The Saltstraumen fishing around Bodo in northern Norway offers the travelling anglers a huge amount of different fishing areas from fish-filled sheltered fjords to the open ocean of the Norwegian Sea you will always find a great fishing opportunity around every corner.
Saltstraumen is called one of the Wild Wonders of Europe and is world-famous for its maelstrom which is one of the world’s strongest at a normal speed of 10-12 knots. Saltstraumen’s depth is about 30 meters in the strait. Saltstraumen goes strongly around the full moon and new moon, and often 2 to 3 days thereafter. During the main tourist season, this world-famous attraction sees on average around 200,000 people visit Saltstraumen which makes the area one of northern Norway’s most visited attractions.
Saltstraumen Fishing for Cod and Halibut In Bodø Norway
Saltstraumen and Saltenfjord are very famous sea fishing areas in Norway for both inshore and offshore fishing. The huge attraction to these areas is the fact that they are not reliant on the weather, regardless of wind and conditions you will always find somewhere to fish. When fishing around Bodo the unique makeup of the surrounding landscape gives the saltwater angler a huge array of features and structures to target. Once you leave the marina you will instantly see why this area is great for Halibut fishing due to the shallow grounds and many different islands. Then these landscapes give way to the rich open ocean, which is a true anglers dream and is where you will find huge Norwegian Cod stocks and busting shoals of Coalfish as they hunt down their daily baitfish. As you progress out into the deeper waters you just never know what will take your rigs, from huge Redfish to deep-water skate and the very odd Ratfish. All the sea fishing around Bodo needs to be carefully protected so please abide by the Norwegian fishery rules of what you can and cannot take, remember there are size limits on all fish and more importantly there are weight limits on what you can take home. Please practise Catch and Release where ever possible so we can continue to offer this amazing fishing for generations to come.
All of your self-drive boat fishing will be done by drifting areas that look like fish-holding areas. We have hundreds of pre-programmed known fishing marks, but always remember that there are other areas that may have never been fished before, so if the known areas are not producing then try to locate new marks as you may well be pleasantly surprised with your results. One area that you really should try at least once during your stay would be the main Saltstraumen where the tide rushes along, this area potentially holds some great opportunities for some huge Halibut.
The Saltstraumen fishing area around Bodo isn’t famous for one specific species but is known for being a great mixed species destination due to the unique inshore and offshore fishing that it offers. So if you are a confident boat angler then head off to the deeper waters located a short drive from the marina where you could be targeting cod well over 50lb, or try some shallow banks which hold massive shoals of the super hard fighting Coalfish. If you are mainly looking for Halibut, then there are so many different bays to try and shallow banks that cry out for a slowly drifted dead bait perfectly placed ready for one of these huge Halibut to grab.
What Self Drive Boats Will I be Fishing From In Norway?
Saltstraumen Brygge fishing for many years has been increasing its capacity to cope with the growing demand for excellent sea fishing holidays where everything is taken care of and once you stay at this location you will be hard pushed to find much better. We have access to 36 boats in total, we have 13 x 19ft Kværno boats and 23 x 20ft Gemi boats and all the boats come fitted with very reliable 80hp Honda 4-stroke engines which are perfect for this sized boats. Each boat comes equipped with Garmin Plotter and sounder, rod holder capable of holding 10 rods and a 73liter petrol take.
This is a self-drive Sea fishing holiday to Norway, even though there are staff around the resort you will be expected to drive the boats yourselves. You will be given a briefing when you turn up by the fishing manager who will show you to your boat and explain about fuel and other useful information. This is your chance to speak with them to find out where has been fishing well. They will always be on hand during your stay so don’t be afraid to ask them for help if you need it. The staff at Saltstraumen Brygge are there to make sure you have the best time and will always go above and beyond to help you have the best time, nothing is too much trouble for them.
What other Activities Are There To Do In Bodø?
Bodø & Salten is a paradise for nature and outdoor recreation enthusiasts. You can climb high mountains, hike in scenic national parks and go kayaking in azure blue seas. The region is also a perfect destination for culture enthusiasts, food lovers and thrill-seekers. Given the wide range of activities, attractions and places of interest, the Salten region has something for everyone – young and old, families, groups of friends and couples.
If you have any questions about our sea fishing holidays, please contact us by email our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Are you looking to explore more of our sea fishing holidays? Make sure to view all our alternative hosted sea fishing holidays. Additionally, you can call us on 01603 407596 to make an enquiry. Remember, we also offer a completely free to download full-colour fishing holiday brochure which can be requested here.