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Soroya Big Fish Adventures Norway the land of the big fish

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Tour Code NOR033

Where Dreams Come True

The island of Soroya is the fourth largest in Norway and is famed for its beauty, stunning landscapes and incredible fishing opportunities. A name well known in the sea fishing community, it’s home to some of the best fishing found anywhere in the country; labelled ‘Land Of The Big Fish’, it truly is a destination where dreams can come true.

Primarily renowned for its incredible spring Skrei Cod fishery, which develops annually each spring, and the proud home to the largest ever rod and reel caught fish of 104lb, it deserves every accolade. But the island offers so much more. Through the years, it has developed into a true ‘all-year-round’ destination, allowing anglers to enjoy some incredible mixed fishing. As well as the Skrei Cod, there’s the opportunity to fish for giant Halibut, colossal Coalfish, dustbin lid-sized Plaice and deep water Wolffish and Redfish. The island’s cold arctic waters are rich with food, and fish populations are abundant, attracting anglers from around the globe wishing to sample the fantastic fishing on offer.

Our camp, based in the town of Hasvik, on the southwest tip of the island, provides guests with an array of different packages, including first-class boats and luxury waterside accommodation, to shared apartments and smaller vessels. So if you’re looking to visit Norway and want to customise a package to suit your budget and needs, our camp in Soroya will tick all the right boxes.

Cod Fishing In Soroya

The best time of year to visit and fish in Soroya will depend on what you wish to catch. In the early part of the year, around the spring months of March and April, the Skrei Cod reign supreme, with massive shoals of fish travelling from the Barents Sea to the spawning grounds in the north of the country. During these peak weeks, the fishing has to be seen to be believed, and on good days it can be incredible, not just with vast numbers of fish but also those of monstrous proportions – 60lb, 70lb and even 80lb plus fish are not unusual. These vast shoals of Skrei fish aren’t fussy and can be caught on all manner of different tactics; however, the best, most effective way is drift fishing with large shads. If it’s the very biggest fish you’re looking for, a shad fished right on top of the shoal will often produce the largest specimens.

Note: Due to the time of year and location of Soroya, a small island in the open ocean, the waters can be very rough at times, so anglers visiting should be aware it’s not unusual to lose a day or two of fishing to bad weather.

As the Skrei Cod carry on their migratory route and as spring morphs into summer, a change in the weather brings a change in the fishing. Despite the fact good numbers of resident Cod are still around the island, many visiting anglers turn their attention to other species – mainly Halibut. Soroya is well known as a fantastic destination for these giant flatfish and every year produces some extraordinary results, with some huge specimens of over two metres in length. These fish can be targeted on the drift with lures fished close to the seabed or with bait. If you are prepared to sit and wait it out, a Coalfish dead bait on a flowing trace can be super effective.

As well as Halibut, the in-shore waters around the island come alive with hard-fighting Coalfish and dustbin lid-sized Plaice, while offshore, the deeper marks produce some specimen Wolffish and excellent numbers of Redfish.

Sea Fishing In Soroya

One of the popular things about our sea fishing holidays to Soroya is that the packages are entirely customisable regarding accommodation and boats, so you can pick the package that best suits your needs and budget. Below are the different packages we offer in price order; if you’d like to know more details about each one, please feel free to call our offices on: +44 (0)1603 407596

Soroya Sea Fishing Package One

Our primary sea fishing package utilises the camps Hasvågveien Apartments, a quad of accommodations located two kilometres from the BFA resort in the port of Hasvåg.

All these apartments have shared entrances and feature three bedrooms with a total of six beds. In addition, they come equipped with a bathroom, toilet and a shower, living room and kitchen. The kitchen contains a refrigerator, stove, microwave oven, dishwasher, coffee machine, water kettle, and anything else you may need for simple cooking. They also have a TV with a channel package and wireless internet.

The boats included are the Kværnø 19ft models, which come fitted with a 50 Hp four-stroke engine, sonar and GPS.

