Fangstrapporter

And just like that, the fishing season of 2018 came to an end. It´s almost a bit strange not to meet people going down to the boats in the morning. But I

still think that a small report from the past two week is in it´s place so here it goes:

For some reason the anglerfish or monkfish seem to have found it´s way to the “classic” fishing grounds, and during a short period of time we have seen 6 of them! Knowing how hard they are to chatch, I must say it is really cool to see a fish like that caught on conventional sportfishing gear. Biggest fish during this year 14,12 kgs. and was caught last week. The past weeks cod and coalfish fishing is nothing spectacular,  quite few fish and difficulties to find the bigger ones.
Halibut is probably the fish that everyone would like to catch. This season we have seen more halibut than last year and even bigger! A lot of fish around 20-30 kg and some over 40-60 kg. We even got a new camp record this season, ok it was not an accurate weight but a fish i that condition should be 160-170 kg. Overall a good year for halibut!
Cod and coalfish are the most common fish and after all the species that Norway is known for. They were tricky all year from start to finish, but with nice size during the entire season. And we had some days where a lot of good fish was caught. I think the biggest coalfish was 17 kg and the biggest cod was 24 kg.
With this last report of the season I would like to say thank you and wish you a warm welcome back another year. Hope to see you again!
All the best / Your fishing guide Tim

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Week 35
As most of us know, the summer up here is a short preiod and now it has come to an end… But don´t think for one second that the fishing is

over as well! We are now entering a time that is considerd  by many to be the best for halibut and the redfish are also keen to bite on your baited hooks. Overall the fishing has been good the last two weeks. Mainly cod and coalfish but there are also some odd catches of fish that we don`t see very often such as the anglerfish. It will not win any prices for beauty but few fish can meassure with the taste!

All the best! Tim, Lauklines kystferie

Week 34
August is going to an the end and we may call it a successful fishing month. We have catched a lot of fish, cod close t

o 25kg and halibut of 50kg. The good fishing spots we have in this area, are giving a lots of fish. The fishermen also reports of a lot of coalfish and redfish, which are deliciues for the dinner table. The weather has been stabile, we have had many days with little wind and sun. We are looking forward to September, and we are crossing our fingers that we get many good fishing experiences.

Week 33

It is heading towards autumn. Something noticeable in the latter part of August, with darker nights and wet weather. It is not always so, but it is

quite typical at the end of the last summer month. Though it does not matter when catching fish! If you are lucky enough to get both nice weather and good fishing, then I think you should be very happy! And the recent fishing has been good, both cod and halibut on the outside and mackerel in the fjords. For those who like flatfish, the end of summer is a perfect time to try fishing for plaice and dab. And the more we approach the autumn, the better the halibut fishing will become.

Last week’s largest catches: cod 24 and 21 kg, halibut 30 and 27 kg, mackerel close to 1.5 kg


Week 31

Hello again! I guess you would like to know how the fishing is at the moment? Well, it is still somewhat tricky, and it has proven to be a c

hallenge finding the fish which seems to move all the time. During the past week they would hardly bite at all from time to time. But don`t lose your hope just yet! For there is still fish out here and “the fisherman that seeks shall find”. As we get closer to autum the fishing is bound to improve. As it is with most types of fishing, there are always a couple of less good days, eventhough it might seem like it is no good at the moment, we still see some nice fish. I mean Coalfish at 15+, cod around 20kg and dont forget the halibuts!

Week 30 It almost seems like the heatwawe from Europe did get it`s way upp here, since we had 30 degrees on the 29th. I guess

it`s a nice combination with both sun tanning and fishing. But so far the fishing is  a bit slow, and not really showing the best of what it can offer. We are offcourse still catching fish, and the greatest catch of the week was a 12 kg anglerfish taken on a fishing trip with charter boat Explrore the Arctic.  It also looks like a good time to try for flatfish (plaice dab) and there are still big coalfish to be found hanging around the steap ledges and the baitfish.

Week 29

Sunshine and calm winds, that’s how the past week has been! And I can only say that it’s great to finally get the summer

up here. The fishing on the other hand is a little strange to say the least. With catches verying each day  from a whole box full or almost nothing. Mainly because of sandeels and how they behave. In other words, small baits and a lot of looking around. But i think we will see some nice fish being caught quite soon. Especially if the weather continues to be as good as it is right now! I can also mention the we are starting to catch some mackerel. And they are really fun to catch on ultra ligth tackle.

