New lures for fishing Soroya Norway catching big Cod

A good joint effort by myself abd Paul Stevens we arrived at a supersize lure that has not only taken good sized fish to near 60lb but has also remained durable through a number of takes and landings. Here is Paul’s report back on how the Big Daddy lures and new bomber versions fished in Soroya and images of a few of the quality fish taken with them.

Paul Stevens Wrote:

After speaking to Allan Yates owner of, we both came up with some lures for me to trial out on the world famous Island of Soroya, Northern Norway home to the world record Cod.

The lures we had decided on were around 40cm long with the most amazing looking tails. We also included a separate ring on the bottom of the lures so we could attach a stinger hook. When I first saw these lures I could imagine the Cod getting very turned on by the action of the tails therefore just attacking the tails, so we both thought it would be good idea of the option of attaching a stinger hook.

When it came to trialling these lures my first attempt was with out the stinger and even though I did hook lots of fish it was difficult to get the bite to landed fish ratio high enough not to use the stinger. I would be getting huge bangs from the Cod, they were hooked but then with a couple of head shakes they managed to free themselves and I really don’t know how because the single hook was razor sharp and of a good quality, but they did.

So with the lure losing a few fish with out the stinger, it was time to make full use of the lures extra ring and attached a good sized Owner treble as an extra point of contact and was sure that the Cod would not get away this time.

Also I forgot to mention that these lures went through the water columns at a huge rate of knots, much faster than all the other lures meaning you get to the fish first.

So with the attached stinger treble this lure proved to be very effective and managed some very good results. Even when the Cod had gone off the feed and all other lures were not working, the tail action on this lure just turned the fish on and they could not resist.

The tails of this lure stood up to some pretty punishing action and stayed in one piece which both myself and Allan were a little concerned about, but to my surprise I managed to catch lots of fish before sadly had to retire it for another one.

We took Cod to just short of 60Lb’s on this lure and I can not thank Allan enough for producing yet another quality lure for me to trial out in Norway. We are currently working on something for my next trip where we will be targeting Halibut so hopefully if the trials go as well as this we may be standing here in the next few months with a record on our hands!!

Thanks Allan and tight lines

Paul Stevens

Norway Sea Fishing Guide for Sportquest Holidays

Images of the trial lures shipped over and some of the great fish caught with them, the Big Daddy lure was a pure prototype and will now be added to my range.

Catching big fish in Norway

Let me dis a myth about fishing Norway and the dream of dropping a lure anywhere over the side of the boat and straight away into a huge Cod or Halibut it don’t happen !! Sorry to say that as I like many others that was the dream, if you want the fish then you have to find them like anywere else in the world. On our Norway trip we were lucky enough to have charts loaned to us with many marks on them and with GPS on the boat easy to find but even these change and fish move on so it’s very trial and error to locate them. The camp boss gave us a set of numbers to try out in the Norwegian sea approx 90 mins steam from the camp just dialed them into GPS and away we went straight to the mark and first drop into good double figure Cod all of us. The mark went off the boil after about an hour so back to the charts for that area and looked for changes in the seabed for any pinnacles that could deliver a feeding area and BINGO we found one. A test drift produced a full house and of bigger fish so the drift was setup again and again and we caught fish up to 25lbs and even when we called time we just had to have one more drift as it was all going our way. So as I said from the start this trip would be a learning curve and it sure was the experience for future trips is invaluable. This is what we saw on the GPS when we drifted over the mark and the fishing went nuts with an estimated 50 fish caught and over 750lbs on a C&R basis all safely returned, now that was a result for us.

Skjervoy Fishing Camp Norway on the Cod and Halibut

The HD video of our Norway trip is now live on my Youtube Channel. What I want to point out the three of us who went Sean Spicer and Roger Winnett were complete strangers brought together by our fishing interests and social media. I had fished once with Sean wrecking out of Weymouth and that was it and hadn’t met Roger until the day we flew out of the UK. The trio worked and was a complete success and by working as a team we achieved some good results as the video will show. Wind noise over the mic on the days it was bad and was cold well you will soon see what fishing in Norway in March can be like and on the days it was good it was fishing heaven. I’ve filmed and edited the video to give our experience and for anyone who hasn’t fished out of Skjervoy what to expect and the final scenes show the harbour, the Co-Op, tackle store and the fuel landing for the boat just insert your credit card and fill the boat up, Oh and of course when you find the fish just how good it can be…. Enjoy we did aptly titled Our First Time !!

Halibut fishing out of Skjervoy Norway fishing camp

One of my goals fishing Norway was to catch Halibut and it happened for me more out of luck than actually fishing for them. We found a mark on the charts and decided to do a couple of test drifts to see what occoured. I had a test large Whackytail shad with 9/0 hook on a long flowing trace 2m approx. a 10oz weight using a sliding Portland rig. Lure colour was a blue ice GITD/UV and had been out of the box for around 30mins so had time to charge up. Depth was around 80m with slight variation on the drift and drift speed was just under 1knt. I was using a slow wind up to 30 turns and dropping to the bottom again plus varying the speed. First few drifts attracted some small Cod and then BINGO I hooked into what felt like a whopper and as one of my fellow anglers qouted “Don’t They Hang On”. Once we had colour and could see it was a Halibut albeit only just over 12lbs the power of these fish became apparent as it made repeated dives to get back home. Awesome little scrap and even better we had that for tea that night and it tasted superb. So a new PB just need to get out there again when the big bad boys arrive oh and will need a bigger rod methinks !!

