The Skrei Cod fishing in March and April provides some of the best sport a sea angler can find and this destination is no exception. The tourist boards in Norway have dubbed this part of the world “the land of the big fish”. It is home to the current 2013 world record rod and reel caught Skei Cod at 104lb’s and for every large Cod caught there are numerous other 30 kilo Cod. It seems like fish grow to their maximum sizes around this wonderful part of Northern Norway. This camp has two guides there at all times to offer any advice you may need and you will get 1 day fully guided free of charge if you wish we can also do fully guided weeks at request.
Our fishing camp in Havoysund is located in a small town and benefits many supermarkets, cafes, a bank/post office and lots of other shops where you can stock up on all your provisions for the week ahead and if you do not fancy cooking your meals, then take advantage of the hotel facilities and let someone else cook for you. You will be fishing into the Norwegian sea which is famous for its big fish which prove an attraction for UK anglers year after year.
The fish that everybody wants to catch at this time of year is without doubt the Skrei Cod which at the right time of year reach a massive weight of up to 104lb’s. What was once a chance catch dreamt about by anglers is now routinely targeted and caught by our guests. These monster Cod run down from the Barents Sea at the start of the year to spawn on the Norwegian coast making these huge fish a viable target for anglers.
It is not only the Cod though that attract anglers here, but every year Halibut approaching 220 lb (100kg) are also landed and for every big one, scores of smaller fish are caught. In recent years the Coalfish have become more abundant around Havoysund and specimens ranging from 17 to 33lbs are no longer rare. The most popular way to fish for the Skrei Cod is to fish with rubber shads working the depths, once a shoal is found it is best to fish above them as this is where the bigger fish will be sitting. The boats at this camp are aluminium Arronets 23.5ft long with 150hp engines, these boats are extremely stable and provide an excellent fishing platform.
We have at least 2 guides present on site to help you get the most out of your stay as well as to help you catch the big ones. Our guides (subject to availability) will come aboard your boat for your first days fishing free of charge to show you the fishing marks. We can also offer fully guided weeks at this camp but please enquire when booking if you require this.
If you have any questions on the Skei Cod fishing trips we offer then contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.