torsdag 18. oktober 2012

Russian team caught halibut and big cod!

A couple of weeks ago a big Russian team visited us at Nordic Safari, Mehamn.

The plan for the week was to fish as big fish as the weather allowed each day. Because the weather was not the best outside Mehamn during the week we trailed our three Dolmoys to one of the big fjords. It is really great that even when it’s really much wind we can almost always find shelter somewhere around the peninsula! With us these days we had our new big boat, the Minor 34. During the week the guests caught 15 halibuts where the biggest was 140cm (40-43 kilos). Now at late season the halibuts are really fat so we have to estimate how much heavier they are then on the halibut length/weight list. We add between 5-15% depending how much fatter they looks. Also this week we caught two really nice cods, one 17 kilos and one 15 kilos fjord cod. That means that these cods are local in the fjord and stays there all their lives. the 17 kilos cod was caught on Mieko predator tail and the other one with pilk.

We also went out with our biggest boat Odd Tore one morning from Mehamn to fish for cod! The group caught a lot of different species and a couple of big cods, the biggest cod for the day were about 10 kilos.
On our way out on Barents Sea!

The first halibut!

17 kilos cod!

Another halibut on the line!

And here it is.

Beautiful panorama!

Artur with the biggest halibut this week, 140cm!
Unfortunately this halibut was to injured to release.
(Usually we release all halibuts bigger then 120cm/20kilo)
Out with Odd Tore!

During 5 minutes a sea eagle was flying around the boat!

Yet another halibut on!

And here it is in the boat.

15 kilos cod!

tirsdag 16. oktober 2012

Video, halibut 180cm

This video is from a trip earlier this season when we were out on halibut fishing on a new place with a group of Russians. We caught a monster halibut, 180cm long! Also this day we caught two halibuts 142 and 145cm, check out the halibut length/weightlist for weight!


fredag 12. oktober 2012

Cod fishing at Cape Nordkyn with the web show NYTTFISKE

The great Swedish web show NYTTFISKE visited us at Nordic Safari during August this season to record the three final episodes of season 2.

Here is episode 8.
In this episode we are fishing cod outside Mehamn at Cape Nordkyn.

mandag 1. oktober 2012

Revisiting the magical sea char lake!

A couple of weeks ago I (John) and our receptionist Darja decided to go fishing on our free day. Darja had talked all season how much she wanted to be guided on some great fishing so she could catch here first fish, and more important have a photo with a fish published on the blog!

We went with our new quad bikes to the magical sea char lake where I had guided a couple of fishing groups before. When arrived at the lake I instructed Darja how to use a spin rod and some tips and tricks how to make the sea char bite! As all other things Darja gets to try for the first time she very quickly learned how to cast. It did not take long time until she had hooked a sea char and then she caught 4 more during the day. Even if the weather situation where not the best we succeeded to catch 23 sea char all and all.

Next fishing challenge for Darja is next season when I bring here on halibut fishing!

On our way to the lake with our new quadbikes.

Darja with her first fish ever!

Me with a sea char.
It's crazy how clear the water is!

Darja with another sea char!

Me with a little bit bigger char.

On it's way to be released.