Urban Fly Fishing in Oslo

Urban trout – just another urban legend?

No! Check this out:

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DraupneR

Really nice, cool to be able to fish trout so central and u got a fat one too :)
Peace

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tapani

Well I knew that the fishing in Norway is good, but this is ridiculous… Is this really in the middle of Oslo?

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Håvard

Tørrfluemoen: A fluffy Hare´s Ear Nymph – size 14. The upper pond is full of a creature I believe is called Asellus – a small, gray, pre-historic looking crustacean. I guess that´s why the fish grow so fat…

Tapani: Yes, it´s in the heart of Oslo allright!
I discovered this place through some urban fly fishing experiments I did some years ago after reading a great article by Alf Rønneberg and Lars Nilssen about the fishing in central Oslo.
I haven´t fished there for many years, and the fish seem to have grown since then…

The Pippi Langstrump guy: I don´t know. He happened to be playing in the park, and I just really dug the combination of the Swedish lyrics and the English accent. He´s a pretty good musician, too…

I also have to give credit to Roger Arntzen, bass player par excellence (In the Country, Chrome Hill, Ballrogg) and up-and-coming fly fisherman, who came with me on the first day and filmed the first part. I thanked him by mercilessly cutting him out of the film… Sorry, man!

PS! I heard that some people have had trouble streaming the video. That´s because it is in 1080p HD, and it takes a while to buffer it. Let it load for a couple of minutes, and it should work just fine. It also works to turn down the quality to 720p – (bottom right on the player).

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Fredrik

I really need to know who that Pippi longstocking guy is!! Who is it? Beautiful trout!

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Sylvain

Håvard,
Well done and great meeting you on Sunday! Generally, I like the blog and do hope that we can meet again for a concert or a fishing trip. Best,
Sylvain

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Staffan Lindstrøm

I’m struggling to get a name himself, he has played in many cities in Norway, I think he’s Welsh …. in the past he played with his daughter

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Maritim

Og hvor lenge tror du det kommer til å være stor fisk i parken etter at du har fått utløsning for din P.R trang Håvar? Vi snakker om en liten dam med få men store individer, som er unaturlig bitevillige. Og dette midt i Oslo…. Say no more..
M.

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Håvard

Beklager hvis jeg har avslørt ditt hemmelige sted, Maritim. Jeg tenkte som så at dette er et såpass marginalt og pussig fenomen at det ikke var så farlig å “blåse” det. Ørreten i Frognerdammene er jo også behørig beskrevet flere steder, både i artikler og forskningsrapporter.

Dessuten kan jeg ikke se for meg at noen er så gale at de prøver å ete fisk derfra?

Når det gjelder det du sier om PR-trang er du forsåvidt inne på noe. Jeg er med og driver denne bloggen, og en blogg uten lesere er meningsløs. Dette er jo et klassisk dilemma for oss fiskere – vi vil gjerne fortelle om fangstene våre, men det fører jo ubønnhørlig til at folk finner ut hvor man har vært og fisket – på en eller annen måte.

Det er hardt å være fiskermann;)

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Lars

Really nice Action, Fishing and Filming! Here in Hannover there’s a good River where I caught beautiful Graylings and Trout right in the City as well. Not my ideal, but really Special memories.
Cheers

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Staffan Lindstrøm

Graylingfishing in a city?? 3 spots Lillehammer…….Elverum…..Konsvinger

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Joona

Beautiful fish Håvard! And the suit jacket is perfect camouflage for the urban trout!

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Thomas

Hi,
excuse my poor english,i was born in east germany and spent my childhood there …
enjoyed much more russian lessons than english …

Yes i’m a flyfisher and live still in Berlin and like the idea to go fishing ..
in front of my home … but … if you call it “Urban Flyfishing” … please compare it with that:

http://www.farioev.de/farioev_fische_gewaesser/bild153.html

… fishing for “King Aspius” (“Aspius Aspius” in german called Rapfen) .. i’m so … envious.

Thomas

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Håvard

Hi Thomas! Now that´s some really urban fly fishing!
Best –

Håvard

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Mattis!

Hei Håvard!
Urban flyfishing??? Frognerparken er jo langt å landet! Har du prøvd spikersuppa eller fontena på Aleksander Kjellands plass??
Mattis!

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Rothschild

This video was a total win. Bookmarking this right now! Keep’em coming!

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