“Fish ON!”

“Fish ON!” I would yell each time someone announced he or she had a bite on the line.  The phrase caught, and soon Brian, Josh, Jack, Debbi, and Kerri were shouting, “Fish ON!” from every direction!  Detour and S/Y Iroquois had a blast during a sunny afternoon of rafted-up fishing, just offshore from Kabbelvag.  Kerri and I took turns running the net and camera back and forth across decks as everyone hauled pollock (saithe), cod, and even one small ling-cod aboard.IMG_0796

Catch of the day!

Catch of the day!

Jack & Debbi S/Y Iroquois try their hand at Norwegian fishing.

Jack & Debbi S/Y Iroquois try their hand at Norwegian fishing.

Kerri, visiting aboard S/Y Iroquois, I recall having said, "Best vacation EVER!"

Kerri, visiting aboard S/Y Iroquois, I recall having said, “Best vacation EVER!”

Ling-Cod; too small for keeps but reportedly delicious.

Ling-Cod; too small for keeps but reportedly delicious.

On to the next spot...M/Y Migration & S/Y Iroquois

En-route to the next fishing spot…M/Y Migration & S/Y Iroquois

The Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) Arctic Rally fleet met that evening at Henningsvaer.  Brian and Jan quickly exchanged their fish tallies.  Jan caught quite a variety that day, including pollock, cod, haddock and wolf-fish.  Everyone piled into S/Y Jenny for the final weigh-in and a filet lesson.  Brian’s cod was a whopping 5-kg!  (Spoiler Alert!!  Stephanie currently holds the catch of the day, record winning, biggest fish aboard Detour…but more about that later.)

It's official, 5-kg cod.

It’s official, 5-kg cod.

Wolf-fish (AKA Catfish)

Wolf-fish (AKA Catfish)

Filet lessons.  Thanks, Jan!

Filet lessons. Thanks, Jan!

Josh puts his new skills to the test filleting his catch. We'll make a fisherman of him yet!

Josh puts his new skills to the test filleting his catch. We’ll make a fisherman of him yet!

 

2 thoughts on ““Fish ON!”

  1. WOW…certainly a step up from Delaware or Susquehanna River fishing…how exciting and beautiful. Congratulations
    on your catches! We’re all very happy to have you home soon. Looking forward to your arrival and all the festivities.
    Bummer, though, that Brian won’t be able to join you. We’ll miss him.

  2. Nice to see your comment! The fishing in Lofoten was fantastic! We are moving south now along the Norwegian coast and still enjoying every moment. Can’t get enough of Norway, but soon must pull ourselves away to sail to Scotland. 🙂 Love you both! Happy Wedding Planning!

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