Autumn in Sylan

Inspired by fishing guide for Tydal area, Emilio and I drove to Stugudalen and hiked up to Viglsjøen. We hoped in some nice fish... however, got "nothing", just another great weekend outdoor. 
Our first camp near Møsjøen.
Saturday morning at Møsjøen.
Hiking along Møsjøen, more 10 km ahead...
After a few hours, finally Viglsjøen showed up.
Cold night at the Viglsjøen. Some fresh snow already on the tops of the mountains around.
While fishing...
Autumn in full power...
On the way back.
Møsjøen lake again.

Moåå river between Møsjøen and Stugusjøen.

Top 6

Each catch of salmon (and seatrout) must be registred in Norway. Detailed statistics for some rivers in Trøndelag can be found here. For example in Namsen, 6911 fish were caught (total weight of 24 tuns), in Gaula it was 5505 fish (25t) and in Orkla 4250 fish (19,8t).  Following pictures show some of the biggest salmon caught this season in each river (pictures taken from laksebø

Byelva, 14.5kg, fly
Gaula, 18.5kg, worms
Namsen, 23kg, wobbler
Orkla, 21.1 kg, worms
Surna, 16.3kg. lure
Verdal, 12.5kg, flue


Variability is the key to enjoy an activy in its comlexity. For example, to really enjoy climbing, it is good to combine bouldering, sandstone traditional routes, multipitch routes in mountains, strange historical routes in Suchy and Pusty, sport routes in Holstejn... Of course, specialisation to just one discipline is also a possible approach, but I leave that to professionals. Fishing is variable as well and  I like its different styles (however, still not dare to try fly fishing). In order to improve, it is necessary to fish a lot in different places and to learn from others. This weekend was very educational and entertaining. I combined salmon, sea and fresh water fishing and it was great.

End of salmon season. Finally:)
I ended the season on Orkla river, together with Emilio.

Orkla in the morning. I am already looking to coming back next year.
We saw many salmon jumping, but did not hook any. We met a guy from Oslo, who explained us some tricks (he got 6 fish there), so we are ready for next year.
Instead of salmon, we got many boletes.
Lets move to fjords in Aure region.
Calm day in the air, but the water was boiling.
Together with Albert, we went after makrels, lyr, sea trout...great day, several locations, many fish on the hooks.
And on Sunday afternoon, I drove to Selbusjøen to put Palava on the water. Big trout escaped...
Fjord or lake?

Nearby Trondheim

The concept of microadventures. No need to travel far, far away...

Treating your VW as 4-wheel outlander
to watch the birds on the walls of  the cabin's toilet

to find some exciting reading in cabin's magazines
to enjoy the warm inside Usmesjøkoia

and sunset outside...
to discover the microwaterfalls (Styggbeggen)
and hike 2 hours to Nauttjønna, hoping in some røya, getting just wind
enjoying the fresh air
and hopeless trout fishing
...just a perfect weekend

Nine days with Mr. Vlado

We spent first couple of days near lake Langtjønna, in Hestbetåsbua cabin, in ice-aged landscape. The wooden channel on the photo originates from 19th century. It was used for transporting the logs between the lakes.
Next destination - Isteren lake. We explored its eastern shore (around 20 km in total) on the canoe nr. 7 (rented from Gløtberget camp)
Our typical camp during the canoe expedition. This one is located on Søndre Digerneset.
Except paddling, we were fishing, bird-watching, picking berries and mushrooms.
Getting ready for winter.
Old bridge over Glomma river on our way back to Trondheim.
From Trondheim, we headed south to Sunndalen valley, where we stayed 2 nights in nice cabin Stabbur. On the way there, we checked all the waterfalls in Åmotan.
A river above Linndalsfallet.
From Sunndalen valley, we hiked up to  Flatvaddalen. Classical steep start (around 900m vertical on 2 km hike) is followed by almost flat valley.
with some exposure, waterfalls and no people around...
and as a bonus: good trout fishing in Langvatnet and tuns of mushrooms (chantarelles and boletes).
Our last day we hiked up to Flatvaddalen again, however now from its opposite side, from Innerdalen.
Famous Innerdalstårnet (there is a tourist path all the way to the time)
View from Flatvaddalen to Innerdalen.
Burgers on the way back = perfect ending of this great trip.