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Shore Fishing Bodo Norway Shore Fishing Saltstraumen

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Best Shore Fishing in Norway

If you love your shore fishing in the UK but have always wanted to wet a line in the fish-filled waters of northern Norway, then our shore fishing trips to Saltstraumen in Bodo are the perfect choice for you. Each year, anglers from around the globe flock to this famous coastal town, eager to sample some of the excellent sea fishing opportunities on offer, for all different species. Whether you want a week of Cod fishing, sitting it out for a giant Halibut, or looking to scratch away and tick off the species, Saltstraumen Brygge will give you a fantastic chance to do one or all of the above.

Located just a short 25-minute drive from the famous town of Bodo, Saltstraumen is a well-known name amongst the sea-angling community. This is not only due to the fantastic fishing it offers but also because of its maelstrom, one of the strongest tidal currents found anywhere on Earth. Running at a speed of 10-12 knots, this tidal phenomenon acts like a fish magnet, attracting all manner of species to specimen proportions within the casting range of anglers.

Our shore fishing trips to this beautiful part of the world are classed as ‘drive and survive’, meaning you’re in control of the marks you fish, the species you fish for, and the amount of time you spend by the water’s edge. You can fish 24 hours a day if you wish, or simply plan your sessions around the different tidal states and the weather.

Wild Wonders Of Europe

Saltstraumen in Norway is known as one of the wild wonders of Europe, situated around 10 kilometres southeast of the town of Bodo; it’s famed for its maelstrom, one of the strongest tidal currents found anywhere in the world. A narrow channel connects the outer Saltfjorden to the large Skjerstad Fjord between the islands of Straumøya and Knaplundsøya, and it’s here where up to 400 million cubic metres of water are forced through a three-kilometre-long and 150-metre-wide strait every six hours. During the year, this incredible natural phenomenon attracts around 200,000 visitors keen to witness the spectacle unfolding on the surface and a host of anglers eager to experience the astonishing fishing below it.

Every day, countless fish navigate the tidal currents and pass through the narrow passage of the fjord. The strong current drives an immense supply of food through the bottleneck, and the big predators lie in ambush, waiting to strike, helping themselves without any particular effort. As with any fishing destination, the big fish are acute at finding food and feeding as efficiently and economically as possible, which is why the area of Saltstraumen is such a big fish hotspot. It’s not a coincidence that the area is responsible for producing world-record Cod, Coalfish and Halibut, including the shore records for the former. 

The Best Fishing Spots

Saltstraumen offers anglers a wide array of different shore fishing spots, an abundance of water to wet a line, and something to suit the needs of all anglers. If you’re an angler visiting for the first time, we recommend speaking to Kurt, the camp owner, who’ll be more than willing to point you in the right direction on where to start. In the meantime, here are a few spots that we recommend.

Saltstruamen Bridge (East Side)
The most famous place you should probably spend a few hours is directly below the Saltstraumen Bridge. Here, you are at the narrowest point of the fjord, where the current is strongest. Coalfish live in strong currents, so it is no surprise that this area is an excellent habitat for these fish. Anglers can get found here most days, whatever the weather, but there is almost always somewhere to fish.

Saltstruamen Bridge (West Side)
There are plenty of good fishing spots right on the other side of the bridge, just over the small Storholm Island. You can walk over the bridge, which is an experience in itself, or park close to the small supermarket on the other side.

Westside (Direction Second Bridge)
If you move along the shore’s south side towards the second bridge’s direction, there are several good fishing spots. At Oksbåsen, there is even a small shelter with a fireplace where you can cook. However, you have to bring your own firewood.

Rundholmen
This area is excellent for anglers targeting Halibut, especially on the upstream bank on the island’s southwestern tip. It doesn’t always produce big fish, but it can throw up some good numbers, as well as Cod and Coalfish to 10kg. This area is also popular to fish with rubber shads and small pirks, between 50 and 100 grams in weight.

The area around the second smaller bridge can also be very productive, with some even considering it superior to the main bridge, but in reality you can almost catch fish from anywhere. When fishing here, it’s not unusual to see Whales passing by, especially during the latter hours of the day.

Shore Fishing World Records At Saltstraumen
Coalfish shore record: 2.7kg
Cod shore record: 30.16kg
Halibut shore record: 69.7kg (?)

