I’m sitting here at Arlanda airport in Stockholm waiting for a flight to river Rynda in Russia.
For the last ten days I’ve been travelling in Scandinavia doing a bit of fishing and filming.
I started the trip in Sweden where we had a look at Örekil and Mörrum.
Both these rivers are beautiful and produce some seriously big Salmon on a regular basis.
As a result of a extremely cold spring the Salmon is arriving late so fishermen are having a tough time.
In Mörrum 100 rods where catching 2-3 fish a day so the chances where small.
Even though we did not land any, we connected with a few big ones and that will keep you going for a long time.
From Sweden I went to Norway for the midnight opening of Orkla on the first of June.
That is a truly magical event, there are big bonfires everywhere and the farmers came down to the river just before midnight to celebrate with us.
During the first 24 hours between 30-40 fish where caught, the biggest was around 15 kilos.
The beat that we where fishing is called Hillstad/Ree and is located in Meldal, this one of the most beautiful places I have been to,
it’s basically nature on steroids. Our first fish was landed, and of course released at midnight on the second day,
It was my fishing partner Paul Becher who landed this good looking springer.
Our host Anthony Luke made sure that everyone had a brilliant time and lots of good food.
Even though I was there this morning I already miss that place, Orkla is truly magical.
Like the great Arnie said… I’LL BE BACK : )
Tight lines, Oskar Pall Sveinsson