Sea trout and salmon
Fishing licence for approximately 7 kilometres of the Åelva river is included in the price. The salmon and sea trout populations of the Åelva river is one of the best in the region, and this 7km beat holds some of the best fishing spots in the river. The river is ideal for single hand fly fishing and light spin fishing. Some anglers prefer a two-hand fly rod on higher water levels. The fish ladder built in Åelva river in 2000 makes both lake Åbjørvatn and river Åbjøra available to salmon/sea trout, although all salmon/sea trout caught in the lake or Åbjøra river should be released.
River Åelva is a large-bodied river that has relatively large water level variations during the season. The middle water level is recommended to be optimal for salmon fishing. The early season and the late season usually has relatively high water levels, whereas the middle part of the season differs a lot more from year to year. However, in normal conditions, the middle part of the season is usually some of the best fishing in the upper river beat, especially for salmon. For sea trout, usually, August is recommended, whilst the early season has some high-quality salmon- and sea-run char fishing in the lower beat of the river.
Fishing season River Åelva: 01.06 – 31. august. Salmon Lower River: 01.06 – 30.06. Salmon Upper River: 15.06 – 15.07.
Sea trout and sea-run char: 01.06 – 31.08 The whole river
Fishing regulations and rules: See Fishing rules for the Plahte Estate
A stay at Bruksbo also includes fishing license in the Terråk river which lies a 40min drive from the cabin. The Terråk river runs right through the town of Terråk and is easily accessed from the road or trail. The river holds both large salmon and sea trout. We recommend trying the Terråk river in combination with a trip to the local grocery market.
Trout and arctic char
Lake Åbjørvatn is easily accessed from the cabin. The lake has large shallow areas on its west side and gets deeper towards the east side. On the far side of the lake, by the inlet of the river Åbjøra, there’s a shallow area well suited for fishing from the boat. Traditionally both spin fishing and fly fishing fish well in the lake. If you want to go for the really big fish, try trolling with large lures such as Rapala and Tomic. Fish up to 1.5kg is not unusual and there’s been caught trout over 4kgs in the lake. The average weight is however about 250g and the fish is of good quality. It’s a dense population of arctic char in Åbjørvatn. Although larger specimens do exist the char is usually of a small size.
The fishing right is also valid for several forest and mountain lakes. Some of which are easily accessed and others require some serious hiking. For the experienced hikers, we recommend Nillsfinntjørnin, Kjerringdalstjørna, Flåtjøra, and Skarstadfuglvatnet. Those who just want to catch fish in a lake without hiking for several hours should try Glømmvatna, Hemmingslitjønna, lomlitjønna, austerengtjønna, or Sandsskartjørna. It’s also possible to go fishing in the Terråk area which holds several good lakes ideal for both family fishing or dedicated fly fishermen.
Fishing rules for the Plahte Estate
Hiking and other activities
The area around the cabin is well suited for mountain top hiking, with several spectacular hikes just outside the doorway. Hikes to such as Granbostad mountain, Nova mountain, Glømtind, Nonselv mountain, and Fuglstad mountain are popular choices. In the Bindal area, there are several short and long hikes that we recommend. For nice weather, we recommend Mulingen and Heilhornet, a 30 minute and 45-minute drive from the cabin.
For those who want to spend more time in the area around the cabin, there are lots of small forest lakes and ponds that are well suited for fishing with the kids. Also, the area holds a lot of Bilberry (blueberry) and Cloudberry that you are welcome to harvest as much as you want. Additionally, there are several good spots for chantarelle in the area around the cabin that is well worth a visit if you stay at the cabin in the late summer.