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Sea fishing Norway Å Lofoten Islands Halibut & Coalfish Destination

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World-class Halibut & Coalfish

This spectacular sea fishing Norway destination is exclusive to Sportquest Holidays. Our Sea Fishing Norway holiday packages include everything you need for an action-packed weeks fishing. There are two full-time fishing guides at Å on the Lofoten Islands that know the area like the back of their hands, and subject to availability, you will receive a day’s guided fishing free of charge.

On top of this, there is a fully stocked tackle shop on site that regularly receives the new stock, so you can turn up with no tackle and purchase everything you need for a full weeks fishing at excellent prices. They also have a vast array of hire equipment, including rods and reels for Halibut and Cod fishing and lighter rods and reels for Plaice or bait fishing. We are known worldwide for sea fishing Norway holidays, and spaces fill up fast years in advance. Don’t miss out and secure your place today.

Once you team up the best boats and the best location in northern Norway, you will soon find yourself in a sea fishermen’s little piece of paradise. If this weren’t enough, onsite, you will find a lovely restaurant and bar serving freshly made meals from breakfast right through to dinner and will even pack you a lunch up to take out fishing.

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Why are the Lofoten Islands So Famous

The fantastic destination called Å, located in a small village at the very end of the Lofoten Islands is now world-famous for producing the largest Halibut found in northern Norway. The fantastic sea fishing Norway destination is well-known Moskenesströmmen that happens nearby, one of the strongest maelstroms (where two tides collide). Here the difference between high and low tides vary by almost four meters, and the water can move at up to 6 knots.

One moment you can be fishing in flat calm waters, then when the tides start to collide, you are surrounded by boiling turbulent water. The Coalfish start to feed hard because all of the baitfish get spun around and disorientated, then the Coalfish can take full advantage of this and go on a mass feeding frenzy. You can either choose to surface fish for them or use shallow diving lures. This part of Norway has made a big name for itself with the outstanding Halibut and Coalfish fishing from June onwards. The start of the season is proving to be very good for the mighty Skrei Cod. Commercial boats have landed Skrei Cod well over the magical mark of 88lb. The Skrei Cod from the Barents Sea feed up in the nutrient-rich waters surrounding the Lofoten Islands. With the boats you will be using, it’s only a short trip out to excellent fishing grounds.

The Best Halibut Fishing in Norway

Many anglers sea fishing Norway on this part of the Lofoten Islands because the fishing grounds are right on your doorstep. The ‘Stream’ found a short 15-minute boat ride from the marina. So no time is lost in getting to the peak area of this location. Visit our YouTube channel to see what fishing Norway is all about.

On the way to the stream, you will also pass some pretty unique spots for Plaice fishing. Little coves and beaches frequent the shoreline, and some of these have never seen an angler. So they are always worth stopping off at as you never know what you will catch. The main draw to Å on the Lofoten Islands is the Halibut and Coalfish. Over the years, Å has produced more Halibut over 2 metres than any other destination in Norway.

Coalfish fishing is also a massive draw for many sports fishers. Fish averaging 20lb plus are average; a 40lb Coalfish is now a reality rather than a dream, with fishing techniques such as popper and lure fishing being the chosen way to attract the larger Coalfish. There is nothing better than seeing a huge black Coalfish leap out of the water with your lure hanging out of its mouth.

The Cod fishing grounds are a little further afield, and after short 40-minute boat steam, you will find yourself in deeper waters where the Cod like to feed. The area is known as the Northside of the Lofoten Islands, and the grounds here vary in depth from 60m – 150m, perfect depths for shoals of hungry Cod. In previous years, we have landed Cod to over 60lb in the summer months, but you should set a target of around 35lb in the summer months on average.

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Norway's best self-drive Boats

At Å, we have 10 of the best sea fishing Norway boats fully equipped from a Swedish company called Arronet. These boats carefully designed to be fast, stable in rough conditions and, of course, their reliability. They all come fitted with Suzuki 150hp 4 stroke engines for reliability, how fuel-efficient they are, and how excellent the service is from Suzuki.

At this destination, we also have a guided boat which will need to be booked well in advance, but if you do not fancy being on a guided boat, then you are more than welcome to follow the guide when they take other anglers out, which is a massive help on your first couple of days. The guides that work at Å are seasoned pro’s and know their waters very well. Their knowledge is invaluable and something that we would highly recommend you taking advantage of. They will keep the entire camp informed of the weather, where is fishing well and more importantly, how fish are getting caught.

All boats come with the most up to date Garmin fish finders, chart plotters and VHF radios. Each boat has the AIS system fitted, meaning that our guides at the cabins can constantly monitor where each boat is at any time during the fishing days. Safety in mind as if there is an issue, they will know precisely where each boat is. Each boat comes supplied with a tape measure, a flying gaff and tail rope, unhooking pliers, two gaffs and a small brush to keep your boat clean.

Guided fishing Norway

The sea fishing Norway guides on-site will meet you from the airports or ferry terminals and transfer you and your luggage to your cabin. They are then on hand 24 hours a day to ensure your fishing experience is the best it can be. They even give you a full day’s guided fishing free of charge (subject to availability), where they will take you to some of their hotspots and show you how to fish for Halibut, Coalfish and Plaice.

The guides all speak fluent English along with many other languages and will go out of their way to ensure your holiday runs smoothly. If you have any questions when you are away, the guides are the first port of call.

