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An island in the Mandal archipelago

Sea Fishing

The clean and clear Norwegian waters boast an epic array of fish species in all sizes and colours in breathtaking surroundings. We offer a wide range of sea experiences.

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Buster XL Fish in Mandal's archipelago
Pollack on the hook by Dvergsøya in Kristiansand
Big Southern Norwegian pollack
A Southern Norway ling.
Clients with a double hook up!
A red cod from Southern Norway
Clients with fish on their hooks!
Young lady with big pollack
Cuckoo Wrasse
A big Spring cod
Red cod
Spring Pollack

Typical fish species we fish for and how we fish for them:

Pollack (Pollachius pollachius) and Coalfish (Pollachius virens): Vertical jigging with softbaits, deep water fly fishing, casting with softbaits and wobblers along dropoffs. 0-40m deep.

Cod (Gadus morhua): Vertical jigging with softbaits, and casting with softbaits and wobblers along steep dropoffs. 0-80m deep.

Ballan (Labrus bergylta) and Cuckoo Wrasse (Labrus mixtus): Vertical jigging with softbaits or bait fishing. 5-30m deep.

Ling (Molva molva) and Cusk (Brosme brosme): Half a mackerel bait fished tight on the bottom 50-150m deep.

Whiting (Merlangius merlangus): Vertical jigging with softbaits or bait fishing. 10-30m deep.

Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa), Flounder (Platichthys flesus) and other flatfish: Baitfishing over sandy bottoms. 1-10m deep.

 

We use actively both our knowledge gathered over many years of fishing and guiding but also our broad spectrum of onboard marine electronics (Garmin fish finders and Panoptix). We will show you on the screen the fish as we find them and you can even watch them go for your bait!

Of course we will provide you with all that you will need to experience a truly great day. We will thoroughly go through the equipment we use to catch our sea fish, the techniques and what features one should look for to find them. Couple all of this with the scenic Norwegian archipelago, a meal freshly made with your catch, then if that isn’t a perfect day I don’t know what is!

We offer both half (4 hrs) and full day (8 hrs) fishing adventures. Under is an example of the full day fishing experience which we naturally tailor to each customer and their specific goals.

Depending on whether the goal is to fish from the shore or boat we tailor the different aspects to your request. Then included in the package is the use of the boat with a qualified and insured captain (if applicable), fishing equipment, foods and drinks, and pictures taken.

Sea Fishing Experience Example
Full Day (8hrs)

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We meet at our starting point with warm greetings, discuss the days goals, the plan for the day and a quick safety talk.

On with lifevests (PFDs) and we board the boat. We drive from the dock and the adventure begins!

We reach our first fishing spot and the hunt for lunch starts.

We stop at an island in the Norwegian archipelago for freshly made warm drinks and a snack.

Fishing continues....

We find an island and it's time for a freshly made warm lunch with your catch of the day.

Satisfied and rested we fish the remainder of our time together.

Our time together has come unfortunately to an end and we arrive back at the dock.

Payment for the trip happens now and after a quick summary of our day, we say our goodbyes and hope to meet again.

FAQs

How long does the trip last?

It can be tailored to your desire but as a rule; 4 - 8 hours.

What's included in the price?

  • Transport to/from accommodation if needed (enquire before reservation)

  • Fishing equipment hire if needed

  • Personal safety equipment

  • Any pictures/videos taken

  • Snack + fresh drinks (4hr trip) or freshly made lunch often from your catch + fresh drinks (6/8hr trip)

What do I/we need to bring?

Outdoor clothes suiting the weather on that day, a bottle of water and a big smile :o)

I get seasick, is this trip for me?

We do our upmost to make the trip as comfortable for people as possible and very rarely do people get seasick with us. We always strive to find calm water and pay special attention to those prone to getting seasick. We are always solution orientated!

What skill levels do you take?

Because of having fished and guided at a very high level internationally, we can accommodate all skills levels. From total beginner to expert.

What age group are these activities for?

All ages are welcome and we can tailor the day to all. We do however require an adult to accompany children.

Where do we meet our guide?

After booking, we will contact you to discuss and agree upon a meeting point.

Is this activity for non-swimmers?

Non-swimmers are more than welcome and we will always ask before our time together whether there are any non-swimmers. We provide safety equipment, have water rescue training and will give non-swimmers more overwatch.

Can we take our pets?

We love animals and well-behaved pets are welcome. It is expected that the owners have control over them at all times and provide any safety equipment needed for the pet/s.

We have health issues/disabilities, will that be a problem?

Ryan is an experienced practicing paramedic and Jason a qualified wilderness first aid trained. We can accommodate for almost any situation, so please contact us for any special needs.

Do you combine customers that don't know each other?

No. Our goal is that you will have the best experience possible. Because of this we do not combine people that do not know each in case a clash of personalities.

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