Fishing

Sea fishing

Sea fishing around Averøya is highly varied, and most sea fish can be caught here. And the fishing is as good from the shore as it is from a boat, with some of the best fighting sport fish and many other attractive breeds to be had. Fishing can be adapted to suit the weather - if it's windy, there are excellent sheltered spots along Kornstadfjorden within reach of the Atlantic Road, and when it's calm, the fishing of Averøya is highly exciting without even having to travel far. Our robust and stable Kaasbøll boats get you quickly and safely from one fishing spot to another. The most common forms of fishing are either with bait or jigs from a stationary boat, with a boat rod and multifilament line, on the bottom which varies from 15-150 metres, and preferably with jig and lures such as gummi worms and shiny spoons. The right setup yields cod, haddock, cusk, catfish and flatfish, but predatory fish such as halibut and pollack bite on this method of fishing. If you venture further up the fjord, there are often big shoals of large coalfish weighing from 3-15 kg, along with hake, mackerel and herring. Rake-hooks with feather flies or squid imitations are effective here. The really large fish tend to gather around the herring shoals, and this is where an 8-12 foot rod with monofilament line is best, and herring rig is the most common method. Another effective method is trolling, running in a straight line along islets and inlets, particularly where the waves break, and yielding catches of haddock, shallow water cod, coalfish and mackerel. A weighted line with raked-hook either before or after the weight is usually used here. A 60 g spinner with 3-4 lures can be recommended, with the tackle towed around 20 metres behind the boat at a depth of 3-4 metres. Salmon and sea trout fishing on the fjord by trolling is very popular, which of course requires trolling gear and some experience or expertise. If you've got the knack, and can catch sprat for bait, the results are guaranteed to be good. And we can never say it too often:  Exercise common sense at sea, and show respect for mother nature!