MORTENS HALIBUT PAGE

THIS IS MY WINDOW TO THE WONDERFUL "HALIBUT KINGDOM " AROUND KVALØYVÅGEN, NORTH NORWAY

Friday, 24 December 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY ANGLER-FRIENDS !!


HELLO FRIENDS!!
NOW IT IS CHRISTMAS, AND TOGETHER WITH MY GRANDSON MATS - 3 YEARS OLD AND ALREADY AN ANGLER -  I LOOK FORWARD TO NEW ADVENTURES NEXT YEAR. THE LOCAL FISHERMEN FROM KVALØYVÅGEN REPORTS A LOT OF BIG COD AND ALSO A LOT OF HALIBUTS AROUND  IN THE AREA ! TWO DAYS AGO A LOCAL FISHERMAN CAUGHT 6 NICE HALIBUTS IN ONE HOUR ON A LONGLINE.

TWO DAYS AGO I VISITED EIVIND AND HARDER AT THE "MARIBELL CAMP"  IN KVALØYVÅGEN - THEY HAVE BUILDT 3 NEW CABINS THAT LOOKED REALLY NICE. THEY HAVE ALSO BOUGHT 3 NEW 19 FT KVERNØ ALUMINIUM BOATS -  NICE AND SAFE BOATS.

VISITED ALSO VIDLEIF AT "HAV OG FJELL" IN LANGSUND YESTERDAY. THEY HAD A WONDERFUL SEASON THIS YEAR WITH REALLY GOOD FISHING. TOGETHER WITH NORDIC SEA ANGLING - 6 ARRONET 23 FT BOATS FROM NEXT SPRING - THIS IS A PERFECT RECOMMENDATION FOR SERIOUS ANGLERS NEXT YEAR.

TOOK A TRIP YESTERDAY TO MY CABIN IN FINNKROKEN SITUATED CLOSE TO THE  NICE ANGLERS CAMP "FINNKROKEN FERIEHYTTER " RUN BY MY GOOD FRIEND PER PETTERSEN. THERE I LIGHTED A LANTERN TO HONOUR THE MEMORY OF MY GOOD FRIEND AND ANGLING GUIDE BURKHARD PLICHTA. I LIGTENED THE LANTERN CLOSE TO THE PLACE WHERE WE THE 19TH OF OCTOBER 2010 SPREADED  HIS ASHES INTO THE THE SEA. I WILL NEVER FORGET OUR GOOD FRIENDSHIP !







THE SHELTERED HARBOUR OF KVALØYVÅGEN WHERE THE FISHING VILLAGE "VAAGEN" WILL BE BUILDT IN TWO YEARS. THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN TWO DAYS AGO SHOWING THE FULL MOON ON THE SKY.


IN THE FUTURE THE AREA OF KVALØYVÅGEN - INCLUDING THE SHELTERED AREAS INSIDE  GRØTSUND AND LANGSUND -  WILL ALLTOGETHER PROBABLY BE THE FIRST CHOICE  ANGLERS PARADISE IN NORWAY AND EUROPE. CLOSE TO THE AIRPORT AND CLOSE TO THE BEST PLACES FOR COD, HALIBUT AND CATFISH.

I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY THAT OUR NEW CAMP IN KVALØYVÅGEN -
THE FISHERMANS VILLAGE  "VAAGEN " - WILL BE READY TO OPEN THE DOORS FOR ALL OF YOU.

WISH YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND AN EXCITING NEW YEAR !!

