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Coalfish, Coley, Saithe

The Coalfish, ‘Coley’ or ‘Saithe’ as it’s also known, are a member of the Gadidae family. They’re beautiful looking saltwater fish with a streamlined body. A coldwater species, they’re found around the cooler waters north of the British Isles, especially in the northern North Sea. They are also found throughout the Baltic Sea and in Scandinavian and Icelandic waters. A separate population exists in North American waters along the eastern coast of the USA and Canada.

Adult fish can typically live for up to 16–20 years and grow to longer than four feet in length and over 50lb in weight; the record is a specimen of 50lbs caught at Saltstraumen in Northern Norway. They feed primarily by hunting other fish and scour the seabed for any food that can be found there; the juvenile fish tend to be found close to the shore, particularly in rocky areas, and tend to move out into deeper waters as they grow.

Pound for pound, the Coalies are one of the hardest fighting sea fish, built for speed; they think nothing of stripping yards and yards of line from a reel on their initial run, fooling the angler to believe they’re beaten, before running again and again. Coalfish can be caught on all manner of different baits; however, the most enjoyable way of catching them is on a light lure set up. In some destinations in Norway, anglers can target the fish on Poppers skipped across the surface; this is an epic way of catching them.

Below are the top destinations in the world for Coalfish Fishing.

Sea fishing Norway Å Lofoten Islands

This spectacular sea fishing destination is exclusive to Sportquest Holidays and includes everything you need for an action-packed weeks fishing. Å on the Lofoten Islands is famed for its giant Cod and Halibut fishing, as well as a range of other backup species like Coalfish, Plaice and Wolffish. Subject to availability you will receive a full-day guided fishing free of charge.

Saltstraumen Brygge Bodø Norway

Saltstraumen Brygge in Bodø offers some of the best sea fishing in Norway. From the world-famous Strait with its huge tide and shallow water which attracts many Halibut to feed to its deeper water marks famous for holding huge shoals of Cod and Coalfish. Plaice fishing is also very good due to the sheer amount of shallow bays.

Vesterålen Fishing Northern Norway

Welcome to Vesterålen located in the north of Norway surrounded by some of the most stunning landscapes the country has to offer. Known locally as the 'Kingdom of the Whales' it is home to a huge population of different species of Whales, as well as abundant numbers of Cod, Coalfish, Halibut and numerous other saltwater species.

Guided Shore Fishing Norway

Boat fishing is not for everyone and with that in mind, we have worked hard to bring you something different. This exclusive shore fishing destination will give you the opportunity to catch one of the many sizeable Halibut which frequent these waters well within casting distance, as well as a wide range of other species that Norway is famous for.

Soroya Big Fish Adventures Norway

Everybody in the sea fishing world has heard of Sørøya in northern Norway and how it is home to the world record rod and reel caught Cod at 104LB, well we are extremely pleased to be able to offer, you the angler, the chance of fishing for these might Skrei Cod fishing in Sørøya northern Norway.

Sea Fishing Lofoten Islands Norway

If you have been looking for a fish packed holiday set amongst some stunning surroundings then look no further than the Lofoten Islands, dubbed as one of Norway's fishing jewels. The area around the camp is famous for large Halibut and Cod and one only needs to travel a short distance to find some of the best, most productive fishing grounds.

Halibut Fishing Havoysund Norway

They say the most remote fishing is the best! Well, they are not wrong. Havoysund is the most northerly part of Norway you can reach and is the go-to place for and sea anglers. The sea around Havoysund is teeming with Norway’s prime species, put this with an outstanding camp and guides and you have the best fishing in Norway.

Hosted Halibut & Coalfish Å Norway

We are extremely delighted to be able to offer you a hosted fishing trip to Å Norway which is on the stunning Islands of Lofoten. This trip will be hosted by one of our hosts and a Norwegian Guide and they will be with you every step of the way helping you to get the most out of your sea fishing holiday.

Hosted Vesterålen Fishing Norway

We are extremely pleased to be able to offer you yet another fantastic opportunity to fish this part of the world as a single angler or small group and would like to welcome you to Vesterålen. Located in the north of Norway surrounded by some of the most stunning landscape Norway has to offer. This destination is an excellent area for a mixed species trip.

