Trout Fishing Week 27 – 2012

Posted on 30/06/2012

Canoe group.

Group leaders Kjell Sømme and Pål Krogvold

The group included, in addition to the group leaders, Morten Aas, Knud Rud, Øivind Stordahl- Lund, Kai Fjellhegn and Edvard Bergene.

The padling was scheduled to go from Mystic, down Litza (NO FISHING on Dream Litza), and up the river Ribna. The fishing started with fun fishing on Mystic. On the top of the stretch we had sparce caddis hatches and some fish rising. Below the long rapid we had sulphur mayfly hatches and a lot of rising fish. We caught quite a lot of fish on mayfly and caddis imitations.

Gapahuk" Kjell Sømme, Pål Krogvold, Morten Aas and Knut Rud
From the “Gapahuk” Kjell Sømme, Pål Krogvold, Morten Aas and Knut Rud.

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Midnight at Pina/Litza junction.

On Tuesday we started paddling downstream, unfortunately the wind picked up and made the paddling difficult. Dream Litza is a long stretch with rapids and pools and it was very hard for a fly fisherman to paddle through this without fishing. We will not do a padling trip with a no fishing zone again as this takes away a lot of the joy of a canoe trip. Because of the wind we would have liked to camp along this stretch, but had to push through to the Pina junction.

Øivind and Edvard just fisnished lining a rapid.
Øivind and Edvard just fisnished lining a rapid.

Wednesday was a very windy and cold day, fly casting almost impossible. The next days had nice weather and instead of moving the camp we fished the Pina, and four of us took an expedition up the Ribna. At the top of Ribna Knut caught his biggest fish of the trip, a 3.3kg super fat trout.

Lunch break just before Dream Litza.
Lunch break just before Dream Litza.

Gapahuk" Kjell Sømme, Pål Krogvold, Morten Aas and Knut Rud
Kjell cooking dinner.

Paddling the lower Pina.
Paddling the lower Pina.

The group caught a total of 56 fish above 1 kg, 5 fish above 3 kg. Two of the group members caught new personal record trout. All the group members were pleased with the trip except for the no fishing zone.

Pål Krogvold