UK anglers have been flying the flag high in Norway by boating countless specimens to over 80lb in what has been a record year for the species.
Fishing off the island of Soroya - an area renowned for its huge skrei cod which can reach sizes up to a staggering 100lb-plus - Newcastle based rod Matthew Lowery, was one of the successful captors, landing a monster 76lb 1oz specimen.
The 39-year-old, who made the trip with a group of other UK based anglers via Sportsquest Holidays, boated the giant specimen using a Westins Big Bob jig lure.
It was just one of 31 other fish caught over the magic 30 kilo (66lb) mark during what was a record week for the venue, including an 80lb specimen landed by Dale Price from West Yorkshire.
Sportsquest guide Paul Stevens has been overawed by the quality of fishing this year: “no matter how many years I have been to Soroya its still manages to amaze me; this year we had three fish over 30 kilos from the same boat on the same day it’s been incredible.”
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