Reisastua is a 100% catch and release lodge. We believe that the salmon of the Reisa Rives are a rare and valuable resource, and that catch and kill fishing is no longer sustainable. While we understand that many anglers like to kill their catch, we do not believe that the Reisa stocks should be subjected to any form of kill fishing.
We are doing everything that we can to end both legal and illegal netting on the river, and we believe that only by adhering to a 100% catch and release policy can we demand that others stop killing these precious fish.
We are currently seeing potential changes in salmon farming practice in Norway, with the proposed introduction of closed containment tanks in order to combat lice infection. If implemented, this should have a very positive impact in salmon numbers in Norwegian waters. With this in mind, we feel that we need to do our bit by preserving these fish so that their numbers can be maintained and eventually improved.
We hope that you will help us to preserve our stocks by returning all fish to the water as quickly and gentle as possible.
We ask that when taking pictures, you take absolute care of the fish and strictly follow these guidelines:
Keep the fish in the water until you are ready to shoot, and then lift the fish very briefly out of the river for a quick picture. Return the fish to the water and then review the pictures. If you need to re-shoot the shots, repeat the process as quickly as possible and then carefully revive the fish before allowing it to swim away to spawn.
Please respect the salmon of the Reisa River and handle them with the utmost care, so that our grandchildren can enjoy them just as we do.
Thank you for your support