Trout Fishing Week 29B – 2013

Posted on 19/07/2013

Running Pool & Pina. Group Leader: André Brun

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This has been a fantastic week in many ways. Fishing with a very nice group of flyfishers, I’ve met some life-long friends during this week. We’ve had a great time together; fishing a lot, but also laughing a lot. A lot. Telling stories, and recapitulating todays happenings into the late hours. Every day. Having a good time in between all the fishing, is also a good part of a great flyfishing experience. That said: We caught 42 brown trouts passing 1 kilo. Many of them between 2.0-2.8 kg. Largest brown trout 3.1 kg. Of course, all wild fish. Fantastic in every sense. Fantastic.

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Running Pool, Litza. Very low water level in week 29, as you can see, but the temperature seemed perfect, with 11-13 degrees Celsius in the water. The B.rhodani/E.aurivillii hatches (and even spinner falls) were probably finished when we arrived in week 29 though, which is unusual at this time of the year, and most of the fish seemed to have migrated into the deep pools. But the pockets and deep runs produced fantastic fishing even at the lowest water level. We worked hard. And got paid.

trout2013-w29b-03We worked hard and got paid. Are Wivestad managed 6 huge brown trouts one of the days.

trout2013-w29b-04Atle Gjertsen fished hard, and got some very nice ones during the week.

trout2013-w29b-05Andre Brun. Late night gathering in the camp. Are, Atle and Jan.

trout2013-w29b-07Andre Brun. A huge brown has taken Jan’s fly.

trout2013-w29b-08Jan Haukaas. This is one of the browns he caught here. Not Jan’s biggest fish, but one of the best photos. Jan caught several bigger. A very good flyfisher.

trout2013-w29b-09AndreBrun. A large brown trout has been landed. God on you mate! Jan and Geir.

trout2013-w29b-10AndreBrun. Andre is pushing the limits, and Sverre is ready to net the big brown!

trout2013-w29b-11Andre_Brun. 3.1 kg.

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Beeing a pack of 2-3 flyfishers, and fishing one at a time, is very fun. It’s not the most productive way of fishing, if you count fish by numbers. But so much fun.

Jan and André

trout2013-w29b-12Sverre Foldal. Sverre shows how to fool a big brown down in the riffles.

trout2013-w29b-13trout2013-w29b-14Andre Brun. His favourite stretch became “Svingen”. And we all agree, I think – that was a nice and difficult place for the big browns. And ‘difficult’ was a thing we all appreciated.

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Andre Brun. Cheers, mate! F.L: Sverre, Jan, Atle & Are.

trout2013-w29b-16Andre Brun – Igor. André and Igor.

trout2013-w29b-17Andre Brun – Igor. Igor is cooking some good meat for us. Planned gathering at 23.00 this night. Excellent dinner every day.

trout2013-w29b-18: P Geir. Igor forced me to draw a Mayfly on every one of his big blue boxes. – Ok, I’ll do that if you promise to join me next year, Igor.

trout2013-w29b-19Andre Brun. Having a good time! I have travelled many places, first time here at the Kola Penninsula in 1997 and 2001, but this is the best trip ever! And the best gang ever!

trout2013-w29b-20Andre Brun Grouse. As a hunter aswell, it was nice to see the abundance of grouse. 5-6 chickens is a mediocre+ spring result. Very nice to see. You see the yearling on top of the stone, and the mother in between the stones.

trout2013-w29b-21Andre Brun. Get ready! Cover our gear! The heli is on it’s way.

trout2013-w29b-22Andre Brun. Are and Atle is ready for a journey into the wild. Are, to the left, is an experienced hunter and climber aswell, so Himalaya climbing and West Coast Deer hunting is a part of his everyday. Now, Kola Brown Trout.

trout2013-w29b-23Andre Brun. During an hour heli-flight all in all, we passed so many of these no-fished waters, that it made us all wanting to spend a decade here, investigating the waters… ;-)

trout2013-w29b-24Andre Brun. And when the helicopter sound faded in the horizon, it was all us and the…

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…Silence, big trout… undisturbed waters, silence, big trout… – The last wilderness in Europe.