Norway, a small country with almost half a million lakes!
Here in Southern Norway most lakes boast a very healthy stock of wild trout that are rarely fished for. Having a trout lake for yourself, more a norm than an exception.
We must not forget the many kilometres of trout streams and rivers. Here something for everyone from a small stream to a roaring river and everything in between.
Our most common trout is the wild brown trout (Salmo trutta) but some wild American brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) can be caught too. Average sizes of around 300g (3/4lb) but hidden amongst them some leviathans reaching 8kg (17.5lbs). Our local knowledge will not only get you to a naturally beautiful place but provide you with everything you’ll need for one of those wild trout.
We have also to internationally unique salmonoid species. Firstly the Bleka (Salmo salar) which is a landlocked salmon from the last Ice age and our version of the marble trout, the only marble trout outside of the Blakans. Pictures of the fish can be seen in the about gallery.
Depending on whether you choose lure, bait or fly fishing, your time with us will be one of learning.
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:
Entomolgy: The study of insects and how their life cycle influences fly choice and fishing method.
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: overhead, side, roll, spey, double spey, switch, snap, mending, etc
Fly Fishing Techniques: dry fly, nymphing, streamer, euro-nymphing, traditional wet fly, etc
Fly Tying: Dry, modern and traditional wet, nymphs, streamers and more.
We offer both half (4 hrs) and full day (8 hrs) trout fishing adventures. Under is an example of the full day trout fishing experience which we naturally tailor to each customer and their specific goals.
Included in the package fishing equipment, foods and drinks, fishing licenses and pictures taken. Transport can be provide if necessary.
The Trout 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.
After a hike through wonderful surroundings we reach our first fishing spot.
We go through the fishing tackle, knots, choosing the right lure/fly, and techniques, then the hunt for lunch begins!
We take a break to reflect and enjoy freshly made warm drinks and a snack.
Now we deserve a freshly made warm lunch with your catch of the day and time to enjoy it.
Satisfied and rested we fish the remainder of our time together.
Our time together has come unfortunately to an end and we arrive back to the cars.
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)
I get seasick, is this trip for me?
We do our upmost to make the trip as comfortable for people as possible and very rarely do people get seasick with us. We always strive to find calm water and pay special attention to those prone to getting seasick. We are always solution orientated!
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.