Sportquest host Mark Thomas has been out in Norway for the past 2 weeks guiding on the Sportquest hosted holiday to Å. Some amazing fish have been caught by the customers out there, here is the fantastic report for the second week he was there.
Week 2 of the hosted trip in Å has been very similar to week 1, we had much better weather than expected and managed full days of fishing all week.
After meeting with the new group of guys and settling them into their new surroundings, as for most this was their first time in Norway we had the usual 1st night of tackle setup and stories of what’s to come on the days ahead. As the week before the list of good size fish is long and most of the guys have all new P.Bs, there was a good quantity of large summer cod been landed which were tipping the scales in the mid 30’s regularly and the biggest topping the scale at 40.5lb to Mel. The coalfish also made good weights on the scale with many around 20-25lb with Tony topping the scale at 33lb.
On the Halibut front it’s been a great week with good quantity caught everyday, some of you will know well that to come to Norway on your 1st ever trip and catch good numbers of halibut is a dream, but this camp really does produce. In total this week 17 fish were landed and a few lost at the surface, most of which in 85-90 cm (between 15-20lb est), the bigger fish all went to 1st timers with Andy catching his 1st halibut at 136cm (75lb est) but unfortunately for him he was knocked off his pedestal by Rik with a 140cm (82lb est) the following day.
For a couple of days the wind turned to the east and just like home the fishing gets a lot harder due to this, but the dedication this group put in and the perseverance on these days still payed off for them.
I would like to say well done to the both groups over the last 2 weeks and it’s been a pleasure to fish with you all , I’ve made some new friends to keep in-touch with and that’s one of the best things about hosted trips you never know who your going meet, so bring on the new season next year.
Thank you for another excellent report Mark it sounds like the customers have had another amazing week with you.
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