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Plaice Sea Fishing Holidays

Plaice are a cold saltwater species, although they are usually small they are aggressive predators and will take most of the common sea fishing baits. Although not normally a species that anglers travel to target alone, they are a welcome change and great species to catch on light tackle on many of our sea fishing destinations. Plaice are also considered to be great eating fish.

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

Hosted Risöysundet Sea Fishing | Andöya | North Norway

We are delighted to be able to offer yet another fantastic opportunity as a single angler or small group to join us on a fully hosted sea fishing adventure to this amazing destination located off Andöya which is located in Northern Norway. The huge advantage of joining tour hosted trips is to learn off your host who will have been fishing the sea off Norway for many years... Read more

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

Risöysundet | Andöya | North Norway | Sea Fishing

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... Read more

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

Halibut & Coalfish Fishing | Å | Northern Norway

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... Read more

  Category: Sea Fishing
   Season: April to September

Hosted Halibut & Plaice Fishing | Lofoten | North 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... Read more

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

Name: Plaice

Also known as: European Plaice

Scientific Name: Pleuronectes platessa

Description: The characteristics of the common Plaice ranges from a dark green to dark brown back with irregularly distributed orange spots and the underside is pearly white. The skin is smooth with small scales and they are able to adapt their colours to match their environment, but the orange spots always remain.

Average Size: Plaice have been caught ranging from 0.5lb to over 14lb but an average would be 3lb.

Where to catch: The range for the European Plaice is huge and they can be found off all coasts including the Barents Sea, the Mediterranean, the Northeast Atlantic and off Greenland. Some of the most popular destinations are in Norway. The grounds where Plaice can be found vary from clean smooth sandy bottoms to muddy grounds and usual depths of 5 – 50m. The smaller of the species can be caught from very shallow inshore waters.

Fishing Methods: The normal method to target Plaice is to fish with bait from strips of Mackerel to whole prawns. The rigs normally consist of Size 1 long shank hooks on a range of different traces depending on the tide, range and system you are using. You do not have to have the baited hook tight to the bottom, Plaice are aggressive hunters and will move off the substrate in order to secure a meal.

  • Pimp your rig – Plaice love bling such as beads, spoons and other attractors are worth using to increase your chances. Adding movement and visual stimulus to your bait is important, these guys are visual hunters.
  • Flowing trace – Use as lighter lead as possible to allow your end gear to move around in the tide and currents.
  • Pulley rig –This is a simple rig and it allows for powerful long casts. It also helps in hooking the fish as the weight is connected directly to the weight.
  • Multiple hook paternoster – Any combination ie 2 up and 1 down will work. Some people prefer wide white booms as they create movement when they are caught by the current giving life to the bait. It is really up to you.
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