Travelling Smart For Sea Fishing in Norway
As many of you may already realise, I run many hosted holidays to different parts of the world and the most common holiday I run is to Norway. These holidays have become so popular over the years of running them that now you will find that you have to book so far in advance to secure your spot and leaving it to the last minute just isn’t possible anymore.
There are many aspects of traveling to Norway that I simply take for granted, like what to take, how to pack it, how many cases should I take, and also is it worth bringing fish home. So I have sat down and tried to give everyone a little help on some of these questions that might be running through your heads when deciding to book that adventure of a lifetime.
Once you have booked your holiday its time to prepare for the adventure. It is sometimes a little daunting on what clothes you should take so I have tried to put together a simple list of essential travel items to stay warm and dry whilst fishing in Northern Norway.
Thermal base layer (top and bottom) 2 pairs of either jogging pants or tracksuit bottoms 2 long sleeve t-shirts 4 t-shirts 1 fleece (preferably zipped type) 2 Hoodies 2 pairs of thermal socks. The above will keep your body warm whilst fishing even in the coldest of conditions and by sticking to the layering method you will not go wrong.
A thermal base is perfect when the day heats up!
Lightweight waterproof jacket and trousers (for on land more than on the sea) Flotation suit (If not hiring one) Good pair of waterproof thermal boots. Thermal woolly hat (We supply a great hat to every customer) 2 pairs of fishing gloves (Neoprene are a safe bet for fishing in) 2 pairs of big gloves for when either driving the boat or moving from mark to mark A ski mask or similar balaclava
The outer clothing is very important that you get this right as if you get wet when you are fishing it makes for an uncomfortable experience and once you get a little wet it starts to make your whole body cold. Regarding your flotation suit, when I first started going to Norway I always use to take my own and then soon realised that there are massive disadvantages to doing this.
They take up a lot of room in your case, they weigh lots, they will take a hammering when you are out fishing in them and in turn may become very smelly depending on how well your trip has gone. I soon came to the conclusion that why take and use my own when the suits at all our destinations offer to hire you are first class and you don’t have to worry about packing them or bringing a stinky suit home with you.
We all love a red Nordic flotation suit!
More information on Norway Sea Fishing:
- Norway Sea Fishing Guide – Our Complete Guide to Norway Sea Fishing
- All Norway Fishing Holidays – Explore all our Norway fishing holidays and itineraries
- Halibut Competition – Our annual Norway Halibut Competition
The above clothing is what I take with me on every Norway trip no matter what time of the year it is or what I am fishing for in Norway, as I strongly believe that it is better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. You can always take items off if you become warm whilst fishing but cannot put them on if you do not have them.
Some trips I have been on in let’s say August, one day it’s been high 20’s then the next day it’s been as low as 10 degrees so you can never tell what the weather is going to be like, so simply dress the smart way and no matter what the weather you will be warm and dry. A fishing guide many years ago said to me “There is no such things as bad weather, it’s bad clothing”
Hopefully, you have found some useful information regarding what to fill your case with, the next blog I will write will be advice on what tackle to take and how many cases should you look at taking.
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