North Norway, world’s best fishing for cod, halibut and coalfish

July 27th, 2009

The waters around North Norway, Troms/Skjervoy/Arnoy/Lyngen are immensely rich. A combination of Gulf Stream and Arctic Ocean create a super rich feeding zone. This in turn attracts vast shoals of Herring and small coalies. Huge natural stocks of big Cod, Coalfish, Halibut and Wolf Fish take advantage. Best fishing time is April to October but the peak is late May to late September.

Drifting fishing with pirks and shads is THE way to catch. Bait tactics for those big Halibut and Wolf Fish is ideal. To get the best out of the fishing here take a self use boat or skippered fishing on Troms Explorer.

In most instances you are drifting over relatively shallow underwater features, fishing around 30 to 50 metres in depth. With moderate drift 300 to 400 gram pirks are more than adequate. Occasionally fish will go deeper to the 70 to 100 metre mark particularly when pressure systems change or temperatures drop.

Lyngen, Arnoy and Bodo areas are top fishing centres too. Great value packages with direct flights to Tromso from Gatwick. Send for free special DVD and brochures.