The sea fishing in Europe is amazing as these nutrient-rich waters hold some brilliant fish. For the best Cod fishing head to Norway where the enormous Skrei Cod run at the beginning of the year with camps such as Soroya and Mefjord .
In March and April the Skrei Cod flood these waters to breed creating some of the best big cod fishing that you will find anywhere in Norway. These Cod reach astronomical sizes with fish being in excess of 70lb and the chance of a 90lb+ fish being a possibility. These fish are caught by drifting over the shoals and using shads to entice them to smash your rod over and give you a fight from a Cod like would never have experienced before.
Once these Norwegian waters warm up other leviathan like creatures move in and you have the chance of catching a 200lb plus Halibut and a 35lb plus Coalfish along with some massive Plaice. Anglers flock to fishing locations such as Havoysund to catch these monster species. Havoysund is the most northerly part of Norway you can reach and is the go-to place for anglers around the world. The seas around Havoysund are teeming with Norway’s prime species, put this with an outstanding camp and guides and you have the best fishing spots in Norway.
When it comes to Coarse fishing Europe can boast some very good quality angling. For the avid Carp angler looking to hunt a big chunk of a scaley beast, Hungary is the perfect destinations. One of our most popular Carp fishing destinations in Hungary is the Carp Heaven Lake. The 59 acres of water is over 40 years old and packed full of incredible sized Mirrors and Commons. The owners have stocked over 25,000 Carp in this lake from 20lb–40lb and that’s not to mention the original Carp that were present already. The biggest fish landed so far is a massive 64lb and we are sure there are bigger Carp swimming around just waiting for you to present that perfect cast in the right place.
The lure fishing that Europe has to offer is also extremely good with countries such as Sweden holding vast amounts of very large Pike, Perch and of course Zander which we find hard to catch over here in the UK. One of our most popular destinations in Sweden is Lake Sibbo. Lake Sibbo has been known for its predator fishing for centuries, firstly for its Pike and Perch and more recently for its potential record sized Zander. Sibbo is connected to the Baltic Sea allows these colossal predators to migrate out into the Baltic and gorge themselves on the huge herring shoals that inhabit these waters. Sibbo is an all-round predator anglers dream with the chance of taking personal bests of all species on both lure and fly.
Fly fishing in Europe can be phenomenal with some of the famous rivers in Norway and Iceland all holding some extremely beautiful fish. These rivers, along with the still waters that surround them, are visited every year by anglers heading out to catch the majestic Salmon, hard fighting Trout or the pretty little Arctic Char.
One type of fishing that you may not think of when thinking of fishing in Europe is big game fishing but the big game fishing in Europe can prove to be very good. Destinations such as Madeira and the Azores give anglers the chance to battle with that magical Marlin over the 1000lb mark. You can also catch big Tuna, Dorado and many other big game species.
If you have any questions about our European fishing trips you can contact us in the office or request a free brochure.