We spent the entire month of July back home in North Norway. For once I didn’t time a trip back with the hunting season but instead aimed for summer and fishing. Aidan was in fishing heaven and Finn quite enjoyed it too. Finn in particular enjoyed freshly caught trout fried over an open fire and also caught his first Arctic Cod. Aidan caught lots of fish, including Cod, Saithe, Pollock and Haddock in the ocean, while in fresh water he caught his first six Brown Trout and had a go at seagoing trout and Char as well. We didn’t get around to have a go after Halibut or spearing flounder but while we were there my mate Geir caught a couple of Halibut (I know I should F-T fishing in Ofotfjordenhave come with him that day..) and my uncle Jack has also been catching them. Good to have something to look forward to next time!
One thing with the outdoors in Northern Norway (inside the Arctic Circle) is that the weather can change very quickly. Finn’s good size cod is surfacing in the photo above (in my late grandfather’s boat). The wind & rain beating him in the face on our way out (middle picture) in Tjeldsundet. Pictured far left is Aidan with a slightly smaller cod off the rocks in Ofotfjorden. Below Aidan and my brother Knut in trout country..
My wife Hayley in the pub of the World’s northernmost brewery, Mack in Tromsø. My sister also introduced me to an excellent American made beer from the Flying Dog brewery. Who would have thought that to come out of USA… Knut gets the coffee ready and with me at Skarven, Tromsø.
Lofoten-poster, Finn on mountaintop, trout pictured just after midnight..