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Best Seasons to fish Norway

The fishing at Å is year-round, starting in March and runs through to the middle of October. There are peak times for certain species, such as March & April, prime time for the Skrei Cod. Then May & June sees the arrival of the Coalfish and Mackerel, and not far behind them, around the end of June, comes the colossal Halibut that follow the shoals of Mackerel around. The fishing is then fairly consistent from July to the end of September.

Accommodation

The Lofoten islands and sea fishing Norway is set amongst some of the finest scenery you will find in northern Norway. Surrounded by steep-sided mountains tipped with snow makes for the perfect Norwegian sea fishing holiday. Experience the Norwegian sea’s delights that surround the Lofoten Islands that is rich with wildlife from Killer Whales to Sea Eagles; you will truly experience what Norway has to offer.

Self-catering Å Cabins

At Å on the Lofoten Islands, we have ten cabins available while on your sea fishing Norway trip, ranging from 4 person cabins to the larger ones that will house eight guests. Each place comes complete with twin rooms consisting of single beds with sheets, pillows and a duvet. The Kitchens are well-appointed with an electric stove with electric rings, a small fridge for essentials, pots, and pans, cutlery for the number of guests staying, glasses, small coffee cups for hot drinks and plates.

Each cabin will come with a private bathroom with a free-standing shower cubicle, a toilet, and a washbasin. There is storage in the bathroom for your wash bags, and we will supply you with towels and a hand flannel. If you need more linen during your stay, please ask at the reception in the hotel. In each cabin, an open plan living area joined on to the kitchen, ample social space for talking fishy stories. 

A table will seat the number of guests staying in the cabin and a sofa area with a coffee table, which is the perfect place to organise all your fishing tackle. The houses at Å are listed buildings, so they have remained unchanged for many years. They used to belong to the fishing community many years ago and have been deliberately kept like this as it adds charm and a real feel of the Norwegian experience.

There are no TVs in any of the cabins as this would spoil the history of them and are basic Norwegian cabins, so if you are looking for five* accommodation, this is not for you. These are the perfect base for anglers looking to be in the best location to take advantage of the excellent fishing surrounding this part of Norway.

Food & Drink Options

These cabins are solely self-catering, meaning that you will be either cooking your food our using the onsite restaurant whilst enjoying your stay. You have a local supermarket within a short walk from the cabins, suggesting you buy fresh goods such as bread, milk, and eggs. A short 5 minute drive to the next village and you will find a large supermarket for all your main provisions

For those who prefer not to cook, there is an onsite restaurant and both locations that seat around 70 people and is open seven days a week during the summer months. During spring and autumn, the hours are decreased and ask a member of the Sportquest Holidays team for the updated times.

The restaurant offers a full board option when you are staying in the cabins, consisting of; Breakfast – continental style breakfast buffet. Lunch – is a variety of local dishes made and sourced from local products. Dinner – there is an extensive menu to choose from and rangers from locally sourced dishes to more worldwide dishes. 

The bar onsite is the perfect place to catch up on your sports as they have a big widescreen TV showing many different sports. At the bar, you will find snacks, beer, wine, and many tops shelve spirits. You can also buy fresh cakes, ice creams and small drinks which you can take away.

Things to do 

You will find an ancient bakery producing bread and fresh cakes around the resort for well over 100 years. This lovely little building is like stepping back in time; however, the bread and cakes for sale are unique, and we highly recommend a visit there at least once during your stay.

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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 Bodø

Once you have picked up your luggage and cleared customs, you will make your way outside of the terminal and take either a bus or book a taxi to the ferry terminal (Taxi or bus not included). This takes 5 minutes.

Once you have arrived at the ferry ramp there will be an official person from the ferry walking around with a ticket machine and card machine. This is where you will purchase your ferry ticket. Please note, the ticket is not included and is roughly £25 per person single way ticket. The ferry crossing is around 3 hours long. On arrival at Moskenes, you will be met and transferred to the fishing camp. This will take about 5 minutes and then you will be shown to your cabin and then the guides will arrange a time to give you your holiday briefing.

Overnight Accommodation: Norwegian Cabins (Twin rooms) S/C.

Days 2 to 4: Fishing Days

As you have your own boat there is no time limit to how much or how little you wish to fish and even at certain times of the year, it remains daylight for 24hrs. Our guides will make sure you are fishing in the right areas for your chosen species. It is also possible (subject to availability) that the guides will come aboard your boat and show you around, taking you to some of their hotspots. This is a free service and is a great help if it’s your first time.

Overnight Accommodation: Norwegian Cabins (Twin rooms) S/C.

Days 5 to 7: Fishing Days

The area around Lofoten is famous for its flatfish species, so with this in mind why not have a break from the hard fighting species of Norway and try targeting the Plaice that surround this part of Norway. Simply find a nice quiet bay with a sandy bottom and fish away. The other main attraction to this part of the Lofoten islands is the Moskenesströmmen which is where two tides collide and attract lots of very large Coalfish which can be caught off the surface or just below, awesome sport and great fun.

Overnight Accommodation: Norwegian Cabins (Twin rooms) S/C

Day 8:

In the morning you will check out of your cabin and then be transferred back to Moskenes ferry terminal for your crossing back to Bodø. Once you arrive at Bodø you will then either need to take a public bus or call a taxi to transfer you to the airport (Taxi or bus not included) The transfer is around 5 minutes

Depart Bodø, Arrive Oslo

Depart Oslo
Arrive UK

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FISHING Seasons

The season runs from March to September.

