Soroya is known as one of the best sea fishing locations in the world with it being home to the world record rod and reel caught Cod at 104lb, with this in mind we have partnered up with Big Fish Adventures to offer UK anglers the Exclusive opportunity to venture to “the land of the big fish”.
The destination of Soroya is world-famous for the big fish that inhabit these waters, in the winter the monster Skrei cod move into the area and will provide visiting anglers with some truly amazing sport. It is not only the fantastic Cod fishing that Soroya is world-famous for but this area also produces some fantastic Halibut fishing in the Summer months with 2 metres plus fish caught here every year. A huge benefit of this destination that there are full time guides who work throughout the year to make sure you are fishing the right areas, advise on tactics, weather reports and also any other issues you may have.
This destination is in a village called Hasvik on the island of Soroya which is in Northern Norway, the destination of Hasvik in Soroya is one that many anglers will have heard of. Soroya is famed for its amazing fishing and it produces some world breaking fantastic Skrei cod fishing in the early season, but be prepared for some harsh weather conditions. Once spring has broken and you start to move into the summer months, Sørøya really comes into its own and offers some truly epic Halibut fishing along with some awesome offshore fishing for Coalfish and big Cod.
This Island is a truly magical destination and one that any sea angler just has to visit, with its many fjords and access to the open sea this is a destination that can be fished in most weathers. With the airport being a very short drive away, once landed you will be at the camp in no time at all meaning no long transfers once you have arrived. The cabins are located near the local port of Hasvik where you will find supermarkets and the resorts bar/restaurant which is a great place to socialise with other anglers from around the world.
The main season for catching enormous Skrei Cod is March and April. This is when the massive shoals of Skrei Cod travel from the Barents Sea to the spawning grounds located around the north of Norway. Sørøya is not just about the early season Cod, each year Sørøya produces giant Halibut in excess of 200lb. It is also home to many other species such as the mighty hard fighting Coalfish and the Redfish. The majority of your fishing here will be done from your boat using shads or dead-baits depending on which species you are looking to target, you can also catch Plaice and other smaller species by scaling down your tactics if you wish. For the offshore fishing for Cod the best tactics are to fish with a big silver chrome pirk lowered to the bottom and then jigged up and down. Shads also pick the bigger Cod up if you are after that trophy summer Cod
Most anglers will choose the self-drive option as this allows them to go to sea when it suits them. We have 45 boats from 19 feet, 22ft, 23ft and 25ft here is a bit of information about the new boats. The 19ft aluminium boats are spacious, they have 50 Hp four-stroke engines and are equipped with sonar and GPS. 3-4 people can fish comfortably on board and life vests are included of course.
We also have 2 upgrade options available first the Kaasbøll 660SC is a good looking, fast and stable 22-footer, and with its delicate and sporty shape, it cuts nicely through rough seas. It has a deep V-bottom, which provides very good seagoing characteristics. This is a solid boat for people who want to move quickly out to the banks, even when the weather is a bit choppy.
The second option is the Kaasbøll 760HT which is a large, powerful aluminium boat with a hardtop centre-console. Its modern and sporty design makes it a very desirable boat to fish from. It has a slim and deep V-bottom that makes this a boat that can withstand rough sea at high speed. With four people you’ll have more than enough space.
Both of our upgraded boats are equipped with two Garmin echoMAP 92s and the GT51-M transducer. With this rig, you will be able to use normal sonar and also down view and side view options. With this transducer, you can easily see fish down to 300-400 metres. They will also be equipped with Zipwake which is a dynamic trim-control system, that automatically calculates the weight shift on the boat and compensates for this.
What that means in practice is that the boat will remain correctly angled while driving, making the V-bottom work optimally. The system has a very good and reliable automatic mode, so you don’t have to trim it manually. The engines of the models are the trusty Yamaha F150DETX. models, we have had Yamaha on all our boats and have had very few problems during our 16 years. We are confident that this is the engine that is the best for our guests.
There are guides at the camp of Soroya who will be willing to help with any questions you may have, we can also organise days with the guide and even fully guided holidays at extra cost. Ask one of our sea fishing team in the office for more information on this.
If you have any questions on our Sørøya fishing trips you can contact us in the office, our sea fishing team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.