Finnmark 2018 – Part 1

It was late June and time for my annual pilgrimage to the land of my ancestors, the legendary area called Sápmi in the far north. It had been a warm spring and early summer across Norway, with little rain. When I arrived in the north the water levels were quite low, but still cold below…

Movie: Nymphing trout

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Norway 2018 – Early summer down south

It was early summer in the south of Norway and many of the rivers were flooded from the melting snow. This was the situation when I returned from 4+ months of trout fishing in New Zealand.  I could have done some lake fishing, but I resigned to waiting for the rivers to clear. Anyway, I…

New Zealand 2018 – South Island – Season finale

Cold rainy days. Flooded and murky rivers. Big hungry trout in the slower water. It was autumn in the South Island of New Zealand, and only the die-hard fanatics were out swinging their fly rods. Luckily for me, I had the pleasure of being one of them. I didn’t meet any other fly-fishermen in any…

New Zealand 2018 – South Island – Beach holiday

The starlings were the first to start their morning chatter, then followed by the unmistakable song of a tui. The oystercatchers could also be heard as they headed out towards the exposed sand flats, and the elderly snoring shag that slept in the tree right next to my tent was also up and decided to…

New Zealand 2018 – North Island – Grand finale

The Interislander ferry would take me across the Cook Strait and down to the South Island a week or so later, and there was just enough time to squeeze in a few more days of fishing with my friends. Cicada season should have been over by now, but as I had discovered, the fish were…