Johan Persson Friberg

My fishing obsession started when I was very young. At the age of three I caught my first trout in our local river Otra. My grandfather (who I am named after) was also a fishing fanatic. I grew up next door to him and his influence made my choice of hobby and lifestyle obvious.

Ever since I was a boy I have enjoyed evolving as a fisherman, always interested in learning about the fish, different fishing styles and how to trick those fish into taking my fly, lure or bait.

A prettily coloured ballan wrasse.

A prettily coloured ballan wrasse.

I see myself as a versatile angler, and I really do enjoy different styles of fishing, whether it be casting a small mayfly to small stream trout, or casting a popper the size of a large beer can to monster GT’s. It’s the variety and endless possibilities that fuels my passion for sports fishing.

Here in Southern Norway my year is spent chasing the many different species we have here. Trout, atlantic salmon, searun brown trout, pike, perch, cod, wrasse, seabass, pollack… to mention but a few, using different techniques and tackle.

johan record salmon

Johan with a record 20kg Atlantic salmon

A lot of my time I fish from my boat. My 16ft Starweld is one of my most precious pieces of tackle. The boat pro-rigged for fishing with a top quality Humminbird Onix fish finder, and a Minnkota trolling motor for positioning. With this setup no fish is safe!

Johans Starweld bass boat gets you to the big ones!

Johans Starweld bass boat gets you to the big ones!

I am also lucky enough to be one of the Sage fly fish pro staff, as well as Westin Fishings pro team. It’s equipment from these two top of the range manufacturers who supply me with state of the art fishing gear for guiding and courses.

Together with Ryan at AnglerPilot, we will more than happily customize your trip, guide you to the fish, show you some truly magical places and have a good time on, and by the water.