April 28, 2017

Day 5 Fishing Adventures in Norway

Fishing in Norway is part of their lifestyle because most of the people live near the sea, fjord, lakes or rivers. I am fortunate to experience fishing during my first visit so it is on my bucket list to have fishing adventures in Norway with my family.

I mentioned in one of my posts that my son wanted to experience fishing and we were lucky to experience that when we went to Macampao Beach and Leisure Farm. But fishing in Norway is a different experience because we are going to ride the yacht.

I thought that having a sunny weather is already a good time to fish but I was wrong. There are a lot of things to consider when fishing, the weather should not be windy and the temperature should not be too cold. We will not enjoy fishing if we are freezing outside the boat and how can we catch a fish if we cannot stay long outside.

Since day one, I was praying for good weather so my husband can experience fishing before he goes back to the Philippines. So on our day 5, I was glad when my mom told me that our itinerary for that day is “fishing”. Yehey!

Watch the video here.

Even it is already Spring season in Norway, the weather feels like winter so we need to wear thick clothes like the overall dress, 3 to 4 layers of clothing, scarf and gloves.

I was excited to ride my stepdad’s yacht because it would be my first time. During our first visit, they only have a small boat with no roof but this time, level up na. For safety, we need to wear lifevest or floaters.

We only have two fishing rods so we took turns, I was lucky again because I was the first one who caught a fish. Fish in Norway is big, hindi yan katulad nung bangus na nahuli namin sa Macampao. Hehehe! You can catch cod, trout, salmon, halibut, mackerel and many more. If you catch small fish, you need to return it back to the sea.

Though there are so many fishes in the sea, pana-panahon din yan so after two hours, we’re fortunate to caught 3 cod fishes. Other people spent 3 hours but did not catch any fish. We stopped fishing because we’re hungry already.

At the boat, you need to clean the fish and throw the gills and intestine back to the sea. While cleaning the fish, birds will go near the boat because they will eat the gills and intestine. It was nice to see the seagulls.

On our way home, my stepdad taught my husband to drive the yacht, so he was in charge in going back to the port. But he could not do the parking yet so my stepdad parked the boat. I had the same experience before but it was only a small boat, move right and left lang ang ginagawa ko. Hehehe!

After fishing, the task in not yet over because you have to clean the boat and fishing gears. When other countries are struggling with pollution, Norway is fortunate to have clean and clear body of waters. It is no doubt that locals like fishing here because there is joy in catching and eating your own fish.

At home, I cooked our freshly caught fish. I just put salt, pepper and lemon juice and baked it in the oven. My mom prepared hollandaise sauce to pair it with the fish. Cod is good but I still prefer salmon. On second week, we fried the cod and as of this writing, we still have one cod fish in the freezer.

If you are planning a visit to Norway, you should include a fishing adventure in your itinerary.