onsdag 19. september 2012

Halibut video

Earlier this season our guide John brought our trainee Albin out to one of our best halibut spots. It took only two hours for Albin to hook his dream fish! Take a look at the video!

The halibuts keep on biting!

Kristoffer from our Swedish travel agent Mieko Fishing was visiting us to learn more about Nordic Safari, Mehamn and the fishing we are focusing on. He tagged along with our guide John on halibutfishing two days.  Here is the result!

Our guide John with halibut.

Kristoffer with his first halibut.
91cm (9kilo)

John again with a 112cm (17kilo)halibut

tirsdag 18. september 2012

Halibut mountain

Halibut fishing with Nordic Safari!

New Guide boat!

We are happy to present our new boat for guided fishing tours, a Minor 34 feet offshore boat, a boat which is of walk around model.

The boat does 30 knots at cruising speed and 40 knots at maximum. This makes our fishing and sightseeing territory a lot bigger in the future.
This boat will be used for a lot of adventures such as: Halibut fishing, skrei fishing in wintertime, King Crab fishing safaris, shuttle boat for Cape Nordkyn hikers and sightseeing tours around Nordkyn peninsula and its surroundings. Also safety boat for our boat rental customers.
The boat can carry up to 8 passengers which makes it a great boat to charter!

Welcome aboard! Let’s go fishing!

//Vidar The Viking!
It got a lot of space to fish from!

And high rails all around the boat!

I can’t wait until we go out and fish with this boat for the big cod called skrei that are spawning close to the coast from the end of February to end of April. The sooner you fish on the season the bigger possibility to catch the really big cods but at the same time the sooner on the season you fish the more unstable weather. That’s why this boat really comes to its right during these conditions!
Also the fishing after the exotic spotted wolfish and the blue halibut which both lives outside Mehamn but really far out on deep water will be easy accessible with our new Minor 34!


onsdag 12. september 2012

Halibut 180cm!!!

The other week we had a Russian team here at Nordic Safari and it was their third visit at us during one year!

The week started with bad weather but day 3 we finally got out on some fishing.  Me (John) and Arthur was guiding in each Dolmoy boat. First we fished after cod on a 100m deep ground top where we also caught a couple of redfish. Later same day we focused on halibut and Arthurs boat lost three halibuts, one after it been all the way up to the boat, it was about 30 kilo. One of the halibuts he had on earlier was a lot bigger.

Day 4 we went back to the same place and already at the first drift Igor hooks something really huge but because he recently injured his shoulder had to give up the fight after a while and let Arthur get the beast up. After another 20 minutes and 4 runaways all the way down to 130-160m the monster halibut finally breaks the surface! This halibut was to big bringing into the boat so we tight it up outside the boat. Me and Artur jumped into the water, wearing our dry suites to measure the halibut all the way to 180cm which is about 80 kilo according halibut length/weight list. Right after this halibut we caught in my boat a halibut that gave a really intense fight and then measured to 142cm. After this halibut the wind died so we decided to try to find cod and coalfish on deep ground rocks. This fishing was rather slow and we only caught 1-2 kilos coalfish, which is really fun on light gear but we wanted the bigger model of coalfish this day . Later on our way back to the marina on the end of the day we tried one last drift at the halibut place and directly we caught a 145cm halibut!

Day 5 was also bad weather but day 6 we took a trip up to the mountains trying our luck on brown trout. After one hour great walk we arrived to the lake. The fishing started slow but in the end of the day we had caught 13 fat trout’s, biggest one about 1,5 kilo!

A verry tasty redfish.

Fishing small coalfish with light gear is really fun! 

Barents sea is boiling of fish!

Artur is fighting a 30 kilos halibut that finaly won the fight!
I have just secured a 145cm halibut with the shark hook.
And here it is in the boat.
On our way back to the marina.
A really beautiful brown trout!

Me with one of the trouts caught this day