If you are looking for a family fishing holiday then Mefjord is the destination for you. Not only is this an anglers paradise with super-sized specimens coming out of the waters at various times of the year but there are also a huge variety of activities to keep the whole family entertained such as hiking into the local mountains where you may encounter some of Norway’s most spectacular wildlife including Reindeer and Eagles. Mefjord is also renowned for its Northern lights shows, the lack of artificial light here makes seeing these wonders of nature a very big possibility. Also, the sheltered fjords on offer minutes away from the cabins offers families the perfect place to take a day out fishing for smaller species
The stunning island of Senja in northern Norway offers the travelling angler many different fishing opportunities from sheltered fjord fishing, fast running channels and then, of course, the open ocean experience that every angler should experience. The Island of Senja is one of Norway’s biggest Islands full of old fishing towns with Finnses a short drive away which is the major town on the Island. There you will find supermarkets, shopping centres and many other local shops and cafes. The village of Mefjord is located on the edge of some stunning mountains which offer superb backdrops to any one’s photos. Right in front of the cabins is a fjord that offers some fantastic fishing opportunities at the right time of year, or simply drive 30 minutes around the cost and you will have the choice of many other fjords all holding potential hotspots.
You will be fishing the North sea and these waters are rich with life and nutrients which makes for some incredible fishing at certain times of the year. In March and April the Skrei Cod flood these waters to breed creating some of the best big cod fishing that you will find anywhere in Norway. These Cod reach astronomical sizes with fish being in excess of 70lb and the chance of a 90lb+ fish being a possibility. These fish are caught by drifting over the shoals and using shads to entice them to smash your rod over and give you a fight from a Cod like would never have experienced before.
As the waters warm up the fishing changes and Halibut becomes the main fish to target. These enormous flatfish can be targeted in the fjords or the open sea with some monster fish lurking beneath the waves that can be caught using either trolled dead baits or by jig fishing from the boats. One of the best things about fishing in the summer in Norway is the fact you can fish in the midnight sun. This is where the sun does not set properly leaving just twilight.
There are 20 boats parked at the two floating bridges. The boats you will using are 19ft Kværnø aluminium boats equipped with 50 hp four-stroke engines, GPS, chart plotter and fishfinder. The boats are very good and safe for the conditions that are on the far side of the island, towards the open ocean. The boats are also equipped with AIS (Automatic Identification System) to improve security and safety. This makes sure we can follow your boat’s position from the land and send a rescue boat in case of an emergency.
If you would like a little more comfort at Mefjord we can organise special custom-made packages for guests who enjoy the comfort and extraordinary experience of big fish hunting, especially cod and halibut fishing on Senja. Our V.I.P, fully equipped 36 ft Big Boat is especially recommended for a greater experience. We can offer you three different levels of experience onboard this stunning boat.
- The Deluxe Fishing Experience Silver – Big boat rental (36 feet), Experienced captain and fishing guide.
- Deluxe Fishing Experience Gold – Includes the above but also comes with all fishing equipment, flotation suits and a filleting service.
- Deluxe Fishing Experience Platinum – Includes the above with 24/7 Exclusive services and priority VIP assistance and Helicopter airport transfers
- This deluxe fishing boat is capable of taking up to 12 people but only 4-5 fishing at once. All the above can be booked and you must speak to a member of the Sportquest Holidays team for any additional costs.
Mefjord is also a brilliant destination to travel to if you enjoy spotting wildlife. You will have the opportunity of seeing sea eagles swooping down to take fish from the water and reindeer wandering the local area looking for their next meal. When out at sea you will be captivated by the many Puffins and Gannets that you will see diving for baitfish on the water, these beautiful birds will provide many a great photo opportunity if the fishing slows down. If you are very lucky you may encounter the humpback whales that come into the area to feast on the huge shoals of baitfish that appear at certain times of the year.
If you have any questions on our Mefjord sea fishing trips contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. We also host an exclusive Halibut Fishing Competition in Norway every year. Spaces are limited and go fast, so make sure to reserve your teams place early and be in with a chance of winning £4000. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.
You can see all our sea fishing holidays in Norway here.