Exclusive to Sportquest Holidays, this lovely little nest of cabins in Sandbakken are set on the edge of a stunning fjord that offers anglers the chances battling with some of Norway’s largest species including Coalfish, Halibut and Cod.
Sandbakken Fishing Resort has an idyllic location on the shores of the Solbergfjorden in Sørreisa beneath 1000m high mountains. Solbergfjorden, which is protected from the open sea by the Island of Senja, is one of Norway’s largest Islands and gives you a huge amount of protection from the open ocean. The fjord is located directly outside the cabins where you will mainly be fishing with depths from 5m – 700m. This part of the fjord gets a huge run of Coalfish around April and can run into May. Once the Coalfish have dispersed the Cod will start to feed and each year there are Cod over 50lb caught.
This area is well known for record size Coalfish and huge Cod, Haddock, Halibut and Wolfish. The best time for the main run of Coalfish is April this is when there are large shoals of hungry Coalfish and in this month the average size is around 20lb which is far greater than the rest of the year. The Cod fishing is good all year round as this is fjord fishing and the Cod you will be targeting are resident Cod not migratory. Look for pinnacles of around 60 – 90m with deep areas either side, this is normally a good starting area for the Cod.
All of your fishing will be done whilst drifting, the drift at this area when the wind is low is very slow so it is a good destination to go to if you are not used to controlling a boat under drift. The main tactics for the Cod will be pirking with silver chrome around the 300g size. If you want to target the larger Cod then use a 20cm+ shad lowered to the bottom instead of the pirk.
Fishing is conducted from our self-drive boats, which are all Silver Viking 18 feet, with a 40Hp, four stroke electric start engines. The boats are very roomy and steady at sea ideal for up to four anglers. The boats are moored right outside the accommodation on our custom-built jetty. As these are all self-drive, you can fish as much or as little as you like, no time limits on these trips, if you want, you can fish until you drop. We have an upgraded boat available at an additional price. You can upgrade your boat to a Kvernø Aluminium 19 feet, 60Hp engine and fitted with a GPS and a fish finder. All boats come with full safety equipment, life jackets and a 24hr mobile telephone number for any difficulties while fishing.
As this destination is fairly remote, other activities are limited. There are some beautiful walks around the surrounding hills and nearby mountains. There are a couple of bicycles to hire at the resort and these can be organised when you arrive. The local town, Finnsnes, is a short 30-minute drive. Here there are many shops, restaurants and bars.
For more information about this tour, contact our experienced team who will be happy to answer any queries you have. Alternatively, you can request a free brochure.