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 […]
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 […]
We’d been told Danish salmon rivers were excellent, maybe even better than their Norwegian counterparts in a lot of ways. Surely not? Well we were going to find out for ourselves! Much like the Norwegian rivers, the Danish rivers were near empty of atlantic salmon in the latter part of the last century. It wasn’t […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There is free lake and river trout (Salmo trutta) fishing in Marnardal. There can also be found perch (Perca fluviatilis) upto 1.4kg (3lb) and arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) in some lakes. So there is now an excuse to take a trip in the beautiful Norwegian countryside! For more information, please click here.
I will be at the happy salmon day performing fly casting instruction of all ages, abilities with competitons and prizes. Not only that, but there will be many other attractions and good food!
Here is a the first part of Salmon Fishing guide in Mandalselva, Norway. It’s the 11th of May, I’m sitting on the river bank and there is just 21 days left until the 1st of June, Mandalselva’s salmon season opens. In the last few days I’ve seen, as well as many others, multiple fresh run salmon […]