Soroya Sea Fishing Package Two

An upgrade on option one, but probably our most popular package, this utilises the famous BFA (Big Fish Adventures) resort deluxe apartments, which are undoubtedly some of the finest you will find in Norway. Each house features two floors with 86 square meters and six beds distributed over three bedrooms. On the first floor, you have two bedrooms, a bathroom with a sauna and a washing and drying room. The first floor also has a terrace to sit and enjoy the stunning views. Upstairs there’s an open kitchen and living room with total glass frontage, offering a jaw-dropping view across the fjord. 

There’s also a large balcony, the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee. The kitchen has a cooker, dishwasher, fridge with a small freezer, coffee machine, microwave, etc. There is also a bathroom and a bedroom on the second floor. One fantastic feature of these accommodations is that they are just metres from the boats.

The boat included with this package is the camp’s new 22ft Kaasbøll 660HT, equipped with a Yahama F150XB outboard, Echolot, chart plotter, VHF radio and 300-litre gasoline tank. 

Note: It’s also possible to upgrade this to one of the camp’s top-of-the-range 25ft Kaasbøll 760HT. These vessels have all the features of the 660HTs but are slightly more spacious and come complete with a Yamaha F150DETX engine and two Garmin echoMAP 92s. 

Note: The corresponding pictures are of the boat and accommodation available in package one. To learn more about all the different boats on offer, read our blog: Sea Fishing In Soroya – Picking The Perfect Boat For Your Holiday. 

Luxury Guided Sea Fishing

Our two packages mentioned above are our most popular; however, there are two other options, one for larger groups and one for those looking for the ultimate package.

Soroya Sea Fishing Package Three

Our third package is brand new for 2023 and utilises the camp’s new accommodation, the Holmenveien 7 at Sørvær. This brand-new house is the perfect choice for anglers looking for an upgraded living space. It can accommodate six anglers across four bedrooms and features a spacious living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, toilet, Wifi, and a drying room and fish-freezing facilities.

This new package also includes a 25ft Kværnø 740HT boat with Yamaha 200 Hp engine, fully equipped with an Echolot, chart plotter, VHF radio, 300-litre gasoline tank and lifejackets in different sizes.

Also included is a 4 x 4 automatic Mercedes Vito hire car with eight seats.

ULTIMATE Soroya Sea Fishing Package FOUR

Our fourth package is our ultimate package for those looking for the best and is a fully guided trip, utilising the camp’s experienced guides. The accommodation is the same as package two (BFA resort), but the boat included is the unique guide boat named ‘Apex’. 

Apex is a 37ft Kaasbøll with two Yamaha 425 XTOs and an incredible combined 850hp. As you’d expect, no expense has been spared with the electronics either, as it features a triple installation with 8416xsv GPSmap chart plotters in the dash, and one 10-inch screen in the front, along with B175HW transducers and L + Panoptix Livescope. A small cabin with a toilet, fridge, and heating, adds a real touch of luxury.

SOROYA SKREI COD SEA FISHING PACKAGE FIVE

Last but not least is package five and one for those looking to sample the Skrei Cod fishing that Soroya is famous for. As well as offering our Luxury Guided Skrei Cod package during the early part of the year, it’s also possible for customers to enjoy a trip on a self-guided basis. However, for safety reasons, all our trips booked in March and April (peak Skrei Cod season) must utilise the camp’s larger 23ft Kaasbøll Boats. Due to the location of these vessels, anglers must also stay at the BFA (Big Fish Adventures) Resort deluxe apartments.

Note: The corresponding pictures are of the boat and accommodation available in package four. To learn more about all the different boats on offer, read our blog: Sea Fishing In Soroya – Picking The Perfect Boat For Your Holiday. 

Accommodation

As well as all the accommodations mentioned in our above packages, depending on your group size and needs, a host of other accommodations is available, including a hotel and a range of apartments and houses for groups between two and twenty-six anglers.

If you would like more information on the range of accommodations we can offer, or if you would like to tailor a holiday to suit your needs, please call or email our office.

Food & Drink

All our trips to Soroya are solely self-catering, meaning you will need to cook your food whilst enjoying your stay. There is a local supermarket if you need any extra food or supplies. If you wanted to avoid cooking every night and fancied eating out, the camp also has a hotel with a restaurant and bar only a short walk away. 

Note: A full board package is available on request. 

