Rundhaug Gjestegård holds a unique position close to the river, some 10 kilometres above the Målselv Falls. It is a family run guesthouse, where you are sure of a warm welcome. They offer packages for early, middle and late season fishing, all within a ten weeks period. The packages should enable most anglers with differing needs and pockets to experience the virtues of this classic river. Whichever package or arrangement – a stay here and fishing Målselv River gives anyone the opportunity for a record-breaking fishing experience and an exceedingly pleasant stay.
Rundhaug Gjestegård, built in 1905 and delicately refurbished early this Century in the old traditional style, is with its warm atmosphere and friendly service, a very notable place to start fishing such a classic looking river that combines the best qualities and features of other famous Norwegian rivers.
Rundhaug Gjestegård can arrange early season fishing (15 June) on a one kilometre stretch from the tail end of the Målselv Fall’s pool to the confluence of the Bardu River tributary. However, this is day permits public waters with a limited numbers of rods.
The main fishing on the upper river’s primetime weeks, from around 10 July, Rundhaug offers five private beats which will provide 2 – 3 rods exclusivity on each beat. Each beat and rods will have an expert local guide for the day and beat will be fished in rotation during the day/week
The Fishing Målselv River can be classed as a medium to large size river with many and varied pools providing quite superb fly water. The best classic flyfishing is found on the upper river above the prominent Målselv Falls (Målselvfossen) of which pool the famous hotelier Charles Ritz described as a salmon ‘aquarium’.
The falls and its pool, form a natural boundary between the seemingly less attractive (don’t get fooled) and somewhat featureless lower river and the much more exciting waters of classic flyfishing on the upper river. The salmon numbers on the upper river is helped by the salmon ladder that was built in 1909/10 and runs parallel to the falls/rapids in approx. 600 metres length.
The Accommodation: The idyllic and traditional Rundhaug Gjestegård in the small village of Rundhaug overlooks the river and with the majestic 4,800 feet mountains as a background. It has easy access to nearby beats and well positioned to the most attractive further up river.
Built in 1905 it has been recently modernised and new local owners are very dedicated to their new venture and offers guests a warm and traditional welcome with a plentiful atmosphere of the old world charm, steeped in angling history with the famous angler Charles Ritz having stayed and fished the river in 1959.
Each guest will have their own very comfortable bedroom, included with en-suite bathroom.
Meals will be taken in the spacious dining room and from first-hand experience the food is absolutely first class. Wine and beer are available for residents.
There are many salmon fishing opportunities on the river available for guests in the hotel with prices ranging from only per day!
Exclusive Salmon Fishing Short Breaks
The hotel has secured superb exclusive fishing beats upstream of the falls with classic private fly water. Here are offered short 3, 4 or 7 days fishing packages which include full board in a fine room at the hotel and salmon fishing on the exclusive beats. Bookings can start on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – click on any box marked in yellow below. Prices from 15,890 NOK per person for 3 day break.
Half-Day Permits to fish the hotel beat within Rundhaug village. (Only 2 available each half-day)
This is very nice water suitable for both spin and fly. This is extremely reasonably priced from only 400 NOK per 12 hours (£50) but not exclusive. Choose between fishing from midnight to midday or midday to midnight. Simply click on the date you require below (number shows number of available permits) and book!