Rich fishing grounds with many deep-sea species
The fishing traditions in Senja date back several hundred years with Norway’s richest fishing grounds right on the doorstep of many of the island’s fishing villages. Although the number of active fishing communities has reduced over the years, the deep-sea fishing and fish stocks. The sea off the coast of Senja is filled with rich stocks of fish covering many fish species.
Much of the rich fish resources in Senja may be attributed to the abundance of plankton and the many spawning grounds for fish in the sea and fjords surrounding the island. These were created by the varied mountain and seabed formations where the combination of depths and shallows in turn creates a perfect foundation for durable deep-sea fishing stocks of sustainable species such as cod, halibut, coalfish, haddock, wolffish, redfish, cusk and salmon.
Senja also has rich trout populations in the island’s rivers and watercourses, in additions to populations of sea trout.
How to find the best fishing spots on Senja
Many visitors are attracted Senja by the wonderful opportunities for deep-sea fishing and fishing in general. Northern Adventure Troms offers our guests direct access to the best fishing spots in the waters off the coast of Laukvik in North Senja, as well as in trout and salmon rivers in the mountains and inland areas. Although these rivers have rich fish stocks, few people know about them.
The knowledge of such “secret fishing spots” is generally passed down through generations and/or acquired by years of experience and local knowledge. Based on our extensive knowledge, we have developed special fishing maps showing all the best fishing spots. As our guests, you will get access to these maps. You have the option of adding a boat when you complete your booking. We offer solid, seaworthy boats (from 17.5 ft/40 hp motor to 19 ft/50 hp motor) equipped with chart plotter, echo sounder and GPS. If you add a boat while booking, you have exclusive use of that boat during your stay.
Deep-sea fishing guarantee
Equipped with your own boat, fishing maps and echo sounder during your stay, we can virtually guarantee you will catch fish with a rod or hand line in the waters off the coast of North Senja. While we don’t offer any money back guarantees, with the right gear, knowledge and a little patience, the chances of catching fish are extremely high. Catching large fish is common here but, as landing them also requires skill, it’s important to have realistic ambitions. It’s not uncommon for people to catch halibut weighing over 100 kg and cod weighing up to 30 kg.
We have excellent facilities where you can gut, clean and fillet your catch, as well as separate freezing and refrigeration rooms where you can store your fish. This is also a good place to get changed before and after your fishing trip.