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Rena, 1/8 – 6/8 2016

almost a week in Norway at Rena dry-fly fishing from pontoon boats with Gunnar, Anders, Henning and Lise.

 

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We stayed at Rena Fishing Camp where we had the new apartment above the new café.

 

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We managed to arrange transport of all five pontoon boats with only one deflated. Everyone looked a bit concerned when they saw our setup but if we did not drive fast it worked very well.

 

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We did not see many fish taking insects from the surface so it was primarily blind fishing with caddis patterns. This was probably the reason that we almost only caught brown trouts. Here a nice 37 cm trout from the first day.

 

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The first day Lise only got three fish but it was a Rena grand slam: a grayling, a brown trout and a white fish. All good fish with an average size around 37 cm.

 

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five times I was lucky to meet a beaver this is from my first encounter where it climbed out the water and started to eat at the shore.

 

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The last day I drifted 12 km with Lises and mine pontoon boats tied together with a rope and here Lise saw her first beaver swimming with its dinner.

 

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Caddis flies were the main target for the fish at this time but there were also smaller mayflies.

 

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There was not much wind and many times Rena really presented itself very nice.

 

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But in the high mountains the weather can change in minutes and this photo was taken shortly after. The showers normally did not last for long so all in all the weather was very suitable for fishing.

 

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The brown trout were sometime with red spots and sometimes without. We never caught any stocked fish without fat fin.

 

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The night-time is the best time for big trout but as Rena runs south it is not well suited for late evening dry-fly fishing from pontoon boats as you can only see the fly behind you so it is better ti fish from the shore.

 

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The last day Lise only got two trout but again both of good size, she must be doing something right.

 

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It is always a pleasure to fish and drift down Rena so I would love to come back. This time we did not get any really big trouts but we had a lot of laughs, drinks and good food. We got grayling up to 50 cm and trout up to 42 cm and we caught quite a lot of smaller fish so we will not make any complaints. Next time we may go for the night fishing and the bigger trouts but a nice meal and a drink is sometimes hard to compete with😉

 

Udbyhøj, 15/7 – 2016

An evening trip in the pontoon boats with Henrik. It was more windy than we wished for so we had to spend a lot of energy to hold the boats up against the wind, but no rain so all in all it was OK.

I started out with a well conditioned trout an inch above the required minimum size and as I have no fish in the fridge I decided to bring it back home and I killed. Unfortunately it slipped out of my hands and went to the bottom where I could see it but not reach it. So this became a mela not for me bur for the crabs.

 

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Later I got this just below the required size so it was released.

 

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This was exactly the required size but as you can see it released itself but this time it was fine as it was alive

 

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This was my last for the day. Again well conditioned but a bit too small-

I ended up with five trouts around the minimum size all released and Henrik got four though two of them were very juvenile fish in the 15 cm  range.

Sidorovka, week 25 – 2016

For the first time I went to the Kola peninsula in Russia, a place I have dreamed about for years. I and 3 of the Bombayfly guys should flyfish in Sidorovka for 6 days. Sidorovka is a rather small river well suited for single-handed rods and that suited me well I thought.

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The team was Stefan, myself, Lasse and Jonas

I teamed up with Stefan and as we both used a Linekurv we were named team Linekurv. The first day we went downstream and i the Valley pool Stefan had three salmon taking his fly that were not hooked properly.

 

 

 

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I had a go afterwards and at the end of the small pool I hooked my first Sidorovka salmon.

 

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It was a nice fresh fish in the mid 70´es lenghtwise and I was a happy fly-fisher.

 

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I the went down and tried the next pool and got another fish. I was a bit surprised when it turned out to be a humpback salmon. The camp manager later told us that they were not expected until mid July so it was way too early. On this trip I was the only one catching humpback and I caught three of them. Why they only grabbed my fly I have no idea.

 

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We then went all the way to the Sea pool which is close to the sea (smart name😉 )

 

 

 

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Here I got this small searun brown trout and I had gotten a Sidorovka gran slam: an Atlantic salmon, a pacific salmon and a searun brown trout in one day. At least that is what I called it.