Halibut

Season: May to September
Peak: June to September
Weight: 20lb to 450lb
Average Weight: 80lb

Cod

Season: April to September
Peak: April to June
Weight: 10lb to 80lb
Average Weight: 25lb

Coalfish

Season: May to September
Peak: June to September
Weight: 5lb to 48lb
Average Weight: 20lb

Plaice

Season: May to September
Peak: July to September
Weight: 1lb to 8lb
Average Weight: 4lb

Wolffish

Season: April to September
Peak: September
Weight: 5lb to 30lb
Average Weight: 9lb

Package Details

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Included

  • All international flights (Based on London departure)
  • Transfers from Moskenes to Å
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 6 days fishing via self-drive boat
  • Fishing Boat with Sonar, chart plotter (GPS), VHF & radar
  • Freezer storage for your fish
  • Access to professional guide for guidance
  • Bed linen, towels and final cabin cleaning

Excluded

  • Transfer from Bodo to ferry terminal
  • Ferry ticket
  • Fuel for boat
  • Fishing tackle
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Meals
  • Final boat cleaning
  • Powerboat licence (See price notes)

Optional extras

  • Other UK departure airports are possible (additional cost) Please call a member of the Sportquest team for further information.
  • Fishing equipment (rod, reel, line) £50 pr week
  • Survival suits £45 pr week

Price Supplements

If your group size is smaller than the standard 4 persons then please contact a member of the Sportquest Holidays team who will be more than happy to help

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Dates, Prices & Availability

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently.

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30/06/2022 07/07/2022 8 £1,718 Sold Out
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27/06/2023 04/07/2023 8 £1,811 Sold Out
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15/08/2023 22/08/2023 8 £1,997 Enquire Now
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Price Notes

Prices are based on four adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

Note: If you are born after 1980, a motorboat certificate is required by Norwegian Law to operate the boat. Please contact a member of the Sportquest holidays team for further information

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Kev

Paul & Mel, thanks for organising this for us it was really a trip of a lifetime. As you know we saved very hard for this and you made it run so well. Sebastian the guide worked hard for us making sure we caught as many different species. Thanks and we will sort some pictures out for you to do a blog

All our best

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Kev, thank you for taking the time to fill out your feedback form. I shall send on your kind comments to Sebastian he will be very happy. If you want us to look at something for next year give us a call.

Glad it lived up to your expectations

All the best Paul

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Wayne

Fantastic holiday from start to finish. 3 flights out and back with no problems at all. Lofoten such a magical place the fishing is just a bonus. First days fishing we saw killer Whales which came within 20 feet of our boat a real pleasure and fantastic pictures

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Wayne thanks for your feedback form it is very useful for future anglers wanting first hand experience of the destinations we offer. I have been to Å a few times now and love the place, its stunning surroundings are awesome plus like you say the fishing is a bonus.

We would be more than happy to get some dates fixed up for you guys next year. Just let me know

All the best

Paul

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Bert

Hello Paul, thanks for setting up this trip for our sea fishing group. Having to organise 12 people must of been a night mare for you. Every body commented on how well the trip ran with all transfers on time and guides to meet us at the camp. Only negative thing would be when you have a booking of 3 cabins is to try and get all three together as two of the cabins were next to each other but the other one was right the other side of the resort. Fishing was brilliant and we all managed some huge fish and a huge to Sebastian for pointing us in the right direction. We will be in touch for our next years trip

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Bert it was a challenge to get every ones details and money but we have great staff in the office who are use to it. We have already checked about what happened regarding the cabins not being together and the fact that the camp was full might of been the issue. Next time we will 100% make sure your cabins are next to each other.

Sebastian is a great guide, his humour is brilliant. I will try and get Paul to call you next week as he is in Norway as we speak.

Thanks for using Sportquest

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Mr & Mrs Dyer

Hi Paul, thank you for organising this holiday for myself and Robert even though Robert didnt get to fish this time. The area was fantastic and we spent most simply walking and taking in the stunning scenery. We got to see 3 Orca whales and a minky whale and all from the land as we did not have a boat

We choose to take the full board option at the hotel only to find that we had to pay for starters and deserts. Not a major problem as it was only Bob who wanted starters but something that others should know. Also i personally think that Half board would of been better as there are other places to eat lunch and being tied to having lunch at the resort was not practical

The room was a little basic but soon got use to it and the only other problem was in the hotel room there was no toilet. This was located at the end of the hall way so it made it a little different and something that took a little while to get use to.

Apart from that it is a lovely area for anglers and non anglers and once again thank you Sportquest for yet another lovely holiday

Mr and Mrs Dyer

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hello guys

Good to speak with you earlier and get your feedback. Sounds like you had a good time and walked a lot. I have taken on board what you have said about the hotel and will make sure people are aware of the toilet situation that is in the hotel.

As you know i stayed in the cabins the week before and they were lovely perhaps if you want to go back there then possibly look at staying in the cabins but eating in the restaurant.

