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Cod Fishing Holidays

Norway and Iceland attract thousands of anglers from around the world all in search of the best Cod fishing holidays possible. Places such as Soroya, current home to the world record rod and reel caught Cod at over 100lb, Havoysund the most northerly part of Norway you can reach and then the up and coming Lofoten Islands all offer the perfect base for an excellent Cod fishing Holiday. We offer both Fully Guided Cod Fishing Holidays or the very popular self-drive Cod fishing holiday, both have huge benefits and offer people from around the world the chance to target and catch themselves the biggest ever Atlantic Cod they are likely to see. Cod are one of the most sought after fish saltwater fish species in the UK so its no wonder that so many people travel to north Norway Cod fishing trying to beat their personal bests

Below is a list of the top Cod Fishing Holidays in Norway

Deep Sea Fishing | Saltstraumen Brygge | Bodø | Norway

Saltstraumen Brygge in Bodø offers some of the best sea fishing in Norway you may well come across. 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. This self-drive sea fishing holiday in Bodo is one not to be missed.. Read more

  Category: Sea Fishing
   Season: March to October

Exclusive Sportquest Halibut Fishing Competition | Å | Norway

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, we will be running this Halibut competition each year at the start of July which is the peak time for the big ones... Read more

  Category: Fishing Holidays, Sea Fishing, Hosted Sea Fishing
   Season: July

Shore Fishing | Lofoten Islands | North 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. On top of this, you will be joined by an extremely experienced shore angling guide who will assist you with everything you need... Read more

  Category: Fishing Holidays, Sea Fishing
   Season: February to April & September to November

Vesterålen | Halibut & Cod Fishing | North Norway

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... Read more

  Category: Fishing Holidays, Sea Fishing
   Season: April to September

Vesterålen | Hosted Halibut & Cod Fishing | North 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... Read more

  Category: Fishing Holidays, Sea Fishing, Hosted Sea Fishing
   Season: April to September
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Additional Information

What does a Cod look like?

If you were to show a picture of a Cod to any saltwater angler they will know what it is, they are very distinctive with a green to brown colouration leading down to a very white belly. They have a very visible lateral line running from their gills to their tails. Another trait of the Atlantic Cod is the single Barbel under its chin, this they use to sense for their prey. The Cod found in Norway and Iceland are both Atlantic Cod and both countries rely heavily on their presence.

How Big Do Cod Get?

All the way along the coast of Norway Cod get caught in a huge variety of sizes from 5lb all the way up to the currently Cod world record that is over 100lb. When you travelling on Cod Fishing trips you never know the size you could catch. The best time to catch yourself a huge Cod is March and April when the Skrei Cod are around. Places like Soroya, Havoysund, Lofoten Islands and Mefjord offer some of the best Skrei Fishing in Norway.

Where is the best place to catch Cod?

The Atlantic Cod is a 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 best Cod fishing Holiday though, anglers should travel overseas to countries such as Norway & Iceland where the chances are much better at landing that dream Cod.

How To Catch Cod?

We offer a couple of ways of catching Cod, the first is Cod fishing from a boat in Norway or Iceland and then you have shore fishing. The Shore fishing in Norway we run is located on the Lofoten Islands and is fully guided. The best way to catch Cod from the shore is by casting out baited rigs. We have written helpful Shore Fishing In Norway Tip Blogs, explaining the best rigs to fish in Norway and what is the best bait to use in Norway. When you are in Norway Boat Fishing for Cod then there are several different Cod fishing methods. You can fish with shads for Cod in Norway, pirk for Cod in Norway or even bait fishing for Cod in Norway. All these methods work really well and we have written many different blogs. Tips on catching Cod, What Shads to use for Cod, How to catch Skrei Cod and Whats in Paul Tackle Box. All really helpful blogs and another blog that might be helpful is our Ultimate Guide to Sea Fishing where we cover lots of useful tip for fishing in Norway.

Can I bring Cod Home from Norway?

As of 2021 travellers from the UK can bring home 18 kilos of filleted fish. This may change so make sure you always check before travelling on a cod fishing holiday. Most of our destinations in Norway offer freezing facilities so you can bring your catch home. Cod fishing holidays in Norway are a great way to bring home your catch and share with your friends but please be responsible.


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