Pictures of a 24 kg (53 lb) big cod fished in Northern Norway

A couple of weeks ago I caught a 24 kg (53 lb) heavy cod on a bottom-longline. This is the biggest fish I have caught in years so I was very excited when I dragged the huge fish up from the depth of the ocean.
The head was so big that it alone completely filled a 10 liter (2.5 gallon) bucket.
Here is a close up picture of the cod. If you click the image you can look at the picture in a bigger size.
Picture of a 24 kg (53lb) big cod that I fished in Northern Norway
As I mentioned I used a bottom-longline to catch the cod. A bottom-longline is a long line filled with many hooks that are baited. I used some herring that I caught last year as bait since herring seems to be loved by larger fish. The longline is placed on the bottom of the ocean over night and is dragged with a lot of excitement as you never know what you might catch. I also caught a nice Atlantic halibut and some smaller cods along with the 24 kg cod.
Here is a picture of me, the proud fisherman with orange fishing-trousers, holding the big cod:
Picture of me holding a 24kg (53lb) cod

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

41 thoughts on “Pictures of a 24 kg (53 lb) big cod fished in Northern Norway”

  1. Oh my – that’s incredible!! You must have been well excited reeling that one in πŸ™‚

    Fantastic story – well done!


  2. Ate some parts of it and salted the rest for later dinners πŸ™‚

    Thanks a lot for the reward! Almost missed it as the stupid spam filter caught your comment.

  3. Really lovin those orange pants, hey and the fish looks really good next to them..i know you had a blast pullin that baby in!! Happy eatting!

  4. Good grief, Thomas, that sure is a big fish! Looks like quite a few meals on that guy.

    Your orange trousers are beguiling. Maybe you will start a new fashion trend. πŸ˜€


  5. Now that’s a big fish! I’ve only gone fishing once. Loved casting and reeling in but don’t want to bait the hook or touch the fish. Guess that’s why I wasn’t invited again. πŸ˜€

  6. Wow that’s some real fishing. 53 lbs! The salmon we pull out of the lakes and streams in Michigan pale in comparison to that baby you’re holding.

    Wow that must’ve been a blast.

  7. Amazing fish–I’ve never caught anything bigger than my hand (threw them back), and I lived on Cape Cod, where you hardly find cod any more…

  8. So what do I have to do to get on a charter with you? Budget willing I’d love to see what you guys have to offer out that way.

    Always a fan!

    Nate Balcom
    Detroit, MI

  9. Wow, very impressive, I am not normally into ‘fishing’. I love cod, we dont get it here in South Africa and the first thing I do when I go to my home country England she get down to the pub and have cod and chips. Is this the same fish? If it is, be a sport and send me some. LOL

  10. Hello from New York Tom! That fish is almost half of my weight! Great work there. I have a can of salmon in the refrig still to have one day. I have had cod also I think.

    My montauk blog has been updated big with new digital pictures. Check it one day if you can.

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