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Part 3 of the BSA Norway trip

Discussion in 'All Time Best Topics' started by mick cave, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. mick cave

    mick cave Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Part three: The fright of our lives!

    After Nicky's outstanding catch the night before we were up early and raring to go. We hoped to find a good fishing mark ourselves so asked Phill if it was worth a chuck into the deep water under the bridge, he warned us that it was quite a climb down and he was right! :lol:
    Mick, Dave and the two Cols found the hotspot and began pulling in some cracking Haddock to 7lb with the odd Codling thrown in to.

    Mick's cracking Haddie over 7lb


    Colin Green Snr, with another nice Haddock.


    Davey Tate in on the action to.....


    The plan after the night before was always to go back to Straumen to see if we could catch some more nice fish, a quick phone call to Phill to pick us up and it was off to Straumen again. This was to be my last evening here as it was too late for me to visit the next night due to the long drive home from Stansted airport. Nicky, Col, Dave and Mick returned the night after and I will add both reports together below to avoid a Part four of the story.


    Now for the fright of our lives......Big Cod, No!.... Bears in the woods, No!.... Mick's beer belly,YES!!!!

    At this point I must add a hazard warning so please turn away if your of a nervous disposition. :lol:


    After such a sight it was hard for the lads to concentrate on their fishing but they started to catch and the fish began to bite.


    Another good Haddock....


    And then the moment I've been wating thirty two years for came, a hard lunge down on my Century Wr300 rod tip and the rod tip sprung back
    indicating a possible good fish taking interest in the bluey bait. I grabbed the rod as my line quickly headed up tide. :shock: Fish on! and a good old tussle ensued. The fish started to come in fairly easily at first but as it headed towards shallower water and a ledge in front of us it took off on two short runs. With more luck than skill the fish popped up around 20 yds out and somehow I managed to pull it in close enough for Gregg and Col to grab. Thanks lads. :D

    Result, the biggest Cod I've ever seen. Im only 5ft six inches of beer muscle and this fish was nearly as big as me. It weighed in at 49lb 7 ounces, what more can I say, I'm really still gob smacked and reality has still not set in yet. The fish has possibly broken the current European record shore caught Cod and was the biggest ever caught at Skarnsundet fishcamp, Norway.


    This fish took the winnings of £70 and just pipped Nicky to top spot by 1lb. :shock:

    The lads popped down to Straumen again the evening after resulting in plenty more fish and another cracker of 45lb for Nicky, this ones markings are remarkable and more like a leopard than a Cod!


    I decided on a session at the marina in front of the apartments so I could get an early night and first cast took this 19lb 8 ounce Cod on my tod and you could hear me screaming for help all of the way back to Newcastle. :lol:


    Gregg caught to and is the King of Haddock fishing now. :wink:


    A huge thank you must go to Phill Dale of Skarnsundet fishcamp who worked his socks off to help us catch fish and have an incredible time, I can't speak highly enough of his service. If you fancy a trip over to Norway for some fantastic shore fishing Phill Dale can be contacted through this site, his username is Skarnsundet or alternatively by email at www.skarnsundet.com It's a pretty good deal and flights are really cheap. :wink:
  2. captain cod eye

    captain cod eye Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    I think the bank manager is in for a phone call in the morning. Sound's like an experience of a life time great report mick.
  3. philjory

    philjory Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Are you sure you ain't hid my passport luv ? I promice that I will even start speaking to your mother if you help me find it
  4. Shadrap

    Shadrap Rockling

    Mick firstly you should be congratulated for taking the time and effort to put up 3 superb posts .No disrespect to a lot of the guys on here but I don't think they will realise just what an effort you have made and how time consuming it is to compile such posts.

    Now down to the fishing,you lads look to have had the ultimate in dream holidays for cod and haddock fishing and well done on some terrific fish.I reckon Phil is going to be a busy lad over the next few winters.

    Thanks for a terrific read and sharing your experiences,it looks like Norway is back on the agenda for next year :yes: :yes: :yes:
  5. mr lee

    mr lee Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Some excellents port there fella! Well done.

    Damn I so want to go now......
  6. V8_Rob

    V8_Rob New Member

    Along with the first two parts, what an absolutely cracking trip... few words can do it justice. I'm seriously sat here planning a very long drive, taking kayaks, trip of a lifetime.
  7. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Ive been thinking about the boat and kayak fishing out there Phil. Looking at the pictures of where these guys fish I think you could cast a lead from one side to the other. Is there any need to get afloat to catch fish there ??
  8. Patterdale

    Patterdale New Member

    Fantastic report lads.

    I would definately fancy a trip out there either later this year or early next.

    You dont fancy taking a 'Smoggie' along with you lads.

  9. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    If your able to stand in your boxers for 20 minutes at -19 then your in.
  10. robq

    robq Rockling

    That is an awesome trip !! great pics too

    My only problem with going on a trip like that, would be finding the motivation to go fishing when I get home !!

    I will bet you lads caught more in a few hours than most of us all winter :sad:
  11. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

  12. mick cave

    mick cave Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    cheers for the comments lads, i would love to do a report like that myself but it was my mate Dave who done all the hard work :whistle:, i just copied it onto the forum from our site as Dave isnt a member on here yet.

    Best off speaking to Phil about the possibility of yakin in the fyord but i would say the current is possibly too strong.....

    Your right about how hard it would be to get back to the fishing over here, I deliberately got a quickish session in on friday night to get it out the way and done with....8 inch codling was my reward :canadian: :canadian: :canadian:
  13. deecee

    deecee Blenny

    Thanks for posting the reports.
    A marvellous read. I'm green with envy.
  14. foo

    foo You've gotta be in it to win it.

  15. pikeman

    pikeman Blenny


    was wondering what do you do with a fish that size, are they released to carry on
    breeding or do you bring them home. do they have bag limits.

  16. mick cave

    mick cave Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    fish that size you just hope they are not gut hooked, 95% of our fish went back, the other 5% were gut hooked fish and they made good eating for our tea or the odd one giving to the locals
  17. congerball

    congerball Blenny

    WOW Cracking fish, great report, thanks for sharing that.

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