MORTENS HALIBUT PAGE

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

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Happy Anglers

The 2,06 BIG HALIBUT ONBOARD M/V "BigFisher"
 
 
On sunday the 21.th of October 2012 I hooked the fish of my dreams - a 2 meter and 6 cm big Halibut !!
Penn Overeas pro 50 lbs rod, , Penn Formula Graph-Lite GLD 20 II reel and owner circle-hook worked perfect !

Dreams can come true !!!

With good assistance from my good friends
-Henrik Bolten - the flying gaff operator
-Guenter Storr - the heavy lifter
-Frank Brodrecht - the superintendant

- all together we managed to lift the 100 + big Halibut into the M/V " BigFisher" .

Pictures and videos will follow !!

Storkveita !!!!


 
The 2,06 meter BIG HALIBUT

The lucky angler - Skipper Morten on M/V " BigFisher" on the pier in Kvaløyvågen, Tromsø

together with the very experienced assistants

 

Guenter Storr and Frank Brodrecht



 

Thursday, 20 September 2012

AUTUMN IN HALIBUT KINGDOM

A SMALL BEAUTY

In spite of gail warnings Henrik and I had a wonderful fishing trip to the Halibut Kingdom the 22/ 23 of September 2012.

The weather became perfect, and we landed two beautiful small halibuts. The 100 + are still out there waiting for us, and hopefully we will see them before wintertime. Or in the years to come :-)))

When the weather is OK - there's no better place on earth to spend a weekend than in Halibut Kingdom outside Tromsø.

On this video professional Fishing Guide Henrik Bolten is preparing his rubberfish for new adventures - both Henrik and I have learned a lot from our good friend NSA Fishing guide Burkhard Plichta who died in a car accident two years ago. On our trips we talk much about him and our experiences together - his soul will follow us on every future trip out here.

video
                                            HENRIK PREPARING THE RUBBER FISH


OUR EPIC HUNTING FIELDS



Friday, 14 September 2012

HENRIK BOLTEN - The Pro Kayak Angler

145 CM HALIBUT FROM KAYAK LAST NIGHT - JUST OUTSIDE KVALØYVÅGEN

Congratulations to Fishing Guide Henrik Bolten - last night he landed a 145 cm Halibut from his kayak. As far as I know he still has the kayak Halibut World record with his 175 cm from last year.

Nice kayak halibut - The Fishing guide dog Ringo and Dominique are watching Henriks fight !!

Hopefully the weather will stay good this weekend - just now the 100 + are waiting for the

M/V  "BigFisher". The weather forecast is fair - 6-8 m/s from southwest - this should be OK.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

NIGHT FISHING IN MIDNIGHT SUN

8 fishing vessels leaving the harbour at 1 AM for 5 hours midnight sun fishing competition

Tromsø International Deep Sea Angling Competition took place in july 2012 outside Sommarøy, Tromsø.
The weather was perfect, and I am pleased to show you som of my pictures from the competition. Onboard the M/V "BigFisher" we were three anglers - Kurt Andreassen, Tromsø Deep Sea Angling Club, Kjell Torbjørnsen, Stavanger HK and Morten Willumsen, Tromsø Deep Sea Angling Club and skipper.
After 5 hours of fishing at night in midnight sun and flat water  from 2 AM till 7 AM we had filled all boxes and the deck space with big sei ( pollock). More than 1200 kg of sei - 22 full boxes - was delivered to the fish plant at Sommarøy. All the income from the fish is given to Tromsø Deep sea Angling Club - an important contribution to the administration of the club.