We also saw whales which i am so pleased you also got to see them, people pay a lot of money to see whales and sometimes do not even get to see them. Bob, shame you did not get to fish but next year i am sure you will make up for it

Look forward to organising your trip next year

All the best

Paul

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Bill

one day that will stay with me for the rest of my life. i had a 50kilo Halibut and 22kilo Cod and a 4kilo Haddock all in one day. the other guys were so jealous they have said i can not go next year but i hope they were only joking. Thanks sportquest and thanks Paul in the office

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Bill, good to hear from you and a very big well done to Jason for his Halibut. Fish like that are very special and not forgetting the Cod, you would need a lot of chips with that bad boy

I am sure Bill that they didn't really mean that and i think Soroya should be your next call……

Speak soon

Regards

Paul

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Sally

What a stunning part of Norway, round every corner was another fantastic view. we got some great photos. Darren my husband and our son spent most of the time fishing or talking about fishing. We all had a brilliant time, highly recommended

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Thank you Sally it is stunning and bald the boys done well with their fishing

Kindest Regards

Mel

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Ray

Excellent time, shame about how cold it was but I guess thats normally for April. We managed to find lots of big Cod but not much else. Great trip and thanks

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Thanks Ray, we love this camp as we know the fishing is good. April is a funny month sometimes it can be minus and other times it maybe over 5 degrees. The Cod fishing in April around these Islands is fantastic and something we will be doing more of in the future. Thanks for your feedback and we will speak soon

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Rachel

Hello Melanie thank you so much for helping me put this trip together for our family. We really wanted some where that was not so remote as other places and this resort on the Lofoten Islands was perfect. The non anglers of the trip went on some stunning walks and even visited a museum which was unexpected. The fishermen had a great time and we had to put up with all the stories each evening. A great tip is to buy some coal from the supermarket and have BBQ on your terrace of the cabin. We had a BBQ one night at 2am in the bright sunshine... felt very strange.

Thank you for helping us Mel and we will be using you again next year.

Love from us all

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Rachel, thanks for your feedback it is so pleasing to read reviews like this and hope people feel the same. Having a bbq at that time of the night sounds amazing. Paul in the office has mentioned before about that museum and mentioned it was little bit strange but fun!

Look forward to speaking with you in the future

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Peter

Great trip thanks for organising at short notice

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Peter, thats what we are here for. Glad you liked it and look forward to helping you in the future

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Bradley

What a disaster trip, the weather was not on our side and we lost two days fishing. Even though we found things to do around the camp it was still very sole destroying. When we did get out the fishing was good, unfortunately we did not connect with any Halibut but the Cod fishing was good and we had them to just short of 50LB. Do we get any money back for missing days? Would appreciate a call at some point to discuss this

Bradley

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Bradley, I am so sorry to hear about the weather, May can be like that sometimes and is something we can not control. Unfortunately the camp does not offer any money back due to the weather. At least you did manage to get out eventually and caught some big Cod. Perhaps if you want some very good Halibut fishing then look at our hosted trip to Havoysund

I will still call you over the next couple of days

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Tony

Hi Paul, when we first contacted you we did not have a clue where we wanted to go but with your guidance we soon found ourselves on our way to the Lofoten Islands. What a place scenery is stunning. The cabins were a little basic but served a purpose comfortable, warm and quiet. The restaurant and bar is a massive bonus as was a great place to go at the end of the day and brag about our fish.....

Very well organised and say hello to Sebastian the guide. Pictures will follow shortly

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Tony I thought you would like the Lofoten Islands. I have been many times and love the fishing the scenery and the camp. And yes the bar is expensive but thats Norway for you

Looking forward to seeing your pictures

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Adrian

Awesome trip back again next year

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Thanks Adrian, I love this destination the fishing for everything is great. Thanks for the pictures and videos I especially like the big Halibut that just wouldn't stay at the surface

All the best

Paul

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Conan

all flights & transfers superb. Fishing guides great. Great fishing

Only big let down was the room only 1 bed very small and basic we did order a double room

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Conan, We are very sorry for the mistake with the accommodation, when we send through our bookings we get allocated a cabin that would fit the size of group. I had requested a two bedroomed cabin and I think between English and Norwegian there was a slight misunderstanding and you ended up with a two bedded cabin instead of a two bedroomed cabin.

For your booking next year I have made it very clear that you want two separate bedrooms that will sleep 4 people so you both can have a separate bedroom.

The pictures and video were brilliant of you guys catching those huge Coalies and looking forward to receiving many more pictures from you guys.

All the best

Paul

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Barry

Really good trip all round

Nice people, very good boats. Accommodation good, but beds & rooms rather small for sharing

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Barry, thanks for your feedback its very important for us to know how trips went and also for future travellers.

Glad you loved your trip and I totally agree the boats are the best boats in Norway. Sounds like the fishing was very good as well.

The accommodation in Norway in general is all on the small size unfortunately.

I would love to organise the same trip for you guys next year. i will get in touch with you all very soon

Tight lines

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Colin

Getting the right week for fishing weather wise
Awesome scenery and fishing
Everybody friendly and made welcome

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Hello Colin, thanks for the feedback and by the sounds of it, it went very well and you all had a great time.

Good to see you guys have booked for next year, all 16 of you I am sure the guides will love to have you all back

The Lofoten Islands are stunning and some where every sea angler should visit.

I bet you guys are all counting down the days already

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Paul

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Adam

For me the Coal fishing was excellent sport, they were so strong. I don't think guides have enough time to see everyone, so if on the first morning they took all the new people on their boats around to all the spots for different fish, this would give you the best idea of where to fish and save you a lot of wasted time and effort going to the wrong places. Once we got half a day with a guide, it all came together and on the last day there was at least 8 boats in the same location for Halibut.

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Hello Adam, than you for taking time to send us back your feedback form. These are a very honest way of giving people some first hand experiences of where they are looking at travelling.

