Røya Battle on planet Sylan

A short time ago, in a region far, far away, a small team of desperate  fishermen was searching for some røya. They heard stories from locals and read memoirs in precious books about some rich lakes full of giant røya under the ice... so they went on a journey...
we spent our last money for the local transport

the journey was tough and long, but we had enough beer and slivovice, so most of us survived
using an advanced tracking tools, we found the promising location! Lets get all røya from the freezing depths!

but røya civilisation was surprisingly evolved! Unexpected! They attacked us with some heavy machinery and just a few of us escaped....

 uf, what a wild dream... winter is long and I really want to fish some røya... so lets go to Sylan to Nesjøen, the røya richest lake in northern Europe!

to reach the cabin, we travelled 25 km on this powerfull machine, thanks to guys from Fjellguiden Tydal AS

to find this nice cabin  where we stayed the next 3 days in Nesjøen Vinter Camp

first fishing during afternoon and evening - we got only 2 small røya...hmmm

next day, we decided to reach a nearby (7km) Skreddarsjøane

part of the route was nicely marked and after 2 hours some of us reached the place, where the lake should be
we drilled a few holes and hoped for big trout...well, no luck here as well

but we have seen the sun for a few seconds! That was amazing
Saturday's evening fishing on Nesjøen next to our cabin...no fish!
Last day - the morning view from the cabin was amazing

so lets fish again

ice fishing dream place - without fish!
almost like a view from an airplane
a local guide transfered us to a place, where røya could be...It was nice to hear that the people on the opposite side of the lake just got 100 røya...

but again...no fish!
no fish, no stress
sky is cool in Norway
Sunday evening, time to go back
røya monster devil cloud saying "good bye, loosers"

on the way back to Tydal

Winter XXL

A few pics from last days...

Bymarka on Saturday...if you start early, it is almost empty...
view point at Trondheim on the way up from Kyvatnet lake
Behind Gråkallen on the way to Tømmerdalen...Saturday 11:00
up to Geitfjellet, my favourite section of this year
Holstdammen lake with the sun
and without...
under the ice there are nice trout in Holstdammen...
view at fjord on the way to Trolla
Windy time on Ånøya lake

Lynvatnet near Åsen
is home of nice population of arctic char... finally I got one in 20m depth, not so big (0,5kg), however I was happy


After 3 years of my research regarding the topic of truck-bicycle safety, the day of my PhD defense was set on 2.2.2018. I have to admit, that despite the thesis had been successfully approved and I was training a lot on my both public lectures, I was becoming more and more nervous, the closer that day was. Here are few pics from Friday-Monday.

The entrance to our department. Wow, it is really happening...
I had two lectures - the morning one was on the topic of pedestrian-cyclists coexistence (I liked that one), the afternoon one was about my PhD topic (already little tired of that topic:). The audiance was in good mood in the start, and me as well...
The discussion after the afternoon lecture took almost two hours and I was getting exhausted. But it was difficult for the spectators as well...imagine to listen to me for 4 hours in total...
My dear collegue and friend Ray decided to ask me the last question of the day and I was not able to answer! Uaaaa, that was not great ending:)
Eirin (chairwoman of comittee), Anne (second opponent), Kelly (my cool supervisor), me (looking horrible:) and Aliaksei (first opponent)

I was really glad that my father and brother came to support me

The beer celebration party at our department under the supervision of my father and Liliya. Waimea and Nelson APA had success.
Even Jonas and Tore showed up, great to see them!
Freezing tour de Trondheim on Saturday
and the test of my PhD drill gift in Bymarka
was pretty good, as I got my two biggest winter trout (almost a kilo each)

so, thanks a lot to everybody, particularly to Belma, and good luck to the rest of my PhD collegues!

Ice fishing again

Great conditions for ice fishing! Sunny and cold...time to visit some lakes. It is becoming to be my most favourite style of fishing.
Holstdammen in Bymarka (here) has become my very favorite destination. Accessible on skies, nice big trout swimming under the ice
last catch - 0,5kg trout

big lakes are frozen as well, this one is Ånøya (here)
spending 6 hours there in minus 10 was nice, if there are good friends, no wind and sun is working
Albert is watching TV nature. It is amazing how different the ice is within one lake
our catch of the day - finally we got a char
 Røya from Ånøya. Not really big, but beautifull fish.