 

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At the dinner that day I received this needle to show I had my first Sidorovka salmon. This day I was the lucky man the others had their needle the coming days.

 

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The next day Stefan and I hiked up to the place called Shithouse. It was a hike that took 1½ hour each way and at least I was tired when returning back to the camp in the evening.

 

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At the Shithouse 5 small lakes were connected with some small streams and the neck og the lakes proved quite productive so it was worth the long hike.

 

 

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Most of the times we hooked a fish at the neck and the fish went downstream and was landed in the next lake. Here Stefan presents one of his salmon’s.

 

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When returning from the Shithouse it was a very welcome sight to see the camp and knowing that you were almost at home.

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The next days we alternated between the long walk to Shithouse and fishing closer to the camp and we all got fish. Here Jonas presents probably the biggest fish on the trip app. 90 cm.

 

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Stefan got 7 salmon’s and was happy for every one of them

 

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Lasse started out a bit slow but came back as can be seen.

 

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Lasse and Jonas at the Shithouse.

 

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Lasse also got a very nice brown trout around the 45 cm mark.

 

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Golden killer was probably the most efficient fly but also got fish on Sunray shadow, Iceman and ØT Special.

 

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There was also a bit of wildlife. The most numerous animal was the mosquito. Jonas had fished in Alaska so he had som repellent with more than 98% DEET. Not healthy but efficient.

 

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The ptarmigans (a grouse like bird)  were not easy to scare. Kenny our guide called the tundra chicken.

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This bird was redlisted and quite rare but the exact species I do not know. We also met a lot of reindeer’s and minks.

 

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wild chives were everywhere.

 

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and came in handy when you wanted to flavour your breakfast.

 

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A few of the salmon’s were taken to camp and we had the as sashimi, in soup, as steaks and rimmet all very delicious.  The food was excellent at the camp. We had a four course dinner every night and we send warm greetings to our Ukrainian chef.

 

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As always when you have to end a fishing trip it is nice not to need to DEET yourself every day but it is with some sadness that you leave this beautiful place.

I ended up having caught four Atlantic salmon and three pacific salmon and some seatrout and brown trout and I was content especially considering that the weather was way too warm the last three days. Stefan lost by a good margin the largest fish (12-15 kg) when the hook broke and the sight of that fish jumping is still on my retinal. Wed a lot of fun and some fantastic fishing so a very good trip despite the long travel back and forth

 

Bølling Sø – 22/5 2016

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Normally when fishing in Bølling Sø there is a lot of action but mainly smaller fish. This time there was not much action and only small fish. I fished for four hours and got two smaller pikes and had a couple of hits on the fly.

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Like last year I went to Lundø to open our summer cottage and have a nice time and fish garfish with the not so experienced friends Enzo and Rieko.

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we fished for 1½ hours and caught seven garfish. We kept four of them for the smoker so we had smoked garfish for lunch. Enzo was man of the day as he got four fish

 

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The following day Lise and I tried for an hour and we got 5 garfish. Here Lise is fighting her first garfish ever on a fly rod.

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Thomas needed something to lift his daughter up to the table and the Linekurv.dk came in handy.

Udbyhøj 23/4 – 2016

I wanted to try Udbyhøj Again as this is  one of my favourite spots. The nature is beautiful here and the current changes constantly so new situations and opportunities open. This day I went into the fjord as Wind and current both pushed from East at the start.

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after 1½ hour without any contact at all I found a small reef where I got this 40 cm trout. It was released and then I got a garfish and another smaller trout and then a really good fish grabbed the fly.

 

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It was this 2,5 kg trout in perfect condition…

 

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..almost. I think a seal had bitten off most of the tail and that explained why it did not jump and why I did the rainbow grip on the first photo. I later also got a 48 cm trout that was in OK condition so it was released as I the leftovers from the seal🙂

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