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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NDR films AnglerPilot in Southern Norway

Early 2014 I received a surprise phone call. The voice in the other end claimed to be from German national TV channel NDR (Nord-Deutsche Rundfunk) and wanted to visit me with his film team that summer to make a short TV program. Surprised and a little unbelieving, I said yes. It proved to be true […]

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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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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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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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The Sea Trout Just Keep Coming.

The relatively short winter combined with a stabile and warm early spring, really has kept the sea at a good temperature for sea trout.  Here in the South of Norway, we are seeing increasing amounts of larger than average sea trout being caught.  But last sunday, it happened again. Whilst Bo Bergendal and his wife […]

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AnglerPilot fishing sea trout on beautiful Lista

A trip out to beautiful Lista (little Denmark as we call it) with top chef Kenneth Haugeland which resulted in fish. Extremely windy but we found an area with free rising sea trout hitting scuds. The purpose for the trip as well as catching fish, was to learn from Kenneth. As one of Norway’s best […]

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Monster Sea Trout

Well it’s happened again. Sniksfjorden, just a short drive from where I live, has produced yet again another monster sea trout.  Yesterday at 0800 an elated Kim Jarle Haugstad could officially announce a capture of a 18.7lb (9.5kg) Sea Trout (Salmo Trutta) whilst using a lure from the beach. Every year the South of Norway […]

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Rugged and Dramatic Skjernøya.

Rugged and dramatic Skjernøy or if you’re going to try and say it in english; Sharenoi. Norway’s most southerly inhabited island and if you ask me, one of the best sea trout spots in the whole of Southern Norway. Not only that, but such a beautifully natural place shaped by the Nordic elements. When people […]

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