Cod Fishing in Greenland

Captain Bo Lings

A new article is up on GoNOMAD by Paul Shoul about a trip he recently took to Greenland. While there, Shoul went Cod fishing, and in the article, he describes some of the highlights of the trip. Here’s a selection.

They are big fish but classically give up when they are hooked and you just have to haul them in. I don’t want to brag but the rest of my group was getting pretty teed off at me for the number of fish I was catching. I was even catching them on the way down. I caught 13 in total.

When we had caught more than we could possibly eat, Bo started to fillet them at the back of the boat and then started cooking. The meal for the evening would consist of big chunks of flaky white Cod, new potatoes in butter sauce and parsley, white wine and a case of Greenlandic beer, made with the cleanest water in the world.

Floating on the ocean, eating the freshest fish, drinking the best beer and wine with a view that just cannot be matched anywhere in the world. Our laughter echoed off the fjord cliffs.

Bo ‘s company, Arctic Dive is based in Sisimiut. This was my second trip to this town; I had been here earlier during the winter and I was amazed how green Greenland really is during the summer.

Huge mountains surround the town piercing the clouds slopping down to grass-covered fields. Wild flowers abound. Brightly colored red and blue houses are perched on the many hills surrounding the town.

It has a calm natural harbor that offers sanctuary to hunters and fishermen that reap the bounty that is Greenland. Sisimiut has about 6,000 inhabitants and at least 4,000 dogs.

Read the rest of the article about Shoul’s trip to Greenland at