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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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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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 Montana Flyfishing Guide in Norway

As my guiding season draws to a close, Brendan a former flyfishing guide in Montana, wanted on his first ever trip to Norway to catch a Norwegian fish on the fly. As simple as that! We set the destination for the picturesque river at Evje on the hunt for the three salmonoids there. The bleka […]

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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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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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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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Free Lake and River Trout Fishing in Marnardal

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.

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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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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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