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Hosted Halibut & Plaice Fishing | Lofoten | North Norway

Tour code: NOR015  
Overview
Category: Hosted Fishing, Sea Fishing, Hosted Sea Fishing

This hosted fishing holiday to Nappstraumen is an experience unlike any other, with monster two-metre Halibut being caught here every year. You will be escorted from start to finish by our host who will be on hand to help out with anything that you may need. Not only is the fishing on the Lofoten Islands phenomenal the accommodation you will be staying on this camp is exceptional. On top of this, you will be getting a day’s guided fishing for free, you will have one of the expert camp guides showing you where to fish and advising on the best tactics needed to snare one of the monsters that lurk in these waters.

Location

Nappstraumen is found on the eastern side of the Lofoten Islands. This beautiful destination is set in some of the most magnificent scenery that you will find in Norway, surrounded by towering mountains that lead into a glistening fjord your breath will be taken away when you first set eyes upon this destination. The Lofoten Islands are world famous for this phenomenal scenery, many artists have travelled to the here to paint the landscapes. The fish-rich Norwegian sea is world renowned for its amazing ecosystem which produces many great fish each year.  The Lofoten Islands also has its own micro-climate with both temperatures and sea temps being marginally higher than other destinations in northern Norway, this is due to the positioning of the Lofoten Islands in the Gulf stream.

Fishing

The fishing from Nappstraumen can only be described as at times out of this world. This camp has a reputation for producing some spectacular Halibut. The fishing is done from the camps boats, these 23 ft Arronett aluminium boats are extremely stable and more than capable of fishing these waters and add to this a 150hp Suzuki outboard you have a fishing platform that is very impressive indeed. Your host will advise you during your fishing day of what tactics to use. The Halibut fishing is done by drifting on the tide using either rubber shads or dead baits on an anti-twist rig, these are drifted at a depth near or just off the bottom. The Halibut fishing can be an adrenaline filled explosion, one minute you will be drifting along, quiet and relaxed and then in a split second one of your rods will hoop over, ratchet screaming and its a case of hanging on for dear life as you do battle with one of the most powerful fish in the sea.

It is not the only Halibut that the Lofoten islands are famous for though, these waters hold some amazing Cod. In the winter the Skrei Cod move in giving you the chance of a 70lb plus specimen. There are resident Cod here at all times of the year and a 30lb plus fish is a common capture. These are fished for by drifting using both shads and pirks which can be fished at a depth you see the fish at on the sounder or just off the bottom. Along with these you will find some cracking Plaice that can be caught here using baited traces on smaller hooks with prawns and worms being the baits of choice to hook these supersized spotties. You will also find many other species to target here including Wolffish, Coalfish and very big Dabs.

Guides

This holiday is fully guided with two boats being used, one will be driven by your host and the other will be driven by one of the local guides from the camp. There will always be one guided on land during the day whilst the other is guiding customers on the boats. These guides have exemplary knowledge of the surrounding waters and will be able to give you advice on where to head to target certain species.

Other Activities

The town of Leknes is very close to the camp (10 minutes) and here you will find ten pin bowling and some very nice restaurants. There is also hiking to do in the surrounding areas where you will get some amazing views of the stunning scenery.

If you have any questions about our sea fishing trips contact our expert team who will be happy to answer any queries you have. Alternatively, you can request a free brochure.

Accommodation
Nappstraumen Luxury Cabins
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These luxurious cabins overlook the impressive Nappstraumen fjord. Downstairs you will find a large bathroom with a hot shower, heated floors and a washing machine. The kitchen area has touch sensitive hobs and fan assisted oven to cook on along with a microwave. These amenities also come with all the pots, pans, trays and cutlery. Each cabin also has a dishwasher. The communal area in these cabins consists of a very comfortable corner sofa, a large dining table and stools with a smart TV. Upstairs you will find 4 rooms all holding twin sleeping arrangements along with another bathroom area.

