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, the archipelago of Vesterålen reaches out westwards from the mainland of Norway and into the Atlantic ocean. Due to how popular our other destinations have become on the Lofoten Islands, has led us to research this area and try to bring you new exciting destinations that offer the same world-class fishing opportunities. Vesterålen will open up some great fishing areas and is what we like to class as almost weatherproof as you have access to two huge fjords, Jörnfjorden where the camp is located and then Eidsfjorden being just a 5-minute ride away. This camp has 2 guides on it all times meaning that you will always have a guide on the camp who will be able to offer advice on where to fish and what tactics to use.
The destination of Vesterålen in Norway is located on the Eidsfjorden which is a deep long fjord with depths as deep as 200mtrs and has many plateaus, peaks and structures that will hold big Cod and Coalfish all year round. This has also been a great area for Redfish and huge Ling. On the sides of this fjord, there are some great sandy plateaus close to the land which will offer fantastic Halibut fishing along with Plaice and Dabs. If you continue a short distance to the west or south-west you will find yourself in the open ocean where there are many more peaks, channels and plateaus. The population of big Cod, Coalfish and Halibut are great in this area. The fishing area stretches all the way up to Hovden, which is a lighthouse on the north-west side of Vesterålen about 25 nm away from the camp. It’s not just the great fishing in this area that has caught our attention, its the accommodation on offer. It is of a very high standard for Norway and we have made sure that the cabins are complete with lots of modern amenities to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as it could be
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 the cooler months such as April and May, the Cod fishing around Vesteralen is very good and with the Skrei Cod coming close enough to reach from this destination it won’t be long before we see some very good results. 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.
With our partners Nordic Sea Angling we have managed to secure the same high standard boats as we run at many of our other camps. The boats that you will be using are known for excellent handling and safety at sea. They are very sturdy even in rough conditions and are constructed to deal with heavy seas. The boats are 23.5ft Arronnet aluminium boats and come fitted with 150hp Suzuki 4 Stroke engines which are one of the most fuel-efficient engines money can buy. The electronics on the boats are also a high standard with big displays on the fish finders and chart plotters. These boats are kept to a very high standard and are maintained on a regular basis. We also have a spare boat just in case of unforeseen breakdowns. There is also a guided boat at this destinations and if booked well in advance you can have a full week’s guided fishing, alternatively, if you wish to be more flexible with your fishing then you can simply follow the guides around for the first couple of days. Subject to availability it is also possible to book the guide for just one day. They will then come on your boat for the day and show you around and show you some of their techniques of fishing which is a massive help.
At this camp, you will have 2 guides on-site with 1 being at the camp during the day whilst the other is out guiding on the boats. These guides will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and offer advice on any of the fishing you may need. If you have been looking for your next sea fishing adventure then Vesterålen is the place for you as once you have fished here and stayed in the luxury cabins, been looked after by our onsite guides and caught that dream fish, you will not want to go anywhere else.
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.