Peace & Plenty find the Pollock out on the Weymouth wrecks

New Kid On The Block skipper Jamie Pullin posts his first report with catch images and his anglers are into the fish from the first drop out on the Weymouth wrecks. A new crewman Connor gets his first outing and is in the skippers chair straight away enjoying the whole experience.

Jamie Wrote:

So 2016 gets away to a flying start with my first trip of the year. With a brisk north west wind cold enough to make a penguin feel right at home the lads assembled on the boat. With our forecast for the day being decreasing winds we set out on the first of many trips of the year.

After having a good catch up with the lads on the way out we arrived on our wreck with not a boat in sight. With a good steady run of large pollock throughout the day and as predicted the wind begining to ease and leave us with a lovely spring day. Even a little move to another wreck at the end of the day produced some more great condition fish.

As well as being the first of the year it was also a first for my new crew Connor who embraced the whole day, armed with his net he very successfully landed every fish with no problem. I even let him have a go on the wheel to get a feel for the old girl. Grinning from ear to ear he steamed us homeward.

With the diary filling fast now to ensure your chance to catch some of these great condition fish you can email me at or phone me on 07886931460.

There is a couple of spaces available on the 20th of March and a new day to fill 27th Easter Sunday wrecking on both days. Also a turbot , brill and we hope the odd plaice trip on the 3rd of April. If that takes anyone’s fancy.

Pollock fishing out of Weymouth On board Wild Frontier II Charter boat

Fishing is always a good day and today was an exceptionally good day out of Weymouth on board Wild Frontier II with skipper Clem Carter and a crew of dedicated anglers all but one I’ve fished with before so if we find the fish these chaps will do the business. Lousy drive down in the early hours due to heavy fog and steaming out to the first wreck the channel was a tad misty but calm and no winds. By the time we arrived on the first mark the sun was making an appearance and with the first drift fish were on so it was all starting to look rather like a good day. Some real clonkers were arriving on board and many double figure fish were taken using a variety of lures in various colours with the favourites, blue white, pearl white and rhubarbs leading the pack. We stayed on one wreck all day with fish on every drift and even as the tide slackened they still where on the take with various full house drifts. Plenty of fish for the freezers, plenty of practice for me ready for Norway next week and even caught some sun. If you could pre order your days fishing and weather to suit this would be what you would be asking for it doesn’t get any better than this. These images are a full house every angler on the boat with a fish and even The Poser !! Clem Carter got in on the act with a real fat girl and why not he found the fish for us on every drift thanks to GPS and a skipper who knows how to use it. I was even treated to a glorious sunset over the marina eating my fish and chips BLISS… Weymouth Rocks AGAIN !! I’ll add a PS to this skipper Clem Carter filleted and prepped all the catch on the way in as the auto pilot well Deano sat in the hot seat ! PMSL

Turbo Fish soft lure for Pollock, Cod and Bass fishing

Turbo Fish is now in my store after some really good results on the last three outings of sea trials they’re ready to roll. Two sizes, two colour ranges, three weights of Turbo heads and all sporting the Eagleclaw 570HBP black platinum hooks 4/0 – 9/0. Standard X2 Mk2 tough silicone rubber is used throughout the range which is ideal as a GP lure and the small blue ice lure which has taken most fish is now ready for it’s third outing so well durable. If you want a supersoft body that can be ordered but bear in mind like most soft body lures you sacrifice durability for flexibility. GITD/UV colour range available you can zap them up with UV torches or allow them to daylight charge just get them out of your lure box into daylight for 30mins before use and they will glow for up to 8hrs. I’ve had lots of requests for supplying just bodies for the DIY’ers who make their own jigheads and they’re available too from a £1.00 each or better deals on bulk bags. You can buy just one to try or you can buy a Gross !! see them here on my lures page:

Big Eye Cod Bomber lures for fishing Norway

Cod Bomber family complete and ready to roll out all three patterns and options are now in store including a temporary GITD/UV colour chart. They all now sport the two extra hook eyes and standard 10/0 Eagleclaw Big Game 545M hooks 12/0 and 14/0 available options plus the add remove rattles and glowstiicks aperture. Made in X2 Mk2 Silicone rubber which is tougher than we tested last year in Norway and the early versions stood up well to punishment from sharp teeth so these will have a longer working life. Located here in my store:

World Record Norway Cod Catch

WE WANT TO GET A NEW WORLD RECORD COD !! when we fish Soroya this year 2016 !! No Pressure of course when Paul Stevens of Sportquest Holidays said to me make us a lure 40cm+ and 600g at least with as much tail action as possible and be able to take big trebles so we can troll it behind the boat to hit on the big boys. Ok not a problem so here is Big Daddy and it’s multi functional it can be fished as is and the tail action is awesome with the twin tails curling superb and driven by the heavy paddletail. Now if one or both of the tails get bitten off the lure isn’t lost you can trim them back to fins and it becomes a paddletail lure albeit a tad shorter still plenty of action to carry on using it and a third option cut the paddle off and just use it as a twin curltail. Any amount of colour options these two have been selected by Paul as he likes all things that glitter and a bit Pink ! Hmmm ok so now let’s see if they do the business and I’m taking a couple with me too when I go to Skjervoy this month