Fishing in Norway

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Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:35 am

We're currently on holiday in Norway, and the other day had the opportunity to get out on the water in a self drive rental dingy for some fishing action. I thought I'd share with you a few pics.
No bait, no electronics, not even anything fancy on the hooks! Went out a couple of short trips, and on 3 drops caught 14 fish! 5 on the first, 3 on the second, and 6 on the third. All North Sea mackerel. Had a great dinner with the ones we kept.
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Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:39 am

Stunning! Thanks for sharing Hawk.
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Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:23 pm

Beautiful place, and done a little cod fishing there myself , out of a town called Hammerfest :y:

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Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:57 pm

Hawk jr. looks like he was lovin it. My in-laws live "just across the water" in NE Scotland. Father-in law went out one day and caught a bag full of those mackrel using a bit of tin-foil on a hook!!! Curious little fellas they must be. Thanks for sharing.
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Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:04 pm

I've been avoiding reading trip reports because quite frankly I'm jealous :envy: :envy: :envy:
Thanks for sharing, looks like an amazing place.

They look very similar to the 'Spanish mackeral' I've caught a couple of here, very similar to kahawai but very pointed nose.
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Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:56 pm

Trini wrote:Hawk jr. looks like he was lovin it. My in-laws live "just across the water" in NE Scotland. Father-in law went out one day and caught a bag full of those mackrel using a bit of tin-foil on a hook!!! Curious little fellas they must be. Thanks for sharing.
Yes, that's for sure. The hooks we had were just a small little lead bulb part way down the shank, and they seem to jump onto anything that moves! Used a more conventional lure as a sinker at the bottom of a ledger rig to keep things straight.
WaikatoYakka wrote:I've been avoiding reading trip reports because quite frankly I'm jealous :envy: :envy: :envy:
Thanks for sharing, looks like an amazing place.
They look very similar to the 'Spanish mackeral' I've caught a couple of here, very similar to kahawai but very pointed nose.
Been having ~20degC days here which is a welcome change from the low(er) temps in NZ at the moment. Water seems to reach a high of about 16deg, and down to about 6deg.
Think these Mackerel are sister fish to the likes of Wahoo etc, and incredibly common in these parts of the world.

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Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:46 pm

Hawk wrote:
Trini wrote:Hawk jr. looks like he was lovin it. My in-laws live "just across the water" in NE Scotland. Father-in law went out one day and caught a bag full of those mackrel using a bit of tin-foil on a hook!!! Curious little fellas they must be. Thanks for sharing.
Yes, that's for sure. The hooks we had were just a small little lead bulb part way down the shank, and they seem to jump onto anything that moves! Used a more conventional lure as a sinker at the bottom of a ledger rig to keep things straight.
WaikatoYakka wrote:I've been avoiding reading trip reports because quite frankly I'm jealous :envy: :envy: :envy:
Thanks for sharing, looks like an amazing place.
They look very similar to the 'Spanish mackeral' I've caught a couple of here, very similar to kahawai but very pointed nose.
Been having ~20degC days here which is a welcome change from the low(er) temps in NZ at the moment. Water seems to reach a high of about 16deg, and down to about 6deg.
Think these Mackerel are sister fish to the likes of Wahoo etc, and incredibly common in these parts of the world.
Not a great pic but this is what I was comparing them to.
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Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:52 pm

Nice TR Hawk and great pics :) :y: . Me and my good Swedish mate use to drive from Goteburg to Oslo over the weekends to party. I was pretty amazed by the red painted houses and the rocky terrain along the coast line. To be young and reckless again ;(
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Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:45 pm

Slightly biased, but best tasting fish in the world!
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Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:09 am

Fishless wrote:Slightly biased, but best tasting fish in the world!
I understand why you say that. They are a pretty intense flavour, but without being too 'fishy', if you know what I mean. You can really hit them with a strong recipe, and still get the taste coming through.

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Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:31 pm

That looks fantastic Hawke... What an experience..... When are you back in the Bay?

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Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:14 pm

yak64 wrote:That looks fantastic Hawke... What an experience..... When are you back in the Bay?
Next weekend. Have another week in London and Paris, then back home next Friday

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