Sounds like you guys hit it big time with the Coalies and managed some monsters. I agree with you about the guides taking every one around on the first day but sometimes this is impossible as different people have different fishing schedules and some people want to go out as soon as they arrive. I will certainly mention it to the guides and maybe something for the future.

This year Å has fished its head off and hopefully you guys got the experience you were looking for and you would consider using our services again soon.

All the best

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Paul

The best part, for me, was catching fish that I can't catch in England! Catching my first halibut was brilliant! I suggest that having more time with the guide at the beginning of the holiday would have been of benefit, as we didn't see him until a few days into the holiday. It was only for a short time - Martin the guide still has't e-mailed our photos. Could you chase this up please?

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Hi Paul, great to hear you guys had great trip and caught plenty of fish you can not catch at home. The first ever pull from a Halibut is an awesome feeling.

I take on board what you have said about the guide being more available. With their only being a limited amount of guides its very hard for them to see every one. They do try to split their time

I believe you now have your photos and he apologies for the delay but he has been very busy.

All the best

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Thomas

The trip was very well organised and the guides were exceptional. Spoke very clear English and very knowledgable.

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Hi Thomas, thanks for your feedback. These forms are very important to us and the guides to make sure that everyone is doing the best they can.

Sounds like you guys had a good trip and caught plenty.

Hopefully we can help you out again next year

All the best

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Mark

Great trip! Only disappointment - lost ALL luggage on way out, so didn't get cases until 2PM next day, which meant we lost most of our first days fishing, so maybe some discount when we book again for next year.

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Hi Mark, thanks for your feedback. The problem is at the moment Oslo airport are trialling a new system where certain flights from around the world do not need to pick up their luggage when they arrive at Oslo. Unfortunately London flights to Oslo is such flights that they are trying this new system and with new systems there is always problems.

We have had a few people turn up to Norway and bags have not turned up. I believe that they work very hard to get the bags to you which I believe turned up the day after you arrived.

With regards to losing a days fishing, it maybe worth getting in touch with your insurance company and see what they say. If you need anything for your insurance company then get in touch

All the best

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Wayne

Second visit to A lofoten islands
Fantastic this time round as it was the 1st
PB for all of us on trip with halibut and plaice !!
Guides on site Martin and Alexander superb which made the trip a success with there expert knowledge and guiding
I have to say though we challenged them to an England vs Sweden fish off and for once unlike the football in recent years we beat them 1-0
And took great delight in playing them our national anthem before we set off the next morning ????Has some good laughs with these guys
All round superb place to fish
Accommodation adequate definitely worth a visit
Wayne

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Hi Wayne, thank you so much for your detailed feedback. They are a great help for future travellers and also very important to us as a company to ensure everything is how it should be.

The Plaice and Halibut fishing just seems to be unreal at this destination and so glad you managed one this year!! And yes Martin and Alexander are great guides and I have fished with both of them, highly recommend them to anyone.

A Huge congrats on the win I will rub his nose in it when I next see him.

All the very best

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Steve

First day was spoilt as all of our luggage did not arrive until the next afternoon.

The kitchen was poorly equipped compared with last year.

Pictures already sent by Wayne and are on your website.

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Hi Steve, its a real disappointment when bags are delayed in getting to you. I have had it happen to me and there is nothing worse, but really glad the fishing made up for this and you guys soon found yourselves some good Halibut and Plaice fishing.

Thanks for the pictures and I hope to make a report out of it soon

All the best

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Colin

No Bar / Restaurant open till mid May, so self-catering was only option for whole week!

We had a guide for our first day (Eric) who was brilliant. Meant we could fish the rest of the week knowing how and where to fish. We got afloat every day and caught lots of Cod to 19.5 kg and had 10 Halibut to 100 cm.

Catching Halibut is particularly good sport, they are very powerful fish.

All guides were very knowledgable, friendly and helpful.

Use of van was helpful.

Boats excellent and reliable.

We all thoroughly enjoyed the trip and all had P.B. fish.

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Hello Colin, thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. It is very helpful to future anglers.

Sorry we forgot to mention about the restaurant not opening until middle of May, hopefully you all managed to eat well. I was keeping track with our guides making sure you were catching and they all said you were having a good time.

Well done on the big Cod and especially the Halibut and yes they are great sport and absolutely pull your arms off.

Will be good to have a catch up soon.

All the best

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Michael

Great fishing!

Your bags can now go to your destination, no need to pick them up in Oslo.

This is the second time I have been to Å in Norway and each time I have caught bigger Cod! 32 lb this time!

When you land at Leknes, go to supermarket and get enough bread + milk for your stay, as it is cheaper than local supermarkets!

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Michael

Thanks for your feedback it is always a pleasure to have you guys.

Until next time keep fishing

Regards Peter

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Graham

For us worst part was getting to Heathrow airport.

Shame we couldn't fly from Norwich or Stansted.

Flights as expected and accommodation basic, but all that was needed for the holiday.

Fishing great!

Plastic bags (small) to bring fish back would be good to mention.

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Graham

Thanks for your feedback and also comments and tips for future customers. We can always look at alternative flights but it has such a huge impact on the cost and also duration / travel time of the holiday it is normally more effective to just travel to Gatwick.

I look forward in having you all again on another Sportquest Holidays sea fishing adventure.....

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Ian

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Ian

Thank you for sending in your feedback scores on the trip, looks like you had a good time.

You can comment if you so wish on the trip.

We look forward in dealing with you again in the near future.

Regards Peter

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Roger

Guides and staff at Å were very good, organised and very polite.

