Those of you, who are fishing for the queen of fish namely the alpine lake trout, know what it takes to catch one. With the trout season closed in Bavaria, flyfishing fanatics are in search of somewhere to escape...
When it comes right down to the question which kind of fishing I liked the most during our trip to Norway, I will answer one thing without hesitation: the salt. Quite a lot of fishing fanatics see the Norwegian coast as some kind of fishing Mekka. Every year thousands of fishermen enjoy the great scenery whilst pulling up big cod, coalfish or halibut from the deep towards their boat, using heavy spin- and baitfishing gear.
My first years of fishing I spend on little ponds with a normal fishing rod, catching stocked trouts and carps. Some years later I read one of the "flyfishing for beginners" articles in a normal fishing magazine. I was directly interested in this "unknown" fishing technique and started watching videos about it.
It was on our second day at the Rena river when we decided to quit trout fishing because of heavy wind and no surface activity in order to chase pike instead. We changed the five weights to nines and tens and headed to a place we knew from the year before.
It´s 11.30 in the morning, and you´re about to get up. The others are still sleeping, so you decide to get a pot of coffee going before waking them. A quick glance at the river shows you what you have already expected: nothing. The river is dead.