Our hosted fishing trips to Vesterålen in Norway will give you the chance to catch monster Halibut, Cod 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.
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 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 is 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 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. 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. The 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.