Bjøra River, Namsen tributary with Norway's season's best
After a slow start to the Norwegian pre-season salmon fishing, everything seems to be gearing up well to the midnight start on 1 June. Only 2 days prior to this, Bodil Lillemark has caught a superb 19.4 kilos (42.7lb) cock salmon on the Bjøra River, a Namsen tributary. Particularly the Bjøra River is well known for its early salmon and together with the main Namsen, famous for large salmon. Anybody interested in keeping up to date with Norway's BIG ones should follow the weekly catch reports from Norwegian rivers on salmonatlas.com
Per Olav Lie (ghillie/rower) and Bodil Lillemark (angler) are exhausted but very satisfied
after the 40 minutes it took to land the 19.4 kilos (42.7lb) Bjøra salmon. Private photo.