To learn more about the fishing, boats and accommodation on offer at our destinations in Soroya, northern Norway, visit our YouTube channel.

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Itinerary

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The below itinerary is flexible should you wish to lengthen or shorten your trip with additional or fewer fishing days; we can tailor the below itinerary to suit you personally. Feel free to talk to our travel consultants who can explain all options available.

Day 1:

Depart Any international Airport (See Details)

Arrive
Oslo Depart Oslo

Arrive Tromso Depart Tromso

Arrive Hasvik

Once you have picked up your luggage and cleared customs, you will make your way outside of the terminal where there will be a representative from Big Fish Adventures waiting to transfer you to your accommodation. You are then free to unpack and get your fishing tackle ready for your very first days fishing.

Overnight accommodation: Hasvågveien Apartments (Twin rooms) S/C

Days 2 TO 4: Fishing Days

Over the next 6 days, and 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. There are so many different areas around Sørøya from close in excellent Halibut marks to areas unexplored in the open ocean.

Overnight accommodation: Hasvågveien Apartments (Twin rooms) S/C

Days 5 TO 7: Fishing Days

Our guides at this camp will be on hand each day to help you get the most out of your stay with them. If you let us know well in advance, it is even possible to book either a single day’s guided fishing or even a full week of guided fishing. (Extra charge) Taking advantage of this service may be a great help, especially if it’s your very first time in Norway. The guides have years of experience and will do what they can to put you on fish.

Overnight accommodation: Hasvågveien Apartments (Twin rooms) S/C

Day 8:

In the morning you will check out of your cabin and then be transferred back to Hasvik airport for your return flight.

Depart Hasvik

Arrive Tromso Depart Tromso

Arrive Oslo Depart Oslo

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FISHING Seasons

The season runs from March to October.

Cod

Season: March to September
Peak: March & April
Weight: 5lb to 65lb
Average Weight: 20lb

Skrei Cod

Season: March & April
Peak: March & April
Weight: 15lb to 104lb
Average Weight: 35lb

Halibut

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

Plaice

Season: May to September
Peak: September
Weight: 1lb to 10lb
Average Weight: 4lb

Coalfish

Season: May to September
Peak: July
Weight: 2lb to 45lb
Average Weight: 10lb

Redfish

Season: April to September
Peak: September
Weight: 1lb to 18lb
Average Weight: 5lb

Haddock

Season: May to September
Peak: July & August
Weight: 1lb to 12lb
Average Weight: 4lb

Package Details

Prices from
£1,764
per person

Included

  • All international flights (Based on London Heathrow departure)
  • Internal flights
  • Transfers to and from Cabin to Hasvik
  • All accommodations as per itinerary (Hasvågveien Apartments)
  • 6 days fishing via self-drive Kværnø 19ft boat
  • Fishing Boat with Sonar, chart plotter (GPS) & VHF
  • 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
  • All meals
  • Final boat cleaning
  • Powerboat licence (See price notes)
  • Extra bags (For this route can not be prebooked or paid for in advance)

Optional extras

  • Other UK departure airports are possible (additional cost) Please call a member of the Sportquest team for further information.
  • Range of different accommodations available (Please enquire at the time of booking)
  • An array of boats available
  • Onsite guide (subject to availability)
  • Welcome pack - Milk, juice, bread, eggs, ham, cheese, salad, fruit, coffee and tea (Please enquire at the time of booking)

Price Supplements

If your group size is smaller than 4 people then please contact a member of the Sportquest team who will give you an up to date price.

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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.

From To Duration Price Availability
01/10/2023 31/10/2023 8 £1,764 Enquire Now
01/03/2024 31/03/2024 8 £2,215 Enquire Now
Based On BFA Resort Cabin and 23ft Kaasboll 660 boat Based On BFA Resort Cabin and 23ft Kaasboll 660 boat
01/04/2024 30/04/2024 8 £2,215 Enquire Now
Based On BFA Resort Cabin and 23ft Kaasboll 660 boat Based On BFA Resort Cabin and 23ft Kaasboll 660 boat
01/05/2024 31/05/2024 8 £1,805 Enquire Now
01/06/2024 30/06/2024 8 £1,805 Enquire Now
01/07/2024 31/07/2024 8 £1,805 Enquire Now
01/08/2024 31/08/2024 8 £1,805 Enquire Now
01/09/2024 30/09/2024 8 £1,805 Enquire Now
01/10/2024 31/10/2024 8 £1,805 Enquire Now
Prime Autumn Halibut Season Prime Autumn Halibut Season

Price Notes

Prices are based on four adults sharing transfers, fishing and standard cabins for 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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Reviews

Rene

Super experience for my son and myself.

