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|
|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|
|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|
|HENRIK AND SUNNY|
|CARSTEN AND LISA |
|KIM EIRIK WITH NICE HALIBUT - FROM TRIP WITH THE ANGLING CLUB|
|M/V "BigFisher" in Sommarøy harbour 22.july 2011- |
Best Boat in Tromsø Intenational Deep Sea Angling Competition 2011
|LEFT HAND ACCURATE GUNTER|
|LAST TRIP IN 2011|