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History & Tradition

The Winsnes Fly Fishing Lodge was built in the year 1882 although in those days it was known only as ’Storstuu Winsnes’, the term ’Storstuu’ meaning ‘Big House.’ The Winsnes family have been landowners on the Gaula river since Medieval times and their history in the valley can be traced back to the time of the black plague. 

HISTORY & TRADITION

The first English guests stayed in the Winsnes house in the year of its completion: 1882.  Parties of Englishmen seeking prime salmon fishing in Norway were becoming established at this time and the Norwegians knew them as ’Salmon Lords’ because they were wealthy although many were not members of the aristocracy but successful business people, traders and industrialists

HISTORY & TRADITION

The Winsnes family have been welcoming overseas fishing visitors to the Gaula river since the year 1882. The tradition continues to the present day. The current owners are 17th generation while the 18th generation is growing up fast!

History & Tradition – Winsnes Fly Fishing Lodge River Gaula

History & Tradition – Winsnes Fly Fishing Lodge River Gaula
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