M/V " Trålfisk" of Sommarøy steaming out

M/V "Anemone" of Tromsø with skipper Marcus
The Island Håja outside Kvaløy - the sun is under the horizon
"BigFisher" filled with fish after 5 hours of fishing
On the way back home -22 full boxes of fish - time for peeing after hard battle
time for relaxing after unoading the fish


Tuesday, 14 August 2012

THE HALIBUT SUMMER

Many Nice Halibut catches outside Tromsø this summer.
This summer has been cold and clouded, but the fishing around Tromsø has been very good. A lot of nice Halibut-catches, but also big sei and big cod.
My experience is that the autumn is the best period for the big Halibuts, and "BigFisher" is prepared for ther big catches.
This autumn we are going for the 100 + halibuts - Burkhards champagne from Bad
Berleburg is still waiting onboard the "BigFisher".
"Fishin' is the mission "
Skipper Morten and my friend Guenter Storr with a nice catch this summer
My friends Andres and Guenter are very happy also  with a small catches
The memory plate to the honour of my good friend - the fishing guide Burkhard who lost his life in a car accident..  The memory plate was put up on a rock on the Kirkegårdsøya just outside Finnkroken, and I visited the memory place this summer together with Burkhards sister Gudrun and her husband Carsten.

The summer has been very busy for me - changing one of the engines on the "BigFisher" and building a new sauna and room for fishing equipment  at my fishing cabin in Finnkroken.

Looking forward two nice times with good friends out there in the future - the cabin is ready for action !!!

My fishing cabin in Finnkroken with the boathouse and new sauna

MIDNIGHT SUN ANGLING OUTSIDE TROMSØ

Pål Sletten onboard the "BigFisher" reporting the big catch on the way back

M/V " BigFisher" and it's 3 man strong crew made great success at the Tromsø International Deep Sea Fishing Competition in late july 2012. The fishing took place outside Kvaløya, Tromsø, and during ten hours of fishing over two nights with 3 rods we landed more than 2000 kg cod and pollock.

This was new record onboard the "BigFisher", and was also the best average catch on one boat in the history of Tromsø Deep sea Fishing competition.

The last night we could deliver 22 full professional fishboxes to the local fishdealer.
 The income from the fish goes to the Tromsø Deep Sea Fishing Club - good money for the club !!
All the 8 participating boats could deliver around 12000 kg of perfect quality fish from two nights of competition.
36 full boxes on the "BigFisher"  after 10 hours of night fishing outside Kvaløya
Hard work at the fish factory to deliver the catch
Cutting the heads off
Midnight sun fishing is so nice !!!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

MB "SmallFisher"

A Capelli 20 foot open boat with 115 HK four stroke Suzuki specially outfitted for keen fishermen will be used to check out the fishingareas around Kvaløyvågen this summer. Fishing Guide Henrik Bolten has already landed some nice Halibuts in Kvalsund from his Ocean Torque Kayak this year - this will be an interesting season - no doubt about that.

MB "SmallFisher"

MB " SmallFisher " is ready for action in some days, and I look forward to go for halibuts also in  shallow water. MV "BigFisher" is just now lying in the marina having some necessary service, and will be ready in the beginning of june for new adventures.




MV "BigFisher" is preparing for the halibut-season



And we are looking forward to see the Midnight Sun back in Tromsø

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

READY TO RUMBLE

WAITING FOR MORE MOMENTS LIKE THIS
WAITING FOR BIG FISHES
WAITING FOR NEW FISHINGTRIPS
WAITING FOR FISHERMEN
WAITING FOR FISH
WAITING FOR WARMER DAYS


Thursday, 26 April 2012

HALIBUT INFO

If you follow this link, you can watch a nice program from NRK - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation - about Halibuts  and Norwegian nature.  Enjoy it !!
Click or copy the link :
http://www.nrk.no/nett-tv/klipp/842330/

The Halibuts are back again - the adventure has just started

Saturday, 14 January 2012

THE HALIBUT WINTER

Dear anglerfriends - I am very happy to serve you a New Year with a lot of new possibilities.

It's an amazing cod fishing taking place outside Tromsø - North Norway just now. The big arctic cod - we call it "SKREI" - is now coming up to our coast from the Barentz Sea to breed.