To find out more about the fantastic shore fishing on offer at Saltstraumen Brygge in Bodo northern Norway, visit our YouTube channel.

 

Shore Fishing In Bodo

The shore fishing at our destination in Saltstraumen is not dissimilar from that in the UK, with the main difference being the abundant numbers of fish to catch and the variety of species on offer. The primary two that most travelling anglers visit to target are the humble Cod and hard-fighting Halibut.

As with all sea angling at home and abroad, the weather, conditions and tide play a considerable role in how productive or unproductive the fishing can be, but on suitable days the fishing can be exceptional and the best you will ever experience. Cod get caught in good numbers almost every day. They average around 5lb in weight, but much bigger fish into double figures get landed on the majority of weeks, and every season fish topping the magical 20lb make an appearance.

The Halibut are fantastic to target and get the pulse racing, especially when you get that initial run and the clicker on your reel bursts into life. At our destination, good numbers of smaller fish between 10lb and 20lb get landed regularly through the weeks, with much bigger specimens of over 50lb mixed in. Of course, there’s always the chance of hooking into a fish of a lifetime, with a monster of over 100lb and even 150lb not out of the question. Other popular species amongst travelling rods include Coalfish, which can top over 10lb, Plaice over 5lb and Dabs to over 2lb.

The Tackle You Need

The fishing tackle needed when shore fishing in Norway doesn’t differ greatly from that in the UK. However, we recommend stepping everything up a size or two. While most of the fish you will catch will be under 10kg, there is always the chance of hooking something much more substantial. Cod over 20kg and Halibut over 100kg are not unheard of.

When fishing with bait, fairly stiff 12ft or 13ft beach rods are ample, matched with a decent-sized multiplier or fixed spool reel, loaded with 18lb monofilament or braid in the same diameter, along with a strong and abrasion-resistant shock leader. Rig-wise, all components must be super robust, as some of the marks are rough and rocky, and the fish specimen-sized and hard-fighting. Hooks must match the size of baits you are using and the fish you are fishing for, but we recommend using hooks with a heavier gauge than you usually would. Fish baits are used almost exclusively and catch nearly everything that swims.

One thing we recommend is packing a lighter spinning outfit and an array of lures, especially some shads between 40 grams and 100 grams. Rubber lures with single hooks can be a considerable advantage, especially when fishing between the kelp. It’s possible to hire some tackle from Saltstraumen, including tripods, umbrellas and chairs.

Note: With the strong current and with many of the fishing marks slippery, wet or icy, extra care needs to be taken when manoeuvring to bait up, cast and reel in. A life jacket is certainly not a disadvantage.

When To Visit

While Saltstraumen Brygge is a year-round destination for anglers visiting to boatfish and while you’ll also catch fish from the shore all year round, we recommend visiting during the cooler months. October through until March is a great time for Cod and also excellent for Halibut, as these giant flatfish can be caught from the shore before they return to the deeper water. Also, historically, all the real giants (of most species) usually get caught in winter, but there are big fish all year round.

It’s worth mentioning that while the cold waters of northern Norway are fish-filled, with all manner of record-breaking species, it is more complex than casting out anywhere and waiting for the fish to crawl up your line. You will have to work at it, and as with almost all sea fishing, the fish and their feeding patterns will be heavily influenced by the tide and weather.

Before travelling, we recommend familiarising yourself with a tide table so you know what tide state you will be fishing during certain parts of the day. Numerous websites and apps for your smartphone will yield this information. As a rough guide, we recommend fishing a couple of hours before low or high water, over slack and then the same on the other side. The current won’t be as strong during this period, making the fishing a little easier. As previously mentioned, we recommend talking with the camp owner Kurt, as he will be happy to offer some advice on where you should be fishing and at what state of the tide. 

Accommodation

Saltstraumen Brygge is situated in the perfect location for anglers to enjoy the fantastic sea fishing available. Each Cabin is built and furnished to high specifications and has been designed to offer guests a comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable stay. 

What Are The Cabins Like In Bodø?

At Saltstraumen, a wide range of accommodations are available, with something to suit the needs of any group size. There are large eight-person cabins right down to intimate two-person houses. All the cabins are located just twenty metres from where the boats get moored and only 200 metres from the shoreline. All the Cabins are bright and pleasant. Outside each Cabin, you will find some excellent facilities, including a BBQ area, seating, tables and a shelter that overlooks the Saltstraumen area.

