Our hosted sea fishing trips to Mefjord are a great way to experience the fishing Norway has to offer without the confusion of knowing where and when to fish. Our hosts have been fishing the Norwegian waters for many years now and will put you on fish each day. They will teach you the rigs that work, how to tie them and when to use them.
Being located up in the Arctic Circle the destination of Mefjord is a beautiful little Norwegian fishing village, steeped in history. This camp is set in some of Norway’s most picturesque scenery. Surrounded by mountains you will never tire of the views you will wake up to day after day. In winter these mountains are covered in snow and offer the chance for some phenomenal photograph opportunities. Come summer time the mountains change into a sea of greenery as the new fresh growth appears creating a vibrant view that just has to be seen.
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.
Winter Skrei Hosted Trip:
We will be running two hosted trips to Mefjord, the first one will be based on the huge Skrei run that this destination gets. The Cod Fishing Mefjord Skrei season is very short and normally only lasts around 5 – 6 weeks. It starts towards the end of March and runs through April and the Skrei Cod come close to the Island of Senja where Mefjord is located. The fishing grounds for these huge Cod are only a few minutes from the cabins.
Summer Mixed Species Trip:
The second of our hosted trips to Mefjord will be run during the summer months targeting all the usual species North Norway is so famous for. You will have direct access to the open ocean for a great day of Cod fishing and if the weather changes you can simply opt to fish the many fjords within easy reach for such species as the mighty Halibut or the strong fighting Coalfish. The Halibut population has been left to grow very large in the surrounding area and at this camp, we strongly promote catch and release on Halibut under 80cm and over 130cm.
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 fish finder. 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.
Each day our host will arrange with the group what to target and what tackle and tactics that should be used. The host will be driving one boat and the other boat will be driven by one of the anglers that will follow the host out to the fishing marks. The host will then, each day, swap people around so everyone gets to experience some days fishing with the host. The fishing is divided up into two boats, one boat will have 3 anglers plus the host and the other boat will be based on 4 people fishing.
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. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.