Monday, 13 December 2010

"FISKEVÆRET VAAGEN"


PRESS RELEASE: NEW ANGLING TOURIST FACILITIES TO BE BUILDT OUTSIDE TROMSØ

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The Municipality of Tromsoe ( Tromsø Kommune ) - the Urban Development Committee - approved in their meeting the 7.th of December 2010 the principle plan from Vaagen Utvikling AS ( Vaagen Development Ltd.)to build facilities for tourism in Kvaløyvågen, an existing and very active fishing village about 30 minutes drive ouside the city of Tromsø, North Norway. It is easy access by direct flight connections to the capitol of North Norway- the city of Tromsø - from many cities in Germany, Estland, Litauen, Poland, France, Spain, Sweden, Russia, Finland and England.
The facilities will include:
* Fishermans cabins for rent
* Fishing boats,rowing boats and cajacs for rent
* Sheltered marina for small and bigger boats
* Facilities for cutting, cleaning and deepfreezing fish
* Coastal culture center
* Cafeteria / shop for fishing gear / meeting facilities
* Childrens adventure center for children
* Aurora borealis lookout place
* Salt water and fresh water angling
* Trails for mountain bicycling
* Trails for mountain walking
* Skiing - cross country and extreme mountain downhill skiing
* Whale watching cruises
* Bird watching - arctic birds / fish eagles / ducks / goose / cormorant/ puffins
* Arctic ocean beach adventures /icebathing - hikeing - relaxing
* Guided angling tours for professionals and beginners

The idea is to build a fishing village that will be used by anglers in the period april - october, and by professional fishermen during the period of the big cod fiheries ( skreifisket )in wintertime. The facilities will be kept in an old fashioned coastal style with fishermen cabins in different sizes. Fully developed the village will consist of 30 fisherman houses.

The overall plan also include a coastal culture center developed in old buildings from a previous fish farm inside the village area. This will be done in cooperation with the local community develpoment team, the coastal culture association Arctandria, which have a great collection of old traditional boats - "nordlandsbåter" and "fembøringer".
The Municipality of Tromsø, the Culture Departement, has expressed a positive intention to cooperate in the development of this project




72 KG HALIBUT HARPUNED JUST OUTSIDE KVALØYVÅGEN

Click on this link to see pictures:Rekordkveite - iTromso This halibut was harpuned just outside Kvaløyvågen bay on shallow water in August 2010. Two freedivers harpuned it and had a hard struggle to manage to land it onshore. This is probably a new Norwegian record.

JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS !









Visited my cabin at Finnkroken, Reinøya last weekend.
Nice winter conditions and special light. This should be one of the darkest days in the winter, but it was a beautiful day.
Just now I am looking forward to celebrate Christmas together with my family here in Tromsø. My wishlist is almost completed - on top I ask for peace on earth to all people, on the second place I wish that my wife Jorun will finish her Master degree with great success, and third that all my friends feel good and that we can meet and enjoy living also next year. On the 10th place I ask Santa to bring me a 100+ halibut next year. Look forward to next year and many nice fishing trips !!

Sunday, 28 November 2010

COLD WEATHER !


It's nice, quiet and cold in Tromsø tonight.

Can't go to sleep when the weather is like this. The town of Tromsø shines like a pearl in the arctic night.

May be I fire up the "BigFisher" and go for the big fishes tomorrow morning ???

Friday, 26 November 2010

WINTER IN THE ARCTIC CITY OF TROMSØ


Foto Tor Even Mathisen

THIS IS HOW IT LOOKS UP HERE RIGHT NOW - COLD - AURORA BOREALIS FILLS THE SKY - THE SUN HAS LEFT US AND WILL BE BACK IN THE LAST DAYS OF JANUARY - THE MOON GIVE US SOME INDIRECT BLUE LIGHT FROM THE SUN - THE HALIBUTS HAVE LEFT THE SHALLOW WATERS AND ARE HEADING FOR DEEP WATERS TO MAKE HALIBUTBABIES - I AM LOOKING THROUGH MY PICTURES FROM FISHING THIS YEAR AND TAKES CARE OF THE GOOD MOMENTS - FEELS GOOD JUST NOW!!


Open this link and you find the aurora borealis video down on the page

NASA+hyller+norsk+nordlys-film

Hope you enjoy this and find your way up here - be welcome !!

Monday, 25 October 2010

" FISHIN IS THE MISSION "

Lørdag 23.10.2010 - In the memory of Burkhard and together with his best friends - Gunter, Uwe, Henrik, Detlef og Antje I navigated the M/V "BigFisher" out to the Halibut Kongdom outside Kvaløyvågen og Ringvassøy. Just in the place Burkhard loved so much - we had a wonderful day og fishing together. Burkhard would have loved this trip together with his best friends, but in our hearts he followed us all the day.

