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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NDR – Nord Deutsche Rundfunk film from Mandalselva

The first of two short films produced by NDR (North German National TV) about salmon fishing in Mandalselva. This one features German fly fishing instructor Uwe Calin. Program two coming this winter will be a personal profile about AnglerPilot, or me!

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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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Fishing – a natural summer camp activity

Last friday, I was kindly invited up to Camp Nova summer camp to have a day of fishing and fly fishing instruction with the young participants.  Camp Nova is a summer camp that takes you on an adventure with exciting activities in the Norwegian countryside.  A perfect summer get-away for 10-14 years olds run by […]

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There has never been so many Sea Trout

This year is looking to be a great year for most forms of fishing here.  The sea around Mandal is boiling over with fish.  I too have seen recently the vast amounts of sprats, sandeels and small herring that are occupying most areas along our coast.  Whilst out seabass fishing, I myself witness sprats rising […]

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AnglerPilot fly fishing teaching the next generation

After a sun filled and successful saturday fly fishing teaching the next generation at Gladlaksdagen (The happy salmon day), I am now looking forward to seeing even more younger fishers on the bank. Multiple groups of novices were taught the basics of overhead casting, and all learnt impressively quickly.  A competition which involved each participant casting […]

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BBQ magazine Fire and Food experience mandalselva and salmon fishing

Anglerpilot was contacted by Visit Southern Norway regarding a marketing trip from German magazine Fire and Food.  The Chief Editor and a World Champion in Barbecuing were coming to Southern Norway to write an article about salmon fishing, Norway and barbecuing of atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).  I chose to in cooperate Adventure Norway who with their unique hospitality […]

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No More Shopping!

No more shopping rather river trout fishing in Norway was what Lance, an experienced flyfisherman from the USA, wanted to experience. He was to sail by cruise ship into Kristiansand, and like very many other men wanted to experience something different. The natural choice for Lance and his brother, Trent, was of course fly fishing […]

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