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Norway flies to the top of big salmon league

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Two giant salmon have been caught this week in Norway and both on fly! The largest at 58 ¾ lb (26.7Kg) caught by 17 year Ulf-Arne Jungård Nilsen on the Alta is believed to be the new record fly-caught salmon from Norway. The second fly-caught monster was caught by Heikki Kemppainen on the Orkla. A small black and green fly of his own tying tempted his giant which measured 132cm (52in) and weighed 50 1/5lb (23Kg). Both fish were coloured having probably entered the rivers in June. This has been a wonderful year for huge salmon - even by Norwegian standards.


Two giant salmon have been caught this week in Norway and both on fly! The largest at 58 ¾ lb (26.7Kg) caught by 17 year Ulf-Arne Jungård Nilsen on the Alta is believed to be the new record fly-caught salmon from Norway. The fish took a Thunder & Lightning fly and was landed within half an hour!

The second fly-caught monster was caught by Heikki Kemppainen on the Orkla. A small black and green fly of his own tying tempted his giant which measured 132cm and weighed 50 1/5lb (23Kg). Both fish were coloured having probably entered the rivers in June.

This has been a wonderful year for huge salmon - even by Norwegian standards.

The Alta fish measured 138cm (54in) in length with a girth of 68cm (27in).

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