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potato holiday

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After it became mandatory for all children in Norway to attend 7 years of elementary school from 1937 they were naturally unable to help out at the farm as much as before. Many farmers needed extra help in October, when the harvesting season for potatoes, the most common staple food, started. Therefore, all schools decided on a common “potetferie†("potato holiday"): 2 weeks off school to help out harvesting potatoes.

It was gradualy reduced to 2 days in the 70's/80's, now it's a week and called fall vacation, not many remember it's origin :) and the kid's looks weird at you if you call it potato vacation :confused:

Anyhow a great many use the fall vacation to participate in some sort of hunting/fishing/gathering activities now days.

So lobster season starting to day 1. oct , I vent out last night and put ot a few fishing nets, at 60m depth aiming to catch some deepwater flatfish, today when we wen't out to set the lobster traps :biggrin: with me youngest son

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Mett up with a few friends some in the same erand and some hunting seafowl (same season start)post-968-0-18653900-1412189256_thumb.jpg

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We made two atempts to pull the fishnets, once before setting the traps and once after but no chance, to heavy winds & surfs(3-5m) out there so we decided to wait until tomorrow when we pull the lobster traps

A live streaming video from the local ocean RD station here :  http://www.nrk.no/sorlandet/folg-hummerteina-direkte-1.11960231

(this trap caught 6 lobster last season)

 

My son loves speed at sea so he jumped onboard my friends RIB for some fun crusing

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Anyhow we had a cool tour and are crossing fingers for tomorrow, I'll keep you posted on the catch

 

cheers

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Looking forward to see the results of your hunt soon Ande...

 

And....If manage to get a spare lobster or two Could you send it through " our tunnel" to me please? :) ...Looks like great fun...Have a good time mate...

 

Cheers.

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Hi BD

1. day, pull 8 stone crabs, 2 cod. (6traps & 2 nets) beautiful weather, much like high summer

 

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2.day , pull 6 stone crabs, 1cod, 1flatfish ( Piggvar (Psetta maxima)) and one lobster.

The lobster was in berry so we reelesed it again, might have been just under the minimum 25cm as well ?

And I found one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_eider  floating (shot)

A bit more windy and overcast day great fun.

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cheers

 

 

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Thanks Ande, your photos make me smile.

 

If I travel to europe, piggvar - turbot is something I would be keen to have a taste of.

 

I miss the times when I could catch a BIG thick flounder at my local beach and fry it for breakfast, it was a real treat, unfortunately it has been ruined by overfishing

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Hi y2

 

If I travel to europe, piggvar - turbot is something I would be keen to have a taste of.

 

I miss the times when I could catch a BIG thick flounder at my local beach and fry it for breakfast, it was a real treat, unfortunately it has been ruined by overfishing

Well it's still  "easy match" to catch, different types flounders around here, at least for me that have the boat,equipment & local knowledge .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_plaice http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_flounder   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_sole

are close to 100% surtant to get.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch_%28righteye_flounder%29   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajiformes and the turbot are also fairly common to get, and every so often, you might be lucky and get a  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_halibut

So if you do come to Europe or more particular Norway I'll be happy to take you out and have a go, this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blindleia is my playground :sword:

 

cheers

 

This place http://www.skottevik.no/home.aspx is one of the neighbour farms wich have made tourism including fishing their livelyhood

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Very nice outing ande, and thanks for sharing and opening a small window into your world. It's always nice to see environments in different parts of the world and what AP Nation friends do for fun.

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So if you do come to Europe or more particular Norway I'll be happy to take you out and have a go, this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blindleia is my playground

 

Thanks Ande, appreciate the kind offer, it may not happen soon, my life needs some de-cluttering before I can start traveling again.

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