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    Posted: 14 September 2017 at 10:57am
I have been invited by a Norwegian friend to his home in Norway next year for some fishing on his brother's boat.
I took him and some his Norwegian visitors fishing in the Solent & had a great day on Smoothound, rays etc but they could not believe how shallow we were fishing (40-60ft).

The only problem is that he does not fish with rod & line in Norway 9purely for the pot) & says the water can be up to 200 metres deep with most areas being at least 60m deep. I have told him that the shallower end of the spectrum the better. He has the terminal stuff they use on the jigger machine they use.

Can anyone advise me what gear to take apart from a lot of line! I have loads of old perks for wrecking (20 years ago)made up of silver tubes filled with lead with trebles on the bottom.

All advice welcome!!

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we used 12-14" cutbait shads when we went with great success. also live/dead baiting is good for picking out the bigger stuff. I fish with 20lb class gear and good 30lb braid on my saltist. 
pirks do work well but I did find them hard work in deep water. most of marks were rock pinicals which the base could be 500m but rising to 10m on the top. 

we had halibuts to 50lb, cod to 55lb, coalies to 39lb, monks to 15lb. we all fished on 20lb or less gear and had no problems. 
just make sure you protect your rod for the transit. we use bazzookas and we still lost few eyes. luckly on gear we took as spares and not our intended kit. 

you will have a great time. makes the solent look a little boring when you get back....lol
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Thanks John. I put my rods in plastic down pipe with caps on end. Protects them when travelling. Reassuring re lb class gear. Already getting excited although he did say best time was Feb / March when its freezing cold & not a lot of daylight! I am encouraging him to go later in the year! When did you go ?
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1st time was aug, this was by far our best trip and quite warm at a barmy 18c
2nd time was june. this was still really good. but lot colder at best we got 6c.
3rd time was in sept. this was not as good as weather was really bad and we got beaten to $hit, also very cold as day time temps were at best 5c but at night it dropped to -5. fishing wise we did find some good fish but it was slower. this might have been more due to not been able to get to our best marks due to weather.

we went to melfjord on senja island just south of tromso . where are you going?
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He lives on Island off Molde which is a lot further south than Senja Island.
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Island is Gossa and his village is Aukra.
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Hi Dave,
 I have been to northern Norway [Lauklines,Kysterferie] 5/6 times now and the fishing is unbelievable compared to our waters.I normally use a 150-250g pirk on bottom of rig with a shad above,expect cod,coalfish,wolf fish [beware of there jaws!!] and halibut.All fishing is done drifting.You can also try fishing with light gear in shallower water for plaice,dab and sea salmon. Huge shoals of cod or coalfish often pass through the fjords creating moments of madness with the biggest fish I have ever caught. 
I was told that livebaiting is illegal in Norway but check before you go.Enjoy the most spectacular scenery with whales,dolphins,sea eagles and reindeer swimming between islands.Some of our biggest cod [45-60lb] were caught within 200 yards of a mountain in 60-80 mtrs of water.Fishing deeper is a killer when your winding a big fish in constantly.  Huge shads worked best for halibut.good luck Paul 
oh well, there is always next weekend!!
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Paul
Thanks for the advice. Knut advises me that the northern part that you & John go is generally a lot better in terms of year round cod catches. The good news is that we can get out fishing whatever the way the wind is blowing.
Wife & I were in Norway in August on a Fjord cruise (had very good weather) & it was spectacular.

Yet to sort a date as the wives are now getting involved!
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We're going back to Norway next year.

Best bait is live/dead coalies upto 2-3lb in size. Savagegear cutbaits work well.

It's easy fishing, find pinicles etc and there will be loads of bait fish and the bigger stuff under hem. We had cod 100ft of the bottom loads of times.

Take a spinning rod, I had cod to 30lb and coalies to 25lb on a 20g spinning rod and little fixed spool with 20lb braid fishing pencil spinners. Best fun ever.
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Thanks Hugh. cannot wait!
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