Once upon a time, in the old days, before television and radio had reached Sørøya and before the newspapers from Southern Norway were flown in daily, people here in the north had to stand the rough climate and the wind. Under such harsh conditions, people had to rely on themselves, that is their observationalskills, in order to persist.
origin of the term "haill" has been hidden throughout the years behind a veil
of shameful embarassment which we here in the north have built up, believe it
liberally and open-minded about most issues these days, but if a lucky soul has
been out on the sea and caught the halibut he longed for so much, everybody
knows right away what this lad has done the preceeding night, no need for
.. well, it.
fisherman is married, then there is no
further need for explanation. If the
fisherman is not married, though, one only needs to watch out for which girl
will blush when the news about the successful halibut fishermen spread. There's
been many a young girl in the coastal villages of
detailed explanation of "kveithaill" would border the obscene, but if you are
as quick to perceive as the old fishermen of those days, you surely have
personal experience with this topic and fishing luck in general
one point I want to insist on, the fact that it is much more fun to practise
these skills than to waste your time by just talking about it, that is!
So if you
are heading for Sørøya to try your fishing luck with rod (and lure
sure you have trained your "haill" skills sufficiently. If so, you are
guaranteed to hook something. Halibut, that is
I think I will retire now. My oldster plans to fish tomorrow. Looks like I have to do my share to secure dinner. I am really keen on ..well, you guessed right: Halibut!