This spectacular sea fishing destination is exclusive to Sportquest Holidays. Our Norway fishing holiday packages include everything you need for an action-packed weeks fishing. There are two full-time fishing guides at Å on the Lofoten Islands that know the area like the back of their hands and subject to availability you will receive a days guided fishing free of charge.
On top of this, there is a fully stocked tackle shop on site that is regularly stocked, so you can turn up with no tackle and purchase everything you need for a full weeks fishing at excellent prices. They also have a vast array of hire equipment including rods and reels for Halibut and Cod fishing and lighter rods and reels for Plaice or bait fishing. We are known worldwide for our Norway fishing holidays and spaces fill up fast years in advance. Don’t miss out and secure your place today.
This destination is located in a village called Å, in English, this translates to ‘Stream’. The reason for this is because of the well-known Moskenesströmmen that is located nearby. Which is one of the strongest maelstroms (where two tides collide) in the world. Here the difference between high and low tides vary by almost four meters and the water can move at up to 6 knots.
One moment you can be fishing in flat calm waters, then when the tides start to collide, you are surrounded by boiling water. This is when the Coalfish start to feed hard because all of the baitfish get spun around and disorientated, then the Coalfish can take full advantage of this and go on a mass feeding frenzy. You can either choose to surface for them or use shallow diving lures. This isn’t the only destination that is great fo Coalfish and you can explore all of our Sea Fishing Norway tours here.
This part of Norway has made a considerable name for itself with the outstanding Halibut fishing and Coalfish fishing that occurs from June onwards. The start of the season is proving to be very good for the mighty Skrei Cod. Commercial boats have landed Skrei Cod well over the magical mark of 88lb.
The Skrei Cod come in from the Barents Sea to feed up in the nutrient-rich waters that surround the Lofoten Islands. With the boats you will be using, it’s only a short trip out to excellent fishing grounds.
The reason why so many anglers embark on this part of the Lofoten Islands is that the fishing grounds are right on your doorstep. The ‘Stream’ is located a short 15-minute boat ride from the marina. So no time is lost in getting to the peak area of this location. Visit our YouTube channel to see what fishing Norway is all about.
On the way to the stream, you will also pass some pretty amazing spots for Plaice fishing. Little coves and beaches frequent the shoreline, and some of these have never seen an angler. So they are always worth stopping off at as you never know what you will catch.
The main draw to Å on the Lofoten Islands is the Halibut and Coalfish. Last year there were more Halibut caught over the magical 2m mark than all the other destinations we offer in Norway. Coalfish fishing is also a massive draw for many sports fishermen. Fish averaging 20lb plus are now classed as small, a 40lb Coalfish is now a reality rather than a dream with fishing techniques such as popper and lure fishing being the chosen way to attract the larger Coalfish. There is nothing better than seeing a huge black Coalfish leap out of the water with your lure hanging out of its mouth.
The Cod fishing grounds are a little further afield and after short 40-minute boat steam you will find yourself in deeper waters where the Cod like to feed. This is area is known as the Northside of the Lofoten islands and the grounds here vary in depth from 60m – 150m perfect depths for shoals of hungry Cod. In previous years we have landed Cod to over 60lb in the summer months but on average in the summer months, you should set a target of around 35lb.
At Å we have 10 of the best fully equipped fishing boats from a Swedish company called Arronet. These boats have been carefully designed to be fast, stable in rough conditions and of course, their reliability. They all come fitted with Suzuki 150hp 4 stroke engines which again have been carefully picked for the reliability, how fuel-efficient they are and also how excellent the service is from Suzuki. At this destination, we also have a guided boat which will need to be booked well in advance, but if you do not fancy being on a guided boat then you are more than welcome to follow the guide when they take other anglers out, which is a massive help on your first couple of days.
All boats come with the most up to date Garmin fish finders, chart plotters and VHF radios. Each boat has the AIS system fitted meaning that our guides at the cabins can constantly monitor where each boat is at any time during the fishing days. This is with safety in mind as if there is an issue they will know precisely where each boat is. This is the same for all our Norway fishing holiday packages.
The guides on-site will meet you from the airports or ferry terminals and transfer you and all your luggage to your cabin. They are then on hand 24 hours a day to make sure your fishing experience is the best it can be. They even give you a full day’s guided fishing free of charge (subject to availability) where they will take you to some of their hotspots and show you how to fish for Halibut, Coalfish and Plaice.
The guides all speak fluent English along with many other languages and will go out of their way to ensure your holiday runs smoothly. If you have any questions when you are away, the guides are the first port of call.
Lofoten islands is a significant attraction for many tourists as the scenery is like nothing else in Norway. The local Norwegians have nicknamed this part of Norway as ‘The Jewel of Norway’. Once you have spent a short time there, you will see why for yourself.
At the destination, there are a few other activities on offer such as the comprehensive fishing village museum displaying 150-year fishing artefacts. There is a small bakery on-site that is many years old and still produces bread and cakes as they used to all of those years ago.
There are also many different trails and walks you can follow. These trails will take you to some of the most stunning views looking across the open ocean, mountain lakes and spectacular waterfalls.
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.