Self Catering Cabins at Bodø?

The standard four-person cabins have two bedrooms with two beds in each room. The beds come with fresh, clean linen each week. The spacious kitchen area has an oven, grill and hob, along with enough cutlery for four persons and lots of other equipment, including pots and pans. The living room has a widescreen TV and a comfortable sofa area. Each of the cabins comes with free Wi-Fi, so you can keep up to date with the news or share all your fish pictures. Each cabin also has a roomy shower and a fully equipped bathroom perfect for a group of 4 people. Each cabin comes with fresh towels that are enough for the size of the group staying there.

Where Can We Eat In Bodø?

Like many of our other Norway sea fishing holidays, our shore fishing trips are on a self-catering basis. In each cabin, there are cooking facilities like you have at home. There are local shops and supermarkets that you can purchase all your weekly food items. There are restaurants nearby so if you fancy going out for dinner you will need to book a taxi.

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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
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Arrive
 Bodø

Once you have arrived you will need to pick up your hire car (not included) and drive to Saltstraumen Brygge, a journey of around 30 minutes. One you have arrived you will be free to unpack and get your fishing equipment ready for the week. If you’re not too tired from the travelling you can start fishing immediately.

Overnight accommodation: Saltstraumen Cabin (Twin room) S/C

Days 2 to 4: Fishing Days.

Over the next 6 days you’ll be free to enjoy the famous fishing that Saltstraumen has to offer. There are shore fishing marks you can reach on foot, just a few metres away from the cabins, as well as a huge range of water just a short drive away. We recommend having a chat with the camp owner Kurt, as he will be able to offer you some advice on where to fish and at what state of the tide.

As our shore fishing trips are ‘drive and survive’ you’re free to fish wherever you want and for as long as you want.

If you’re joining us on shore fishing holiday in Norway, you might find this blog useful: Shore Fishing Tips and Techniques Norway

Overnight accommodation: Saltstraumen Cabin (Twin room) S/C

Days 5 TO 7: Fishing Days

Saltstraumen offers a wide array of species, that grow to specimen proportions. During your week of fishing, we would certainly recommend spending at least one day sitting it out for a big Halibut, as the waters in the region have produced fish to record breaking sizes. A big Halibut from the shore is an angling feat of a lifetime and one which lives long in the memory.

Some of the biggest fish have been caught on both bait and lures, so it’s always worth experimenting with both. However, a popular choice is to use two bait rods and then spinfish in between the periods of inactivity.

Overnight accommodation: Saltstraumen Cabin (Twin room) S/C

Day 8:

At a pre-arranged time you will need to drive your hire car back to Bodø airport for your return flight home.

Depart Bodø

Arrive
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Arrive UK

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FISHING Seasons

The season runs from November to March.

Halibut

Season: February to November
Peak: Feb to March October to Nov
Weight: 20lb to 350lb
Average Weight: 20lb

Cod

Season: January to December
Peak: March to November
Weight: 5lb to 60lb
Average Weight: 10lb

Plaice

Season: February to November
Peak: March to November
Weight: 3lb to 12lb
Average Weight: 4lb

Wolffish

Season: January to December
Peak: January to December
Weight: 4lb to 17lb
Average Weight: 6lb

Coalfish

Season: March to October
Peak: July to September
Weight: 4lb to 25lb
Average Weight: 9 lb

Lumb

Season: January to December
Peak: January to december
Weight: 3lb to 15lb
Average Weight: 6lb

Dab

Season: January to December
Peak: January to December
Weight: 1lb to 2.5lb
Average Weight: 1.5lb

Ling

Season: January to December
Peak: January to December
Weight: 5lb to 20lb
Average Weight: 8lb

Package Details

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£1,272
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Included

  • All international flights (Based on London departure)
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 6 days shore fishing
  • Freezer storage for your fish
  • 1 x 23kg bag
  • Bed linen, towels and final cabin cleaning

Excluded

  • Hire car not included
  • Fishing tackle
  • Fishing bait
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Meals
  • Rod tubes
  • Extra bags (For this route can not be prebooked or paid for in advance)
  • Vehicle fuel

Optional extras

  • Other UK departure airports are possible (additional cost) Please call a member of the Sportquest team for further information.
  • Hire car is available to be booked, or you can book your own.
  • Tripod, umbrellas and chairs are available to hire for the week.
  • Survival suits are also available for hire.