Fishing was great!

We had two experienced boat handlers on our self - drive boats, but the "stream" could be a problem for the beginners / novice.

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Roger

Thanks for your feedback and comments as it is very much appreciated.

I agree with your points as that stream current can be difficult. But if you are just sensible most people are fine.

Glad you and your group all had a good time.

I look forward in helping you all out again soon.

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Conan

Camp Å, Lofoten - great venue!

The best fishing for me is the Coalfish we caught them on rapala's towed at 3 knots. Also on poppers on the surface best to 18 kg. What a way to fish!

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Hello Conan, Sounds like you guys had a great week and glad to hear that the coalies played ball. They are awesome fish and fight so hard. I personally think that Å is one of the best places for huge Coalfish.

Hopefully we get to see your pictures soon

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Charles

Would prefer Gatwick option and connecting flights very poor - long waits unacceptable really. Not good.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Charles, thanks for your feedback. Unfortunately for this destination there is no way of taking flights from Gatwick unless you overnight in Oslo. We where ever possible try and book the most direct flights possible but we can only book what is available.

I believe you had some great fishing and you all caught some very large Halibut.

Hopefully we can catch up soon and tight lines

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James

Good all round fishing +++

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Hi James, thanks for your feedback and it was great to chat with you. Sounds like you guys had some good fishing, shame about the Cod fishing.

All the best

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Patrick

Nice place, great Coalfish fishing. "No Cod" !!!

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Hi Patrick, I heard about the Cod fishing not being great. Its a shame as 3 weeks before you got there I was there and the Cod fishing was really good.

Glad you liked the location it is very special place.

All the best

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Graham

The fishing was excellent, great location.
Would advise any new angler to the area to book a guide on their first trip out. Local knowledge is a great help.
Highlight, catching colefish, two/three 20lb+ fish every drift. largest colefish 36lb
Would visit again

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Hi Graham, thanks for your feedback. It is very important for us and the camp owners to know that we are getting things right.

This destination is awesome and the fishing is some of the best in Norway. Well done on that huge Coalfish

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Chris

Excellent week, guides are very good and provide a very professional services. Boats in top condition with good performance. We had a lucky week weather and winds wise. I think it could be a long week if you where unlucky to get a week of windy weather and could not get out to sea.

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Hi Chris, thanks for taking the time to fill out your feedback form. All of the reviews are very important to future travellers.

Sounds like you guys had a brilliant time over at Å and experienced some of the finest Coalfishing Norway has to offer. I totally agree with you about the guides, they are very good at their jobs and will go out of their way to make your week go well.

Where to next for you guys? I will try and catch up with you all soon

All the best

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Thomas

Flights and connections excellent and minibus. Shads waste of time, a lot of money spent by my party and not required. Surface lures a must, take 5 - 10 with large trebles, upgrade link to 65LB with 80LB leaders. Coalfish so powerful, incredible fun 100%

Fuel costs, £80 each boat per day, some groups moaning about costs. £500 for the fuel bit of a surprise for some. Guides top, good boat skills, use of van excellent. Second pillow would be good.

Best bit, seeing all my mates hooked up to Coalfish 'incredible' + my halibut

Better than we all expected.

Great photos had by all. Will collect photos to put on USB for you

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Hi Tom, thanks for taking the time to fill out and send back your feed back form.

Sounds like you guys had a great time and caught plenty of those huge Coalfish.

Thats strange you say about the shads being a waste of time as when I went there in June they wouldn't take anything else apart from shads..... deadbait rigs just didn't work but I guess the fish feed differently day to day. We do try and recommend as much information as we can and to be honest I am now starting to suggest people just buy their tackle from the onsite tackle shops, that way people don't take the wrong items

Good bit of advice about the surface lures, I would also always recommend removing hooks and split rings that come fitted on any lures.

The fuel bill is an average fuel bill. With it being £125pp based on 4 people on the boat I don't think is that bad for 6 days fishing.

Well done on your Halibut Tom I know you wanted one.

Have fun on your next adventure and we will catch up soon

All the best

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Barry

Brilliant trip to Å Lofoten June 2017.

Will be back soon.

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Hi Barry, thanks for your form and hopefully you are having yet another good holiday!

Å on the Lofoten Islands is amazing and a place any sea fishing angler should visit. Sounds like your whole group of 16 had a great time and hopefully we will be able to organise something for you guys soon

All the best

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Paul

Moskenesströmmen - Coalies amazing fishing!

Would prefer Heathrow and a flight in the morning + afternoon. One day travelling if possible.

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Hi Paul, when you booked the holiday they didnt offer the flight route that they do now. Now it is travelling in one day from Heathrow so much better.

The fishing at Å is amazing and something every sea angler should experience

All the best

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Colin

An amazing adventure. Beautiful place. I cannot fault anything about the trip.
Marcus the guide looked after us as well. Fishing was great; many, many Cod up to 39 pounds, large Coalfish, Ling and on my last day managed a 49 pound Halibut! Acomodation was lovely, and a lovely atmosphereat the camp. (Maybe a little more instruction and advice about using equipment i.e sounder and GPS. I felt the guide is used to more experienced clients.)

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Hello Colin
From what you have said it sounds like you had a great time with some cracking fish.

Where to next is the big question??

