Good catches in 2017!
We need to go 7 years back to find better catches than Aunan Lodge and the river Orkla in total experienced in 2017. At Aunan we caught 167 salmon, which is the second best total since the lodge opened in 2004. 149 (89%) of the salmon was returned to the river, including the biggest of the season, a 112 cm cock fish estimated at 13,9 kilos/30.6 lbs.
The total for the river Orkla ended up well above 5000 salmon, and this has only happened twice before during the last 10 year period. The high rate of released fish (68%) combined with a small chance of a released fish getting caught more than once, means that you can not get a 100% accurate comparison between 2017 and historic catches. Still, there are many factors indicating that the run of salmon on the Orkla this year was the best in many years.