Brim’s factory trawler Örfirisey is now on fishing grounds east of Iceland with the aim of finding haddock – and staying clear of cod and redfish.
‘We sailed on 4th November and started off the Westfjords. There was fish there, but mixed with too much redfish and cod for us,’ skipper Ævar Jóhannsson said.
‘The forecast for the Westfjords looked poor, so steaming to the east was the best choice. There had been reports of good fishing for haddock on east coast fishing grounds, and with no golden redfish making a nuisance of themselves.’
He commented that Örfirisey hasn’t been there for long, but has made a good start.
‘We had a good showing of haddock in the Gerpisflak shallows. The cod keep to deeper water and out on the banks. We’re doing our best to avoid cod, and hope that we’ll be able to.’
He said that they intend to concentrate on haddock for the next few days and he expects to finish the trip on the south-western fishing grounds.
‘With luck we’ll manage to catch some deep redfish and saithe, and we’re scheduled to dock on 28th November,’ Ævar Jóhannsson said.
This will allow one more trip before Christmas, when Arnar Haukur Ævarsson will take over in Örfirisey’s wheelhouse for the last trip of the year.