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Fishing in Lofoten (Lofotfiske) from Svolvær – for hard core fishing enthusiasts

  • J.E Paulsens gate 9, Svolvær
  • +47 91655500
  •  /  km From You

Our fishing cutter MS Symra and experienced professional fishermen are ready to take you out to the fishing banks this winter. This fishing trip is made with those with fishing experience in mind, or those who simply wish to catch as much fish as possible on a longer trip, tailored to the time when the fish bites the best – the early morning hours.

We depart at 0600 hours, and estimate to be out for six hours. We expect that time to be sufficient to find the good fishing spots, and secure a rich catch. Our 48-foot cutter is certified for 38 passengers and has 12 fishing stations. The maximum number of passengers for our hard-core trips is thus 12, so that everyone has a dedicated and permanent station. We help you with slaughtering the fish on board, and offer to vacuum pack the fish ashore if you want.

MS Symra is a traditional fishing cutter, and she turns 100 years old in 2017. She is protected by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage. Symra is a comfortable boat originally built specifically for Lofotfisket, and she is certified for 38 passengers.

What will you experience?
You are invited to our main office at the pier in Svolvær port, and will be welcomed by your hosts and crew. Our crew are professional fishermen and know these seas like their own back pocket. They provide all the necessary information about what you can expect from the day out, safety on board, and they will teach you how to use the fishing tools and equipment featured on board. We then sail out of Svolvær, past the Fisherman’s Wife statue, and head out to the fishing banks we know from experience can provide a good catch, with location varying depending on the season.

We must always take weather precautions on our fishing trips, but do our utmost to go out. If weather hampers fishing on the day in question, we arrange another the next day, or you will be offered alternative activities.

Main season for Lofotfisket: ca. 25 February to 15 April
The skrei does not arrive by time table, so we do not know in advance exactly when the skrei schools glide into Vestfjorden each year, but the likelihood of catching skrei during this time is high.

Fishing trips in this period are arranged weekly on Wednesdays 0600-1200.
Price: NOK 1,750 per person.

Other timings as well as group outings can be arranged on request.

What should you bring and wear?
The weather at sea in Lofoten can change rapidly, which is some of the charm of these isles. Fishermen have over hundreds of years learnt what is suitable clothing at sea, and we recommend the same for our guests.
Please wear:
• Wool underwear, which isolates and breathes
• Fleece, wool sweater or another insulating middle layer
• Hat, mittens that you are not too precious about getting some fish smell on, and boots or heavy gore-tex shoes.

Included from our side:
• Suitable fishing kit
• Dedicated fishing station on board
• Safety suit which makes you float, and waterproof work clothes
• Footwear, mittens and hat as necessary
• Hot beverages
• Our experienced crew and the fishing trip

Can be purchased:
Packed lunch: NOK 199
Vacuum packing of the catch: NOK 249 (two bags)

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  • Source: Destination Lofoten
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