Norway Fishing Adventures
Sea fishing in Norway is "world class" that is
no cliché it is a fact that is proven many times each year!!!
whole coastline, along with its magnificent array of Fjords holds
probably some of the richest fish stocks in the World. This is
becoming more and more obvious each year as the visiting anglers
report their catches in newspapers, on the various forums and on
social networking sites. A very high percentage of anglers will
catch a "personal best fish" while visiting Norway.
The fishing in Norway is superb from, Boats and from the shore,
in all areas from, the South all the way up to the far North.
Seasons, Boat & Shore Fishing
In winter the Barents Sea Cod or 'Skrei' start their journey to
the spawning grounds around Norway. The massive shoals of huge cod
can stretch for miles and miles, as they make their way to the many
Fjords and islands to spawn. The 'Skrei run' can start in December
and the fish will wait until the conditions are right for them to
spawn right up to April. Cod in excess of 100lbs have been
regularly reported in commercial nets and cod over ninety pounds
were caught on rod & line from small boats in Feb, March &
April 2012 in the North of Norway.
Once these fish have spawned, they start feeding really hard to
bulk up and regain their strength for the return journey, this is
when some outstanding catches are made.
March and April is also a good time for Huge Halibut. Fishing
with either whole coalfish baits or large weighted shad lures
always seems to produce the bigger fish as the large baits are more
selective, and the smaller fish don't go for them.
Once the water temperature rises and the fish have spawned, May,
June & July is the time when the bait shoals have arrived on
the inshore plateaus and on into the fjords. The fishing now is
amazing with most species in abundance, like, Cod, Coalies, Wolf
fish, Redfish, Haddock, Pollack, Ling etc, and there are still some
huge Halibut around the coastal areas.
The middle to end of July is the time when the main run of Big
Coalfish arrive in good numbers, especially in the North. These are
here right through to October, sometimes later. The huge Halibut
are also coming into shallow areas in these months and October can
be exceptional for them in some areas.
Although as yet not many anglers have ventured to Norway in the
months between November and February, the fishing can be
extraordinary, especially from the shore.
Shore fishing in Norway for Cod, Halibut, Plaice, Coalfish,
Haddock, Wolf fish, rays, dabs & Pollack is spectacular.
Fishing from the shore in Flatanger and Leka, to name just a couple
of places, is incredible with double figure fish caught on bait all
through the winter, October to April. Lure angling from the shore
from also produces some huge fish and really exciting sport on
Boat Fishing from self-drive boats is incredible; you have the
satisfaction of going out and finding the fish, coupled with the
freedom of going when and where you like. You can take advantage of
the extensive knowledge of your Din Tur Staff and also your host at
your holiday location, or simply do your own thing.
Big Boat Fishing
Some boat anglers prefer more comfort or more room on a boat, if
you do then maybe our Big Boat fishing holidays are for you. You
can have Full Board in our apartments and go out every day with a
skipper that knows the fishing grounds like the back of his hand.
Fish of huge sizes are caught with skippers every year in and
around the fjords, 'Great Fun' !!!!!