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Hosted Skrei Cod Soroya Norway Norways Best Cod Fishing

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Tour Code NOR038

Land Of the big Fish

Welcome to this Exclusive Sportquest Holidays Hosted Skrei Cod trip to the world-famous Sørøya in northern Norway. In conjunction with Big Fish Adventures, we would like to introduce you to the world’s best Skrei Cod Fishing Norway location. There are more Cod over 60lb caught here each year than anywhere in the world. In 2013, a German angler smashed the world record for 44 years with a whopping 103lb Skrei Cod caught from a boat on rod and reel from this magical island Sørøya.

Sportquest hosted holidays Skrei Cod Fishing Norway in Soroya have seen anglers boat fish up to 93lb and many coming home with Cod over 70lb it will not be long before one of our lucky anglers comes home holding a world record, the question is, could it be you?

The Skrei Cod Fishing Norway Hosted holidays is based on 12 anglers fishing from 3 boats with two hosts who share their time between the group. The hosts will move people around, so everybody gets equal times on the boat with the hosts. This is a great option for people looking to learn how to fish for the Skrei Cod or even if you are a solo traveller looking to join a group of like-minded anglers. However, this holiday needs to be booked way in advance as spaces sell extremely quickly.

Best Skrei Cod Fishing

The island is located a few miles off North Norway’s mainland and via a small aeroplane from Tromso can be reached in one day. Once landed, its a short 5-minute transfer to your cabins located on the edge of a stunning fjord. At the fjord’s mouth is the open ocean, where you will be mainly targeting the mighty Skrei Cod.

If you are looking at smashing your Cod PB on this Skrei Cod Fishing Norway trip, then you must visit this little Norwegian Island at least once. As you can imagine, with it being a small island in the open ocean, the sea can be pretty rough sometimes, so you should expect to lose a day or two to bad weather. Still, this destination’s advantage is that its location is in a fjord, so even in the roughest conditions, it may be possible to head out and fish in relatively sheltered waters. There are many sheltered fjords nearby that offer some smaller fish fishing and the hosts will try their hardest to get you out even in the worst conditions, but we always consider peoples safety over catching fish.

If you lose any days fishing, you will soon forget any lost days as a few hours catching these Cod will have your arms and back aching when you eventually get out on the Cod grounds.

Whats Skrei Cod fishing Like

The primary season for catching enormous Skrei Cod is March and April. The massive shoals of Skrei Cod travel from the Barents Sea to the spawning grounds located around the north of Norway, and with the Skrei fishing grounds only being a short boat drive away, you can be fishing very quickly.

The shoals of Cod are like nothing you will ever have seen before, and in previous years we have had the shoals from the bottom to meters below the surface and have even seen the Cod jumping out of the water like free jumping Marlin. It truly is a spectacle that every true sea angler needs to witness.

How to Catch Skrei Cod

The best method for targeting Skrei Cod Fishing Norway is by using shads, and in particular, a shad called ‘Big Bob’ is the prefered shad. The shads come in various colours and sizes, but the desired size is the 40cm shad weighing 730g. The Colour of the shad isn’t that important; it’s more the size that works.

Once you have located the shoal, the skipper will drive around and start to call out depths. It would be best if you were to load your reel with a colour mark depth braid; this way, you know what depth your shad is fishing. Once the depth called out, lower your shad to this said depth by counting the braid colours as your shad plummets through the water.

The best piece of advise if you are looking to target that special Skrei Cod is to fish well above the shoal. Doing this will mean that you do not catch as many Cod but what you will catch are the bigger ones. If you are getting lots of bites, you are fishing too much into the shoal, and you will get pestered by the 30-40lb Cod. I know it sounds great to catch fish of this size, but you will try something new to target the bigger ones after so many of them.

Boats on Soroya

At Soroya the Skrei Cod Fishing Norway destination, there are 45 boats from 19 feet, 22ft, 23ft, and 25ft. Here is a bit of information about all the boats. The 19ft aluminium boats are spacious; they have 50 Hp four-stroke engines and come equipped with sonar and GPS. 3-4 people can fish comfortably onboard, and life vests come as standard. We also have two upgrade options available; first, the Kaasbøll 660SC is an excellent looking, fast and stable 22-footer, and with its delicate and sporty shape, it cuts nicely through rough seas.