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Reviews

Jan

Pure fun, I can say no more. Perfect guide - Ross is a marine biologist! Extremely knowledgeable, perfect sense of humour, always going out of his way to make things work, calm, excellent teacher. The surroundings are astonishing - if the bites slow down a little, your minder drafts away into nature. And then the fish - have a look at the pictures. We'll have to open a fish store back in Belgium here... Can't wait to return.

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Hi Jan

Thank you for the fantastic feedback. it sounds like you had a great time in Norway and caught some great fish.

Hopefully we will get to chat soon.

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Matt

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Danny

I have just got back from Lofoten islands Norway shore fishing
Ross Johnson our guide was excellent in his knowledge of the marks to fish
The accommodation was great
Travelling there was fine even in these uncertain times
I would highly recommend this trip to anyone
Even the northern lights gave us a show
A trip to remember
Thanks

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Danny, thank you for your feedback it is very much appreciated.

Sounds like you guys had a great weeks fishing. I kept speaking to Ross to make sure you guys were being looked after. So pleased we actually managed to get you there and a huge thanks for the little video you made. All the best and speak soon

Tight lines, Paul

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Roland

The weather started out wet and windy.But as the days went on it brightened up.The fishing was hard .But we managed to get some nice fish.The biggest fish was a Halibut of 35lb with 2 others over 20lb.For me my fish were Halibut 7-8lb and 4lb 4oz .A plaice
Of 4lb 13oz and a pollack 3lb 8oz.Ross our guide was out standing.He took us to different marks each day.Only one day did we blank .Out of 7 anglers only one fish was caught a cod of 6-7lb. ANY angler who has trouble getting around .Tell Ross and he will put you on an easy mark.There are loads off deep water marks aswell as piers and jetties.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Roland, thank you so much for your great feedback. So glad we got you out there finally. I will pass on your very kind comments to Ross and like you say, we have got a mark for everyone.

All the best, Paul

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Richard

It was my first experience of Norway and no amount research prepared me for how cold it is. The fishing is amazing thanks to Ross who’s relentless enthusiasm and energy to help you catch is second to none.The general stamp of fish is unbelievable ,I’ve certainly never experienced anything quite like it ,this is mainly down to Ross who thinks of little else but fishing ,his knowledge is impressive.
Two things to make sure you take are studs for the boots
and sealskin gloves .Without these you are going to struggle both are worth every penny .
I went as a single angler not having met any of the group and was anxious to who I would be in a group with but there was nothing to worry about because everyone is there to fish so there is a common bond.
I’m looking forward to going next year now and achieving even more personal bests.

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Hi Richard

Thank you for your feedback.

It sounds like you had a fantastic time and I know that you enjoyed yourself as you booked up for 2021 straight away.

Hopefully we will get to chat soon.

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Matt

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Peter

On arrival Ross was already there waiting with a big smile and a handshake, introductions over we loaded the gear into the van and headed to the accommodation which once inside was clean, warm and comfortable.
The first days fishing turned out to be very hard going with some big dabs and plaice , but no cod or Halibut .
The highlight of the trip was the next day on the lay-bye mark where we managed 3 Halibut, two over 20lbs one over 35lbs a seasons best according to Ross and a forth fish that was clearly much bigger , almost pulling the lucky guy attached to it over the lay-bye crash barrier before parting the line and escaping
The rest of the week was spent catching coding, plaice, dabs ,pollack, coalfish and a lumb, not big fish but plenty of them .
Ross work extremely hard all week to put us on and catch fish often baiting up and casting for members of the party. As for fishing tips Ross taught me the Bimini Hitch and changed me reel line to Shimano Exage 4.05, with this set up you can literally pull the plug out.
Everyone in the group had a great time and I can only thank Ross for working so hard to make it a successful week, we will definitely be going back.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Peter, thank you so much for finding the time to fill out your feedback form. These are so valuable to future customers.

Sounds like ROss really worked hard for you guys and well done on your fish. I am glad you learnt how to tie that knot I have been trying for years!!

