On the ice again

Finally, ice-fishing season is back! However, to reach good frozen lakes, some travelling is still needed.
Emilio had great idea to visit Store Gardsjøen near Kvikne. It is located on a windy plateau and it took us an hour to reach it from the cabin (+40 min to reach a cabin + 2 hour drive from Trondheim). It was a bit demanding hike, as it was not possible to use the skies.
As the days are very short (sunset at 14:45), we fished just for 2 hours. The ice was perfect, 25cm steel quality. "Walking" back to the cabin in the dark was fun.
But it was all worthy and we got 3 arctic char. Good start of the season.
Next day, we planned to spend maximum time on the lake. Unfortunatelly, the weather was so bad, that it was not possible to reach it. So we drove to Skarvatnet near Oppdal instead. Not good driving conditions with some wind and snowing, plus we were not sure about the quality of ice. Luckily, ice has been OK (15cm).
We drilled many holes, but got nothing there. But it was great. Cannot wait for longer days.


PhD award was a great ceremony. Very nice ending of my PhD studies.
While waiting near the airport, I tried  to fish in the fjord. No fish, but nice view.
Foggy day on the way back from Aure. Rovatnet lake.
Next day, the sun...
and some fog of course.
Time to go back to Brno
into the forest.
It was great idea to climb this classical route Rorejsi. Mr. Louka was leading, I was hanging.
Up on the wall, frozen....
Meanwhile in Brno
people wear cats.
Time to go back to the north.

Ytre Sonvatnet

Short cabin trip near Ytre Sonvatnet with nice international company.
Sona river starts in Ytre Sonvatnet.
Ytre Sonvatnet under very windy condition (14m/s). Not a good day for fishing.
"Partial" hike towards Storskarven mountain (1171m). Good tip for a full day hike.
Trippy clouds on our way back to the car.


A few pics from last 14 days...

A conference on sustainable urban mobility plans in city of Trebic was hold in hotel ATOM and nearby restaurant MOLEKULA. Wifi password REAKTOR...Riding bike was strange there - no cycle infrastructure and drivers were too fast to feel nice on the bike...
Home office in Brno. Great weather, good opportunity to play tennis with Mara in the evenings and also vote in local election. Brno impressions - nice "downtown", but... so many cars everywhere. And no hope for a change. So different from other comparable cities in Europe. Cycling there was so bad compare to Trondheim. Really sad to see all the opportunities that are hidden there...
Home office in Hranice. Great to be in smaller city, no stress, close to nature.
A weekend trip to Valassko region. Amazing autumn landscape. We loved it there.
Touching a local sandstone after many years...hmm, I missed that
and mushrooms!
and forest!
and steaks!
After 32 km hike on Saturday, we managed to pick muschrooms on Sunday morning.
Monday - visiting my fishing guru. Great time:) and Fery made me a fishing rode!
On Tuesday I moved to Gothenburg. We presented a poster on urban freight conference...and we won the prize! Lisa presented it really well.
Going from conference dinner, waiting for free ferry.
Autumn colours in Sweden
Attending the session on autonomous vehicles, sitting in VOLVO truck
Gothenburg - Trondheim. 15 hours journey with nice stop in Oslo.
Morning from the train
and back in Norway....

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 laksebørsen.no).

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