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Coalfish Sea Fishing Holidays

Coalfish are classed as the Cheetahs of the cold waters around Norway and Iceland and anglers from across the world are flocking to Norway and Iceland to target them. These saltwater Coalfish grow to a massive size and can reach weights of up to 50lb. These are regularly caught every week in Norway. Such places like Lofoten Islands and Havoysund in North Norway are the main areas, where you can possibly smash the world record for Coalfish. A great summer species.

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Tour code: NOR040

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.

   Season: February to April & September to November

From: £1,023 per person including flights

Tour code: NOR004

This spectacular sea fishing destination is exclusive to Sportquest Holidays and includes everything you need for an action-packed weeks fishing. Subject to availability you will receive a full day guided fishing free of charge. On top of this, there is a fully stocked tackle shop on site so you can turn up with no end tackle and be rest assured that you can purchase everything you need for a full weeks fishing at very good prices.

  Category: Sea Fishing
   Season: April to September

From: £1,338 per person including flights

Tour code: NOR011

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 guides and he will be with you every step of the way helping you to get the most out of your sea fishing holiday.

   Season: April to September

Fly ONLY weeks available for the Coalfish

Tour code: NOR025

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.

   Season: April to September

From: £1,293 per person including flights

Tour code: NOR027

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.

   Season: April to September

From: £1,556 per person including flights

Tour code: NOR033

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.

  Category: Sea Fishing
   Season: March to October

From: £1,241 per person including flights

Tour code: NOR024

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.

   Season: March to October

Book this standard trip and receive 3 FREE extra Days

Tour code: NOR020  

If you have been looking for a fish packed holiday in stunning surroundings then look no further than the Lofoten Islands dubbed as the jewel of Norway. The area around the camp is famous for large Halibut and one only needs to travel a short distance to find some of the best grounds.

  Category: Sea Fishing
   Season: April to September

From: £1,435 per person including flights


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Description: Coalfish is a codfish that can be found both near the surface and on the seabed down to a depth of 300 metres. It is a shoaling fish that may gather in large numbers where there is plenty of food. Lots of travelling anglers have now started to target these supercharged fish from the surface as the takes are explosive and can last a long time with the average size being much larger off the surface.

Average Size: The average size of the Coalfish ranges from 4lbto over 50lb but on average you should expect them to be around 15lb. They tend to be much bigger where you find faster water like such places as the Lofoten Islands.

Where to catch: Norwegian Coalfish become sexually mature at the age of 5-6 years and spawn in winter along the Norwegian coast, from Lofoten to the North Sea. The spawning period peaks in February, after which the young drift passively northwards with the currents. Small Coalfish appear in southern and western Norway in spring, and by the coast of Finnmark as late as August. A lot of the shoals migrate to fast flowing waters to feed up in August to late September, waters such as the very powerful Moskenesströmmen located at the very end of the Lofoten Islands is the perfect area and habitat for these very active and hungry fish.

Fishing Methods: Early on in the year the bigger specimens will be found in the middle layers of the water feeding on krill and other crustaceans. When the water temperature rises the Coalfish appetite increases greatly and these micro food items aren’t enough anymore so they switch over to Herring, Sprat, Blue Whiting, juvenile Haddock and Mackerel. The methods of fishing for them will differ given the season you are fishing. Later in the year, the Coalfish tend to push baitfish to the surface so fishing poppers, stick baits and slow sinking small shads work very well and always pick up the bigger specimens.