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 two-metre plus Halibut being caught every year. Not only is the fishing on the Lofoten Islands phenomenal but the accommodation is exceptional for Norway, these cabins are fitted out to an extremely high standard. On top of this, you will get a day’s guided fishing for free, you will have one of the expert camp guides with you for an entire 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.
You will be based in Nappstraumen which 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. 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 be fishing the fish-rich Norwegian sea which is world-renowned for its amazing ecosystem which produces many great fish each year to visiting anglers. The Lofoten Islands also has its own micro-climate with both temperatures and sea temperatures being marginally higher than other destinations in northern Norway, this is due to the positioning of the Lofoten Islands in the Gulf stream.
Nappstraumen has a reputation for producing some incredible Halibut over two metres. The fishing from here is done from the camps boats, these 23 ft Arronett aluminium boats are extremely stable. 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 with the ratchet screaming.
It is not only Halibut that the Nappstraumen is famous for, these waters also 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 big possibility. There are resident Cod here at all times of the year with 30lb plus fish being a common capture. These are fished for by drifting using both shads and pirks.
Along with Halibut and Cod, you will also find Plaice. These can be caught using baited traces on smaller hooks, with prawns and worms being the baits of choice. You will also find many other species to target here including Wolffish, Coalfish and very big Dabs.
When fishing at Nappstraumen you will have two 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 target certain species. You will get a days guided fishing for free but we can organise extra days with the guides at a small extra cost.
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.
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