Cinnetic Skrei Festival 2023

Loppa Bergsfjord

Cinnetic Skrei Festival 2023

Fully booked!
It is with great pleasure that we present our second edition of the the Cinnetic Skrei Festival from Wednesday 22 till Friday 31 March 2023.
Do you want to improve your personal record for cod together with a small group of enthusiastic fishermen? And aren't you afraid of winter weather? Then join us on this epic fishing trip to Loppa in the far north of Norway.

Because the weather can and will play a dominant role on this trip, we will do everything we can to make it run as smoothly as possible and give you the best chance to improve your personal record. That is why this trip is not a week but 10 days and we have 8 fishing days. If one or two fishing days drop out due to the weather, we will have enough fishing days left. In order to fish for skrei, you have to be in Northern Norway in March/April! But that also means that the weather will be cold and challenging and sometimes even a complete bummer. And if you can fish then the temperatures are not really nice. So in all, this is not a fishing trip for the faint harted or people who get cold quickly or prefer to stay in a sunny location. Good health and good clothing is necessary to be able to join this epic group trip in search of the enormous skrei of this region. Our goal is to catch several specimens of 25 kilos and more.

We have consciously chosen our location in Bergsfjord called Loppa. The reason for this is quite simple. Both the shelter and the boats at this location are optimal and the sailing distances to the fishing grounds are short. Loppa is located directly opposite the well-known island of Soroya and is therefore in the middle of the strike zone of the annual skrei run that takes place here. Where on Soroya there is hardly any shelter from the weather, Bergsfjord has plenty of shelter through the islands of Loppa and Silda which are situated directly in front of the village of Bergsfjord. Therefore, the chance of fishing days being lost at this location is generally small and in combination with the perfect fishing area, this is an optimal venue for the Cinnetic Skrei Festival 2023. 
The trip consists of:
- Extensive Powerpoint information on the fishing trip in an online meeting
- Trasnfers to and from airport and location
- Personal guidance from on the spot and on the fishing boat
- Four to six participants per house (2 per double room) 
- Four participants per boat (planning by organisation)
- Towels, bed linen and final cleaning included
- Joint final dinner and award ceremony
- Of course there are great prizes to win from Cinnetic
- Personal photo book after the trip for each participant
You have a chance to win great prizes, improve your personal record and even create sweet memories!

We have 3 houses and 3 boats to our disposal. However, if 2022 runs normally (no Covid) and there will be sufficient income, the 4th house and 4th boat will also be ready for use by the end of 2022. This means that we will than have 4 houses and 4 boats available. So the final decision for the 4th house and boat will be taken in the second half of 2022. The participants number 1 to 12 can definitively take part in this trip and numbers 13 to 16 will be on the waiting list until we are sure that the 4th house and boat are available. Would you like to join us on this group trip? Be sure to send us your registration in time because the number of places is limited.
The houses we use are all completely refurbished and meet the needs of our modern times.
  • The Fisher's Mancave has 3 bedrooms with 2 double beds.
  • Halibut Heaven has 3 bedrooms. 2 rooms with 2 single beds and 1 room with 2 bunk beds for 2 persons.  
  • Cape Cod has 4 bedrooms with single beds.
  • Steinbit Escape is currently under construction and if the season 2021 runs normally this house will be ready for use by the end of 2021. This house is suitable for a maximum of 6 persons.
All houses are equipped with a fully equipped open kitchen with cooker, refrigerator, coffee maker, refrigerator and accessories. The houses will be occupied by a maximum of 4 persons so that there is enough space and comfort for all participants. Furthermore, 1 bedroom of the house Cape Cod will be used for the groupleader from and will therefore have 5 people.
Directly at the harbour you will find the covered filing house with several tables, running water and a spacious freezer. At this filing room you also have the possibility to dry your fish clothes. 

The Wildeboat 650 is equipped with a cabin that can be closed and can seat up to 5 people. The equipment and luggage can also be kept dry here. The Wildeboat 650 XW S is equipped with a 150 HP Yamaha / Honda engine. The power, speed (max 70 km per hour), tranquillity and reliability of this boat makes it extremely suitable for sea fishing.
All boats are equipped with life jackets, rod holders, fishfinder, depth gauge, tracking system, and emergency flares. The boat also has AIS for extra safety. These are absolute top boats that offer a lot of comfort, speed and ease of sailing. The boats are very suitable for 4 more anglers because the foredeck can also be used while fishing. These boats are spacious, have 10 rod holders and are perfect for fishing in North Norway. All boats are equipped with a gaf for landing and releasing the fish in a careful way.
Fishing is done with rods from 20 to 30 lbs. If you want to be sure that you can get the really big fish up we advise you to choose the 30 lbs + rods. For example you can use the Combat Deep Blue Sea up to 30 lbs as a rod in combination with the Cinnetic Cautiva II Devil Alu 5500 or the Rayforce Devil 6500 reel. 
The best contact with your bait you will have with dyneema. You will feel exactly what is happening at the end of your line at a depth of 50 to 100 metres. The breaking force of the dyneema is around 25 kilos in order to offer serious and controlled resistance to a large fish. It is best to have at least 300 but preferably 500 metres of line on your reel. The leaders used here have a thickness of 1 to 1.2 mm.

The current schedule for the trip is as follows:
Departure: wednesday 22 march 2023 Arrive in Alta before 15.00. We will sort out the best flights for you to join this trip
Ferry from Alta directly to Bergsfjord 
On arrival or on the first morning: allocation of homes and safety drill (explanation of boats and use of on-board equipment)
Eight (!) days fishing on the 6.6 meter long and 2.7 meter wide Wild cabin boat, walkaround and 150 HP engine and GPS / fishfinder. 
Friday 31 March 2023
Ferry from Bergsfjord to OKsfjord and by bus to Alta
Return flight home departing after 13.00 hours
Maximum 16 participants, minimum number of participants 12. Registration is possible until the beginning of December 2022 but full = full.
The trip consists of:
- Extensive Powerpoint information on the fishing trip in an online meeting
- Transfer to and from airport and location
- Personal guidance from on the spot and on the fishing boat
- Four to six participants per house (2 per double room) 
- Four participants per boat (planning by organisation)
- Towels, bed linen and final cleaning included
- Joint final dinner and award ceremony
- Of course there are great prizes to win from Cinnetic
- Personal photo book after the trip for each participant
Chance of great prices, improvement of your personal record and even more beautiful memories!
The costs of this trip are € 1,095 per person excluding flight.
Individual registration is also possible! Planning is on the basis of 4 persons per house, and shared double rooms.
Additional costs:
- Flights to Alta
- Own food and drink but togehter with the other fishermen
- Fuel for your own boat
- Drinks at dinner

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