Northern Norway offers some stunning sea fishing and I was lucky enough to be among four North Devon anglers who were able to enjoy that very special place last week. The fishing on offer puts the UK to shame and among the excellent fish were a 60 pound halibut for yours truly, as well as a 3lb plaice plus a Ilfracombes Malcolm Emery landed a fantastic 40lb cod. All relatively common fish up there inside the Arctic Circle, but the stuff of dreams for UK anglers. The group consisted of myself, Malcolm and his son Carl plus Steve Baker from Barnstaple. Everyone enjoyed some great fishing, with Malcolm and Carl also landing hard-fighting halibut to around 40lbs. This king of the flatfish has the dogged determination of a cod but runs harder and further than any tope and doesnt give up until it is in the boat. The only drawback to such a trip is the 24 hours of travel needed at each end, but the fishing really is worth it and Id recommend every angler to try Norway youll be hooked. Back on home soil, Bidefords 24 hour sea rover saw plaice dominate. Nathan Clements was first with a plaice of 1lb 10 ¾ oz and also second with another of 1lb 10 ½. Lee watts took third with a plaice of 1lb 5 ½. The next comp is the monthly rover on Sunday, June 5. This weekend is the champion of champions event for North Devon League. If youve placed first to third in any of the monthly heats you will qualify no need to book in, just turn up at the weigh in at 7.30pm. The AGM will follow immediately after. At Stafford Moor, Steve Shaw won the May Festival with six points, beating Lee Werrett and Perry Stone, both with seven points. Everyone had a great week, which saw some excellent weights from the redesigned Pines Lake. Meanwhile, Edward Boon caught a lovely 30lb 6oz carp in only his fourth fishing trip, from the Summerhouse swim at Beatties Lake.