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Northern Norway Sea Fishing Report


What an amazing start to our sea fishing destinations in Northern Norway, the huge shoals of Coalfish have arrived along with them many Halibut and the Cod are sticking around due to the lower water temperatures.

“May is a Great Month For Norway”

In this fish filled report we will give you a quick update from our most popular camps in Northern Norway and believe us when we say May is a great month to travel to Norway and if you would like to enquire about any dates for May 2017 then act fast as we are becoming fairly full. Simply Click Here to view all our sea fishing destinations in Norway.

Northern Norway Sea Fishing Report

One happy angler

FULL REPORT HERE: I will start with one of our camps on the Lofoten Islands called Nappstraumen. This camp is located in a great area known for its huge Halibut and is home to our next hosted trip departing on June 15th. The Cod are still there in huge numbers and anglers are getting their strings pulled by some pretty impressive sized Cod.

Northern Norway Sea Fishing Report

Halibut are now turning up

Northern Norway Sea Fishing Report

Huge Wolfish from Norway

“Top Tip For Coalfish”

The Coalfish have also turned up and some days the anglers have been breaking their backs hooking and landing these hard fighting fish.

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Two of the hardest fighting fish in Norway

TOP TIP: I just thought I would give you guys a little tip about fishing for Coalfish as it is something I hear people talking about and that is the fact that most Coalfish die after landing them. The best thing to do when fishing for Coalfish that you want to catch and release is to tighten down your clutch so they can not take any line and just wind and get them in as quick as possible, try not to lift them out of the water unhook them in the water and they will go back fighting fit.

Northern Norway Sea Fishing Report

Catch and release

NEXT DESTINATION on the Lofoten Islands is our camp called Å, which is located right at the bottom of the Lofoten Islands and gives you some of the finest fishing on the Lofoten Islands. The Coalfishing there is on fire and all the anglers are coming back to the harbour at the end of the day with huge smiles and long arms.

Northern Norway Sea Fishing Report

The Coalfish are everywhere

Northern Norway Sea Fishing Report

Locked into a huge Coalfish

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The perfectly shaped Coalfish

Also The Halibut fishing is picking up with a top fish so far of 182cm. The Cod are hanging around with Cod topping nearly 30kilo, which is a mighty fine summer Cod.

Northern Norway Sea Fishing Report

What an amazing summer Cod

Up to Havoysund now and the Halibut season, which Havoysund is so famous for, is kicking off in style with most boats connecting and landing huge Halibut. The Cod fishing is also still very good and when targeting the Cod the boats are coming back with great stories of some huge Cod landed.

Northern Norway Sea Fishing Report

Havoysund is home to the best Halibut fishing

Northern Norway Sea Fishing Report

Check out the electric reel

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Huge congratulations on this Halibut

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The Plaice fishing in Havoysund is very good

This is just a quick update of the month of May so far, however we will be updating our Facebook page and website with live reports on a daily basis so if you are considering a trip to Norway or just want to keep an eye on a camp you are travelling to then keep an eye out for our next instalment. Also, we are nearly finished putting together the last parts of our next big destination in Norway. Believe me, you will not want to miss this one!

“New Norway Destination Coming Soon”

If you would like to chat with me about any of our Norway destinations or need some advice, simply call me on 01603 407596 or Click Here to view all our Sea Fishing destinations in Northern Norway.

Until next time, tight lines

Paul Stevens


  1. Colin

    What a great report Paul. Cant wait to get out there in June only 4 more weeks

    1. Paul Stevens Sportquest

      Hi Colin yes not long now and really good news about the Coalies turning up. Fingers crossed for a large Halibut or two

      Tight lines, Paul

  2. Tony

    Hi Paul that really has made me look forward to my trip even more. How am I going to sleep now!! See you soon

    1. Paul Stevens Sportquest

      Only 4 weeks to go Tony and make sure you bring your fighting belt, I know how much your back ached last time….. only kidding will be nice to see you again

      I will call you a couple of days before we head out.

      See you soon, Paul

  3. Michael

    Can you please tell me the availability for May 2017? There are 4 of us who have never been to Norway and have been told a lot about the Lofoten Islands.

    Also can you arrange a guide for the week? Look forward to your reply


    1. Paul Stevens Sportquest

      Hello Michael yes you are correct, the Lofoten Islands are one of the best places in Norway especially for the hard fighting Coalfish. We do have a couple of weeks available for May 2017 but you will need to be fast as its filling quickly. Drop me an email at

      Yes it is possible to have a guide for the whole week and a great bonus as they know where all the fish are all the time so they will keep you busy.

      Look forward to speaking with you. All the best


  4. Marc

    Awesome report and thanks for the tip on releasing the Coalfish. We have fished many times in Norway and always get put off from targeting Coalfish as they tend to die and we release everything we catch so knowing this we will be for sure having a go next time we travel.


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