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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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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Lets learn from the Danes – A Salmon Fishing Field Trip to Denmark

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 […]

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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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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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A Salmon Fishing Guide for the Mandalselva, Norway – The Mandal River

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 […]

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Arctic Silver 9′ #6 and 9′ #8 Rod Review

PLEASE NOTE: At the time of writing this review (Feb 2014) I had no connection with ArcticSilver at all nor offers from them. In May 2014 I was offered the position of Team Member for ArcticSilver, which I accepted. Just so that there are no misunderstanding. (As of October 2015, I am no longer a […]

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TEFA seminar – From Fish Dead to Salmon Paradise

Today I had the pleasure of participating in the TEFA seminar. Being able to understand the interactions of flora and fauna at a deeper level is interesting for an old biologist and fishing fanatic. One is never finished learning, and arrangements like these keep my grey matter healthy. On the agenda today were: Surface acidity […]

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