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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
I will be at the happy salmon day performing fly casting instruction of all ages, abilities with competitons and prizes. Not only that, but there will be many other attractions and good food!