Tommy Egra


Me at Los Roques
Me at Los Roques

 

I was born in Farsund, Norway 1978, and came out blue.. I still believe I can thank God for survival. I moved to Borøya, a small and beautiful island outside Tvedestrand, four and a half years later. This place was surrounded by the sea and soon I became hooked on fishing! It looks like I was hooked up pretty good and can’t get away from it.

 

I fished almost every day, and soon fishing was becoming my hobby and my job at 18. I bought my first real SLR-camera just before I started to write articles in 2001. My first was in Villmarksliv.

 

From 1999 I worked 4 years in “Jakt & Friluft AS” who is one of Norway’s biggest and most complete hunting, hiking and fishing equipment store. After this I ended up 3 years in the Norwegian company Elbe Normark AS (Rapala Norway) as their PR & Customer Trainer. Then, in 2006 I took 1 year off from my professional fishing career, and went to bible and mission study in Uppsala, Sweden. From here I had to seriously started to write and take photos to make a living. 

 

Straight after school in Sweden I filled up my Pelican cases with my belongings (mostly cameras and fishy stuff) and moved to Ecuador where I married my wife Gloria on the 25. August 2007.

 

In 2008 we went back to Norway and have lived here since. I worked at Jakt & Friluft AS from 2008 until October 2013. After a time as a freelance photographer and writer, I started working as a Marketing Manager at NQ Sport (NQ Active) in Oslo. I worked more or less two years with these ski and outdoor gear entusiast and learned a lot.

 

After leaving NQ Sport, I starter to work 100% as a Freelance journalist and film maker and did so for 4 years. Along the road, I started a serious partnership with SNVF, a Norwegian salmon conservation foundation. I work with marketing stuff and helps rivers with their communications needs, builds and run their websites and social media. I am also managing a big seatrout conservation project together with them. 

 

My latest career update is that from September 2019, I have been a hired to work for Fiskher.no. This is an app for sport fishing, that will be released 1st of June, 2020. 

 

God bless you all - and for you fishermen out there -

 

            “Best wishes with the BIG fishes!!"