“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.
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.)