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…