Had a great time and this will be an annual event for us.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Rene

Many thanks for your excellent feed back Rene.

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Matt

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Iain

Fishing out this world people running big fish adventures spot on on very helpful and there if needed

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Iain thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. Soroya is a true big fish destination offering some of the best cod fishing in Norway. They kept us informed on how you were getting on and by the sounds of it, it went very well

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Paul

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Lee

A fantastic week from start to finish, with the best sea fishing I've ever experienced!

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Stephen

The hotel was a great option. Food, drink hospitality first class. Armed the proprietor would love to see somebody from Sportquest. He is very proud of his operation and would love more english.

New housing, dock and boats represent large investment. We all took far too much equipment, its all there at UK prices. The fishing was made difficult by the weather.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Stephen, so glad you liked the set up. The guys over there have made huge investments and by the sounds of it, it shows. I would love to go over there right now but a little too busy, it will have to wait until March 2020 when I am running a hosted trip after the Cod.

All the best

Paul

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Joe

As with all holidays in Northern Norway,Skrei fishing is weather dependant.
On our trip to Soroya we managed almost 3 of the planned 6. The fishing was good when the sea swell was light. We had one fish of 30 kilos on the boat which was a fish of a lifetime, many others over 12 / 15 kilos. We manages some good sized plaice at the harbour entrance on days when we couldn’t reach the Skrei grounds.
This trip we opted for an accommodation and boat upgrade,these properties on the actual harbour are fairly new and well worth considering as they are 100 mtrs from the boats. The Kassaboll boats are very good boats and compare favourably with the Nordic Aaronet boats.
Taking fish back to the U.K. for those who chose to do this can be problematic,due to the 20 minute transfer with Wideross to SAS. Luggage
delays can happen, usually delivered to your homes up to 4 days after returning home. Cool boxes do not travel well in my experience.
Another great trip tho!
Thankyou
Joe Lindsay

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Joe, wow thanks for such a detailed feedback. These forms are extremely important to us as it helps us to make improvements where needed, it helps the owners of the destinations travelled to and also helps future travellers make important decisions.

And we are always completely honest with fishing in Norway at this time of year as, yes the weather can cause problems with getting out but when you do get out you will experience the best Cod fishing of your lives!

All the best, Paul

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Joe

This location at Hasvik is very exposed and we were unlucky with fresh winds every day making halibut fishing difficult.
One of the guides informed me that the halibut fishing near to the camp was not so good and recommended some marks which we didn’t get to try.
We caught caught Coleys and cod in abundance near the camp and a few halibut, mostly on the small side.
The weather dictates everything so we were unlucky on this occasion.
We met a Dutch guy who had been on Soroya at another camp fjord fishing and their small group had 47 halibut over the week up to 100 kilos but it was long way from our BFA camp at Hasvik.
Their Kassabol aluminium boats with the 150hp engines are very good and are compatible with Nordics Aaronet boats
So,until the next trip!
Joe. Lindsay

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Joe, shame about the weather as when its good at Soroya the fishing is outstanding. Thank you for your feedback and look forward to helping you in the very near future

Tight lines, Paul

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Stuart

We arrived at hasvik airport with no problems.however when we got outside no one to meet us ! So we waited 20 minutes then a nice chap from the airport phoned ahmed for us but it was if he didn't know we were coming ? . And the next morning he took us to the hotel still no sign of a guide. So we rushed through the paper work and that was it. I don't blame Ahmed because he's the cook ! But a little bit of help from a guide would have been appreciated. Totally different from last year unfortunately.

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Stuart, Thank you for your feedback. These are incredibly important for things like this. I will look in to this straight away and so sorry that it didnt live up to your previous experience

Hopefully the rest of the holiday went well?

All the best Paul

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