Thursday, 14 January 2016

Fishing in Norway

Ryan is an avid fisherman. After arriving in Norway from the UK, he now calls it home. Here are a couple of pictures of his fishing adventures and a little description about them....

What I love about Southern Norway are the defined seasons. Coming from the UK the seasons often melted into one another, but here you get the fresh greens of spring, the blazing sun and blue skies of summer, a kaleidoscope of autumn colours and winter with it’s crisp snowy veil that decks the landscape.

This picture was taken on one of those kaleidoscope autumn days. I was actually on my way home from a friend's cabin and as an avid fisherman the obligatory couple of casts just had to happen. There wasn’t a breath of wind and the water mirror like reflected the tree's greens, browns and yellows.

The sea trout and mackerel rose freely in Lenefjorden, Lyngdal as I in a panther pose crawled into position. A few gentle casts with my fly rod sent my handtied fly out to the awaiting fish. Fish on the bank was soon a fact and dinner that evening secured.

This picture is a reminder of those cherished moments in one’s life.

In August I had the pleasure of entertaining Visit Sørlandet’s Ambassadors from Well known for their coverage and news on their website from the great salmon fishing in Mandalselva. They had experienced what Mandalselva had to offer in zones 1,2 and 3 but zone 4 remained yet a stranger. This I had to change.

After the drive up through untouched and rustic Marnardal valley, they were dumb founded over that both they and many others hadn’t found the way further north than ‘Laksesenteret’ in Laudal (the northerly boundary of zone 3). I guided them during the day and this picture taken not too long after Harry here had landed an atlantic salmon. Here he underhand casts his fly out to waiting salmon at the neck of the pool. This place one of the best in zone 4. In the distance you see north towards Bjelland and yet another ‘hot-spot’.

If you are interested in taking a fishing adventure in Southern Norway, contact Ryan:

Ryan Marchese / CEO AnglerPilot - IFFF and EFFA certified Flyfishing Guide / +47 90915846


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