All the very best, Paul

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Melvyn

We missed our connecting flight because the 40 mins between flights simply to short to effect transfers. Allow two hours at least both inbound and outbound. People can enjoy duty free ect.
We got on another flight within an hour so sorted. The accommodation is first class as described however no washing machine as expected so glad took enough clothing. Views from lodge spectacular and northern lights to boot. As this is a new venture the Mark's was an unknown so when the Mark's fished in march blanked our very capable guide thought outside of the box and found new ones. Needless to say these all fished very very well and after a frustrating start a few good fish changed the mood and expectations. Everyone enjoyed PB.s with some huge plaice and Whiting plus double figure cod and halibuts.
What cant I say about your guide Ross, I spent a week at the university of shore fishing and I guess my grades would be showed improvement but can do better. His knowledge base is off the planet and couple this to an incredibly nice guy your trip is assured success.
I took vicki a non angler so with the storms of the first three days she spent time indoors catching up on her reading but a shopping trip into town she really enjoyed. However trips to the viking museum ect never materialised due to the amount of fishing we did.and zero transport. If some form of transport could be factored in for the non anglers to do things that would be a huge plus even a reliable taxi service. All in all my first shore trip to norway was incredible with a great group of fishoholics who never gave in.
Check list suggestions before you go.
1 check your clothing is water tight as discovering it's not when you start fishing isnt funny
2 field trial all your fishing gear on as many different Mark's as you can as some of us lost leads for a passion whereas ross only lost two.
3 take bait if you wish but fish baits provided outfished everything including fresh peeler which caught but not any better.
4 fishing in dark doesn't give you an edge like fishing at home enjoy your sleep and fish twilight to twilight.
5 listen to your guide most important point and you will catch fish you only dream of, Leave your british angling head at home and fish like a viking.

Will I do it again without a doubt, l enjoyed this challenge more than any boat trip and I can say halibut off the shore go like holy stink and the adrenaline rush spectacular.
I would just like to have a big once up to Ross who I rate as the best angler I have ever met and sportquest are very fortunate to employ such a high caliber guide.
Roll on October next year.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Melvyn

Thank you for the great feedback.

I am really glad you enjoyed the shore fishing on the Lofoten Islands, the first few days I know you had some truly awful weather but once this passed I know the fishing you had was very good indeed.

I will pass your comments on to Ross, we are very proud to have him working for us and his calibre as an angler is truly up there with the best.

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Mark

Perhaps it was just unfortunate but we had the first 3 worst days weather for fishing, fortunately Ross found us some sheltered marks.

No washing machine or tumble dryer provided. Yes the drying room is nice but lots of soaking wet clothes would have been nice to have been washed and dried. Luckily it was just 4 of us using the room so plenty of space.

Ross is an excellent guide and I would happily pay for his knowledge and assistance in future holidays. First time shore fishing for me, looking forward to next year. Perhaps dates need to be investigated for the bigger shore fish..

Loved the fact that we discovered some very good future marks, and Ross continuously looking and finding more after our departure.

Personally I do think 8 fisherman in those apartments/bedrooms would prove very cramped tho especially with rods, clothing etc.

1 shower between 8 could cause delays and arguments.. Lol..

Love to come back but different time of year for weather and daylight.. Its all well and good nighttime fishing from boats (easy) but great shore marks would prove difficult in darkness..

Thanks for great holiday. Would highly recommend.

Ps, stocking up a small box, with weights, rigs, terminal tackle for purchase would also be a great help.. (amazon UK prices tho.. Lol) Lots of tackle lost at marks proved annoying..

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Mark

There is a washing machine there but I would not recommend using its as it is there specifically for the flotation suits so it is not advisable to put your clothes in it.

Thank you for your feedback, Ross is an excellent guide as you have stated and we are very proud to have him working for Sportquest Holidays.

The apartments are set out for 4 people to an apartment when groups of more than 4 are out there then 2 apartments will be used so everybody has their own rooms. So there will only be 4 people using an apartments amenities on each week.

Hopefully we can get you out there next year earlier in the season!

Speak soon.

Matt

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Ray

Our party of 4 anglers had an excellent holiday In the most scenic place you could ever dream to fish in.

