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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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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