Week 28

The winds have finally started to ease, and not a moment to soon!  The fish

ing has also been fair with catches of both big coalfish and halibut. Even though they are quite tricky to fool, many fish has seen the world above water for a short while. And many of the halibuts have been quite big! It seems like when the timing is right you also get the bites. Furthermore  we are finding more and more fish on the shallow plateaus. Mainly cod and coalfish. Eventhough it is almost no baitfish around! But I recon that as soon as the baitfish and the mackerel finds its way up here the fishing will just get better.


Week 26-27

A new fishing report to keep you updated on weather and fishing. We have

had many good days of sun and the weather has been quite good. This makes it possible to get to the really good fishing spots. Some cod and coalfish have been taken in different sizes, but perhaps is the most exciting thing to get out to the halibut spots. So far in July we have been able to do so, and in the last few days there have been surprisingly many halibut catches. The largest is 41,1kg and 144cm.  We will cross our fingers to keep the nice and warm summer days here in the north with little wind. Hopefully more nice catches will be caught so you can try your luck as well!

<strong>Week 24</strong>

In order to keep you updated about the weather, I can tell you that we have the same "cool" temperature and windy days as earlier this month. The summer has not found its way up to Northern Norway yet, but we have almost become used to constant wind and rain. Even the locals can not remember that there has been so much bad and cold weather in June ... But despite this, there have been a few days without wind and rain, and then fishing has been<span class="text_exposed_show"> quite good. We hope that July will be the month of sun and warmth. And if that's not the case, you're still welcome to come up here to cool off from the heat in Europe! </span>
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Cod fishing is quite good if you know where to look and there seems to be a mixed size of the fish in most places. There has also been a lot of nice size Coalfish (on spinning equipment!) and halibut fishing is probably the only fishing that has been stable throughout the season and is only expected to get better the more time goes by.

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Week 24

In order to keep you updated about the weather, I can tell you that we have the same “cool” temperature and windy days as earlier this month. The summer has not found its way up to Northern Norway yet, but we have almost become used to constant wind and rain. Even t

he locals can not remember that there has been so much bad and cold weather in June … But despite this, there have been a few days without wind and rain, and then fishing has been quite good. We hope that July will be the month of sun and warmth. And if that’s not the case, you’re still welcome to come up here to cool off from the heat in Europe!

Cod fishing is quite good if you know where to look and there seems to be a mixed size of the fish in most places. There has also been a lot of nice size Coalfish (on spinning equipment!) and halibut fishing is probably the only fishing that has been stable throughout the season and is only expected to get better the more time goes by.

<strong>Week 22 and 23</strong>

Up here in the north we have not been spoiled with the nice and almost too hot weather as it is in the south of Norway, the temperatures actually differing over 30 degrees between north and south! We have had lots of wind, rain and even snow, so it has not been easy to get out on the open sea. But those days when it has been less windy, the fish has proved to be difficult to fool.

The catch has been small, but there are also some nice catches of wolffish and halibut. (even in the fjord) Talking about halibut, it might be appropriate to mention that a new camp record was caught! The fish was 219 cm long and with an exceptionally good condition. The weight was estimated of 150-160 kg before releasing her back to the depths. This was the second fish over two meters this season, and I think we will see a few more before the season ends...

Week 22 and 23

Up here in the north we have not been spoiled with the nice and almost too hot weather as it is in the south of Norway, the temperatures actually differing over 30 degrees between north and south! We have had lots of wind, rain and even snow, so it has not be

en easy to get out on the open sea. But those days when it has been less windy, the fish has proved to be difficult to fool.

The catch has been small, but there are also some nice catches of wolffish and halibut. (even in the fjord) Talking about halibut, it might be appropriate to mention that a new camp record was caught! The fish was 219 cm long and with an exceptionally good condition. The weight was estimated of 150-160 kg before releasing her back to the depths. This was the second fish over two meters this season, and I think we will see a few more before the season ends…

Week 19 and 20, 2018

This report will be a summary of the fishing in recent weeks. With temperatures that vary as much as one could imagine. Everything from galeforce one day to flat sea the other.

So, let’s say that it’s a pretty good spring. And the feeling of summer h

as slowly but surely begun to come. It is still in deep water as most of the guests find Cod. (between 120-80 m) But it feels like it will soon be possible to find the bigger fish in some shallower water. We have started to see nice catches of Coalfish, and it is a very welcome feature of the fishery. Especially when they can be captured on light equipment. It has also been a dream start for Halibut fishing, and this seems promising for the rest of the season. We can also add that there has already been caught a halibut of 2 m and many fish around 1 m +. And now that the midnight sun is up, most of the fishing days will be longer.

Lauklines Kystferie