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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 !!