It doesn't get any better than this! This is a super spot in Northern Norway right on the waterfront in the sheltered Kattfjord. The conditions are perfect! The bay offers very good shelter when the wind is a little too enthusiastic. And otherwise it is only 20 minutes sailing to the open sea. If you look at the nautical chart of the area around Lauklines, you already know what is awaiting you. Sharp abysses for the cod and coalfish, beautiful plateaus for the halibut, depths of 10 to 300 meters are abundant.
Lauklines is particularly known for its fantastic halibut fishing. This gets better with each year. The sheltered fjord and the inflow from the open sea makes this an ideal area for this fish. Skrei fishing has always been very good here and definitely a reason to visit this location. In March it is still completely white here and there is snow which makes this a period of extreme 'specimen'. 30+ kilos is a really big fish here. 20+ kilos is in this period is highly likely to catch! In the period after spawning, the larger fish are more on the open sea and the smaller 10+ kilos remain in the fjord.
The big coalfish provide fantastic sport on light material. These Northern Tuna are experts at making your reel scream. And of course, we want nothing more than that! The smaller models are ideal as bait for the halibut and the big ones are available in the last part of the season. If you come for the big ones, the end of summer and the beginning of autumn is the best period.
The wolffish is relatively easy to catch in the period from March to June. Especially in this area at depths of 20 to 40 meters and slowly descending stony areas where there are plenty of them. But don't forget the monkfish, ling, redfish and haddock. You are going to find it all here.
On the spot it is also possible to go out with a professional guide and accompanying boat. The advantage of the guide is that he will make you quickly and easily familiar with the local cuttings and the specific bait types of that moment. A trip with the Anemon is 2000 NOK per person. For this you get an 8 hour fishing trip on a 10.5 meter long Offshore with 320 HP engine. Everything is included: coffee, tea, overalls, fishing tackle, socks, boots, gloves and a hat!
Of course you can also go freshwater fishing in the numerous lakes in the area. A day permit is 60 NOK and a week permit for 160 NOK can be arranged locally. So for the enthusiast it is always wise to bring a light spinning rod.
There are 6 modern, comfortable homes located directly at the Kattfjord and offering a high standard. The houses are built entirely of wood and in traditional style. They are electrically heated and very attractive. Like almost all houses in Norway, there is a terrace by the house and smoking is not allowed inside.
The complete house is 100 m2 and can accommodate up to 6 people through 3 bedrooms. On the ground floor there is a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, stove, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee maker, kettle, salt / pepper, tea towel, kitchen roll, coffee filters, dishwasher tablets and dishcloths. Furthermore there is a spacious dining room, living room with 32 inch TV and DVD, fjord view and a bathroom with shower and toilet. There is also a single room here and at the entrance there is a storage and drying room.
On the first floor are 2 large bedrooms. One with 3 beds and one with 2 beds. Bedlinen and towels are included and there is also a bathroom with shower and toilet. Wi-Fi is available free of charge in all houses and final cleaning is also included. In short, perfect homes, perfect boats and perfect fishing conditions! Everything has been thought of here. All you have to do is catch them!
There are 6 fishing boats for rent here. It's the Arronet 23 foot boat. These boats were put into use in 2017 and you can fish all around the boat (walkaround). The boats are equipped with a 150 HP Yamaha engines that bring you quickly and comfortably to your desired fishing destination.
The boats are further equipped with laminated nautical chart, life jackets, net, bucket and a safety box. And to find the right spots, a Lowrance Hook-9″ Echo sounder/GPS is also installed. With 4 guests this is a perfect fishing machine and belongs to the top in Northern Norway!
# persons Total price Price pp
Fishing boat Arronet 1695
The prices are in Euro per week and include bedlinen, towels, heating, water, electricity and final cleaning. For the boat the price does not include fuel. This will be locally refilled with fuel and must be paid upon departure in cash or by credit card. It is mandatory to buy off the own risk up to NOK 15.000 for an amount of NOK 1500 (= 150 euros). This is to be paid locally. Also fish coveralls (Kinetic) and rods (different weight classes of Shimano & Penn) and reels can be rented for each € 90 per week.
For those who like to go to the sauna, a sauna session costs 120 NOK per person and includes a towel. There is a deposit of 3000 NOK per house and 1500 NOK per boat. These will of course be returned at the end of the week when everything is in order.
There is also a good range of fishing equipment on site. So if the number of shads, pilks, lines or hooks should drop a bit too fast, you can always get extra material. For general use there is a spacious freezer and a sheltered filleting room.
The nearest airport is Tromsø and transport can be arranged for up to 8 people for 175 euro one way. This includes a stop on the way at a supermarket to do your first shopping. To do some more shopping in Tromsø at a later time, for example, you can call the local taxi who can bring you to the local supermarket. If you have to pay local costs or a deposit you can do that with Visa, Master and Maestro.
Do you want to be sure you can go here? Then be quick! This is a top location where a maximum of 6 groups can be accommodated at the same time. The fish camp is very popular and many guests return immediately after the first time, which is understandable in terms of location, facilities and fishing spots.