Sørøya is known as one of the best sea fishing locations in the world with it being home to the world record rod and reel caught Cod at 104lb, with this in mind we have partnered up with Big Fish Adventures to offer UK anglers the opportunity to venture to “the land of the big fish” and we can now offer you a fully hosted experience to this fantastic resort. The destination of Soroya is world-famous for the big fish that inhabit these waters, in the winter the monster Skrei cod move into the area and will provide visiting anglers with some truly amazing sport. It is not only the fantastic Cod fishing that Soroya is world-famous for but this area also produces some fantastic Halibut fishing in the Summer months with 2 metres plus fish caught here every year. This camp has guides available who are always willing to offer advice and help when they are needed.
This destination is located in a village called Hasvik on the island of Soroya which is in Northern Norway, the destination of Hasvik in Soroya is one that many anglers will have heard of. This destination is famed for its amazing fishing and it produces some truly fantastic Skrei cod fishing like nowhere else in the world. If you are looking at smashing your Cod PB 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 fairly rough sometimes so you should expect to maybe lose a day or two to bad weather, but the advantage of this destination is that it is located in a fjord so even in the roughest conditions it may be possible to head out and fish in relatively sheltered waters. With the airport being a very short drive away, once landed you will be at the camp in no time at all meaning no long transfers once you have arrived.
The main season for catching enormous Skrei Cod is March and April. This is when 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 in a very short time. The shoals of Cod are like nothing you will ever have seen before and previous years we have had the shoals from the bottom to literally 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.
This trip is based on 12 anglers fishing from 3 boats and 2 guides. The guides will move people around so everybody gets equal times on the boat with the guides. We have 45 boats from 19 feet, 22ft, 23ft and 25ft here is a bit of information about the new boats. The 19ft aluminium boats are spacious, they have 50 Hp four-stroke engines and are equipped with sonar and GPS. 3-4 people can fish comfortably on board and life vests are included of course. we also have 2 upgrade options available first the Kaasbøll 660SC is a good looking, fast and stable 22-footer, and with its delicate and sporty shape, it cuts nicely through rough seas. It has a deep V-bottom, which provides very good seagoing characteristics. This is a solid boat 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 which is a large, powerful aluminium boat with a hardtop centre-console. Its modern and sporty design makes it a very desirable boat to fish from. It has a slim and deep V-bottom that makes this a boat that can withstand rough sea at high speed. With four people you’ll have more than enough space.
Both of our upgraded boats are equipped with two Garmin echoMAP 92s and the GT51-M transducer. With this rig, you will be able to use normal sonar and also down view and side view options. With this transducer, you can easily see fish down to 300-400 metres. They will also be equipped with Zipwake which is a dynamic trim-control system, that automatically calculates the weight shift on the boat 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 a very good and reliable automatic mode, so you don’t have to trim it manually. The engines of the models are the trusty Yamaha F150DETX. models, we have had Yamaha on all our boats and have had very few problems during our 16 years. We are confident that this is the engine that is the best for our guests.
This is a hosted trip so you will have 2 Sportquest guides on the holiday who will be able to help with any questions you may have. Sportquest have 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, how to release fish, how to set up your tackle and more importantly there to advise when it is safe to fish.
If you have any questions on our Sørøya fishing trips you can contact us in the office, our sea fishing team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.