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Sea Fishing Clothing for Norway

A very common question I get asked is ‘What sea fishing clothing should I pack?’
So we have listed below some information that may help you have a more enjoyable time when fishing out in Norway.

The conditions in Norway can change at the drop of a hat so it’s important that you travel well prepared if you don’t and the weather changes it will spoil your adventure as when you get cold on a boat it’s then very hard to warm up.

We have listed below some essential items to make sure that your sea fishing adventure is as enjoyable as it should be.

Recommended Sea Fishing Clothing List:

  • Thermal base layer (top and bottom fleece linings)
  • 2 x pairs of either jogging pants or tracksuit bottoms
  • 2 x long sleeve t-shirts
  • 1 x fleece (preferably zipped type)
  • 2 x Hoodies
  • 2 x pairs of thermal socks

Recommended Outer Clothing list:

  • Lightweight waterproof jacket and trousers (for on land more than on the sea)
  • Flotation suit (If not hiring one)
  • Good pair of waterproof thermal boots.
  • Thermal woolly hat (We supply a great hat to every customer)
  • 2 x pairs of fishing gloves (Neoprene are a safe bet for fishing in)
  • 2 x pairs of big gloves for when either driving the boat or moving from mark to mark
  • A ski mask or similar balaclava (if winter fishing)

The outer clothing is very important that you get this right as if you get wet when you are fishing it makes for an uncomfortable experience and once you get a little wet it starts to make your whole body cold. Regarding your flotation one-piece suit, when I first started going to Norway I always use to take my own bib and brace and then soon realised that there are massive disadvantages to doing this. They take up a lot of room in your case, they weigh lots, they will take a hammering when you are out fishing in them and in turn may become very smelly depending on how well your trip has gone. I soon came to the conclusion that why take and use my own when the suits at all our destinations offer to hire you are first class and you don’t have to worry about packing them or bringing a stinky thermo suit home with you.


The above clothing is what I take with me on every Norway trip no matter what time of the year it is or what I am fishing for in Norway, as I strongly believe that it is better to have it and not need it than need and not have it. You can always take items off if you become warm whilst fishing but cannot put them on if you do not have them.

For those of you who may be thinking about clothing for a shore fishing trip, make sure to take a look at this video our head shore fishing guide, Ross Johnson, discuss what he takes out for a week on the shores.

Some trips I have been on in let’s say August, one day it’s been high 20’s then the next day it’s been as low as 10 degrees so you can never tell what the weather is going to be like, so simply dress the smart way and no matter what the weather you will be warm and dry. A fishing guide many years ago said to me “There is no such things as bad weather, it’s bad clothing”

Hopefully, you have found some useful information regarding what to fill your case with, the next blog I will write will be advice on what tackle to take and how many cases should you look at taking. 

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We have a wide range of exciting sea fishing tours in Norway and you can see them all on our dedicated Norway sea fishing page. If you’d like to know any further information on any of the fishing and accommodation on the tours we offer you can contact our sea fishing manager, Paul Stevens, on 01603 407596 or email at

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