Had my first try at the premier on Gaula and it was an intresting week... There was the usual ups and downs of atlantic salmon fishing and the fishing was a stricktly sunk line affair.
I was personally a bit "out" because I've never really done this type of heavy duty sinking line fishing before and it was a true learning experience for me. Skagit lines and intermediates with tips we're WAY too light for the flows we fished in so it was sink2/3 to SinkYourAssOff as our go to lines.
It was a real university of early season salmon fishing and it was a delight to fish in the same team with the Professor Frode Olderkjaer - a man of 2000++ salmon on the fly. It was very inspiring to see how simple things can be when you know what your doing. He had a very down to earth and simple method of fishing and I learned a lot from him.
The total for our four man fishing team was 15 fish, but it was mainly Frode that was doing the catching with 11fish!!! Needles to say I had a lot of fish handling to do and we released most of the fish.
My friend Ilkka caught the biggest of the week with a beutiful 11,5kg cock fish - he also caught a 9kg fish.
Yours truely caught a 8kg and 10kg fish, so all in all it was an ok week of fishing.
Here's a few pics and I'll be back in a while with more:
|Midnight in the Gaula valley|
|Jani and Ike look concerned...|
|Jani and he's beloved Echo2 Scandi|
|I caught one, I caught one!!!|
|0 degrees Celsius. We needed that fire!!|
|The professor playing a fish|
|The professor and something for the freezer.|
|My bar of silver|
|Sea lice anyone??|
|The Golden river|
|Ike dragging the fish out from the "worm hole"|
|Beutiful blue sided fish|