Movie: Jungle trout

In early 2018 I was lucky to experience some great fly-fishing on the North Island of New Zealand. In the middle of nowhere of paradise flows several small jungle creeks holding feisty little rainbow trout. Many such hidden little gems can be found for those who explore places off the beaten path. New Zealand is…

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…

Movie: Nymphing trout

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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…

New Zealand 2018 – North Island – Backcountry mountain valleys

My stay at the North Island of New Zealand was nearing its end, and so was the summer season. But between the storms and downpours, there was still warm days and good fishing to be had. My recent experiences with cicada fly-fishing had been a revelation for me and I wanted more. There are many…

New Zealand 2018 – North Island – Cidada school

I had been lingering around in one area for almost two weeks, exploring various small rivers and hoping the rain would stay away. But as I was slowly coming to understand, this area receives its fair share of steady downpours, gathered up by the surrounding landscape and prevailing winds. With large parts of the North…