The professional fishermen are going completely crazy now - and they are making good money every day. Hopefully the weather will stay good for many weeks and the "BigFisher" is almost ready for new adventures.
ROYBER 550 G

Wintertime is fishinggear time, and I really look forward to test Roy Polinskis 40 cm rubber fishes after the BIG halibuts in April. They look very good, and have a very good movement in the water, The colours are great - both dark ones for dark weather and bright ones for sunny days.



From FisherKing I received a 200 kg BigGame digital scale that looks very good.
This is a solid scale with really strong carabine and weigh hook - look forward to test it on the big cods and
100 + halibuts !!
FISHERKING BIG GAME 200 KG /440 LBS  HEAVY DUTY SCALE

Sunday, 1 January 2012

WHAT A YEAR !!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 DEAR ANGLERFRIENDS !!!!
FIREWORKS IN TROMSØ LAST MIDNIGHT 2011

FIREWORKS IN TROMSØ AT 00.01 AM 2012
Together with my wife Jorun, my children, grandchildren and friends we had a wonderful celebration of New Years Eve in Tromsø - beautiful cold weather, clear sky and a nice breeze - just strong enough to remove the smoke from all the rockets and fireworks.

The year 2011 has been full of activities and funny action. After a stormy beginning of the year, we had a wonderful spring and summer with nice trips and good fishing together with many good friends.
The autumn 2011 has also been full of excitement and nice fishing experiences from september until some days before Christmas.
In late October I had 3 days of  crazy Halibut action together with Henrik Bolten and Gunter Storr.
Henrik and Gunter with some of the nice Halibuts
We landed many big Halibuts and this proved that the Halibut season includes October as one of the best months of the year. Fishing in October can indeed be very challenging, but in my opinion this is the most thrilling and exciting part of the season. Panther Martin jiggs work very good for me when the drift is slow  in dark light conditions, but we had great success with trolling with cod as baitfish.
The bigger the cod is - the bigger the catch will be !!!

A new area of fishing was opened with extraordinary big success by my friend Henrik Bolten - halibutfishing from kayak. Henrik had great success with Halibutfishing from his Native Mantaray sit on top Kayak  this summer. Henriks 175 cm / 75 kilo Halibut landed with his Van Staal Pro Reel just outside Kvaløyvågen is still the biggest halibut landed from a kayak and still a  World Record catch.
Henrik will probably work as a Norway fishing Guide in assosiation with Kingfisher in 2012, and I believe Henrik will be a favorite guide for many of the foreign anglers going up here. Henrik knows this area very good, and knows the tricks how to get the nicest fishes.


Kayakfishing will be a new challenge also for me in 2012, and Santa Claus has been very kind to me this Christmas. In 2012 I will carry with me two sit on top kayaks onboard the "BigFisher", one Emotion Fisherman and one Ocean Torque with Minn Kota electric engine . I look forward to launch them on the hot spots and together with good friends go for the big halibuts also from kayak. Reports will follow - be sure !!

The new Ocean Torque w/Minn Kota
The new Emotion Fisherman Sit on Top kayak

My fishing vessel - The M/V "BigFisher" has been working very good without many problems this year. After having trouble with the cooling system, I replaced one of the two Volvo engines and Twin-Disc gears.  The new Volvo 312 HP engine and Twin-Disc gear have been stable and good, and this makes it possible to perform interesting trolling at both low and high speed. With the old gear the vessel was too fast for low speed trolling.




This spring I will try out the Canon down-rigger and paravan hunting for wild salmon outside the coast. A lot of salmon comes from the Barentz sea up to the Norwegian coast heading for the rivers where they were born and where they will give birth to new generations of wild salmon.

Normally the professional fishermen go after the big salmon with drifting nets, but trolling with down-rigger in different depths will be interesting to explore. Reports from this will follow !!

