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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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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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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A Gorgeous Day Guiding

Today I had a gorgeous day guiding two french families.  Blessed with blue skies and brilliant easter sunshine, our trip went to Mandal’s drinking water, Møglandsvannet.  A lake well known in these parts for having respectable average size of brown trout and natural surroundings. After a 10 min drive we arrived at the lake.  A […]

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