Finnmark 2018 – Autumn trout

After an exhilarating season finale for Atlantic salmon, it was now time to head back inland in search of more brown trout. The trout fishing had been very good at the very beginning of the season, before mother nature decided to turn up the heat in what became one of the hottest summers on record….

Finnmark 2018 – Late season salmon hunt

After returning to Norway from the sweaty adventure on the Kola peninsula, I headed out towards the coast to check out some of the north-eastern salmon-rivers. The extreme hot weather continued, and I spent some relaxing days just watching the sea and enjoying the fresh ocean breeze. I was also waiting for a sign to…

Kola Peninsula, Russia – Week 29 2018

The northern Kola peninsula in Russia is perhaps best known for its world class Atlantic salmon fisheries, but they have some truly amazing trout-fishing there as well. This would be my 5th visit to the Russian tundra, and as usual hopes were high. Last year I was there in week 27 and then it was…

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…