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Gary

Great holiday thank you

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Thank you for your review

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Wayne

Just back from our third visit to 'A'. Fantastic place, fishing superb. day 1 we managed to get out and managed 3 Halibut, haddock, Cod, Dabs and a nice Coley. Unfortunately the weather wasn't good on the rest of the week so made fishing very hard. We managed to get out on the last day and landed 6 Halibut. We had arranged a competition with the guide boat and his French guests and we beat them 2nd year in a row. England 2 Swedes 0 Haha. Alexander the guide here is superb as is Martin in Nappstrumen. We can't thank them enough for all the advice and tackle required to catch Halibut. Really nice guys and made our holiday all that more special. Will definitely go back to 'A'. Flights and luggage:- I think a mention to all guests flying to Oslo, check that your luggage is being transferred as we were lucky to get ours again after losing it last year. Cabins could definitely do with a Microwave, Toaster and Possibly a T.V. for days when no fishing. Apart from that they are superb. Boats and tackle are first class.

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Hi Wayne
Thanks for the feedback on your holiday. Å really is a fantastic place and it is great to hear you caught some fish. Well done on beating the guide boat, those guides are at the top of their game and are all really great guys who will do anything to help the customers catch more fish. With regards to the luggage going through Oslo we do strongly talk about this in everybody's final departure paperwork. Its nice to hear you will be going back to Å in the near future.
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David

All very good. Will go again next year. When we go again can we have 1 hat per person. Had to toss coin for who got hat. I lost. The boats were excellent. All in all 10/10
Cheers - Thanks. Brilliant service.

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Hi David
Great to hear you had a good time at Å, we will certainly make sure you receive your hats next time.
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Mark

The trip to Å, Lofoton, Norway was organised by my wife. The only problem was the transfers in Bodo. We had no idea where to meet the taxi at either transfer and there was no means of recognising the transport.I know that taxi drivers the world over aim to deal with any job as quickly as possible. However, Having been left to get our own taxi from Bodø airport to the ferry, we arrived with only a few minutes to spare.
The return transfer from the ferry to the airport was equally as chaotic. We followed regular Lofoton fishermen, who were Norwegian I think, who led us to a taxi with a trailer. there was no Sportquest insignia or request as to which company we were travelling with. We just got in the car.
My concern was that if anybody else had followed the Norwegian Fishers, we again would have been stranded. I suggest a more rigorous system for holiday makers identifying their transport, or a voucher system thus ensuring the taxi driver only got paid for transferring the correct passengers.
By the way, everything was excellent.

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Hi Mark, thank you for your feedback and yes it is something we need to address. The problem is the transfer guy is picking people up from several different companies across Europe so having a board up would not work.

The transfer guy is normally stood right outside the terminal doors, but maybe he was running late. So sorry for the mix up and glad you still managed to have an excellent time

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Claire (Helen)

Lofoton and Å were excellent. André, our guide was very helpful, attentive and took us to some great spots for fishing. Taking food in the cool boxes worked well. The stop over Oslo hotel put our frozen fish in their big freezer. We would definitely return; but think we'll try the trip to Iceland in a couple of years. My husband already mentioned the problem with Bodo transfers. (It would have been more efficient if you had noted that I mentionedI didn't have a reception for mobile phone at home ie leave messages on landline & only use mobile for holiday, then I wouldn't have missed your calls.)

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Hi Claire, thank you for taking the time to fill out the feedback forms. So please you both had a fantastic holiday (shame about the transfer) I have put a big note at the top of your profile saying about the landline

All the best and speak soon

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Richard

We had 3 days fishing because weather can't be helped. First day fishing 1 fish caught between 4 people expect a lot better.

Not many fish caught al holiday been to a lot better places in Norway

Guide was very good but fishing was rubbish

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Hi Richard

We were aware of the weather whilst you were out there but unfortunately as you say it cannot be helped, it looks like you made the best of a bad situation though.

As you know when fishing for halibut you are fishing for a specimen fish and not a shoal fish which does mean that the fishing can be slow and sometimes it can only be 1 fish to the boat some days whereas other days it can be a lot more productive.

Hopefully I get to speak to you in the near future.

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Thomas

Weather windy every day / lost 3.5 days fishing. But despite that we had a wonderful week. Met three fantastic blokes/ Enjoyed every minute / pity about the weather.

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Hi Thomas

Thank you for the feedback it sounds like despite the weather gods trying their hardest to put a dampener on your week you had a good time.

That is what our hosted trips are about, fishing with like minded anglers all in it for the same thing and it is always nice when you return home having made new friends.

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Peter

No Sportquest rep to transfer us to the harbour so we grabbed a taxi. as it turned out he was there but was looking for Nordic Angling anglers.

All the best

Pete

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Hi Peter

Thank you for the feedback.

We will put this forward to the staff at Nordic Sea Angling and suggest that the transfer is looking out for Sportquest Holidays too

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Rob

One of the best fishing trips so far - and we have some crackers in Florida. The Coalfish fishing was outstanding in A. We were catching them up to 35LB on quite light spinning gear. And the Halibut??? Top fish over 200LBs!! And our final day we had a quadrupal hook up..... Outstanding Many thanks

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Hi Rob, thank you so much for your feedback. I told you guys you would love it.... The fishing there is some of the best in the whole of Norway and so glad you guys got to experience it.

GT's next!! I have the perfect destination for you guys, Madagascar....

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Neil

Info supplied was great. Great fishing equipment / Boat and fishing

Suggestions:

Daily Briefings from Guides to discuss weather / tides and potential fishing areas.

