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Monster Halibut Caught Yesterday Å Lofoten Islands

Monster Halibut Caught Yesterday Å Lofoten Islands


Red hot fishing at our destination called Å located at the very end of the Lofoten islands. This part of Norway still manages to blow me away with the Halibut fishing just take a look at the below report sent to us last night from Nordic Sea Angling.


We at Sportquest Holidays would like to congratulate Alexander on his dream fish and I know how much it would of meant to him and I would of truly loved to have been there share his moment, well done Alexander.


“This destination is a must for any serious Halibut anglers out there”


Like we have said in previous reports, this destination is becoming one of our most popular destinations so if you are considering a fishing holiday to Norway then you must look at this place. You can call me anytime to talk about what we can offer you on 01603 407596




Most of the guests wanted to target Halibut and with radiant sun, mirror-shaped sea and a good feeling, it felt like it would be a good choice.

After a few hours of fishing without any results, most of them lost their minds, but from nowhere there was a call from team Alexander Karlson in boat 6 that they just landed today’s first fish and the buzz came back immediately.

Not long after, Martin from boat 2 with colleague Alexander Lindgren shouted over the radio that they have something big on the hook and that they would like assistance. However, Alexander fought the fish very quickly and efficiently just as Martin jumped into the boat, the fish landed.



That said, we would like to congratulate Alexander for a true MONSTER !!!! The fish measured 204 centimetres and thus we can see another MONSTER HALIBUT here on Å.



After marking and some pictures, the fish naturally swam back and Martin jumped back in the guide boat, but Martin did not even get out of there before the team Alexander Karlsson shouted at the radio that they also needed assistance even when they had big fish on, we looked inquiring at each other and thought that this is not true, what’s happening !! ??

But Martin turned the boat and went full speed to boat 6.

Well, when Martin saw the bend and heard the bottom rush, he realised that this was not a normal day. Aching bones and 35 minutes later Martin sees the fish rising from the depths and even this looked really nice when the fish broke the surface and the fuse was a fact so broke total joy! Alexander is shaking, people are applauding and they are excited about the radio.



Alexander’s fish measured 178cm and after marking and some pictures, this madam also swam in the depths again. With that said, we can find another big Halibut this day.

After these big fishes, the fish started running quite well and several fine fishes landed in the afternoon and the fishing for big Coalfish was quite crazy during the week, lots of chilling Coalfish that seem to cut everything from Speedjigging to popper.



Tight Lines

Martin, Alexander & André


Again, we all in the office would like to congratulate Alexander on this dream fish. We also would like to thank the guides at Nordic sea angling for strongly promoting CATCH & RELEASE on Halibut. There is nothing worse for our sport than killing fish of this size and the CATCH & RELEASE rules at ALL our Nordic Sea Angling camps in North Norway are in place to protect our fishing and with a little help from all who travel to these destinations we can keep this fantastic fishing alive for future travellers.


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Tight lines



Blog Comments

  • Carl

    Well done on the catch and release I wish more people thought like this

    • Paul Stevens

      Thanks Carl we try our hardest to promote it. I understand people wanting to take fish for the table but please make sure you are all sensible with what you are taking as we would ideally like to leave the fishing as good as it is for future anglers and not just live for the day

      All the best


  • Lenny

    Congratulations on the halibut I bet it gave you a good scrap. Where about in Norway is this? North or south

    • Paul Stevens

      Hi Lenny, apparently the fight lasted around 30 minutes and I know the person who caught it and he does not mess around with fish. It is North Norway and located on the Lofoten Islands

      Let me know if you want any info

      All the best


  • Tom

    Hello there are 4 of us who travel to Norway each year and fancy some where different. this place looks very good can you please send me full details of this place in norway?

    My name is Thomas Harvey you have my contact details as we get your brochure

    • Paul Stevens

      Hello Tom, its been a while since we last spoke hope you guys are all good and still getting out there fishing.

      I have sent you something out in todays post and if you would like to reserve some dates just come back to me on 01603 407596 and we can get things moving for you

      All the best


  • Norman

    Hi Paul thanks for sharing this with us as we are due out there this Wednesday and this really has got us all fired up. What did they catch it on? Can you please try and give us as much info as possible as that would really be a dream of ours to land such a fish

  • John

    Hi I am part of Normans group. can you also pass the details to me as well as I am sure Norman will keep all the info for himself as we have a little wager on the biggest fish

    tight lines, john

  • James

    WOW what an awesome fish and I second what the others are saying about catch and release. it is the way forward, keep up the good work

  • Craig broadhead

    This place doable on kayaks?

  • Ulf

    Hi guys.

    Just wanna tell you that the giant halibuts still are just outside Å, Lofoten.
    We caught one yesterday and there was another big one who decided to stay att the bottom and just cut the line for us:-)..

    Greetings from Å, Lofoten
    Ulf, Sweden

  • Patrick Karner

    Hallo wir fahren jedes Jahr auf die lofoten und nächstes Jahr wollen wir unsere Unterkunft wechseln…
    Haben sie noch Termine frei?
    Liebe grüße

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