The guides done there very best in trying conditions but that did not deter our efforts and didn’t dampen our enthusiasm and I have already chose a future date for next year and will be paying our deposit this coming week . We had some good sessions on the cod to 13.00lb and our party had 6 Halibut in total with the best of over 42.00lb . The Dab fishing is exceptionally good yes there not monster fish but catching Dabs almost to 2.0lb is something we can’t do in the UK . I would advise anybody thinking of trying the Lofoten Islands to shore fish don’t hold back . The guides are spot on and accommodation is some of the best I’ve ever stayed in.

We only had one negative , that was the time spent in Oslo airport waiting for our flight of almost 6.00hrs but when we checked the airline flights and availability we could of quite easy arrived at our destination 4.00 hrs earlier than what we did . We could also of flown from an airport from northern UK and done it in one day rather than doing an overnight in London. By having an overnight we were unable to bring any fish back as it meant we were traveling for almost 30 hrs .

We understand there is issues with aircraft and covid and hopefully next year things will be a lot better!

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Marc

The guides really made this trip for me, fantastic knowledge of the local marks and the fishing catches too. They kept us informed though out the trip each day and adjusted our venues to suit the weather conditions.

They also assisted me on the big walks without any bother as I struggled on a couple of the venues. The flights were horrific, being cancelled as I arrived at the airport and losing a days holiday and to cap it off my luggage was lost for 5 days on return.

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Mark

I have just got back from the Lofoten Islands in Norway and would like you to thank Zac the guide, for a fantastic trip. He was so helpful and the marks he put me on were very productive. He was hands on and a star. I will be booking with you again and hope I get Zac as a guide again. Many thanks for a really good trip.

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Anthony

Fishing seems to be getting harder since last time we went ..trawlers and nets .Zak the guide was excellent and tried everything to get fish ..few good days made it worthwhile .

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Philip

What a week in Leknes in Lofoten, Norway! Norway is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to. Absolutely stunning! We had glorious sunshine, strong wind, driving rain, sleet, hailstones and snow; sometimes all within the same hour!

Fishing here is physically demanding and unlike any other kind of fishing I've done before. Six days straight of fishing, and for 8 to 12 hours everyday, has been tiring to say the least. Getting to some of the marks is a real challenge too!

We were lucky enough to have an awesome guide, Zac Harrow-Deitz, you sir are a legend! Zac's knowledge and angling skills are as good as it gets. He really couldn't have done more and literally nothing was too much trouble for him; "you look tired, let me carry all your gear for you". At times he was scrambling over rocky shores with three seat boxes on his back! Fishing wasn't at its best this week (for Norway) but he put us on the fish every day and made sure we knew the best way to catch them. Thanks Zac, you've made the week one I'll never forget. I caught most of my target species and got a few personal bests too!

We hired rods and reels and they were good quality and more than up to the task. The supplied tripods and seat boxes were also exactly what we needed. The seat boxes could do with longer straps though; either that or I need to lose some weight! Next time I will bring a good fishing rucksack as it will be easier to scramble over rocks with.

My main tip for anyone coming out for their first trip is to ask lots of questions before you get here. Zac set up a WhatsApp group well in advance and encouraged us to ask him for advice. This was great and really helped us prepare.

A great trip that I really can't wait to do again.

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Peter

A truly memorable holiday, despite the fishing being bewilderingy slow by Norway standards. The accommodation was excellent, although for some reason the cleaners hadn't been in before our arrival. It was beautifully warm, the bed comfortable and the shower excellent. We were very lucky with the weather (mainly dry, sunny and crisp with the fallen snow making the scenery look amazing). Of course Andy''s monster halibut was the highlight, but we were also fortunate to see the Northern lights which on one evening were utterly spectacular, and fortunate too that as a group we really gelled and had lots of good banter. I have to commend our guide Zac who could not have tried harder or done more to help us from start to finish. Everything from expert advice on rigs, baiting up etc to practical assistance like tying bimini twist leader knots - even carrying my box and rods for me, checking I was warm enough, and casting for me if I wanted better distance. He drove us safely to our marks on very icy roads, took us to the supermarket whenever we wanted, and, despite being frustrated at times by the poor fishing, was always enthusiastic, entertaining and optimistic.

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Pail

Another great trip
Fishing a bit slower but still managed to pullout 2 Halibut
Flights and luggage all on time which is always a result

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Paul

Great fishing. Thanks for the amazing trip

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