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Hi there, i would like to know what tackle people take to Norway and would be interested in hearing what the Norwegian boys use over there on the boats. Any information would be good. Tackle such as rods and reels information. As much information as possible on the types of lures and pirks that work well. Anything you think would be useful i would take interest in. I am going to a place near Trondheim inJune and want to have everything ready to go and not leave out anything that i will need over there. So please help, any information no matter how small or insignificant could help me.
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The few time we have been there we used only artificial lures. Ron Thomson ripper pirks worked well and being quite thin compared to some other lures worked well in strong tides and in deep water. Weight depends on depth and tide run, but anything from 100g upto 500g is ideal. My home made pirks also worked well. Copper pipe filled with lead with flouresecent paint. Some of the more expensive pirks such as the solvekroken (sp??) can be good as their shape allows the pirk to flutter and move eratically, might have the edge if the fishing is poor.

Above that we used fat boy hokkais or gummi makks. All caught cod, ling, pollack, coalies, haddock and even a small halibut.

Never tried bait but fishing with mackeral or herring on a long flowing rig is supposed to be good for the flatties inc halibut, wolffish and big ling. Fish with a decent length of luminous tube above the hook.

Pirks can be bought in petrol stations shops etc etc but are expensive depends if your flying and the cost of extra baggage. We didnt get charged for some reason (we were about 15kg over each!!!)

Any size rod will do depends what your going for and how you want to play the fish, 12lb right upto 50lb class rods. A level wind reel is really handy for fishing deep water and a lever drag is also useful but both not essential. I would suggest a lever drag if your going for hard hitting strong fighting fish, its easier to control and may avoid losses if your taken by suprise.

Braid is a must to be honest especially in deep or fast flowing water. The strength depends again on how you play the fish but if your pirking i would suggest going for something heavier say 30lb +.

Not sure whats about in June in Tronheim or to what size but i would certainly expect cod, pollack and coalies should be some big fish up there.
 

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give peter trott from the cornish lure company a call m8 the guy knows near enough everything about norway,and he can rig you out with the lures you would need as well and he's cheaper than the tackle shops,a really good guy m8.
 

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Cheers all got a Speedmaster STC 2030 for the trip and a Tekota 500lc. Also taking a Fladen Maxximus 20-40 with a Daiwa SL20SH and a Fenwick Saltstick 12-30 and an Abu 7000 C3. All the reels are loaded with Power Pro or Berkley Whiplash braid in either 30 or 50lb. Looking out for some really strong stainless steel ball bearing swivels to connect the lures on too. I was looking at taking some Mustad feathers and daylights for bait fish. Keep the suggestions coming on lures please.
 

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Ooopps also taking my 4surespin and Shiman Stradic, heard the spinning from the shore is unreal for big pollack, coalfish and cod in Norway.
 

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Cheers could you please tell me where you get taht style of boom from. I will dfinately try tying a few of them rigs up. Are there any makes or patterns of pirks you prefer?
 

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I use only boom and bait when I fish for big fish :)

That kind of boom can be bought in most anglingshops in Norway, Im sue you will find it in Trondheim. But to be safe you should buy some in advance, im pretty sure Veals have them, remember-they must be big.

ANother tip that I havent tried but are good for cod and coalfisk are big shads, and they use a boom for those to. A large boom with about 2m line to the shad, dropped down andreeled fast up, with som stops. There are some more about that in another thread here. I have seen.
 

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Yeah you should see the sive of some of the shads i will be taking. I bought some of the Fox ones made for Pike and Musky fishing they are nearly 12inches in length and imitate a coalfish perfectly. Most people have said that the Solvkroken pirks are good and that the fast jig lead knife pirks work well such as those produced by Grauvell.
 

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Thanks i will give that a look. Stuff from Askari is usually cheaply priced too, which is a bonus. Anybody have any views on the fishtek luminous pirks?
 

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Thanks i will give that a look. Stuff from Askari is usually cheaply priced too, which is a bonus. Anybody have any views on the fishtek luminous pirks?
give peter trott from the cornish lure company a call m8 the guy knows near enough everything about norway,and he can rig you out with the lures you would need as well and he's cheaper than the tackle shops,a really good guy m8.
 

