Big Fish Adventures in Sørøya is exclusive to Sportquest Holidays and each year we book prime weeks targeting the Skrei Cod. When fishing in Sørøya you will benefit from our host’s knowledge whilst catching some of Norway’s largest Skrei Cod. On top of this, there are no single angler supplements to pay.
Sørøya is a very unique part of North Norway and has remained untouched for many years. The area you will be staying in is a village called Hasvik, which is located next to the very small airport that you will fly into. There are several supermarkets nearby and also a bar and restaurant for you to enjoy after spending a day out on the sea. The island is surrounded by the Norwegian Sea on the north and the Sørøysundet to the south.
The main season for the Skrei Cod is from the beginning of March to end of April however we always try and base our hosted Skrei Cod trip in the middle of March as we find that the Cod are at their biggest weights. As you move towards the middle of April the fish tend to leave for spawning, leaving behind lots of Cod around the 30 – 40lb bracket, still an absolutely huge Cod but it is the 70’s, 80’s and even the 90lb Cod that you are travelling to Sørøya for. The main way of targeting these Cod is by fishing with very large Shads called ‘Big Bobs’ lowered down to the tops of the shoals whilst on the drift. Your host will sit down with you each evening to discuss with you how your week is going, this is your opportunity to talk and ask questions with your host.
The boats we have based the holiday on are the 22ft Kværnø and are equipped with 115hp engines, state of the art sonar and GPS. 4 people can comfortably fish from the boats and they are extremely stable on the ocean.
As this is a hosted trip each angler during the week will get the opportunity to fish with the host and feed of his vast amount of knowledge leading to you having a much better experience. The host will move people around to ensure you get the most out of your experience and that you are teamed up with people who want to target the same.