Unfortunately Uwe lost the biggest fish of the day - a hallibutt measuring more than 150 cm. Gunter had a nice day with two HALIBUTS - one 143 cm and 43 kg. We had many other strikes, and I lost a nice halibut myself after a good drill.






Wednesday, 13 October 2010

IN MEMORY OF MY VERY GOOD FRIEND BURKHARD


Dear Burkhard

It is very painful and hard for me to believe that the tragic car accident took your life just outside the fishing camp of Hav and Fjell in Langsund outside Tromsø.

I first met you about five years ago when you came to Finnkroken as an angler. You made an agreement with my friend Per at Finnkroken Feriehytter to work for him as an assistant and fishingguide at the camp. First we met at the pier and started to talk about fishing, and then after a while we started to go out fishing together with my boat the M/V "BigFisher".

I know this area well from years of exploration around, and I was happy to introduce you to all the wonderful places outside the islands closer to the open sea.

After a while we became very good friends, and I believe that we both looked forward to the weekends and new fishing adventures and good friendship.

You were very skilled and one of the most enthusiastic anglers I have met, and together we have explored the best places for catching halibuts in the areas around Reinøy, Ringvassøy, Rebbenesøy and Vannøy. I learned a lot from you about angling, and I am very thankful for the time we had together.

We have made plans for the future to even greater adventures, and I will fulfill these plans - be sure- and you will take part in all of this as a part of me and my mind and heart.

We had a lot of success with halibut-hunting, and I will never forget your words
" Fishin' is the mission" that you always used to say many times during our trips.

I am very thankful for introducing me to so many of your friends, and time by time I have become good friends with many of them.

I know this summer season has been very special for you, and you had great success with your work as a fishing guide for Nordic Sea Angling at Hav og Fjell in Langsund.

This made some of your best dreams come true, and it is good for me to know that you was feeling good and died as a lucky man.

You loved your profession and your great enthusiasm was present all the time - both at work and in privat.

Our last trip together will be next week outside Finnkroken, and for you this will be the last and foreverlasting journey.

Together with your family from Germany and some good friends we will spread your ashes into the sea on the places you loved so much.

On our trips we had good time for talking - we made a lot of jokes but also more serious talks about themes like life and death.

In spreading your ashes to the sea at the place you loved so much, we will fulfill your own wishes.

You wanted to settle and live your future life here in North Norway, and so it will be.


I will never forget you dear Burkhard.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

A BEAUTIFUL LADY !









The first time I saw her, she was lying so nicely in the harbour of Tromsø. A lot of children was climbing around on her. Our next meeting was some days later in Grøtsund outside Finnkroken at Reinøya. The weather was nice, and I was on a sea-picnic together with my wife Jorun and our good friends Andre and Ingerborg onboard M/V "BigFisher". Unfortunately she didn't need to carry her white sails on this day because it was a sunny day with no wind. Sedov is her name and her home harbour is Murmansk in Northern Russia.
Anyway it was a great experience to see the worlds biggest working school sailing vessel coming through Grøtsundet on this sunny day in september 2010.

Enjoy the pictures of her - a Beautiful lady !!!

BEST OCTOBER EVER ???






Had a wonderful angling trip with M/V "BigFisher" in nice weather last Saturday from Finnkroken to Sollbaren outside Torsvåg and Nord Kvaløy. After good cod-fishing outside Karlsøy I picked up my friends Burkhard and Henrik outside Helgøy. They were fishing in the area together with Frank Brodrecht and Herbert Løchel from Kingfisher with the Arronet from Nordic-Sea-Angling. Unfortunately Frank and Herbert had to return with the Arronet due to a close timeshedule, but I look forward to invite both guys to a halibut hunting trip next year.

We enjoyed good fishing - 4 halibuts from 80 to 110 cm and big cods is a nice experience. But the most exciting this time was the nice weather, the beautiful lights and the sunset. Thanks to the creator of all this !!