The boat’s construction is solid for people who want to move quickly out to the banks, even when the weather is a bit choppy. The second option is the Kaasbøll 760HT, a large, powerful aluminium boat with a hardtop centre console. Its modern and sporty design makes it a very desirable boat to fish. It has a slim and deep V-bottom that makes this vessel withstand rough sea at high speed. With four people, you’ll have more than enough space.

Both of our upgraded boats come equipped with two Garmin echoMAP 92s and the GT51-M transducer. With this rig, you will use standard sonar and down view and side view options. With this transducer, you can easily see fish down to 300-400 metres. They will also come equipped with Zipwake, a dynamic trim-control system that automatically calculates the boat’s weight shift and compensates for this. What that means in practice is that the boat will remain correctly angled while driving, making the V-bottom work optimally. The system has an excellent and reliable automatic mode, so you don’t have to trim it manually. The engines of the models are the trusty Yamaha F150DETX. Models.

Hosted Skrei Cod Fishing

Hosted trips mean you will have 2 Sportquest hosts on the holiday who will be able to help with any questions you may have. Sportquest has been fishing the waters surrounding Soroya for many years, so we know where to fish and, more importantly, how to target the big ones. The hosts will be there to help land fish, release fish, set up your tackle, and, more importantly, advise when it is safe to fish. The boats are very easy to handle, and the hosts will make sure whoever is driving one of the boats is entirely comfortable with the controls.


The destination of Soroya needs no introduction; renowned as a giant fish hotspot, Soroya is a fantastic destination to visit. With a run of huge Skrei here in the winter months and the ever-present big Halibut here during the summer months, this is one destination that every sea angler has to fish at least once in their lives.

The Cabins

The accommodation at Soroya made up some fantastic Norwegian cabins that sleep up to 7 people (single beds and bunk beds). These are self-catering units with all the mod cons needed to ensure that your Norweigian fishing trip to Soroya goes as smoothly as possible. The kitchen and living room are open space, meaning that you will have loads of room to cook and relax after a hard day catching monster fish in your downtime.

The kitchen area has a refrigerator, stove, microwave oven, coffee machine, kettle, dishwasher, and anything else you may need for simple cooking. This apartment has a TV set with a channel package and wireless internet. These cabins have spacious living areas and bathrooms, creating the perfect place to rest your head after a long day out at sea.

Alternatively, you can upgrade to the new cabins, called the BFA resort; each house has two floors over a total of 86 square metres and six beds distributed over three bedrooms. On the first floor, you have two bedrooms, a bathroom with a shower and a washing and drying room. The first floor also has a terrace heater so you can sit and enjoy the stunning view even during the cold days.

If you walk up the stairs, the open kitchen and living room welcome you, and if you turn your head right, you get a jaw-dropping view with the whole wall made out of windows! There is also a balcony you can enjoy your morning coffee on.

The kitchen has a stove, dishwasher, fridge with a small freezer, a coffee machine, a microwave, etc. There is also a bathroom and a bedroom on the second floor.

Food & Drink

These cabins are solely self-catering, meaning that you will be cooking your food whilst enjoying your stay. Soroya fishing camp has its hotel with a restaurant found a short 5-minute drive from the cabins. Also, there is a local supermarket selling all you will need for your weeks stay.

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Although the fishing days are fixed, the below itinerary is still flexible should you require additional free days to explore at the beginning or end of your holiday; we can tailor this itinerary to suit you personally. Feel free to talk to our travel consultants who can explain all options available.

Day 1:

Depart UK

Oslo Depart Oslo

Arrive Tromso Depart Tromso

Arrive Hasvik

Once you have picked up your luggage and cleared customs, you will make your way outside of the terminal where there will be a representative from Big Fish Adventures waiting to transfer you and the group to your accommodation. You are then free to unpack and get your fishing tackle ready for your very first days fishing. Your hosts will make their way around the cabins offering their advice on tackle and making sure everyone is set ready for the next days fishing.

