Growing up in Denmark, in a family of avid fishermen, I had no choice but to become a fisherman. I was dragged on fishing trips from the age of six years old, pursuing brown trout on dry fly. I remember taping my fly rod to my hand because I did not have the strength to hold it all day.
At the age of 10, my older brothers and I started spending summers in Norway pursuing the Atlantic salmon, and hooked my first salmon. I then spent the next 10 summers fishing in Norway. At the age of 20, I decided to cross the Atlantic Ocean to fish the rivers of Cape Breton and have been exploring these waters the last 25 years.
If I can share only a fraction of the joy of connecting with nature through fly fishing that I have experienced in my life, that will fulfill my purpose as your guide on these rivers.
Looking forward to go fishing with you.
~ Jimmie Pedersen