Saturday was a great day for heading out into the forest around Oslo: 17-18 degrees and the forecast said sun. The forest is very accessible, but for those lakes a bit in you really need a bike to be able to cover some ground in a single day, so about 20km in and I set up on a new lake that I haven’t fished before. First of was the river going into the lake: some small brown trout in the river aggressively going on my flies.
Standing on top of the last little waterfall before the lake, this was my first stop and I could see the trout rising out there: I didn’t stay too long here.
Turn around and river was filled with small trout, good fun, but was too small to keep.
I packed up and headed for a place I had spotted on the map before leaving: a small headland that reached a bit into the lake. As I approached the lake I could see the trout rising steadily and within 2 minutes I got my personal best on dryfly in the forest surrounding Oslo: 400gram of beautiful trout that landed easily in my net. The position I had made it easy to cast on rising trout, so it was a great day with a fair bit of trouts landed and a couple of larger ones that just didn’t want to hook properly. Most took on a CDC & Deer hair dry, but also on mayfly and emerger.
The day was a good mix of sun, summer-rain, a bit of wind and periods of dead-still water. Not too much hatching going on, but some mayflies and midges was observed on the water.
The 4 trout I did take home ended up as night-snack, fried up with lots of butter and served with potatoes and a beer.
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