One of the best stretches for fly fishing in Norway. The upper part of the famous river Glomma in Eastern Norway. Discover all the things that makes this part og Glomma the best fly fishing experience in Norway. Here you will find all the information you need to prepare for a momorable fly fishing trip.
About the Kvennan Fly Fishing zone
The Kvennan Fly Fishing zone in Norway starts at the beginning of Eidsfossen - the Eids waterfall - where the power lines cross the river, and ends 15,2 km downstream, near Abrua bridge. Near the waterfall there are some very deep holes in the river bed, and many interesting eddies and hiding places for big trout. Every year some big trout up to 4 kg are landed, and the biggest grayling I've heard of also comes from this zone (67 cm, 3 kg).
Fly fishing in the river Glomma
River Glomma falls from about 700 meter altitude at Lake Aursund to 178 m at Elverum, 275 km to the south. This fall is not uniform, especially between Tynset and Hoyegga Dam the river is like a big lake, it is deep and the current is slow at most places. Between Tolga and Tynset there are fast rapids, and over long stretches the river is a free-stone type.
This variation in depth and current results in a varied river bed: large stones in the stretches with fast current, gravel bed where the current slows down and a sand bottom in the slow stretches. This means optimal conditions for aquatic vegetation and insect life.
What does the fishermen say about Kvennan fly fishing zone?
The fly fishing zone - KFF zone - can be defined as the perfect river stretch for the fly fisherman. The flow has an ideal pace and depth for both trout and grayling, and because the river is not that deep, it is possible to wade at most places, even when the water level is higher than usual.
Where is Kvennan Fly Fishing?
Kvennan Fly Fishing is located in the north part of the valley "Østerdalen" between the two small towns Tynset and Tolga, in the county Hedmark. The Swedish border is not far, only 75 km. The landscape in this part of Norway can be described as the mountain area of the county Hedmark and some say it is Scandinavia’s southernmost wilderness.
Hedmark is one of the less urbanized areas in Norway, as about half of the inhabitants live on rural land. Population is mainly concentrated in the rich agricultural district adjoining Lake Mjøsa to the southeast.