Lakes around

 There are so many lakes around... here are some pics from October-November trips. Still some mushrooms and if I am lucky, a trout... hopefully the ice will come soon!


V srpnu jsme se s Ferym loucili na Orkle a ja doufal, ze pristi rok znovu dorazi a chyti si konecne toho sveho lososa. To jsem netusil, ze to bylo louceni posledni... Kdyz jsme se potkali v roce 2011 na Devadesatce pri rozhovorech o Krasu, mel jsem z nej solidni respekt. Legendarni horolezec, "objevitel" Krasu, proste frajer. Postupem casu jsme se hodne sblizili. Hodne nam pomohl se Sedmikraskami, a kdyz jsem se pozdeji premistil do Norska, stal se mym (nejen) rybarskym guru. Zjistil jsem, ze nejenze zna v Krasu kazdou turu a hodiny, ale ze zna i kazdou zatoku v Norsku. Venoval mi nespocet ruznych trpytek a prutu, radil mi kde a jak na pstruhy ci tresky, a sdileli jsme spolecnou vasen v neuspesnem lovu lososu. Psal jsem mu o kazde vyprave a doufal, ze za mnou dorazi na sever. V lete 2019 jsme stravili tyden na Orkle, klasicky bez uspechu, ale byl to krasny cas. Od te doby je na Orkle jedna velka tun znama pod nazvem Feryho tun - tam sedaval a pozoroval mohutneho lososa. Stareho, moudreho lososa. Budou mi chybet vsechny ty spolecne chvile. Moc. 

Around Tynset again

Tynset and Tolga districts are our favourite areas in Trøndelag. Autumn gives a special feeling to the landscape and it is really magical period here. Birch forests become yellow and mountains show all the colors. We found a lovely cabin in Gammeldalen and explored the area. Farmland in the valley, hunting season up in the mountains. On Saturday, we made an amazing 25km round-hike, starting from Bjørkkjølvangan and continued around Storjønna, Eidsætra and Klettsætra, meeting just 3 hunters along the way. On Sunday, we drove to Hodalen, a complex of clear lakes full of grayling and got a few for the grill. Must come again!

More salmon

 "The salmon-trout drifts in the stream, 

The soul of the salmon-trout floats over the stream

Like a little wafer of light."

Ezra Pound

After the trip to Orkla, I was looking forward to meeting KarlHeinz on Mandalselva. Before that, I took a short trip to a small river called Lierelva. This river is just 30 minutes drive from Oslo and is known for  seatrout and small salmon fishing. 

After 15 minutes, I got this male 1kg salmon hiding behind a stone in this small pool in Grøttedammen. I was using the same spinner as on Orkla, just little bit smaller. Hmm, I was really surprised. 
On Friday, I  finally arrived to Villmarkscamp and met KarlHeinz, who has already been fishing on the south for a few days. 
In the next 3 days we fished in Zone 3 and KarlHeinz was guiding me in an amazing style, as he knows the river very well and is always positive. Purely enjoying the possiblity to fish on this beautifull place. 
The water level was not ideal, but we were in perfect mood and I believe we made a great team. Our motto was "everything must be simple". We had a strict regime - waking up at 6:00, had a small breakfast, drove to some place, fished for 3 hours, went back to camp for a second breakfast/lunch, fished around the camp, had coffee and cake, drove to another place, fished for 3 hours and returned back to the camp to have a dinner and 1 (2) beers. It was very easy to go to bed... 
Here is KarlHeinz fishing under the cables in The cable pool. Tricky place to cast. 
Fishing was not very successfull, KarlHeinz had a couple of bites on his fly and that was all for the whole Saturday. But there were so many fish in the water and I have never seen so many big fish jumping around like in some magical salmonarium. This photo is from one of our favourite places - Finsdal
On Sunday morning I got very lucky and got this beautifull male salmon in Finsdal, on the beginning of a small rapid, where KarlHeinz had a bite a moment ago. Using the same spinner as usual. The fish is not silver, but darker - it is a sign that it has been in the river for longer time. 
Getting a fish meant that we finished this beautifull day with great dinner.

And it seems that I will transform into a flyfisherman. KarlHeinz gave me a gift - a couple of flyfishing rods with some lines and a reel. I practised to cast under his guidance and it has been just perfect experience. So challenging to coordinate the movements. I must practice a lot. Next year again! And thanks!


After a week of salmon fishing, I picked up Belma in Oppdal and we headed into the mountains. We planned to explore Innerdalen again  and enjoy some nice weather. 

We hiked 28km in 2 days, connecting Renndalen with Innerdalen. This route is marked as an extra difficult hike.  
It starts with a steep section (from 250m to 1100m) along some nice waterfalls, from Renndølsetra to Renndalen.
We had a little foggy Renndalen just for ourselves.
The valley ends with a steep section leading to Langvatnet. First snow encountered here.
Crossing the water above the waterfall from Langvatnet. 
Belma chose to walk in the lake instead...
 The waterfall from Langvatnet into Renndalen.
Langvatnet was foggy, with lot of flies and some ice in the lake! No fishing...
The original plan was to camp next to the lake ... well, it was not possible
So we continued, ... escaped from the fog and found a great place to put a tent,
with some amazing views all around.
Our camp in the evening
and in the morning. No fog!
But more snow:)
Around lunchtime, we reached the entry gate into Innerdalen, with amazing landscape everywhere around and no people at all. 
The Innerdalen valley looks nice and easy, but it was a long walk down to the car...
I especially enjoyed the endless muddy section through Lusmyra.
Beside the mud, it offers great views as well
but it takes a lot of energy from an old man to walk in the mud.