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Mikkelvik Brygge Norway Big Fish Dreams Come True

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Tour Code NOR045

Sea Fishing Northern Norway

Mikkelvik Brygge is located around 80 kilometres north of Tromso, on the island of Ringvassøya. It covers an area of 663 square kilometres and is the sixth-largest island in Norway, connected to the mainland by the Kvalsund Tunnel on its south shore. It’s on the northern tip of the island, where you’ll find the delightful fishing camp of Mikkelvik Brygge, with a direct water line to the Skogsfjord and Skagøysund.

Protected by a large offshore island and completely secluded, the camp is situated just a stone’s throw away from some of the most attractive fishing area’s in the whole of northern Norway. Every year countless numbers of travelling rods visit this unique location to sample the excellent sea fishing opportunities on offer.

If you’re an angler that dreams of battling with the most significant sea fishing species, then Mikkelvik Brygge is a destination for you. Renowned for its spring Skrei Cod fishing, summer Halibut, Coalfish and Plaice, it offers anglers the chance to catch all the notable species that inhabit the cold arctic waters of northern Norway.

Run and owned by Katja and Oliver Göritz, along with the Mikkelvik team, the lodge has an excellent network around the Tromso region and on the islands of Karlsøy Municipality to ensure that every guest enjoys an unforgettable, exciting adventure beyond the Arctic Circle.

Weather Proof Fishing

One of the enormous advantages of fishing at Mikkelvik Brygge is the location and the fact that it’s virtually considered weatherproof. Situated in the north of Norway, on the island of Ringvassøya, it’s heavily shielded and protected by the large islands of Rebbenesøya and its smaller neighbour Hersoya. As a result, the coastal waters close to the camp are generally calm, whatever the weather and very few fishing days get lost throughout the season. However, on days when the weather allows, the location is only short steam from the open ocean.

The camp has a range of boats for navigating the fishing grounds in the fjords and the open ocean – Kaasbøll and Quicksilver models. The Kaasbøll boats are very stable, extremely robust, functional, unsinkable and thus offer the best basis for fishing boats. They also feature a roof, which protects from the elements. In addition, they come equipped with Garmin echo sounders, chart plotters, rod holders and a GPS for each location in the event of any emergencies. They are approved for use by up to 8 people, but they are suitable for fishing for a maximum of 5 people.

The Quicksilver boats are also very comfortable, especially in the spring and autumn months. They feature a cabin with three seats inside and a heater that runs on diesel. In addition, they also come equipped with Simrad echo sounders, chart plotters, rod holders and a GPS for each location in the event of any emergencies. They are approved for use by up to 8 people, but they are suitable for fishing for a maximum of 4 people.

With such an abundance of water to fish and a vast array of fishing marks, it can pay to hire the service of a guide for the first day of your trip. Ole, the guide at the camp, has been fishing the waters of Mikkelvik Brygge for many years and knows them like the back of his hand, so a few hours with him can set you in good stead for your week ahead.

To find out more about the fishing on offer at Mikkelvik Brygge in Norway, visit our YouTube channel

Skrei Cod & Halibut Fishing

The main three species that attract travelling rods to Mikkelvik Brygge are the Cod, Halibut and Coalfish, as with most of our camps and lodges in Norway, but there’s also a range of quality backup species, like Plaice, Haddock and Wolfish.

COD

Due to Mikkelvik Brygges extreme northern location in Norway, it sits close to the Skrei Cod fishing grounds, not too far from the famous Norwegian destination of Soroya. The name ‘Skrei’ literally means ‘to migrate’, and that’s exactly what millions of Cod do every season, make the journey from the Barents sea back to their spawning grounds.
The Skrei fish grow to some incredible sizes, and fish of over 30lb to 40lb are not unusual, and every season fish to epic proportions of over 60lb and even 70lb get landed by travelling rods.

When fishing afloat, the best way to target these fish is with large shads, pirks or dead baits, drifted and fished either on the bottom or through the water column. Even though the Cod aren’t known for their explosive fighting qualities, you’ll certainly know when you’ve hooked one, and the famous ‘Cod Nod’ from a hooked fish is something that all sea anglers can recognise.

HALIBUT

A bottom-dwelling fish, found in depths ranging from a few metres to hundreds of metres, in most ecosystems, they are near the top of the marine food chain. A well-equipped predator, feeding on almost anything they can fit in their mouths, from baitfish of all sizes to crabs and squid, they are best targeted with either a large imitation shad or dead bait bumped along the bottom of the sea bed.

Mikkelvik Brygge is well known as a Halibut destination, with specimens of over 200lb landed every season. If the weather is a little rough on the open ocean, some of the bays close to the camp offer protection and opportunities for some fantastic Halibut sport.

Extra Activities

Besides the first-class sea fishing on offer, another thing that makes Mikkelvik Brygge so popular is the wide range of non-fishing activities available. So if you fancy an afternoon off from the fishing or travel with a non-angling companion, then there’s plenty of extra activities to keep you entertained.

Whale Watching

Mikkelvik Brygge has good populations of killer whales and humpback whales, and at the right time of year, you can witness them in very close quarters as they chase around the vast Herring shoals. By boat, you’ll be taken out to the ocean to track down these incredible creatures, and you can watch them with a snack and hot drink in hand from the comfort of a heated cabin.