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Yeah you should see the sive of some of the shads i will be taking. I bought some of the Fox ones made for Pike and Musky fishing they are nearly 12inches in length and imitate a coalfish perfectly. Most people have said that the Solvkroken pirks are good and that the fast jig lead knife pirks work well such as those produced by Grauvell.
Spot on about the grauvell lead knife speed jigs they are very good, put a treble on the bottom and fish them like you would a pirk...they are nice and slim and dont offer much resistance to the tide (if there is any), I fish them on their own without any other stuff up the line.
IMHO you should steer clear of the 3 sided banana shaped things known as Norway pirks....two jigs and their half a mile away if theres any wind holding you off the current. ( its probably just me but i dont like em).
 

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Spot on about the grauvell lead knife speed jigs they are very good, put a treble on the bottom and fish them like you would a pirk...they are nice and slim and dont offer much resistance to the tide (if there is any), I fish them on their own without any other stuff up the line.
IMHO you should steer clear of the 3 sided banana shaped things known as Norway pirks....two jigs and their half a mile away if theres any wind holding you off the current. ( its probably just me but i dont like em).
imho Norway pirks are devastating for Most species. If the tide is strong and the water Deep Just judge the drift AND cast uptide as far as you can. All depends on depth/tide/wind on the day. Just as a matter of interest Pirking is not the only way to catch fish in Norway. Shads and sidewinders are great too As are Deadbaits (if you get my drift). Its all about choosing the right method for where you fish be it 20 meters or 200 meters DEEP. Many fish are up in the water column chasing baitfish And thats when (blah blah blah) you sort it out for yourself. Norway pirks :1a:
 

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here on the west coast they mostly use a big sølvkroken on the lower part with rubber worms of various colours above - the sølvkroken is usualy the 500/750g size.
the catch is usualy cod and coalfish - occasional others.
i use a variety of "christmas trees" of different coloured pirks on the lower part with every kind of lure above - sometimes it gets slack with one set so i switch to another. the main difference between me and the locals is they use bait for long lining only - i use it all the time, makes a very big difference.
often i use the esca, particurlarily in deep water where it makes a good difference particurlarily for cod.
My favourite is to have 2 rods, one static with just bait, the other active with a good christmas tree. this way ive hooked many very big halibut but have failed to bring in a really big one - just too much - and they tend to chew through the line.
bait, i dig a lot of worms - theyre useful, but also herring, perhaps better than mackrel, strips and whole fish.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybsBCwjjSTM
Line, im slowly going over to braid but i prefer to use monofil of 60 kg. Bit like wire on the reel, why? Over rocky ground you often loose lures which get hooked on the bottom - 60 kg, just tie the line to the boat and drive away - later a pair of plyers will fix the bent hook. Only trouble is you can only get a limited amount on an average reel so deep water is out. The locals use this line all the time so there is sense in this.
Fishing in 60 metres plus the bottom here is more often than not flat and sandy or muddy so lighter line is an advantage as you can get more on your reel.
There is one place i often fish which is about 150 to 200 metres deep, using monofil of about 30 kg you cant tell if a fish is hooked as the line stretches so much - i just leave it for a period and pull it in - i know the area well so there is nearly allways a good torsk waiting for the lure to land.
the reels i prefer are the penn senator, easily fixable if there is trouble and strong enough. ive had trouble with level winds. the kiss principle is allways useful - Keep It Simple Stupid.
i dont know anyone here who uses booms - ive often seen Germans pulling them out of the water, but on the whole they seem to have the same luck everyone else does.
There are a number of things you can do to "cheat" - prebait the area you want to fish - one ive heard of here is you run a rope through fish guts and bits, then drop it over the side with a weight on one end and a boy on the other. Find a sea mount and drop several then simply go from one to the other and fish.
at the end of the day though most of you are sports fishermen you want specimen fish - the locals mostly fish for food.
 
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