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Aa-gård Lavangen Norway Fantastic Fjord Fishing

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Tour Code NOR046

Fishing Lavangen

Aa-gård fishing camp is situated in Lavangen, in Troms og Finnmark county, in northern Norway. The municipality encompasses the land around the Spansdalelva river valley and most of the area around the Lavangen fjord, south of the Astafjorden. The camp is set in a peaceful, rural location and is a popular destination amongst travelling rods who visit in numbers to sample the excellent sea fishing on offer.

The fjords of Lavangen, around the fishing camp, are easy to navigate, and good fishing is found almost everywhere, with many of the best spots just a stone’s throw from the cabins. Described as fishing in ‘the largest pantry in the world’, the waters are rich and home to all the species that Norway is famous for, with abundant numbers of Cod, Halibut, Coalfish, Wolffish and Redfish. In addition, 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. Thus, the camp is ideal for ‘first-timers’ travelling to Norway as well seasoned pro’s.

A family-owned camp, Aa-Gård is open all year round and has been hosting anglers and tourists who like to hike, bike, ski for more than twenty years. The destination is an excellent base for the perfect activity holiday and those seeking a slower pace of recreation.

Sea Fishing At Aa-gård

The main three species that attract travelling rods to Aa-gård are the Cod, Halibut and Coalfish, as with most of our destinations in Norway. However, there’s also a range of other backup and smaller species on offer, such as Wolffish and Redfish.

Halibut

A bottom-dwelling fish, found in depths ranging from a few metres to hundreds of metres, in most ecosystems, they are near the top of the marine food chain. A well-equipped predator, they feed on almost anything they can fit in their mouths, from baitfish of all sizes to crabs and squid. They can grow to over 200lb in weight, and although the fish caught at the camp average between 40lb and 50lb, they provide anglers with a real sporting challenge.

Cod

A shoaling species and a favourite amongst travelling rods, they move in large, size-structured aggregations, and their diet consists of small fish, molluscs, crustaceans and worms. However, they’re not fussy, and with their colossal bucket mouth, they will consume most things they come across if in a feeding mood. The fish at Aa-gård average around 15lb, although much larger specimens to over 40lb and even 50lb get landed every season.

Coalfish

The Coalfish, ‘Coley’ or ‘Saithe’ as it’s also known, are members of the Gadidae family and are beautiful looking saltwater fish with streamlined bodies. Pound for pound, they’re one of the hardest fighting sea fish. They feed primarily by hunting other fish and scouring the seabed for any food 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.

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Sheltered Fjord Fishing

One of the enormous advantages of fishing at Aa-gård is the location and the fact that it’s virtually considered weatherproof. Situated in the north of Norway, in Lavangen, in Troms og Finnmark county, it’s heavily shielded and protected by the land around the Spansdalelva river valley and most of the area around the Lavangen fjord, south of the Astafjorden. As a result, the waters close to the camp are generally calm, whatever the weather and very few, if any, fishing days get lost throughout the season.

To explore the waters in and around Aa-gård, quality aluminium fishing boats are used, all of which feature 60HP engines and a range of electrical equipment, including GPS and Sonar. The vessels are incredibly stable, can accommodate four anglers and are perfect for fjord fishing.

The Boats

– Aluminium hulls
– 60HP engines
– Room for 4 anglers
– Equipped with GPS
– Equipped with Sonar

All ten boats are easily accessible and are moored less than 100m away from the cabins in their very own marina, which means each day you can be fishing within a matter of minutes after setting out.

Extra Activities

Besides the first-class sea fishing on offer, another thing that makes Aa-gård so popular is the wide range of non-fishing activities available. So if you fancy an afternoon off from the fishing or travel with a non-angling companion, then there’s plenty of extra activities on offer.

Biking Trails

Lavangen is a beautiful place to bike around, and there are plenty of off-road trails and scenic routes to enjoy. There is almost no traffic and experiencing the beauty of the fjords on two wheels is a fantastic excursion. The camp has a few bikes to rent out if it’s something that takes your fancy.

Hiking Trails

If you prefer to explore on foot, then there’s a whole host of trail networks available. Some start from sea level and climb up to one thousand metres altitude, passing a series of valleys and waterfalls and providing some incredible views. Others mosey through the cultural landscapes. The beautiful village of Tennevoll is situated just 15 minutes away and is a perfect spot to visit.

Skiing

At the right time of year, the conditions for Cross Country Skiing are fantastic. There are three different area’s all of which feature illuminated tracks and span for over 3 kilometres. There is even a ski competition with a trail around Spanstind, usually set in April.

Ice climbing

A huge sport in this region of Norway, Ice climbing in Troms og Finnmark county attracts climbers from all around the world. There are plenty of quality waterfalls and coastal ice climbing available, including the largest waterfall in the region, a monster of almost 600 meters high.

Accommodation

A family-owned camp, Aa-Gård is open all year round and has been hosting anglers and tourists who like to hike, bike, ski for more than twenty years. The destination is an excellent base for the perfect activity holiday and those seeking a slower pace of recreation.

