Fishing well on cod in the Víkuráll Gully
Brim’s fresher trawler Helga María is now on its way to begin a trip on fishing grounds off the south-west of the Reykjanes peninsula, and according to skipper Friðleifur Einarsson the previous trip was a good one.
‘We started in the Víkuráll Gully and were there the whole time, apart from 24 hours we spent on the Mountains down south,’ he said. The requirement for the trip was cod and redfish, and to search out saithe in amounts worth fishing.
‘There has been good fishing on cod in the Víkuráll Gully and there’s also some redfish there. We were getting both cod and redfish until we switched to the T90 codends, and after that we were catching virtually clean cod, which let us continue fishing.’
He said that the decision was taken to finish the trip on the Mountains, where there’s the best chance of finding saithe and filling their redfish allocation for the trip.
‘There’s a storm forecast on the Westfjords grounds for the next few days, so we started this trip on the Mountains. The winter season is approaching, and that’s the time when we have often been able to get a decent shot of cod on the Eldey Bank in February,’ Friðleifur Einarsson said.