Fjord and deep-sea fishing
Species you can catch here includes cod, coalfish, haddock, mackerel, redfish, Atlantic wolffish, cusk, plaice and halibut.
Guests wishing to fish or in fjord or at sea can rent one of our popular 19-foot Kværnø boats. If you plan to go on a sea safari or fishing trip while you are here, we recommend booking a boat in advance. There is space of up to six people in each boat or up to four fishing at once. Owing to their construction, these boats are very stable. Each boat comes with six life jackets, which you should put on before heading out to sea. As the lifejackets are light, you retain freedom of movement.
If you want to fish in one of the local lakes, remember to buy a fishing licence. The most common catches are trout and Arctic char.
Where to fish?
Eidepollen: HADDOCK, COD AND HALIBUT
It’s only a short distance to the bay at Eidepollen where an abundance of fish shelter and feed. The main species here are haddock, cod and the coveted halibut. In the area around the island of Lemmingvær, which is located offshore in the long Vågsfjord, you can fish in water of varying depths. This area is just a 20-minute boat ride from the resort. Sandy grounds prevail around the island offering ideal habitat for halibut. Vast amounts of smaller cod serve as the main forage fish here. The depth here ranges from 15 to 65 m and we recommend using heavy rubber jerk bait or ordinary bait.
Stonglandet: HADDOCK, COALFISH, COD AND REDFISH
If you travel a further 20 minutes south, you will reach Stronglandet off the coast of South Senja. On the southwestern coast of the peninsula, you will find outstanding places for various types of fishing. If the current is favourable, the extended plateaus (at depths of 40-70 m) allow you can catch haddock, large coalfish up to 3.5 kg and half-grown cod.
At the edges of this plateau (at a depth of more than 150 m), it’s not uncommon to find coalfish weighing up to 14 kg, which offers an extraordinary fishing experience. It’s not uncommon for these powerful torpedo-shaped fish to drag of 50 m or more of the line on your reel.
Shoals of the sought-after redfish may be found in nearby areas (at depths of 140 – 220 m). It’s not uncommon to catch redfish of 50 cm or more. If the current is not too strong, weights of 400-600g are sufficient to drag up several redfish on a line with multiple hooks with natural bait.
The islands of Krøttøy and Nautøy: HALIBUT AND HADDOCK
The area around the islands of Krøttøy and Nautøya is another extremely attractive fishing ground. However, you should only venture in stable weather conditions and if you have adequate fuel in reserve. Around 20-25 km from the resort, you will find unique spots to fish strong halibut and huge haddock.
Regardless of the area you chose, remember the following rule: Fish have active periods, but also times they don’t bite. Often you try in vain to catch a half-decent fish, but the plateaus and shallows seem to be deserted. A little wind, changing tides or the setting sun are often among the factors that suddenly cause the fish to start biting frequently. This applies for cod, as well as for haddock that then leave the depths. When large cod are in shoals of small coalfish, we recommend using an overkill rig. Jigs up to 250 g are usually adequate.
If you arrive by plane, you don’t have to bring so much gear, since due to the sandy ground you are unlikely to lose much material. For halibut fishing in this region, a coalfish or small cod on a bait-head system (400-500 g) has proven very promising. Lower this bait down to the bottom and then wind it up 3-4 m. You need to be patient. Try this in areas of different depths.
You won’t always catch fish in the predicted depth of 20-45 m. You need to check areas with depths of 50-65 m, as well as deeper areas with depths of 70-100 m.
Quite often, the halibut expedition will be disturbed by an abundance of cusk, which bites on everything near the bottom regardless of the size of the bait. Now and then, you may catch small ling and whiting. During the summertime, mackerel often mingle among the shoals of pollock.