Rooms: Single Rooms
Internet: Free WiFi
Equipment Hire
Shop: On site tackle shop
Cards Accepted: Debit/Credit card
Freezer Room: Walk in freezer
Filleting Area: Fish cleaning areas
Species Information
Coalfish
Season: May to September
Peak: June to September
Weight: 5lb to 40lb
Average Weight: 10lb
Halibut
Season: May to September
Peak: June to September
Weight: 20lb to 350lb
Average Weight: 50lb
Cod
Season: April to September
Peak: April to June
Weight: 10lb to 80lb
Average Weight: 25lb
Plaice
Season: May to September
Peak: July to September
Weight: 1bl to 8lb
Average Weight: 1lb to 8lb
Suggested Itinerary

Although the fishing has set weeks, we have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to either extend your stay with additional days at the beginning or end in Norway, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

DAY 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)
Arrive Oslo
Depart Oslo
Arrive Bodo
Depart Bodo
Arrive Leknes

On arrival you and your host will be met and transferred to the fishing camp (approx 10 mins)

The Lofoten Islands have become the most talked about set of Islands in Norway, from nature walkers to the hundreds of anglers that fish these waters. They really are up there on the most stunning places of the world.

Once you arrive at the camp, our host will show you around the very modern large cabin and then you are free to unpack and relax. Our host will sit down in the evening and give a quick talk on what to expect out of the fishing and to help people set their tackle up.

Overnight Accommodation Lofoten Cabins (Twin rooms) S/C

DAYS 2 TO 4: Fishing Days.

On each day people will be assigned to boats that will fit with their fishing targets, as we believe that not every one will want the same out of their trip. Our host will then set about finding areas that are perfect for your chosen species.

The area around Lofoten Islands is perfect for Halibut and one only needs to travel around 5 minutes to some pretty perfect grounds for Halibut.

Overnight Accommodation Lofoten Cabins (Twin rooms) S/C

DAYS 5 TO 7: Fishing Days.

The boats we use are perfect for both – Fjord and Sea fishing with them being the most stable boats available and are perfectly designed for 4 anglers to fish from.

They come fitted with the very best marine electronics to help you target all the different species around Norway.

Overnight Accommodation Lofoten Cabins (Twin rooms) S/C

DAY 8:

In the morning you and your host will be transferred back to Leknes airport for your return flights.

Depart Leknes
Arrive Bodo
Depart Bodo
Arrive Oslo
Depart Oslo
Arrive UK

Dates & Prices

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Start DateEnd DateDaysNightsFishingAnglerNon-AnglerAvailability
29/07/202005/08/2020876£1,786On Request  Hosted
26/08/202002/09/2020876£1,736On Request  Hosted
02/09/202009/09/2020876£1,661On Request  Hosted
30/06/202107/07/2021876£1,796On Request  Hosted
07/07/202114/07/2021876£1,706On Request  Hosted
14/07/202121/07/2021876£1,816On Request  Hosted
Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Price Notes

Prices are based on four adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

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Price Supplements

As this is a Hosted trip there are NO single angler supplements.

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What's Included & Excluded
Included
  • All international flights (Based on London departure)
  • Transfers to and from Lofoten and Leknes
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 6 days fishing via self drive boat
  • Fishing Boat with Sonar, chart plotter (GPS), VHF & radar
  • Freezer storage for your fish
  • Access to professional guide for guidance
  • Bed linen, towels and final cabin cleaning
Excluded
  • Fuel for boat
  • Fishing tackle
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Meals
  • Tips for the guide
  • Final boat cleaning
Options

Other UK departure airports are possible (additional cost) Please call a member of the Sportquest team for further information.

Fishing equipment (rod, reel, line) £50 pr week
Survival suits £40 pr week

Tour Notes

Visa

A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry. No visa for UK citizens required.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no additional airport departure tax when leaving Norway

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Oslo (approx 2 hrs)

Oslo to Bodo (approx 1hr)

Bodo to Leknes (approx 40mins)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights, we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Leknes to Lofoten (Transfer time approx 10mins)

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