Arrived back saturday morning from a weeks fishing in Husoy where the weather and lack of GPS/Sounder for 4 days did their best to make things difficult for us.Husoy is located in the Oyfjorden on the Island of Senja. . This was our digs for the week and although not very palacial looking from the outside,inside it had everything we needed including a useful drying room. And this was our boat(blue/silver aluminium ) We arrived about 6.30pm on 4th July in high spirits that were well and truly dampened by the wet weather and poor visibility and the fact that the host told us the GPS/Sounder unit on the boat was u/s but a spare was coming monday.The lads were keen to get fishing but due to the wind whistling down the fjord we were force to fish well inside and tucked in close to the shore.However we managed a coalie around the 7lb mark and a haddock so at least we didnt totally blank. Back at the palace I had to have a re-think on where to fish due to the weather and no GPS/Sounder so having looked at the chart decided we would fish tucked into the southside of the fjord.Day 2,3 and 4 were very similar with a fresh wind blowing into the fjord but we dashed to the far side and found a little shelter close in and started to take some reasonable fish in water no more than 100ft and sometimes a lot less Yours truly with a nice fish touching double figures,fish of this size were being regularly caught so things weren't too bad but we were itching to get to the better marks I had plotted. Next was a nice lively pussycat for my mate Wayne taking the scales down past 16lb(watch the thumb matey :hurt Just to show Rob hadn't come along just to admire the scenery he managed this after it followed his jellyworm fished on one of Mouldies "halibut special" leadheads to the surface (an amazing site to see) before turning and swimming back down.Quick thinking Rob dropped back down and the fish took on its way to the bottom taking line from the reel at a rate of knots as it sung in the wind.After several dives back to the bottom Rob brought the fish to the boat where it weighed over 16lb. Tuesday morning took me back to my time on the lifeboat when one of the guys spotted a red flare from a boat about 50m from going aground in about a 1.5m swell.A towing bridle and rope of sorts were rigged and we went to the vessel,as the tow was passed the guy (I think they were Croatians) asked in good English "what knot do I tie?" I was tempted to say a bimini loop but something along the lines of "any f**k**g knot as long as it doesn't come undone" came out.The size and weight of the boat made it difficult to get its head round into the sea but eventually she came round and we were heading away from the shore and with a bit more hard work we got it turned to run down the fjord towards Husoy.Well done again guys you did a good job keeping the ropes clear of the prop and engine cover when we were turning it.By the way we never did get the crate of beer the guy promised :laugh: After all the excitement we decided to moor up and have something to eat and maybe try later or do a bit of shore fishing but at about 5pm it was like Christmas the GPS/Sounder unit arrived so it was a quick hour afloat to familiarise ourselves then a bit of shore fishing catching coalies and codling.As we fished the wind was decreasing so we decided to head out to the mouth of the fjord for a try at one of the marks further out.The pictures tell the tale. . . First up was John with a fish that took the scales down around 23lb and his PB.Then it was Wayne (more jam than Hartleys) who was in . . . This fish fell to a coalie deadbait and rattled the scales down to well over 35lb another PB,we are sure its the fish I lost a few minutes earlier as it had a fresh tear mark in its lip.Well done mate you earned that one :vomit: .Then to rub salt into an already gaping wound Rob gets this fella that took the scales to nearly 21lb yet another PB I couldn't buy a fish,the dummy was well and truly out,rumour has it it broke a street light in Husoy about 5 miles away :baby: Next night it was agreed we would try a mark further off still but on the way out we noticed the sea was alive with coalies breaking surface "this is it " we thought,the big fish are underneath having a feeding frenzy.Not so we tried all depths,methods,in amongst the coalies around the edges and couldn't touch a fish so it was off to the next mark where we were taking double figure fish almost every drop for around an hour.I then persuaded the lads it was time for "the mark" so we steamed back in and over the side went my coalie deadbait,say no more . . . There is a god after all ray: not a PB but I reckon it was well over 20lb and I wanted to get it back in as quickly as I could and it was a pleasure to see it swim off.The gods must have been smiling on us that night because as we were heading back in we noticed a lot of gull activity in one of the bays in the fjord.I knocked the boat out of gear and it drifted into the birds,with good visibility under water it was possible to see cod,haddock and coalies hammering into the baitfish at times no more than 6ft below the surface.This is something you have to see to believe it was like been in an aquarium at feeding time.The spinning rods were soon put to good use providing excellent sport. . . [left][left][/left][/left]Here's a few more fishy shots And a couple of when the weather was trying to spoil it And a few for those of you who like your fishing to be scenic I will let you judge,good week/bad week?I thought Norway was all about catching big fish but to a man we all enjoyed our week and can't wait to get back.Anyone up for 2010 ?