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Halibut & Plaice Fishing | Lofoten | North Norway  

Tour code: NOR020  
Overview
Category: Sea Fishing

If fishing for big Halibut and Plaice are something that appeals to you then the Lofoten Islands are somewhere you really must look into visiting and fishing. This holiday is an experience unlike any other, the fishing in the area of Nappstraumen can be some of the best you will find in Northern Norway with monster 2 metre plus Halibut being caught here very year. Not only is the fishing on the Lofoten Islands phenomenal the accommodation you will be staying on this camp is exceptional for Norway, these cabins are fitted out to an extremely high standard with  a smart TV, 2 bathrooms and great cooking facilities, along with all this you will also have single rooms meaning that each angler will be getting their own room. Once booked you will be getting a days guided fishing for free meaning that you will have one of the expert camp guides with you for a whole day showing you where to fish and advising on the best tactics needed to snare one of the monsters that lurk in these waters, these guides will also be on hand all week to answer any questions that you may have. This area is also what we class as weatherproof meaning that whatever the winds are doing there is always somewhere you should be able to get out to and fish. Nappstraumen is a stream in between two fjords running from south to north and it has a very strong current with a sandy bottom ideal for fish species such as Halibut and Plaice. You can also access the open sea from the cabins, which can be very productive for the larger sized Cod which Norway is so very famous for.

Location

Nappstraumen is where you will be based and this is found on the eastern side of the Lofoten Islands. This beautiful destination is set in some of the most magnificent scenery that you will find in Norway, surrounded by towering mountains that lead into a glistening fjord your breath will be taken away when you first set eyes upon this destination. The Lofoten islands are world famous for this phenomenal scenery that you will be fishing in, many artists have travelled to the Lofoten Islands and painted these landscapes also the Lofoten Islands is rated as one of the best destinations to visit to see the awe-inspiring northern lights that can be seen from September through to mid April. You will fishing into the fish rich Norwegian sea which is world renowned for it amazing eco system which produces many great fish each year to visiting anglers.  The Lofoten Islands also has its own micro climate with both temperatures and sea temps being marginally higher than other destinations in northern Norway, this is due to the positioning of the Lofoten Islands in the Gulf stream.

Fishing

The fishing from Nappstraumen can only be described as at times out of this world, this camp has a reputation for producing some truly phenomenal Halibut fishing and year after year monsters are caught from here with 2 metre plus fish being caught by visiting anglers. The fishing from here is done from the camps boats, these 23 ft Arronett aluminium boats are extremely stable and more than capable of fishing these waters and add to this a 150hp Suzuki outboard you have a fishing platform that is very impressive indeed. The Halibut fishing is done by drifting on the tide using either rubber shads or dead baits on an anti-twist rig, these are drifted at a depth near or just off the bottom. The Halibut fishing can be an adrenaline filled explosion, one minute you will be drifting along, quiet and relaxed then in a split second one of your rods will hoop over, ratchet screaming and its a case of hanging on for dear life as you do battle with one of the most powerful fish in the sea. It is not only Halibut that the Lofoten islands are famous for though, these waters hold some amazing Cod, and in the winter the Skrei Cod move in which means that the chance of a 70lb plus specimen is a real possibility. There are resident Cod here at all times of the year though with 30lb plus fish not an uncommon capture, these are fished for by drifting using both shads and pirks which can be fished at a depth you see the fish at on the sounder or just off the bottom. Along with these you will find some cracking Plaice that can be caught here using baited traces on smaller hooks with prawns and worms being the baits if choice to hook these supersized spotties. You will also find many other species to target here including Wolffish, Coalfish and very big Dabs.

Guides

When fishing at Nappstraumen you will have 2 very experienced guides on the camp. There will always be one on land during the day whilst the other is guiding customers on the boats. These guides have exemplary knowledge of the surrounding waters and will be able to give you advice on where to head to to target certain species. When booking this holiday you will get a days guided fishing for free and if you wished to then have extra days with the guide we can arrange this at a small extra cost.

Extra Activities

The town of Leknes is very close to the camp (10 minutes) and here you will find ten pin bowling and some very nice restaurants. There is also hiking to do in the surrounding areas where you will get some amazing views of the stunning scenery.

If you have any questions on our Lofoten sea fishing trips 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.

You can see all our sea fishing holidays in Norway here.

Accommodation
Nappstraumen Luxury Cabins
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These luxurious cabins overlook the impressive Nappstraumen fjord. Downstairs you will find a large bathroom with a hot shower, heated floors and a washing machine. The kitchen area has touch sensitive hobs and fan assisted oven to cook on along with a microwave. These amenities also come with all the pots, pans, trays and cutlery. Each cabin also has a dishwasher. The communal area in these cabins consists of a very comfortable corner sofa, a large dining table and stools with a smart TV. Upstairs you will find 4 rooms all holding twin sleeping arrangements along with another bathroom area.

