Our hosted fishing trips to Vesterålen in Norway will give you the chance to catch monster Halibut, Cod, Ling and Coalfish with our expert fishing guides. Our fishing guides will offer you advice on where to fish and tactics to use to ensure you have the optimal opportunity of catching. On top of this, our host will be with you from start to finish to aid you with everything you need. Benefit from the years of fishing knowledge these guides and host have built up. Not confident of driving boats? Worried about what rigs to use? Then Sportquest Holidays hosted trips are an ideal holiday for you.
Vesterålen in Norway is located on the Eidsfjorden which is a deep long fjord with depths as deep as 200 metres 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
As this hosted trip is set up at the beginning of the summer months you will be mainly fishing for Cod, Coalfish, Ling and Halibut. The main fishing ground for the very large Cod and Ling known locally as ‘Jurassic Park’ is around 1hr 30minutes from the cabins. Yes, it sounds far but once there you will soon forget the drive as the fishing at this location is unreal even in the summer months and a 50lb Cod is not uncommon. This is also the area we will target the huge Ling and once you have done battle with one of these monsters that range around the 30lb mark you will want a rest. The Halibut can also be caught in this area and can become enormous as they very rarely see any pressure whats so ever. The fishing methods for the Halibut can be using either trolled dead baits or by jig fishing from the boats. Another massive bonus about this hosted trip is that it’s not purely open ocean fishing as there are many bays and fjords that hold huge potential for big fish, there are areas between sets of mountains that are fast, boiling water which is a huge magnet to Halibut so if you don’t fancy fishing the open ocean your host will recommend some alternative areas which are much calmer. The Plaice fishing is also very underrated and around each corner, there are potential fishing areas of a sandy bottom with very little flow, perfect spots for some Plaice and Dab to be lurking.
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. Your host/guide will be driving the boat for you leaving you to fish and enjoy your time in Norway, the boats are 23.5ft Aironet 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.
With this being a fully hosted trip you will have a Sportquest host with you at all times meaning you will have help with anything that you need from tips and tactics to landing the fish on the boat and taking photographs, your host will be driving the boat and finding the fish for you, all you have to do is catch them. Also at this camp, you will have 2 resident guides on-site with 1 being at the camp during the day whilst the other is 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.
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.