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Bert “CODFATHER” Williams 90LB Cod Wins Cash


Cast your minds back to March 2016 and the news of the huge Norwegian Cod caught by Bert “Codfather” Williams at a huge weight of 41Kilos around 90LB, it appeared in most national newspapers plus on a lot of news channels.


Well it is our great pleasure to announce he is the winner of Nordic Sea Angling & Sportquest Holidays biggest catch closest to the Norwegian Record of 2016. So a massive congratulations Bert and it couldn’t of happened to a keener angler than Bert Williams.


“Bert catches biggest ever Cod caught by an English Angler”


He has been gifted 10,000 SEK around £850 to use against any of the following hosted trips to Norway:


Hosted Skrei Cod Fishing Havoysund


Hosted Halibut Fishing Havoysund


Hosted Nappstraumen on the Lofoten Islands


Hosted Å on the Lofoten Islands


Once we had received this amazing news from our partners Nordic Sea Angling that Bert had won this awesome prize we thought it would be unfair to keep it from Bert any longer. So with a quick call, Bert was over the moon and really did not expect such a great prize. He has now put his name down to join Sportquest Holidays fully hosted trip to Havoysund in 2018


Bert "CODFATHER" Williams 90LB Cod Wins Cash

Bert with his HUGE cod


Nordic Sea Angling & Sportquest will be running this competition each year for all our anglers who travel to both our camps on the Lofoten Islands and Havoysund. We base the criteria of the competition on: Any fish that gets the closest to the Norwegian record, which could be a Plaice, Dab, Halibut, Coalfish, Wolfish, Redfish, Scorpion Fish, or like Bert, who had a huge Cod.


Bert "CODFATHER" Williams 90LB Cod Wins Cash

Head Nordic Sea Angling Guide Johan with his PB Cod


So if you are travelling with us for 2017 or simply thinking of booking a trip then make sure you take your camera as the next prize for the 2017 season could be landing on your doorstep.


Bert "CODFATHER" Williams 90LB Cod Wins Cash

I even managed my biggest at 86LB


So finally I would like to thank Bert once again for travelling with us and hope you do just as well for your trip in 2018.

Tight lines

Sportquest Holidays & Nordic Sea Angling

Just a few more pictures of the 2016 Skrei Fishing in North Norway:


Bert "CODFATHER" Williams 90LB Cod Wins Cash

Bert winning the kitty for the weeks biggest fish

Bert "CODFATHER" Williams 90LB Cod Wins Cash

They even come from Australia to catch these Cod

Bert "CODFATHER" Williams 90LB Cod Wins Cash

One Happy Angler

Bert "CODFATHER" Williams 90LB Cod Wins Cash

A Swedish angler known locally as “The Terminator”


  1. Mike

    What a beast Bert and well done.

    Paul how do we put our name down for this competition? Would be very interested

    1. Paul Stevens Sportquest

      Hi Mike its a cracker isn’t it! You have already been entered by booking a trip to Havoysund next August all you have to do now is catch that dream fish and get a good picture

      I think we should try for the small species, maybe the Scorpion fish would be worth a crack as I know a great little spot for some big ones!

  2. Peter

    Hi Paul some amazing Cod there. what do you do with these Cod, I assume they do not taste great as old looking fish?

    Do you have any room for me as a single angler for these cod? I am free this March just drop me an email with some dates.

    Many thanks, Peter

    1. Paul Stevens Sportquest

      Hello Peter 99% of these Cod go straight back and swim off fine. I always ensure the guys are looking over the edge of the boat when they are reeling them in and advise them to stop reeling once they can see them which is normally around 6 – 7 mtrs. Wait until all the bubbles have hit the surface and the fish start to pull back then simply reel gently to the surface.

      This seems to work a treat

      With regards to spaces we are completely full for 2017 for all our hosted trips however we do have some spaces available for 2018 if you can plan that far away?

      I will drop you an email with dates for 2018 and let me know if any of them are any good to you

  3. Sara

    Hello paul, its sara who has booked a trip for her husband (Frederick Mclough). Is this where we have booked him? I hope so as our freezer will be full when he gets back lol If you can forward him this report that would be great for him to see it.

    All the best, Sara

    1. Paul Stevens Sportquest

      Hi Sara, great to hear from you and yes it is where you have booked him. He will love it but make sure he packs his thermals. I have emailed him a link to the blog and also sent you the letter you asked for

      All the best


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