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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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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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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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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AnglerPilot fishing sea trout on beautiful Lista

A trip out to beautiful Lista (little Denmark as we call it) with top chef Kenneth Haugeland which resulted in fish. Extremely windy but we found an area with free rising sea trout hitting scuds. The purpose for the trip as well as catching fish, was to learn from Kenneth. As one of Norway’s best […]

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Monster Sea Trout

Well it’s happened again. Sniksfjorden, just a short drive from where I live, has produced yet again another monster sea trout.  Yesterday at 0800 an elated Kim Jarle Haugstad could officially announce a capture of a 18.7lb (9.5kg) Sea Trout (Salmo Trutta) whilst using a lure from the beach. Every year the South of Norway […]

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Sea Trout Every Where!

After months of not so very pleasant weather, the sun came out and the sky revealed it’s beautiful blue colour. The sun in turn warmed up the sea and the sea trout fishing has come alive. Many people have caught nice fish ranging from 2lbs(1kg) upto 9lbs(4kg). This is a beautiful picture of a prime […]

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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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Saltwater Fly Fishing for sea trout gave a surprise.

The goal was sea trout whilst saltwater fly fishing but my mate hooked up dinner.

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