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.
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.
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.
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.
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.