Often refered to as the King of rivers, the Atlantic salmon is an elusive game fish which can drive even the most patient souls to frustration. It’s just this challenge that captivates so many and makes this powerful silver bullet the greatest prize of all.
Each year fish of upto 15kg (33lbs) are caught and recent records of 20kg (44lbs), though the average around 4kg (8.8lbs).
Our expertise lies in the most important rivers of Southern Norway which include the Mandalselva, Tovdalselva, Søgne-sogndalselva, and Audna rivers.
We will take care of everything and by going through how to choose a fly/lure due to the conditions, techniques, and more which will best increase your chances of connecting with one of nature’s most amazing creatures.
If your passion is fly fishing, then our many years of experience being involved professionally in fly fishing, guiding and instruction can offer you whatever you're looking for. Our team can boast a certified European EFFA and International FFI fly fishing guide and former House of Hardy ProTeam member with many fly fishing courses under his belt, a Sage Fly Fishing ProTeam member and more, which gives us the skills you need to become a better fly fisher with both single and double handed rods:
Ecology: How the environment influences the fish's behaviour (air pressure, water temperature, etc).
Hydrology: The study of water movement but applied to how it influences the fish's behaviour.
Fly Casting: Single spey, double spey, switch, snap T and C, Perry poke, mending, etc
Fly Fishing Techniques: Riffling Hitch, dry fly, traditional wet fly, nymphing etc
Fly Tying: Modern and traditional salmon flies, dry flies, riffling hitch flies and more.
We offer both half (4 hrs) and full day (8 hrs) fishing adventures. Under is an example of the full day salmon fishing experience which we naturally tailor to each customer and their specific goals.
Included in the package is fishing equipment, foods and drinks, and pictures taken. Transport can be provided if necessary. Licenses are not included in the price but will be ordered for the customers at cost price.
The Salmon Fishing Experience - Full Day (8hrs)
We meet at our starting point with warm greetings, discuss the days goals, the plan for the day and a quick safety talk.
We arrive at the river's edge and you get the guidance you need to start fishing for the 'King of the River'.
We take a break at the riverside for freshly made warm drinks and a snack.
It's time for a riverside freshly made lunch and drinks whilst we review the day so far.
Satisfied and rested we fish the remainder of our time together.
Our time together has come unfortunately to an end and we walk back to the car.
Payment for the trip happens now and after a quick summary of our day, we say our goodbyes and hope to meet again.
How long does the trip last?
It can be tailored to your desire but as a rule; 4 - 8 hours.
What's included in the price?
Transport to/from accommodation if needed (enquire before reservation)
Fishing equipment hire if needed
Personal safety equipment
Any pictures/videos taken
Snack + fresh drinks (4hr trip) or freshly made lunch often from your catch + fresh drinks (6/8hr trip)
What do I/we need to bring?
Outdoor clothes suiting the weather on that day, a bottle of water and a big smile :o)
What skill levels do you take?
Because of having fished and guided at a very high level internationally, we can accommodate all skills levels. From total beginner to expert.
What age group are these activities for?
All ages are welcome and we can tailor the day to all. We do however require an adult to accompany children.
Where do we meet our guide?
After booking, we will contact you to discuss and agree upon a meeting point.
Is this activity for non-swimmers?
Non-swimmers are more than welcome and we will always ask before our time together whether there are any non-swimmers. We provide safety equipment, have water rescue training and will give non-swimmers more overwatch.
Can we take our pets?
We love animals and well-behaved pets are welcome. It is expected that the owners have control over them at all times and provide any safety equipment needed for the pet/s.
We have health issues/disabilities, will that be a problem?
Ryan is an experienced practicing paramedic and Jason a qualified wilderness first aid trained. We can accommodate for almost any situation, so please contact us for any special needs.
Do you combine customers that don't know each other?
No. Our goal is that you will have the best experience possible. Because of this we do not combine people that do not know each in case a clash of personalities.