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  1. #1
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    Default Spring has arrived on Rauma in Norway

    Rauma is (one of ?) Norways - and the worlds - most beautiful rivers. Once a source for very big salmon, but now only about 10% of historic stocks. As usual for gyro-infested rivers. Treated with Rotenon in the mid 90's against gyro, but it failed. Next treatment is not set yet. But a really stunning river in magnificent settings ! At some time I hope to be fishing here, in a gyro-free river !

    Some of these mountains (a bit further up,to the right) were climbed for the very first time a few decades ago. The vertical drop is more than 1.000 meter. In the background of the picture is Romsdal Horn 1.550 m high), and the valley that Rauma runs through is called the Romsdal (Roms valley).

    The legendary history in "Sport" from 1884 with W. Bromley-Davenport took place just upstream from here. He first lands a 43 lbs fish. After dinner (he and his ghillie is said to eat "almost a sheep"), he first lands a 12 lbs salmon, and then a 16 lb salmon. A few hours later he looses a 70 + lbs fish inches from the gaff, after a very long and exciting tussle. According to the story, the fight lasted more than 3 hours and brought them more than 3 km down the river. For those interested in stories from salmon fishing, its one of the very best ever written. And if You havent' read it yet, than read it. Spot on for fish-porn fanatics !



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    have you got photobucket installed on your computer?

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    Default Photobucket `?

    It's in use - now

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    Amazing pic.

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    Absolutely stunning.

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    disregard my pm AN, i never seen your pic when i replied!

    cracking photo, beautiful shot!

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    Is it just me or does anyone else find the picture , beautiful as it is , faintly threatening and foreboding ?
    Gives me the shivers.

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    just you ibm!

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    Default shiver me timbers!

    Wonder if thats the same place as where your goin' tae in August, B.??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ursus Nautilus View Post
    Rauma is (one of ?) Norways - and the worlds - most beautiful rivers. Once a source for very big salmon, but now only about 10% of historic stocks. As usual for gyro-infested rivers. Treated with Rotenon in the mid 90's against gyro, but it failed. Next treatment is not set yet. But a really stunning river in magnificent settings ! At some time I hope to be fishing here, in a gyro-free river !
    25 years ago Rauma used to be one of the early rivers opening on the 15th of May, and the catch usually gave an indication what to expect from the coming season. When my interest in salmon fishing I remember seeing the newspaper reports of huge, early fish from Rauma. I do also hope I get a chance to fish it again sometime.

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