Loppa, Bergsfjord

Loppa, Bergsfjord

 

SHELTERED IN NORTHERN NORWAY

 

Quite known in a short period and already loved by the experts! Opposite the well-known island of Soroya lies this unique location which has a number of important advantages!

 

  • Loppa is very sheltered in the village of Bergsfjord and offers very short sailing times to the very best fishing grounds.
  • The location is run by the Dutch couple Cornelis and Patricia who are also hunters and fishermen.
  • The spacious 6.6 meters long wild fishing boats with 150 HP engines are suitable for up to 5 people because they are extra wide (2.7 meters!).
  • Within walking distance is the Bergsfjordvatnet (the local lake) where you can go fishing for different trout species.
  • And that for less than 600 euros per person per week for 5 people!

 

Watch the film of the trip Martijn Dekkers made for the BEET magazine together with Michel Rijnberg and Rob Verhagen. With bad weather conditions they managed to fish very well and caught 21 halibut! Read here the article by Michel Rijnberg. And read here the article by Martijn Dekkers in BEET magazine from January 2019. And here an article in 2 parts by Rob Verhagen. Part 1 and part 2

 

 

The area lies directly opposite to Soroya and is characterized by a particularly challenging underwater structure. It lies slightly east of Oksfjord, but the underwater structure here is considerably better for fishing. The island of Silda is 10 kilometres long and 4 kilometres wide and lies like a large protective wall in front of the village of Bergsfjord. Around the island are the fish-rich platforms from 20 to 100 meters depth where it goes directly into the depths up to 300 and 500 meters. Also around the island of Loppa itself are these challenging and very fish-rich areas. And that's all only 15 to 30 minutes away by boat. These are excellent hotspots for large halibut, cod, coalfish, ling and wolf fish.

 

 

Furthermore, to the west of the location there are several underwater mountains including Tomasskallen, Peder Hansasskallen and Kvaennangsgrunnen which rise from depths of over 200 meters to 40 to 50 meters. Fantastic spots for big cod and coalfish! But don't be surprised to come across a large pollock here and for lovers of redfish and haddock there is plenty of spots here too! Do not fish with too light equipment. The chance that a halibut attacks your bait is very plausible!

 

Watch Daniel Weyers' movie about his adventures with several well known fishermen in Loppa.

 

 

See here part2, part 3 en part 4

For those who like, it is also possible to take a lovely walk to the higher situated Bergsfjordvatnet. This hike takes about 30 minutes and you end up at a beautiful mountain lake where you can fish for trout and arctic char. So bring your light rod or maybe even your fly rod with you. This is a good change and a special opportunity to catch these species.

 

There are several properties available. The first two are the Fisher's Mancave and the Halibut Heaven. The first one is an authentic Norwegian house and is suitable for 6 persons and is located directly at the pier. It has 3 bedrooms with 2 double beds. A beautiful kitchen, bathroom and living room with open kitchen. The accommodation has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, coffee maker. And of course also a separate shower and toilet combination. This apartment is suitable for a maximum of 6 persons.

 

The second apartment is a new and cosy accommodation for up to 8 people. The house is about 150 meters from the boat. In addition, you have a beautiful view over the fjord and the house is equipped with all modern conveniences. Halibut heaven has 3 bedrooms, 2 rooms with 2 single beds and 1 room with 2 bunk beds. In addition, the house has a nice terrace for sunny days.

 

Furthermore, there is a third house. Cape Cod is fine accommodation for up to 6 people. The house is located about 100 meters from the boat. Here you also have a beautiful view over the fjord and the house is equipped with all comforts. Of course there is a fully equipped kitchen with stove, refrigerator, coffee maker and accessories.  The supermarket is a 3-minute walk away. Cape Cod has 4 bedrooms with single beds. 

 

As an alternative accommodation we also have the Bergsfjord Lodge. This is a large house with 3 bedrooms each with a single bed and a bunk bed. The house is further away from the harbour and will only be rented if the other houses are already occupied. It offers a beautiful view over the fjord. The house is with 70 m2 of living space spacious and is equipped with all modern conveniences. There is a fully equipped kitchen with fridge and freezer, cutlery, plates, glasses, pans, coffee maker, kettle, dishwasher etc. Furthermore, there is a separate shower toilet combination and of course a cosy living room with SAT TV and free Wi-Fi.

 

There is also a separate and sheltered filleting room with running water and a drying room where you can also dry your fish clothes and there is a large freezer to freeze caught fish.

 

The fishing boats here have a high standard. These are the 6.6 metre long Wilde 650 XW boats. They are made on site by the owner at his own shipyard. The boats are very popular because of their spacious and wide layout. The XW also stands for "extra wide" and is no less than 2.7 metres wide. This makes it a much more stable boat than the regular models that are narrower. It is therefore a perfect boat for 5 people to fish comfortably from. It also features a cabin and in combination with the 150 HP engine you have a perfect fishing machine that is comfortable, fast and easy to sail and steer.

 

All boats are equipped with life jackets, rod holders, the latest fishfinder, depth meter, tracking system, and emergency flares. In addition, the boat has AIS as an extra safety measure. You can refuel at the jetty where the owner has jerry cans ready to fill up the boat. The costs can be paid on the spot with credit card or cash.

 

The journey goes by plane or car to Alta and from there it is about 2 hours drive to Oksfjord. This can be done by local bus connecting to the ferry from Oksfjord or with a rental car. From Oksfjord you take the ferry to Bergsfjord. This village can only be reached by boat and the crossing takes about 1.5 hours from Oksfjord. Shopping can be done on foot at the local Coop in less than 5 minutes.

 

Costs:

 

House including 6.5 meters Wild fishing boat with 150 hp (5 p)                  € 2,795.

 

Bergsfjord Lodge including 6.5 meters Wild fishing boat with 150 HP (5 p) € 2.995,-

Any angler from 6 or more € 200,- pp

Additional fishing boat / week € 1.345,-

 

Prices in euro per week including bedlinen, towels and final cleaning and excluding fuel for the boat.

Fish coverall € 75,- week

Fishing rod + reel + line € 75,- week

 

The public bus to Oksfjord leaves around 4 p.m. directly in front of Alta airport and connects directly to the ferry from Oksfjord to Loppa. Super easy, comfortable and also very cheap. The ferry sails directly from Oksfjord to Bergsfjord in 90 minutes. The return trip is reversed and makes it possible to fly back home from Alta after 13.00 hours. The bus trip to Alta Oksfjord costs 256 NOK p.p. one way and can be paid locally. The ferry costs 80 NOK p.p. and by car with 1 person 360 NOK and is for one way and can be paid on the spot by credit card.

 

So what are you waiting for? Make sure you send your request for quotation as soon as possible for this special and exclusive location and arrange your fishing trip to this top spot. This location can be booked from the beginning of March until the beginning of October, there is a fixed changeover day on Wednesday and on request you can stay longer periods. Would you like to visit this top location next year? Then contact us quickly.

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