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.
Atlantic Cod Sea Fishing Holidays
Atlantic Cod are the most sought after saltwater species in the world. Thousands upon thousands of people travel to Norway and Iceland to catch that dream fish of a Cod over 50lb. Places such as Soroya, which is home to the world record rod and reel caught Cod at 104lb’s is by far the best place in the world for huge Cod. The shoals off this Island from February to April are huge and they come close to the Island making very good sport for all anglers
We are delighted to be able to offer this destination in Norway called Mefjord as a fully hosted holiday where one of our guides will be there for your every need. Making sure you are getting everything out of your holiday. The host has many years of experience travelling the world targeting a wide variety of species and specialises in Sea fishing.
Welcome to Vesterålen located in the north of Norway surrounded by some of the most stunning landscape Norway has to offer. Known locally as the 'Kingdom of the Whales' it is home to a huge population of different species of Whales. This stunning Island is north of the world famous Lofoten Islands and the Arctic circle and benefits from the same amazing fishing opportunities.
The Tourist boards in Norway have dubbed this part of the world “The Land of the big Fish”. It is home to the current 2013 world record rod and reel caught Cod at 104lb’s and for every large Cod caught there are numerous other 30 kilo Cod. It seems like every fish grow to their maximum sizes around this wonderful part of Northern Norway.
Another great escorted sea fishing holiday hosted by our own guides to “The Land of the big fish”. Home to the real monster Cod, but why do they call it “The Land of the big fish”? Well, it’s no surprise when the fishing is as good as this with Cod approaching the maximum size possible. It holds the current World record Cod at 104lb!
This absolutely stunning fishing camp on the Island of Senja Northern Norway has something for every traveller. The fishing around this location in Norway benefits from a huge run of Skrei Cod early season then the Skrei Cod give way to huge shoals of Coalfish that push in the fjords searching out bait shoals to feed on.
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.
If you are serious about your sea fishing in Northern Norway you will of heard of Andöya, which is located in Northern Norway. This destination called Risöysundet is located on the south-east part of Andöya, in a strait called Risöysundet. The cabins are well protected from the wind and offer great possibilities for a big variety of both fishing areas and species to target.
Description: The Cod is an unmistakable fish. The colouration of a Cod is normally green to brown on its back with a distinct mottling leading down to a white belly. The top jaw overextends the lower jaw which comes with the Cods most distinct feature, a. single barbell. The lateral line of a cod is very distinct and runs from behind the gill plate all the way to the base of the tail.
Average Size: Very small Cod from around a few ounces can be caught by anglers using small hooks and baits but the big girls, which are around 40lbs, can be caught using larger baits/shads and hooks. The average size is around the 15lb mark when fishing abroad.
Where to Catch: The Atlantic Cod is very widespread species and is a favourite fish amongst sea anglers all over the world. These fish can be found around the UK shores at various times of the year with the English channel being particularly good. The cold seas in the North Sea are very good places to find Cod though with the seas off the Shetland Isles being the best place in the UK to find a big fish. For the ultimate Cod fishing though, anglers should travel overseas to countries such as Norway, Iceland and Greenland.
Fishing methods: There are many different methods to use when catching cod. From the shore, the best way to catch Cod is by ledgering using bait. Look for those times just after a storm where the sea bed has been stirred up then head out using big worm/shellfish baits on a Pennell rig and you should find some cod.
Out on the boats, the best way to catch the Cod is by fishing with shads. Head out to areas that are either known cod hotspots or look for plateaus rising up from the sea bed as Cod love to inhabit these areas. Once you find fish using the fish finder set up a drift and lower your shads down, depth marked braid is very good for this as you can fish at a very accurate depth and find the fish. Once at the depth you can work your shads by either lifting your rod slowly up and down or from side to side. This is a very good way to catch Cod as it taps into their predatory instinct and you will catch the bigger specimens by fishing this way.