Lauklines

Lauklines

 
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.
 

This location has chosen to focus on guided fishing completely. For this purpose, they have two guide boats at their disposal and one or two more will eventually be added. So that means you cannot rent a fishing boat here for private use. That means it will be a bit more expensive, but at the same time it also means that you always fish the best possible spots, you are flexible in terms of duration and starting time of your fishing day, but you can also adjust it to local weather conditions.

If the weather is less good one day, you can have an extra long session the next day and optimise your available fishing time. So it's more expensive than without a guide but better by definition!

 
In 2021 we went for a visit to this location together with Dutch Vlogger Daniel Weijers. Check out our adventures here.
 
 
 
 
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 4 houses equipped this way and there are 2 homes that are extra luxuriously furnished with lots of extra comfort and high-quality materials, beds, living room etc.
 
 
When you make a reservation you can choose between two different boats. 
 
  1. Explore the Arctic is a 10,5 m long Kloster Patrol equipped with twin 300 hp yamaha engines and is certified for 12 passengers + skipper. 
  2. The 7,3 m long Arronet 23,5 cc, built for sightseeing and fishing trips and is equipped with 150 hp Yamaha, which means that we quickly get to the best fishing spots. And it is certified for max 7 passengers + skipper.
 
The boats are custom built for sightseeing and fishing trips and designed with a focus on comfort and safety. They have walkaround deck and heated wheelhouse with seating and state of the art electronics as GPS and fishfinders. The skipper has a D5L certificate, safety course, first aid course, passenger and crisis management course and VHF certificate.
 
Rescue equipment on board: Life raft, life jackets, lifebuoy with light, lifebuoy with rope, cast line, rescue ladder, fixed VHF, handheld VHF, EPIRB, AIS-SART, fire extinguishers, fire blanket, first aid equipment and emergency flare kit.
 
Includes: skipper/guide, flotation suits, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and photos of the fishing day. Excluding petrol.

With this option, your group will have a dedicated skipper for all fishing days. There is also the possibility to adjust the start time depending on the weather and to shift hours between days depending on the weather. We do recommend that if you want to fish 5 days, you stay 7 days so that the trips can be made on the days with the best weather

 
 
The following prices apply
 
Regular house    
  • 2 pers     1650
  • 3 pers     1900
  • 4 pers     2150
  • 5 pers     2350
  • 6 pers     2450
Premium house       
  • 2 pers     2250
  • 3 pers     2500
  • 4 pers     2700
  • 5 pers     2900
  • 6 pers     3050
Prices are in Euro per week and include bed linen, towels, heating, water, electricity and final cleaning.
 
Fishingguide packages
 
 
Fishing overalls (Kinetic) and rods (different weight classes from Shimano & Penn) and reels are also available for rent for €90 a week each.
 
Enthusiasts can go to the sauna and a sauna session costs NOK 120 per person and includes a towel. A deposit of NOK 3000 per house applies. You will of course get this back at the end of the week if everything is in order.
 
They also have a good range of fishing equipment on site. So if you run out of shads, pilkers, line or hooks, you can always go here for extra equipment. For general use, there is a large freezer and covered filleting room.
 
The nearest airport is Tromsø and transport can be arranged here for up to 8 people for 175 euro one way. This includes a stop along the way at a supermarket for initial shopping. To do some more shopping in, say, Tromsø at a later date, a taxi can be ordered locally to take you to the supermarket for a reasonable fee. If you need to pay local fees or deposit, you can use Visa, Master and Maestro here.
 
Want to make sure you can get here? Then be quick! This is a prime location mert a unique concept. The camp is very popular and many guests return immediately after the first time, which is understandable in terms of location, facilities and fishing spots.

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