I have been visiting Svinsjøen section on Orkla since 2017, fishing there for atlantic salmon. It is long (3 km) and variable part of the river, in verdant nature and with relaxing fishing atmosphere. During six years, I have spent there almost 40 days - this June I added three more.
|My first stop on all trips up north from Oslo is Bolleland in Espa. Six-pack of bollers is essential.|
|Along the road Fv607 next to Storsjøen stands this 16 m high den store stenen (The big stone). It is supposed to be the 3rd largest free standing stone in Norway...|
|As usual, I am spending a night near Kvikne on the left bank of upper Orkla.|
|Early in the morning I am driving the remaining 100 km. I go straight to the river and after 4 hours I got a nice small male salmon (63 cm, 2,5 kg) in Handbaggan.|
|It is great fish to take with and it goes into the freezer. It also means that I cannot fish more that day because of local fishing rules. I like it because i can relax.|
|Midnight in the camp...nights are very short in June.|
Resume - during three days of intensive salmon fishing I got 3 salmon on the hook and landed two of them. That is more than enough. But most importantly, as every summer, I met KarlHeinz and Margret on their regular 7 weeks trip across Sweden and Norway. It is a pity I had to kill that big female and I have a bad feeling about it. If I do salmon fishing ever again, I must be more careful.