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   MMBFC Home      Norway Trip 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arrived at Gatwick Airport South terminal early morning for filight to Oslo Gardermoen airport.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At Oslo airport awaiting flight to Bardufoss airport
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Arrived at Bardufoss airport, now for a 1.5hr bus ride to our Mefjord fishing chalet.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mefjord fishing village
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chalet base, rods at the ready
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ian Thomas first to fish, from the shore
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fish 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All set to go, lifejackets on
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Personal best halibut for Ashley Hayley
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fish 2
 
 
Fish 3.  Alun Jones                                      Fish 4. Paul Eaton
 
 
 
 
 
 Fish 7. Ian Thomas
 
 
That’s our first 12 hours done.
 
 
 Day 2.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Fish 8.  Ashley two fish                          Fish 9.  Who has the biggest mouth?
 
 
Fish 12.    Ashley Hayley                              Fish 13.  Ian Thomas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                 Reel 'em in
 
 
 
 
               Fish 16.  Michael Cooze
 
 
 
 
 
          Fish 15.    Michael Cooze
                                                                            
 

Fish 19.  Michael Cooze - halibut
 
 
 
Day 3
 
 
Low pressure set in - stormy weather - no fishing
 
 
 
 
Day 4 & 5
 
 
 
 
Fish 21. Alun Jones
 
 
Fish 23.   Ashley Hayley
 
 

Fish 25.   Ashley - big fat wolf fish
 
 
Fish 27.  Mike Cooze
 
 
 
Fish 29.   Mike Cooze
 
 
Fish 31.  Ashley
 
 
Fish 33.    Phil Gavey
 
Fish 34.   Ashley
 
Fish 37.    Paul Eaton
 
Fish 39.    Alan Jones
 
Fish 41.     Ashley - Wolf Fish
 
 
 
 
Fish 43.      4 the merrier Mike Cooze & Steve Harvey
 
 
Fish 45.    Mike Cooze
 
 
Fish 47.     Mike Cooze
 
 
Fish 49.   Ashley - Cod
 
FISH 52.      Paul Eaton
 
 
 
fISH 54.    Steve Harvey
 
 
 
fISH 56.     Mike Cooze
 
 
 
fISH 58.    Mike Cooze
 
 
Fish 60.   Ashley Hayley
 
 
 
Fish 62.   Mike Cooze
 
Fish 64.    Ashley
 
 
 
Fish 66.   Pete Jordan
 
Fish 68.     Pete Jordan - scorpion fish
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fish 70.    Pete Jordan
 
 
 
Fish 72.     Pete Jordan
 
Fish 73.  Dean Gifford
 
 
 
 
 
Fish 75.    Catch of the day
 
 
 
 
 
Members have spent the last week on the club's 1st trip to Mefjord, Norway. Overall we had a successful trip with only 1 day where we couldn't get out on the boats due to weather but this was a nice day off in the middle to relax and enjoy the camp and it's surroundings. 
Many members had new P.Bs and lots of new species, accompanied by a good laugh and banter between the 3 boats. Mike Cooze had the best fish of the week with a halibut of 48lb Pete Jordan achieved a personal target by catching a monster scorpionfish. A big thank you to sportquest holidays for all the organisation, smooth transfers between the UK and Mefjord Brygge and going the extra mile. Also a big thank you to the team at Mefjord Brygge for making our stay an enjoyable one. Mark Thomas.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Just look at what you could have caught monster halibut 250lb
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6.20am breakfast at Gatwick airport
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On our way to Bardufoss airport
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
View from chalet to the mountains
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chalet decking
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Then it's to the boats.

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First day out on the boat didn’t start too well with Ashley being sea sick and spewing over the side of the boat!! Then the plotter breaking and the fish didn’t want too play, fishing was slow but then picked up towards the end, coalfish, halibut, ling, and haddock caught. See below for first trip catches.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ashley's halibut topside
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fish 2a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Fish 6. Ian Thomas
 
Fish 5.  Ashley Hayley                                                   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Now for a quick bite too eat.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fish all round then
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Half hour rest and back onto the boat we go.
 
 
 
 
 
Fish 10                                                            Fish 11.  Ashley
 
 
 

                Fish 14.  Ashley Hayley
 
 
 Mike Cooze reeling in a big fish for 10 mins then !!*********, but there are more fish in the sea for Mike
 
 
 
 
 
Fish 18.   Michael Cooze
 
 
 
                    Fish 17.  Michael Cooze 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
              Fish 20. More fish for the table and freezer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Day 3
 
 
 
Very nice & dry inside the chalets. Also explored the village
 
 
 
Day 4 & 5
 

Last day fishing had some decent weather to get out for a few hours before we had too take the boast back  Ashley

 
 
 
 
Fish 22.   Ashley Haley
 
 
 
 
Fish 24.   Ashley and Ian Thomas
 
Fish 26.  Mike Cooze
 
 
Fish 28.  Ashley
 
 
Mike Cooze - Cod
 
 
Fish 30.  Mike Cooze
 
 
 
Fish 32.     Mike Coze
 
 
Fish 35.    Ian Thomas
 
 
 
Fish 36.   Mike cooze
 
Fish 38.    2 Fish Ashley
 
 
Fish 40.   Paul Eaton
 
Fish 42.     2 cod Ian Thomas
 
 
Fish 44.   Steve Harvey
 
 
 
 
 
Fish 46.    Mike Cooze - halibut (dupliate)
 
 
Fish 48.    Pete Jordan
Fish 50.   Mike Cooze
 
fISH 53.        3 fish Mike Cooze
 
 
fISH 55.     Mike Cooze - small fry
 
 
fISH 57.   Mike Cooze
 
 
Fish 59.   Steve Harvey
 
 
Fish 61.   Steve Harvey
 
 
Fish 63.    Paul Eaton
 

 
Fish 65.   Paul Eaton
 
 
Fish 67.   Richie Pearce wolf fish
 
 
Fish 69.    Phil Gavey
 
 
 
Fish 71.     Dean Gifford
 
Fish 74.    Steve Harvey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         Fish 76.    Fish for the gutting, filleting & freezer. Mike Cooze 48lb Halibut
 
 
 
 
 

Final evening and group drink and meal in restaurant, which everyone enjoyed, been a great week! Thank you Mark and Sportsquest great organisation.

The trip has finally come to a end , everyone has had a great time , and some good fish caught !

Thank you weather and thank you Mark Thomas for searching for the fish ,we’ve had a blast !! ?? we’ve all had a great holiday!! Mike Cooze

 
 
 
 
 
 
Just look at what you could have caught - monster halibut