Taxi at airport / ferry more visible

Accommodation - Would be nice to have a tv (when get in at night or when cant get out)

and a toaster / microwave

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Hi Neil,

Thanks for your feedback and some good points raised. I completely agree the equipment / boats and fishing is world class in Norway.

I have mentioned a few times to the owner of the cabins about the TV and microwave being added but they have always said that they want to keep the cabins rustic and away from the modern world. I can kind of understand where they are coming from but as you mentioned it would be nice to have this to use if you so wish. Hopefully one day they may change their minds.

They are going to put in place some better signage on the transfer / taxi as this has been mentioned a couple of times and a very easy thing to fix

Let me know when you have decided about some dates and we can get something fixed in place.

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Michael

Great fishing as always. Take a mug for a brew cups are small in accommodation.

The mattress are flat so not the best seep but if you fish all day you dont feel the pain.

Only 2 pans in accommodation need more as 4 people in there.

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Hi Michael, thanks for the feedback and glad you guys enjoyed it again. The fishing is on fire at the moment. Great little tip about the cups. I always have a mug with me when i go there as the cups, like you say, are tiny and you end up having to make lots to just get a good cups worth.

I will mention to them about the pots and pans as I have noticed it before.

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Michael

3rd trip to Å in Norway. Guides very helpful weather was good. Boats and fishing gear are of excellent quality. Prices seem to go up on everything but thats just life. A discount for regular customers would be nice

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Hello Michael, really glad to hear you loved your trip again. Unfortunately things do go up in price and its something that we can not control. Maybe next time you book something we can do you a deal.......

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David

Had a great time and very lucky with the weather.

Highlight was fishing for the Coalfish off the top- Fish to 30lb fantastic

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Thank you for the feedback Davis

It sounds like you had a great time at Å with some amazing fish caught.

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Peter

Best sea fishing I have ever had. Biggest fish I've ever caught. Cod to 30lb, Coalfish to 25lb and Halibut to 60lb. We could have used the guide on day one not day three. Next time it would be easier for us to fly from Edinburgh than heathrow

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Hello Peter, thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. So glad the Lofoten islands lived up to your expectations and you all managed some big fish. Sorry about the guided day but the more notice we are given on the booking then the more chance we get of booking your first days fishing being guided. I know you booked it back in February but in the grand scheme of things with regards to Norway bookings that is fairly late notice. We always try and book everyones first day guided but it is always done on , subject to availability.

From experience Edinburgh flights do not work for this destination to connect with the ferry times. We have sent people from Edinburgh but they normally have to overnight in Oslo to be at Bodo for the correct times.

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Dave

Excellent location. We could of done with the local guide earlier than day 3

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Hello Dave, thanks for your feedback. Sorry that the guide couldn't have been organised sooner but their time is only subject to availability. You guys had booked your holiday 6 months before you travelled and with 10 boats all travelling the same week as you, we done our best and booked the earliest available day for you. I know 6 months advance sounds like a lot of time, but we are making bookings for this destination more than 2 years in advance.

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David

Excellent weather and a very picturesque island where I caught my first Halibut.

Excellent accommodation but could do with a microwave and some smaller saucepans.

Next time we will book a guide as we could not get one to come on the boat

The plane was late from Bodo to Oslo so we had to run to catch our flight to Heathrow giving us only 25 minutes between flights.

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Hi David

Thank you for the excellent feedback, it is great to hear that you caught your first ever Halibut at Å.

We always mention to the camp about the microwave situation and they are in the process of re-decorating all the Norway camps as we speak.

A guide is always a good idea, but as these camps are so popular and it is always a good idea to speak to us in the office to book one in advance to ensure you get one.

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Peter

Had a fantastic time

Weather sadly was poor but we managed to fish everyday

The lads I took had a great first trip and look forward to returning somewhere soon

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Hi Peter

Thank you for the great feedback, it sounds like you had an amazing time.

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Alan

We had a great time thank you

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Alan

Thank you for the feedback.

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Matt

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Ian

I enjoyed the whole holiday, the fishing was excellent and the hosts were very helpful.

Just keep doing what you're doing.

Thank you.

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Hi Ian

Thank you for your excellent feedback.

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Matt

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Keith

This was my first fishing holiday in Norway and I absolutely loved every minute of it.

From the friendly people to the excellent hosts on the boat, the scenery is outstanding and we caught lots of good size fish including my first ever Halibut which I was made up with.

We also watched as Sea Eagles swooped down to take fish off the surface.

I would definitely cannot wait to go again and cannot wait for next time

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Keith

Thank you for the great feedback.

I am glad you had an amazing time and cannot wait to send you back over to Norway.

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Matt

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Richard

Hire rods and reels were excellent. Wanted a big Halibut - got an 82lb! Cod - 34lb! Coalfish - 30+, so I was very pleased. Great guides, great boats. Up to the minute info on what gear to take would be good - we only needed minimal tackle and took far too much.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Richard, thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback.

These are very helpful for future anglers. Well done on your fish and great sizes!

We do try and keep all our tackle information up to date, but from one month to the next, things change. Best to contact us nearer the time of travel to find out what is working.

All the best Paul

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Richard

A great week spent at Å Lofoten Islands. Good accommodation and great boats to fish from. The guides were excellent. A special mention to Alex and Johan who made our week. These two could not do enough to make our fishing experience a great one. Thanks, Sportquest top marks

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Richard, thanks for your brilliant feedback. Å is an awesome place and probably one of my favourites. So glad Alex and Johan looked after you and made your trip.
All the best

Paul

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