The camp offers a range of accommodation to suit pairs of anglers through to larger groups of up to six anglers, all staying in one cabin.

A popular cabin amongst travelling rods is one named Abbabu. Located just thirty metres from the marina and renovated in 2020, it features a living space of 54m² and three bedrooms, with four beds. (two single rooms and one twin.)

It offers a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, oven, microwave, stove, coffee maker and kettle, a comfortable lounge area with seating, a coffee table, satellite TV, underfloor heating, and free Wi-Fi. It also comes supplied with bed linen and towels.

– Beds: 4
– Shower / WC: 1
– Under floor heating
– Distance to marina: 30m
– Free internet

Outside it features a covered porch and garden furniture.

Food & Drink

One of the beauties of Aa-Gård is the fact it offers a self-catered or fully catered option depending on your preference. In the lodges, you can easily cook for yourself at the end of each fishing day, or if you’d prefer, you can visit the on-site restaurant.

The restaurant is open for groups of at least eight people (we can confirm before you book if it will be open) and serves traditional Norwegian food cooked with local ingredients, combining traditional recipes and flavours. Below the restaurant, there is a wine cellar, perfect for wine tasting.

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Itinerary

Day 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

Arrive
Oslo Depart Oslo

Arrive Bardufoss

After you have cleared customs, a representative from Aa-gård Lavangen will greet you and transfer you to the fishing camp.

The transfer takes around 1 hour 10 minutes.

Once you arrive at the camp, the owners will introduce you to your cabin and give you a very quick briefing on the boats and the equipment supplied. After this, you are free to fish.

Overnight Accommodation: Aa-gård Cabins (Twin Rooms) R/O

Day 2 to 4: Fishing Days

As you have your own boat, there is no time limit to how much or how little you wish to fish and even at certain times of the year, it remains daylight for 24hrs. The fishing can be as close as a couple of minutes steam from the cabins.

Overnight Accommodation: Aa-gård Cabins (Twin Rooms) R/O

Day 5 to 7: Fishing Days

This part of Norway is very sheltered and it’s very rare for you to lose any days fishing due to bad weather. There is normally a fjord or bay you can reach that is very sheltered from any wind.

Overnight Accommodation: Aa-gård Cabins (Twin Rooms) R/O

Day 8:

In the morning a representative from Aa-gård Lavangen will transfer you back to Bardufoss Airport ready for you to take your flight home.

The transfer takes around 1 hour 10 minutes.

Depart Bardufoss

Arrive Oslo Depart Oslo

Arrive UK

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FISHING Seasons

The season runs from March to September.

Cod

Season: March to September
Peak: March to May
Weight: 5lb to 50lb
Average Weight: 15lb

Halibut

Season: June to September
Peak: June
Weight: 20lb to 200lb
Average Weight: 40lb

Coalfish

Season: June to September
Peak: July
Weight: 5lb to 30lb
Average Weight: 10lb

Wolffish

Season: March to September
Peak: All Year
Weight: 5lb to 15lb
Average Weight: 7lb

Package Details

Prices from
£1,249
per person

Included

  • All international flights
  • All transfers
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 6 days fishing via self-drive boat
  • Fishing boat with Sonar, GPS, VHF & radar
  • Bed linen, towels and final cabin cleaning

Excluded

  • Extra activities
  • Food and drink
  • Boat fuel
  • Final boat cleaning

Optional extras

  • Flight upgrades
  • Accommodation upgrades
  • Additional luggage
  • Departure from other UK airports

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Departing Returning Days Price Availability
01/08/2022 31/08/2022 8 £1,249 Sold Out
01/09/2022 30/09/2022 8 £1,249 Enquire Now
01/10/2022 31/10/2022 8 £1,249 Enquire Now
01/11/2022 30/11/2022 8 £1,249 Enquire Now
01/03/2023 31/03/2023 8 £1,359 Enquire Now
Great Cod Fishing Month Great Cod Fishing Month
01/04/2023 30/04/2023 8 £1,359 Enquire Now
01/05/2023 31/05/2023 8 £1,359 Enquire Now
01/06/2023 30/06/2023 8 £1,359 Enquire Now
2 Cabins & 2 Boats available 2 Cabins & 2 Boats available
01/07/2023 31/07/2023 8 £1,359 Enquire Now
Prime Halibut Month Prime Halibut Month
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Reviews

Clive

The fishing at Aa-gård was good and the main thing was it was sheltered, we were able to fish in comfort every day. The boats were also ideal for what we wanted and were spacious enough that we could all fish comfortably. The highlight of the week was Simon's 50lb Halibut, it played him a right merry dance!

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Simon

I went to catch a Halibut and I was successful in landing one around the 50lb mark, the fight was incredible and there were many laughs watching me do battle with it. That aside we had lots of different species throughout our week. The accommodation was comfortable and our hosts very helpful and welcoming.

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Kevin

The sheltered waters in and around the camp were alive with fish. We didn't land any real monsters by Norway's standards, but we had a fantastic week and plenty of fish. I really wanted a Halibut and Coalfish and caught both of these with a Halibut of 30lb and numerous Coalfish into double figures.

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