Overnight accommodation: Standard Sørøya Cabins (Twin rooms) S/C

Days 2 to 4: Fishing Days

Over the next 6 days of fishing, all boats will head out at the same time following the host’s boat out to the fishing marks. Once on the fishing grounds, the boats will split up a little to try and locate the bigger fish. It is very important to keep in touch informing each other on what is being caught. Due to this holiday being early on in the season and mainly Skrei Cod being the target, it is difficult to target other species. However, if the wind prevents you from reaching the main Cod grounds then it is possible to fish closer in and try for Wolfish and Halibut.

Overnight accommodation: Standard Sørøya Cabins (Twin rooms) S/C

Days 5 to 7: Fishing Days

Each day you will head out to the Cod grounds where you will be fishing and with some help and advice from your host will be targeting potential world record-sized Cod. It is important to release the big fish and the simple way of doing this is to stop reeling in once you see your cod in the water, let it release all its bubbles then once it starts to fight back then you can simply reel it up the last remaining few meters and lift it out. Be as quick as possible with regards to weighing and taking pictures then once you have finished making sure that you put the fish back in the water headfirst, forcing air through its gills.

Overnight accommodation: Standard Sørøya Cabins (Twin rooms) S/C

Day 8:

In the morning you will check out of your cabin and then be transferred back to Hasvik airport for your return flight.

Depart Hasvik

Arrive Tromso Depart Tromso

Arrive Oslo Depart Oslo

Arrive UK

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The season runs from March to April.

Skrei Cod

Season: March to April
Peak: March
Weight: 15lb to 103lb
Average Weight: 40lb

Package Details

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  • All international flights (Based on London departure)
  • Internal flights
  • Transfers to and from Cabin to Hasvik
  • All accommodation as per itinerary (standard Soroya Cabins)
  • 6 days fishing
  • Fishing Boat with Sonar, chart plotter (GPS) & VHF
  • Freezer storage for your fish
  • Access to professional host for guidance
  • Bed linen, towels and final cabin cleaning


  • Fuel for boat
  • Fishing tackle
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • All meals
  • Final boat cleaning

Optional extras

  • Other UK departure airports are possible (additional cost) Please call a member of the Sportquest team for further information.
  • Additional luggage can be added, please enquire about up to date prices.
  • Rod and reel hire is available upon request
  • Flotation suits can also be hires upon request
  • Welcome pack - Milk, juice, bread, eggs, ham, cheese, salad, fruit, coffee and tea (Please enquire at the time of booking)

Price Supplements

As this is a hosted holiday there are no supplements for travelling alone.

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Dates, Prices & Availability

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently.

Departing Returning Days Price Availability
16/03/2022 23/03/2022 8 £2,102 Sold Out
23/03/2022 30/03/2022 8 £2,102 Sold Out
15/03/2023 22/03/2023 8 £2,251 Sold Out
22/03/2023 29/03/2023 8 £2,251 Sold Out

Price Notes

Prices are per person and based on 2 people sharing a twin room and 4 anglers per guide/boat. (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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The hotel was a great option. Food, drink hospitality first class. Armed the proprietor would love to see somebody from Sportquest. He is very proud of his operation and would love more english.

New housing, dock and boats represent large investment. We all took far too much equipment, its all there at UK prices. The fishing was made difficult by the weather.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Stephen, so glad you liked the set up. The guys over there have made huge investments and by the sounds of it, it shows. I would love to go over there right now but a little too busy, it will have to wait until March 2020 when I am running a hosted trip after the Cod.

All the best


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It was the best sea fishing I've ever experienced and the Cod were the biggest I've ever seen. The weather kept us in for a couple of days, but the days we could get out more than made up for it. I landed numerous Cod over 30, 40 and 50lb! By the end of the week, we were unhooking 20lb fish by the side of the boat... absolute madness and crazy fishing!

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I'd heard lots about Soroya and lots about the Skrei Cod fishing, but I still wasn't sure what to expect and I don't think anything could have prepared me for what I experienced. The Cod fishing was simply insane, some of the shoals on the fishfinder spanned from the bottom to a few feet below the surface and on our boat, we landed Cod to over 60lb!

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