Flyfishing for pollack – a how to guide for a guaranteed catch

Fly fishing for pollack in the Norwegian archipelago comes far behind sea run brown trout, unfortunately. For me they’re a hidden treasure, often found in far greater numbers than other fish and the medium to large fish give a very impressive fight. For example all of the 6.6lb+ (3kg+) fish I have caught, have almost […]

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A fishing guide to the European sea bass of Norway

When you think of sea fishing in Norway, the European sea bass isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Cod, pollack, halibut or perhaps sea trout, but sea bass? Well now it’s time to start to thinking differently. This year as some of the past five years has yielded impressive numbers of fish and […]

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The Landlocked Salmon of Southern Norway – Bleka

Most people have heard about the large migratory Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) of Southern Norway, but have you heard about the Bleka? The Bleka as it’s officially known is a landlocked Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar 1758 L). As the Ice Age was coming to an end the sea rose and penetrated the low laying land […]

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My favorite AnglerPilot guiding pictures from 2015

Norway is a dramatically spectacular country with such fantastic nature. Capturing it with a camera is not always an easy feat, but some of the pictures manage it. Taking pictures for my customers is part of my guiding service, but also when I’m out and about privately, I’m always capturing moments. The pictures under are […]

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A Montana Flyfishing Guide in Norway

As my guiding season draws to a close, Brendan a former flyfishing guide in Montana, wanted on his first ever trip to Norway to catch a Norwegian fish on the fly. As simple as that! We set the destination for the picturesque river at Evje on the hunt for the three salmonoids there. The bleka […]

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Coastal Sea Trout Fishing in Southern Norway?

When one mentions fishing in Norway, what type of fishing springs to mind? I bet it’s salmon fishing in one of Norway’s beautiful rivers or perhaps deep-sea fishing for Atlantic cod? Does sea trout fishing along the coast pop into your mind? No? Well it should!   The four seasons each with there own magic. […]

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My Mandalselva Salmon Fishing Season 2014

The 2014 Mandalselva Salmon Fishing Season has passed and has had both many high points as well low points. The season started, as always, on the 1st of June but promisingly. There were quite a few fish both caught and observed in zones 1 and 2, but then came what would be a blessing for […]

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Two german ladies, fishing and sunshine…..

Life can be rather unfair at times and maybe not deal the best of hands. But when Helga from Sandnes Camping, Mandal rang to me ask whether I could teach two German ladies how to fish, how could I refuse?! They had abandoned their husbands at home due to work and decided to take a […]

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Guiding in Mandalselva – Salmon Fishing

Salmon fishing and guiding in Mandalselva was what Sebastiaan, his brother and father wanted to experience during their first visit to Norway. Coming from the middle of a mildly put flat country, the Netherlands, and mostly fishing for eels (Anguilla anguilla) and pike (Esox lucius), they wanted to experience what many think of when they think […]

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Sea Fishing in Mandal’s Archipelago

Most know that sea fishing in Mandal’s Archipelago is very good.  A vast array of species from sea trout to mackerel to cod to wolffish, to name but a few.  It was exactly this that an english/russian family from Moscow wanted to experience.  Now I love all types of guiding, but the real joy of […]

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