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Flyfishing highlights

Posted by on 18/10/2011

My 2011 flyfishing season is over. It’s certainly been a good one, and now, while enjoying a glass of red in front of the fire, why not recapture a couple of highlights…

The moment in 2011, was no doubt landing my very first salmon. It was a beautiful fish of approximately 12 lbs, caught in the Numedalslågen River on July 5th, while casting from a boat/harling in the magnificent Grini Pool. What a powerful creature! Needless to say, I was very, very pleased! If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you may remember I lost a salmon a couple of years ago, simply bacause I didn’t hook it properly. That was terribly  frustrating. But now, my friends, previous mistakes are forgotten :-)

Many thanks to Tore Flåten of Waterproof Flyfishing, who invited me to come and spend the evening with him. If you want to experience some truly extraordinary, exclusive salmon fishing, he’s your man.

I live close to the sea, more precisely the Oslofjorden. Another 2011 flyfishing experience I greatly appreciated, was the lovely sea trout I caught there in early May. Feeding on ragworms in a small bay, I could see the fish rise from time to time. On the fourth cast it took my imitation and then fought very well for a few minutes. Weight: 2,9 lbs (1,3 kg).

Now, a new season begins. I spend the winter writing articles for various flyfishing magazines and doing illustrated talks. Travelling here and there, meeting fellow flyfishermen, is a great way to spend the cold, dark months that lie ahead of us. I’m also off to London later this month, where I’m attending the Flyfishers’ Club’s annual dinner at the Savoy Hotel. Great fun, great people!

Piscator non solum piscatur!

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