsnes-Hayes and husband Matt Hayes. Anne Marit is the 17th generation of her family to live and own fishing rights in the valley since records began just after the black plague while Matt is a well known angler, photographer and broadcaster. 


Fishing is an important part of life at Winsnes: it is a heritage that we cherish and our we are dedicated to protecting the salmon of Gaula by running the fishery in a style that maximises catches but protects our valuable fish, allowing them to spawn successfully. 

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