137 Summers after it all started, the fishing still creates the summer magic at Winsnes. With large Atlantic salmon still running the river in decent numbers, catches are relatively stable and the lodge is renown for offering the very best fly fishing on the river. The fishing is on both banks on one continuous (unbroken) length, combining the Flaskhølen and Malum Winsnes fisheries which, for the first time, have been joined together.
The Malum Winsnes and FOH Fishery which is controlled exclusively by the fishing lodge offers double bank fly fishing only for the Lodge’s guests. Eight rods and the house rods (2) have almost 4 km of unbroken double bank fishing to enjoy.
During the course of a typical summer, the lodge will produce between 100 and 200 salmon in a 13 week season. With a rod limit of 8 per week, the average size of the fish caught is somewhere between 16 and 18 pounds
Judged on a per rod, per hour fished basis, Winsnes always tops the statistics for the river by some distance. Due in some part to the sheer quality of the pools, Winsnes is unique in operating a resting period system that sees all the beats rested twice a day.