Northern Lights

Norway is famous for its Northern Light displays, and thanks to the location of Mikkelvik Brygge, the dancing lights can be spectacular at the right time of year. The camp will transfer you to the best places on the island to witness them, and you’ll be treated to marshmallows by the fire, a selection of hot drinks and a series of professional photographs.

Snow Sledging

One of the best and most fun ways to explore the island is via a sledge, and at Mikkelvik Brygge, they offer some dedicated sledging tours. Riding a spark sledge, you’ll head out with a guide to look for Reindeer and soak up the stunning surroundings. Warm drinks, snacks and a seat around a campfire are all included.

If you feel like something a little more active, then you can enjoy the same excursion, but without the sledge – strap on a pair of snowshoes, grab your sticks and head out into the polar wilderness.

Accommodation

The apartments in Mikkelvik Brygge are homely, comfortable, and the perfect base for fishing from in the North Atlantic. 

Accommodating up to five people, they feature a living space of 75m². Two feature a 22m² terrace on the seaside on the ground floor, and the other three, on the upper floor, have a 10m² balcony on the sheltered rear of the house. The terraces and the balconies are equipped with comfortable seating and are a pleasant place to sit and soak up the scenery after a fish-filled day of the water. 

Each apartment features:

  • Large living room with a cosy sitting area
  • Large open kitchen with adjoining dining area
  • Three bedrooms (One double room, two single rooms)
  • One bathroom with shower, toilet and underfloor heating
  • Outside space for fishing gear (with shoe heater)

All the apartments are furnished with and come complete with a microwave, oven, stove, grill, coffee machine, fridge, dishwasher, crockery and cutlery, hairdryer, TV, fire extinguisher and first aid kit. All also feature WiFi. 

There is direct access to the quay and the floating dock where the boats get moored. On the quay, you will find two filleting houses and a large cold store where you can keep your filleted fish for the week.

Food & Drink

Your stay at Mikkelvik Brygge is on a self-catering basis, and each apartment is equipped with everything you need to prepare your meals quickly and easily. In addition, the local supermarket is around thirty minutes drive from the cabins and fully stocked with the same things as a supermarket at home. If you need any help on any recipes or what food you can cook whilst away, we have written a short blog with some helpful information, ‘Norway, who said men can’t cook’.

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Itinerary

TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

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 (alternative routes available)

Arrive Oslo Depart Oslo

Arrive Tromso

Once you arrive in Tromso you’ll need to collect your bags as a representative from Mikkelvik will meet you at the airport to transfer you to the fishing camp. The journey to the camp is around 1.5 hours.

Overnight Accommodation: Mikkelvik Brygge Apartments (Twin rooms) S/C

Days 2 to 4: Fishing Days

You’ll be fishing the fish-rich waters off northern Norway’s coastline around the area of Tromso and the island of Ringvassøya. Many of the best fishing marks are just a short boat journey away and have a deep history of producing some giant Cod, Halibut and Coalfish and an abundance of other smaller species, such as Haddock, Plaice and Wolfish.

Overnight Accommodation: Mikkelvik Brygge Apartments (Twin rooms) S/C

Days 5 to 7: Fishing Days

As you have your own boat, you can fish as much as you wish and at certain times of the year, it remains daylight 24hrs a day. As the area is very sheltered you can normally fish whatever the weather. Some excellent fishing marks can be found close to the camp and produce good numbers of specimen Cod, Halibut and Coalfish, as well as a range of backup and smaller species.

Overnight Accommodation: Mikkelvik Brygge Apartments (Twin rooms) S/C

Day 8:

Early morning a representative from Mikkelvik Brygge will transfer you back to Tromso Airport. The journey to the airport from the camp is around 1.5 hours.

Depart Tromso

Arrive Oslo Depart Oslo

Arrive UK

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FISHING Seasons

The season runs from March to November.

Cod

Season: March to November
Peak: March to April
Weight: 10lb to 50lb
Average Weight: 20lb

Halibut

Season: March to November
Peak: June to September
Weight: 20lb to 200lb
Average Weight: 40lb

Coalfish

Season: March to November
Peak: June to September
Weight: 5lb to 30lb
Average Weight: 10lb

Plaice

Season: March to November
Peak: June to September
Weight: 1lb to 6lb
Average Weight: 3lb

Package Details

Prices from
£1,526
per person

Included

  • All international flights
  • All transfers
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 6 days fishing via self-drive boat
  • Fishing boat with Sonar, GPS, VHF & radar
  • Freezer storage for your fish
  • Bed linen, towels and final cabin cleaning

Excluded

  • Extra activities
  • Food and drink
  • Boat fuel
  • Final boat cleaning
  • Oslo airport-hotel transfers

Optional extras

  • Fishing tackle hire
  • Floatation suit hire
  • Fishing guides
  • Flight upgrades
  • Additional luggage
  • Departure from other UK airports

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01/07/2022 31/07/2022 8 £1,658 Sold Out
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Reviews

Craig

My trip to Mikkelvik Brygge was thoroughly enjoyable, the weather was good and we got out fishing every day. It took us a little while to find a few good spots, but once we did we enjoyed some really good mixed fishing.

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James

A fantastic week away at a brilliant destination. We landed lots of nice Cod, Coalfish and even a couple of Halibut. The accommodation was very comfortable and the boats were perfect for the fjord fishing.

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David

From start to finish our trip ran smoothly. Despite some unsavoury weather on a couple of days we still managed to find somewhere to fish. We found good numbers of Cod and Halibut, nothing huge but fish to around the 40lb mark.

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