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Full fishroom for Viðey

‘Things are very slow for us at the moment. We’re in the Víkuráll Gully and it’s blowing a gale. We’re searching for cod, but haven’t found any amounts so far. There was heavy fishing on good quality, large cod in the last trip, and we went home with a full fishroom after doing well on saithe on the Reykjanesgrunn,’ said Kristján E. Gíslason, known as Kiddó, Viðey’s skipper for this trip.

He said that in their last trip everything had worked out perfectly.

‘That’s how changeable things can be. Right now there’s hardly any cod to be seen, when there was large cod everywhere just a few days ago. We’re not scheduled to land until next Monday, so that gives us a few days to find some cod,’ he said, commenting that the rest of the trip remains undecided. The Hali grounds aren’t a tempting prospect, as fish have been unusually scarce there during this winter. It’s not even certain that it’s possible to fish there at the moment. There have been regular coverings of sea ice in recent weeks that have frequently forced the fleet to go elsewhere.

On the subject of fishing on southern grounds, Kiddó said that he has an inkling that there’s a winter season feel to the fishing.

‘The large cod have showed up, and we had some beautiful big saithe on the edge of the Reykjanesgrunn. We finished the trip there and managed to fill up. That was around 180 tonnes altogether,’ Kristján E. Gíslason said.