Rooms: Single Rooms
Internet: Free WiFi
Equipment Hire
Shop: On site tackle shop
Cards Accepted: Debit/Credit card
Freezer Room: Walk in freezer
Filleting Area: Fish cleaning areas
Species Information
Cod
Season: April to September
Peak: April to June
Weight: 10lb to 80lb
Average Weight: 25lb
Halibut
Season: May to September
Peak: June to September
Weight: 20lb to 350lb
Average Weight: 50lb
Coalfish
Season: May to September
Peak: June to September
Weight: 5lb to 40lb
Average Weight: 10lb
Plaice
Season: May to September
Peak: July to September
Weight: 1lb to 8lb
Average Weight: 4lb
Suggested Itinerary

Although the fishing has set weeks, we have daily flights departing from the UK. Therefore should you wish to either extend your stay with additional days at the beginning or end in Norway, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit

DAY 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)
Arrive Oslo
Depart Oslo
Arrive Bodo
Depart Bodo
Arrive Leknes

On arrival you will be met and transferred to the fishing camp (Approx 10 mins).

Overnight Accommodation: Luxury Lofoten Cabins (Single rooms) S/C

DAYS 2 TO 4: Fishing Days.

Our guides will make sure that you are completely comfortable with your boats and all the equipment that is supplied. They are there to help you get the most out of your holiday and will recommend areas for you to try for your chosen species.

Some of the best Halibut grounds are only a 5-minute steam from the camp.

If there is a large group of you that want to travel to Norway, then this camp is perfect, as we have a very modern cabin that will sleep 10 people and you get 2 boats. This cabin is one of the best and most modern cabins we have.

Overnight Accommodation: Luxury Lofoten Cabins (Single rooms) S/C

DAYS 5 TO 7: Fishing Days.

The area around Lofoten is fast becoming world famous for its Halibut fishing, as at certain times of the year, the Halibut descend upon these Islands to feed up for the winter on the huge shoals of Coalfish.

The Coalfish fishing is also superb here with it producing huge catches of this species to world record sizes. So if you are after a mixed fishery then you simply do not need to look any further than the Lofoten Islands.

Overnight Accommodation: Luxury Lofoten Cabins (Single rooms) S/C

DAY 8:

In the morning your party will be transferred back to Leknes airport for your return flights.

Depart Leknes
Arrive Bodo
Depart Bodo
Arrive Oslo
Depart Oslo
Arrive UK

Dates & Prices

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Start DateEnd DateDaysNightsFishingAnglerNon-AnglerAvailability
17/07/201924/07/2019876£1,647On Request  Sold Out
24/07/201931/07/2019876£1,617On Request  Sold Out
31/07/201907/08/2019876£1,617On Request  Sold Out
07/08/201914/08/2019876£1,627On Request  Sold Out
14/08/201921/08/2019876£1,567On Request  Sold Out
21/08/201928/08/2019876£1,467On Request  Sold Out
28/08/201904/09/2019876£1,567On Request  Book Now
04/09/201911/09/2019876£1,487On Request  Book Now
11/09/201918/09/2019876£1,467On Request  Book Now
18/09/201925/09/2019876£1,617On Request  Book Now
25/09/201902/10/2019876£1,667On Request  Book Now
02/10/201909/10/2019876£1,527On Request  Book Now
09/10/201916/10/2019876£1,527On Request  Book Now
16/10/201923/10/2019876£1,527On Request  Book Now
29/04/202006/05/2020876£1,612On Request  Book Now
06/05/202013/05/2020876£1,562On Request  Sold Out
13/05/202020/05/2020876£1,582On Request  Book Now
20/05/202027/05/2020876£1,632On Request  Sold Out
27/05/202003/06/2020876£1,752On Request  Sold Out
03/06/202010/06/2020876£1,722On Request  Sold Out
10/06/202017/06/2020876£1,702On Request  Sold Out
17/06/202024/06/2020876£1,702On Request  Sold Out
24/06/202001/07/2020876£1,752On Request  Sold Out
01/07/202008/07/2020876£1,652On Request  Sold Out
08/07/202015/07/2020876£1,632On Request  Book Now
15/07/202022/07/2020876£1,742On Request  Book Now
22/07/202029/07/2020876£1,712On Request  Sold Out
29/07/202005/08/2020876£1,712On Request  Sold Out
05/08/202012/08/2020876£1,722On Request  Book Now
12/08/202019/08/2020876£1,662On Request  Book Now
19/08/202026/08/2020876£1,562On Request  Book Now
26/08/202002/09/2020876£1,662On Request  Book Now
02/09/202009/09/2020876£1,582On Request  Book Now
09/09/202016/09/2020876£1,562On Request  Book Now
16/09/202023/09/2020876£1,712On Request  Book Now
23/09/202030/09/2020876£1,762On Request  Book Now
30/09/202007/10/2020876£1,622On Request  Book Now
07/10/202014/10/2020876£1,612On Request  Book Now
14/10/202021/10/2020876£1,612On Request  Book Now
21/10/202028/10/2020876£1,612On Request  Book Now
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We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

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.

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Price Supplements

Smaller sized groups

3 anglers sharing 1 cabin and 1 boat additional £195 pp
2 anglers sharing 1 cabin and 1 boat additional £585 pp

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What's Included & Excluded
Included
  • All international flights (Based on London departure)
  • Transfers to and from Lofoten and Leknes
  • 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
  • Fuel for boat
  • Fishing tackle
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Meals
  • Final boat cleaning
Options

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 £40 pr week

Tour Notes

Visa

A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry. No visa for UK citizens required.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no additional airport departure tax when leaving Norway

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Oslo (approx 2 hrs)

Oslo to Bodo (approx 1hr)

Bodo to Leknes (approx 40mins)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights, we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Leknes to Lofoten (Transfer time approx 10mins)

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