I went to the mountains with some friends to fish in mountain lakes. We had rented a cabin, and to get there we had to drive for 3 hours and walk for almost 3 hours. Roktdalen in the county of Nord-Trøndelag is quite alright landscape to hike, but a bit wet from all the rain earlier this summer.
The fish was jumping when we passed the first small lakes, and that is a sight that makes an impression on fishing girls. But it was 22 in the evening and getting dark, so we did not have time to try our equipment.
Almost there. The cabin is just after this hill, next to the mountains of Skjækerfjella and Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella national park.
The next day we left “our” lake, Nåvatnet, that you see on this picture, and went for a smaller lakes. No fish jumping, actually we got no fish all day. Crisis, but we had a lovely day.
The mountain Skjækerhatten and the lake Djuptjønna.
This is were we lived. Nåvasshytta belongs to the mountain authority in this district and is quite simple but the cabin had all we needed. Perfect.
But did we get any fish at all. Yes we did. Nice fish, trout. That’s the most common fish in norwegian mountain lakes.
And what did we do with the fish? We ate it of course. There are no need for catch and release in most lakes and rivers in this part of the world, many places it is the opposite: The fish get too many and too small because they are not fished enough. And anyway, all of us fishing girls are supporting the idea of harvesting the nature. That’s an old tradition in Norway and we learned this from our parents, to catch your own fish and eat it. And it was good food, really good.
It was raining for some hours one day, but otherwise we had a very nice time. We didn’t see any other person for the five days we were in the mountains. And no bear, but we saw some old droppings.
There are more pictures from this hiking in my photo gallery by this link.