MORTENS HALIBUT PAGE

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

Thursday, 17 January 2013

FISH FEEL NO PAIN

Scientists settle the age-old debate over whether fish FEEL PAIN. Anglers all over the world can rest easy - fish do not feel pain.
Fish do not even siffer when they are hooked.

Follow this link to read the interesting article:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2261424/Anglers-finally-hook-scientists-settle-age-old-debate-fish-feel-pain.html?ito=feeds-newsxml



Sunday, 6 January 2013

BIG WHALES IN KVALSUND, TROMSØ



The last weeks a lot of big whales have been hunting for herring just outside Kvaløyvågen, Tromsø.
Translated to english Kvaløyvågen means the Whale Island Bay  and Kvalsundet means the Whale Sound.
It is good to see that these big wild animals are back in their traditional habitats.

Follow this link and see what some japanese people experienced together with professional guides from Tromsø Friluftsenter and Maribell.

Doubleclick link: http://www.nordlys.no/web-tv/article6367123.ece

Friday, 4 January 2013

GIANT SHARKS

Giant shark - Håkjerring- hooked at 600 meter depth.
Old, rotten fish used as a bait  ( Photo P3 )


SHARK FISHING IN NORWAY
PUSH THIS LINK - SCROLL DOWN TO THE VIDEO


Just outside Tromsø - in Halibut Kingdom - giant sharks - in norwegian named Håkjerring - are possible to hunt for in deep water. These giants can be up to 7 meter and several hundreds of kilo. 
Some years ago the local fishermen used to catch these sharks only for the valuable liver.  During the last  30 years this fishing has been forgotten , but I believe this nowadays is a very interesting challenge for keen anglers. I have studied old papers and found out where to catch these monsters.
The giant sharks normally stay on deep water - 300 meter and deeper - and a piece of flesh is a good bait. Outside Spitzbergen you can find them on more shallow waters , and it is told that fishermen have found even Polarbear-kids in their stomach.
This year we will try to catch some of these monsters from the MV BigFisher - reports will follow!!!