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Just back from a weeks flyfishing in Norway fishing the River Trysil. The trip was organised by Keith Wallington (read his blog on the trip here) through Ole Bjerke who’s website has many mouth watering destinations in Norway

What an amazing trip, everything went smoothly, the self catering cabin was superb (dish washer!), cost of food wasn’t too scary, but the cost of beer meant you enjoyed every mouth full! Anders is the owner of the fishing, who was hugely friendly and helpful.

We had 6km of river for the five of us to fish and grayling was our main quarry. The fly hatches meant we caught the majority on dries. We also fished a 2km lake on one windy day for pike and another smaller pond (both included in the price) for prehistoric brown trout!

If you like truly wild fishing for grayling and the odd trout in amazing wild scenery Norway is the place for you!

(Photos @JohnGrindle)

Hatch Repairs at Hangmans Cottage

Casterbridge Fisheries were delighted to be asked by the Dorchester Town Council to re furbish the hatches at “Johns Pond” very close to “Hangmans Cottage, on the beautiful river walk that runs north of the county town.

A very rewarding project for us, and to be working on the very stretch of the Frome I learnt some of the art of Trout fishing a rather long time ago….

Many thanks to Elliot for all his hard work…

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The rather tired looking hatches at Johns Pond now successfully restored by

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