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Ryan is a professional guide in every sense of the word. He provides a bespoke service that delivers beyond expectations on all counts. His knowledge of fly fishing and guiding is as good as I’ve seen with any guide I’ve worked with over the years, in fact I doubt there are many who could match his level of knowledge and experience for fishing in the more remote places. On a personal level Ryan is genuinely a really nice guy who’s someone you’d enjoy having a beer with. I have no hesitation in recommending Ryan as a first class guide for fly fishing in Norway.

Robert Wellard

Robert Wellard, Fisheries & Environment Manager at Piscatorial Society.


I want to thank you Ryan for a wonderful fishing experience in southern Norway! You took us to wonderful places that on our own we never would have found. Not only the guiding was perfect, homemade food on the campfire was a great experience by itself. I was not sure if my girlfriend would like flyfishing as she never done it before. You really got her enthusiastic about it, and I have to thank you for that especially! “


Stefan Rheinbay, Freelance Writer and Journalist


“We spent a wonderful summer day with Ryan on the Mandal river. You can hardly find a more beautiful example of pristine nature. While we were not lucky enough to catch the desired salmon, we got a few dramatically coloured brown trout. Ryan proved to be an excellent guide with great understanding of both fish, tackle, and the river. More importantly, he is a really nice guy! We hope to be back one day, with more luck on our end and less so on the salmon’s


Matthias Wittenburg, Management Board member.


“I would like to thank Ryan for my unique fishing experience in Southern Norway!
Ryan has that rare blend of expert knowledge and skill, calm infectious passion for wild angling, combined with a warm, sociable, encouraging manner.
Ryan was easy to be with and gave sound, practical tuition to my son who was virtually a novice; enabling him to catch in this wonderful setting,
To add to this experience we were treated to a delicious lunch of wild, home smoked salmon and accompaniments, washed down with tea brewed freshly in a kelly kettle!”
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David Chetta, Retired Private School Teacher


“Looking for a salmon fishing guide for the mandal river, we came to Ryan. We met each other early in the morning on a Saturday (5am), but he already was full of energy. He did not only guide us terrifically, but also made a delicious lunch and was very helpful. He really shared in our excitement, in particular when my dad caught his first ever salmon. Ryan exceeded our expectations and brought us an amazing salmon fishing experience.”


Sebastiaan Van de Weg, Business Economics Student


I contacted Ryan via the fishing forums website and he immediately replied to my request for information on fishing in Norway. He was a mine of really helpful information on locations, places to fish and flies / tackle to use. When we arrived in Norway, Ryan came to the location we were staying at and accompanied us for the day’s fishing, again providing really useful information on tactics and flies. He was very good company and we all enjoyed a great day’s fishing.

Ian Pincombe

Ian Pincombe, Retired Army Officer.


Norway is truly an awesome country, I also had the pleasure of Ryan’s excellent guide services whilst I was over visiting friends in Kristiansand this year. Ryan travelled over from Mandal to Kristiansand and picked me up. We travelled to a loch about 20 minute minutes from Kristiansand which had superb wild trout. If visiting this part of Norway I would highly recommend looking Ryan up.  A passionate angler and a true gentleman.

George Peline

George Peline, Catering Manager at Priory Group.


“I would like to take a few minutes to really thank you for this wonderful morning we spent with you. We enjoyed it so much! Thank you for your pictures. I wish you some wonderful fishing times.”
Blandine Erismann.