Hosted Sea Fishing Lofoten Norway

Ever fancied going to Norway to do battle with some of the hard fighting fish that this part of the world is known for and struggled to get your friends to join, well now is your chance to come on your own and fish with like minded anglers. The waters around Lofoten Islands are a magnet to the mighty Halibut plus all the usual species.

Hosted Halibut Havoysund Norway

A great fully hosted trip to Havoysund Norway Guided Fishing. Truly an outstanding place in Norway with it being the most northerly part of Norway you can get to, you will agree with us that the fishing is World class. It is mainly known for the outstanding Halibut fishing on offer and is ideal for single anglers wanting to experience Norway.

Mefjord Brygge Sea Fishing Norway

If you are looking for a family fishing holiday then Mefjord is the destination for you. Not only is this an anglers paradise with super-sized specimen Cod, Halibut and Coalfish coming out of the waters at various times of the year but there are also a huge variety of activities on offer to keep the whole family entertained.

Sandbakken Lodge Northern Norway

Exclusive to Sportquest Holidays, this lovely little nest of cabins in Sandbakken, northern Norway are set on the edge of a stunning fjord that offers anglers the chance to do battle with some of Norway’s largest species. Sandbakken is renowned as a fantastic mixed fishery and produces good numbers of Cod, Coalfish and Halibut.

Torsvåg Sea Fishing Norway

Welcome to Torsvåg, this stunning location in Norway, offers sea anglers the best of both worlds. First, its location is minutes away from the fish-filled open ocean, where you will find some excellent banks that rise from the sea bed offering the perfect grounds to target Halibut. Second, this part of Norway is known worldwide for being the 'Halibut Capital'

Loppa Bergsfjord Norway

Loppa is a municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, in northern Norway. The fishing camp, situated in the sheltered town of Bergsfjord, opposite the island of Silda, is renowned amongst the sea angling community for its array of fantastic fishing opportunities, for Skrei Cod in the spring and Halibut in the summer.

Aa-gård Lavangen Norway

Aa-gård fishing camp is situated in Lavangen, in Troms og Finnmark county, in northern Norway. Thanks to the protection from the surrounding mountains and topography, the destination is almost one hundred percent' weatherproof' - whatever the weather, it's possible to fish nearly every day of the year.

Mikkelvik Brygge Norway

Mikkelvik Brygge is protected by the large islands of Rebbenesøya and its smaller neighbour Hersoya. As a result, the coastal waters close to the camp are generally calm, whatever the weather and very few fishing days get lost throughout the season. It's famed for its Skrei Cod fishing, as well as its fantastic Halibut and Plaice fishing.

Båtsfjord Brygge Norway

When staying and fishing at Båtsfjord Brygge, you will soon get immersed in the full beauty and experience of Norway’s Finnmark coast. Situated at the end of the sheltered Båtsfjord inlet, the accommodation is just a stone’s throw away from some of the best fishing spots, which have a deep history of producing some giant Cod, Halibut and Coalfish.

Norway Halibut Competition

Everybody in the sea angling circle has heard of how good the Halibut fishing is at Å on the Lofoten islands and with this, in mind, we have decided to run an annual Halibut fishing competition at this amazing destination located in the North of Norway. This Halibut competition is Exclusive to Sportquest Holidays and in conjunction with Nordic Sea Angling.

Hosted Skrei Cod Mefjord Norway

If you want to target real monster Cod then this hosted fishing trip to Mefjord Brygge is for you. With Cod caught approaching near-record sizes it is your chance to smash your PB's. Cod of 70lb are caught daily in March & April and it won't be long before one is caught over 100lb. Join us on your next adventure

Halibut Fishing In Iceland

Ever fancied targeting huge Cod in Iceland? Well we are pleased to offer you this fantastic opportunity to do battle with such fish in the comfort of your very own boat. Either choose to be fully guided or DIY, the option is yours. We provide the very best boats that come fully equipped with all the electronics to make your stay perfect.

Cod Fishing In Iceland

Suðureyri is on the west coast of Iceland and perfectly situated for sea fishing, just inside on of the western fjords, this town has everything the travelling angler can look for. Whether you choose to target the huge Cod or the massive Halibut, we are sure that you will find Iceland to be a real treasure.

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