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Norway 2013 – Salt

Posted on 20 September 2013 by Vincent

We’ve fished for trout and grayling for a couple of days in Norway. We had some great fun, and caught a few beautiful fish. But our 8-weight rods were screaming for some action!

In part one you can read about our freshwater part of our trip. From the Glomma, we drove all the way to the Norwegian coastline. Pollak was on our mind.

While driving toward the coastline we came acros some beautiful landscapes

While driving toward the coastline we came across some beautiful landscapes

We even spotted a bit of Norwegian wildlife

We even spotted a bit of Norwegian wildlife

We found a cottage to stay in for a few days, but we had to wait a couple of hours for the cottage to be cleaned. So we took our car and went fishing immediately. Brian knew a spot that was close to the cottage and it was pretty successful on his last visit to this region. The ferry dock was our first spot. For me, pollak fishing was new. So I was excited to find out what the fuzz is all about. We rigged our 8-weight rods with heavy sinking lines (I was fishing a Di7) and a heavy Clouser’s Minnow. First cast, let the flyline and clouser sink for a couple of seconds, and start the retrieve… Strip-strip-BAM!

My first pollak

My first pollak

Over the next two days we found several great spots. All you have to do is find a spot where there’s deep water within casting range. The pollak like to hang around the drop-offs. Once you’ve found such a place, you’ll get a good bend in your rod within a couple of casts. We caught pollak, mackerel, a sea robin and a couple of cod. Can’t wait to go back to beautiful Norge again.

Brian's mackerel

Brian with a mackerel

My first ever small cod

My first small cod

Pollak

Pollak

Down 'n dirty baby!

Down ‘n dirty baby!

Brian's first pollak of our trip

Brian’s first pollak of our trip

Finding new spots

Finding new spots

One of the biggest pollak

One of the biggest pollak

Hotspot!

Hotspot!

Another mackerel

Another mackerel

Pollak

Pollak

Dinner! Pollak tastes good!

Dinner! Pollak tastes good!

Our cabin for two days

Our cabin for two days

Atlantic vegen

Atlantic vegen

Beautiful spot, but only small fish

Beautiful spot, but only small fish

Cod

Cod

Sea robin!

Sea robin!

Another good sized pollak

Another good-sized pollak

3 Responses to Norway 2013 – Salt

  1. on 20 September 2013 at 14:00 Cornelis said:

    Nice report again…gotta love those big pollak tails… next time bellyboating ??

    • on 20 September 2013 at 14:32 Vincent said:

      Would love to try that!

  2. on 21 October 2015 at 18:19 Fritz Raddatz said:

    Wow wat for a good informatics Website with right content for Flyfisherman, which like to go also other way´s to use
    their Flyfishing-equipment.

    Most german Flyfisher like only Trout, Seetrtout and Graylings, some also Freshwater-Predetators, like Bass Zander and Pike.

    Ich bin begeistert.

    Fritz Raddatz

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