"Fish ON!"

  Tuesday, July 19, 2016 / Stephanie / Exploration  

"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. [caption id="attachment_3022" align="alignnone" width="700"] Catch of the day![/caption] [caption id="attachment_3023" align="alignnone" width="683"] Jack & Debbi S/Y Iroquois try their hand at Norwegian fishing.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3024" align="alignnone" width="683"] Kerri, visiting aboard S/Y Iroquois, I recall having said, "Best vacation EVER!"[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3031" align="alignnone" width="700"] Ling-Cod; too small for keeps but reportedly delicious.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3026" align="alignnone" width="700"] En-route to the next fishing spot...M/Y Migration & S/Y Iroquois[/caption] 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.) [caption id="attachment_3028" align="alignnone" width="683"] It's official, 5-kg cod.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3027" align="alignnone" width="700"] Wolf-fish (AKA Catfish)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3029" align="alignnone" width="700"] Filet lessons. Thanks, Jan![/caption] [caption id="attachment_3030" align="alignnone" width="683"] Josh puts his new skills to the test filleting his catch. We'll make a fisherman of him yet![/caption]  


  1. From Stephanie Grandjean on Jul 28, 2016
    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!

  2. From Aunt Kathy & Vince on Jul 24, 2016
    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.