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Cod Fishing

 

 

 

You and five of your friends are taken to known fishing grounds in the Aalesund region where you can catch Cod and Saithe that the west coast is so famous for. We recommend three people fishing simultaneously to allow ample space and comfort without tangled lines. After a few hours we offer a lunch break with soup and coffee before the afternoon session. After a day of fishing we will relocate to
calm waters to filet and package the catch before returning you to the meeting point.

Packages

1 or 2 days of fishing – more information at bottom of page

Due to the running cost of the boat we can only take groups smaller than 6 people if you are willing to pay for the equivalent of six people. We also offer rebates if you are more than six people. Please contact us to discuss options.

Useful to Know

The Boat

The boat is a 38 foot Mørejet, with cruising speed around 25 knots when seas are smooth. The boat has a heated, enclosed cabin, and a canopy over the rear deck where you are fishing. This makes it easy for you to combine fishing with a comfortable break inside the cabin.

Your captains

Tor and Terje have sailed the local waters for more than 40 years. In 2015 they decided to buy a boat together and get the needed skippers license to take on passengers for a fee (Skipper level D5L). They know the fishing grounds like the back of their own hand and can easily take you to the next area if you don’t catch anything or if the weather conditions are unfavorable.

Safety

The boat is equipped with life jackets and a life raft for up to 12 passengers and the The process of obtaining a Norwegian captain licence requires training in handling emergencies (Safety Course STCW)
The vessel was built on Leinøy on the west coast of Norway with the local weather in mind. The weather conditions will be too uncomfortable for a pleasure trip long before this sturdy boat will put you in any danger. As a mark of this boat’s excellent construction, it’s the same type of boat the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries has chosen for their operations.

Clothing

The weather in our region offers huge variations, and wind can be particularly challenging for fishing activities. You will likely experience temperatures between -3 to +5 degrees celsius. We recommend dressing for temperatures down to minus 10 celsius, although at the colder temperatures there is usually no wind. Inside the cabin it’s between +15 to 20 degrees celsius.

Food

We have dry packets of soup so you can cook your own soup onboard, but we do recommend you bring extra food of your own choice, as sea trips can inspire extra hunger. We also offer tea, coffee and water. For security reasons we do not accept alcohol, but feel free to bring other beverages if you wish. Some people are more suspectible to seasickness, so please take your own precautions. All Norwegian pharmacies carry seasickness tablets and wristbands without a prescription.

Equipment

Standard fishing equipment is included for those who need it. This includes a fishing rod and some bait and lures. We do however encourage you to bring your own equipment. Ps. We ask for reimbursement if you loose or severely damage our equipment.

Meeting points (

Location 1Location 2Location 3Location 4
Ålesund Center – The harbor along skansegata, near XL Diner and Big Horn Steak house or Brosundet – see on google maps
Ålesund Center, south side near the bus central – map
The harbor for “My passion” – map
Stordal harbour – map

Cancellation

You may cancel the trip up to two days before. Also, winter on the west coast can be unpredictable, and we reserve the right to cancel a trip or move the fishing location due to weather conditions. The captain alone have the final say in this.

More details about the packages

  • 1 day package. This package covers one day of fishing for a group minimum of 6 people. Meeting time at 09:00 with a departure to the fishing area at 09:30. Return to harbor or sheltered water for filleting and packing of the day’s catch. Return to meeting point at 16:00. Deadline for reservation 3 days before departure. Note that departure and return times are negotiable by special request.
  • 2 day package. This package includes two days of fishing for a group minimum of 6 people. Meeting time at 09:00 with a departure to the fishing area at 09:30. Return to harbor or sheltered water for filleting and packing of the day’s catch. Return to meeting point at 16:00. Deadline for reservation 3 days before departure. Note that departure and return times are negotiable by special request.