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Good fishing off Digranesflak made all the difference

Fresher trawler Akurey is expected to dock in Sauðárkrókur this evening with around 80 tonnes on board. This is the result of a trip off the east coast, where fishing to begin with was very slow.

‘We spent the first two days on south-east fishing grounds in bad weather and with not much fish. The weather was too rough to work two trawls. We shifted northwards and finally found fish on the Digranesflak grounds, and did well there,’ said Magnús Kristjánsson, who was skipper for this trip.

He said that when they started fishing on the Digranesflak grounds, the weather also improved and they could work with twin-rig gear.

‘The cod in the Digranesflak area has been feeding on something other than herring, as further south that was what they had been chasing,’ he said, commenting that fishing has been changeable this summer.

‘We’ve been off the north coast all summer and now off the east. Since the end of June we’ve only landed three times in Reykjavík, and every other landing has been in Sauðárkrókur, with the fish trucked to Reykjavík for processing. It looks like we’ve been fortunate and have fished pretty well this summer,’ Magnús Kristjánsson said.