I had a wonderful and very active year in 2011. I bring with me a lot of good memories and new friendships into the new year -
I will let you see some pictures from my picturebook of 2011.
A review of some of my activities, travels, work and meetings with nice people during the year 2011.
Thank's for all thegood times we had together in 2011  and wish you all a Happy New Year  !!
MEETING IN PRAQUE
VISIT IN KARLOVI VARY , PRAQUE - THE SPA VILLAGE
WINERY IN BRNO-TESTING 20 DIFFERENT WHITE WINES !!! HARD WORK :-))
VISITING WINDMILLPARK IN AUSTRIA, LOOKED NICE
BARBEQUE IN BAD BERLEBURG WITH BURKHARDS FRIENDS
LISA IN BAD BERLEBURG WITH BURKHARDS FIRST PIKE
MORTEN AND MARIE-LUVISE IN BAD-BERLEBURG
TROLLING IN VENEZIA
NICE BOATS-BUT NO GOOD FOR FISHING
LEIV AND  THE BEAUTIFUL CHURCH IN FINNKROKEN
HARD WORK IN FINNKROKEN - MAKING A NEW BOATHOUSE AT THE MUSEUM
LEIV, HALVARD, ANDREAS, ØYVIND, HARALD AND HIS BROTHER
MY WIFE JORUN AND THE ISLANDS OUTSIDE FINNKROKEN
MAKING NEW BOATHOUSE FOR THE MUSEUM IN FINNKROKEN
NEW FUNDAMENTS FOR WINDMILL AT VANNØY
MATS WITH HIS  FIRST ROD AND HIS FIRST HALIBUT - LOOK AT THAT SMILE !!
MY GOOD FRIEND BURKHARDS MEMORYPLATE AT THE GRAVEYARD ISLAND , FINNKROKEN
MY COMPANY KIME MAKING GROUNDWORK FOR THE NEW MACK BREWERY OUTSIDE TROMSØ
JON THE FISHERMAN ON "BIGFISHER"

Severin and Alexandra
Nature is still beautiful !!
GUDRUN AND LISA AT FJELLHEISEN TROMSØ
GOING HOME AFTER A NICE DAY OF FISHING
A GOOD MEAL WITH GOOD FRIENDS AT OUR CABIN IN FINNKROKEN
JORUN AND ANTJE
ANTJE AND TROMSØ
THE ARTIC CATHEDRAL IN TROMSØ  IN MIDNIGHT SUN
THE WINNER TEAM
WE DIDN'T WIN THE RACE, BUT WE WON THE ELECTION
RINGO LOVES FISHIN'
SKIDOO-TRIP IN FINLAND WITH MY COMPANY COLLEGUES
MY DAUGHTERS SON MATS IN THAILAND
"BIGFISHER" WAITING FOR ACTION TO BEGIN
ROCKERS
ON A BOAT-TRIP IN HONG KONG
BAD WINTERWEATHER IN TROMSØ
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN OSLO
VERY GOOD TEAM
WE WON THE CITY PARLIAMENT
INGEBORG, ANDRE AND JORUN ON "BIGFISHER"
AURORA BOREALIS IN TROMSØ
MY FRIEND BURKHARD - HE WILL  FOLLOW "BIGFISHER" ON EVERY FISHING TRIP IN THE FUTURE
FRIENDS IN THE LAVVO IN MY ARCTIC CAMP IN SKIBOTN
GOOD BUSINESS IN ROCK - FROM VANNØYA SITE
MATS AND MATILDE
HALIBUTHUNTER
BOAT TRIP IN BEAUTIFUL VENEZIA


















THE MOSES PROJECT TO SAVE VENEZIA FROM RAISING WATER
GREAT DIMENSIONS ON THE PORTS TO SAVE VENEZIA
VISIT AT ZETOR PLANT IN CHECH REPUBLIK
PARKING LOT IN VENEZIA
NICE HALIBUT
HENRIK AND SUNNY
CARSTEN AND LISA
GUNTER
KIM EIRIK WITH NICE HALIBUT - FROM TRIP WITH THE ANGLING CLUB
DOMINIQUE
RINGO

M/V "BigFisher" in Sommarøy harbour 22.july 2011-
Best Boat in Tromsø Intenational Deep Sea Angling Competition 2011
LEFT HAND ACCURATE GUNTER

NICE POLLACK
LAST TRIP IN 2011