COD (SKREI) FISHING CHARTER
3-Day Winter Cod Fishing Trip in Norway: A Cultural & Culinary Delight.
Join us on a thrilling 3-day winter cod fishing adventure in the heart of Norway, where you'll get a chance to delve into the country's rich cultural heritage and savor its culinary delights.
Our journey begins with an exploration into the deep-rooted history of cod in Norway. You'll learn about how cod has shaped the Norwegian economy and culture over the centuries. Discover the story of sustainable management and adaptation that keeps cod as one of Norway's primary fish species.
A highlight of our trip will be the hunting of Skrei, a unique type of migratory codfish. Known for its firm white flesh and excellent flavor, Skrei is a prized delicacy both locally and globally. The term "Skrei" distinguishes these migratory cod from others, making them a symbol of sustainable fishing practices. Their seasonal migration from the Barents Sea to the coast of Norway offers an exciting opportunity for anglers.
Our tour takes place in the cold waters of Northern Norway, known for their rich variety of fish species. This region is famed for its excellent cod fishing spots, especially during the Skrei migration season. Here, fishing isn't just a sport or a hobby; it's a way of life. From venturing into untouched wilderness areas to observing wildlife, every aspect of this journey promises to be memorable.
Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, this multi-day Skrei fishing trip offers an unforgettable experience. Apart from the thrill of fishing, you'll get a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture, celebrate the arrival of Skrei with the community, and relish the freshest seafood caught by you. Unwind amidst serene landscapes and escape the hustle-bustle of daily life. Connect deeply with nature and experience a slice of Norway's unique culture on our 3-day winter cod fishing trip.
Some trips stand out as superb and this definitely exceeded my expectations. Seeing other small boats out at sea with the same amount of people or more trying to fish made me so glad I was on a spacious and luxurious boat. First class service, the cleanest boat I've been on, comfy and warm lower deck. Top fishing gear, help and a lesson on how to easily clean a big fish. Can’t go wrong with this choice of boat or crew!
All multi-day tours have our 2 resident crew + up to 2 additional crew members.
Meet Your Crew
Kenneth is a world class Sea Captain with the highest international designation by SOLAS, the United Nations International Maritime Organization. As a Sea Captain, he is a licensed medic and marriage officiant. He served as a sea Captain in the Royal Norwegian Navy and since his retirement, he has continued to captain a variety of charter vessels and sailing yachts. He has sailed around the world on a 98 m sailing ship, Statsraad Lehmkuhl and in 2007, set a world record for the fastest sailing time (without engine) from Tromsø to Kristiansand in Norway. This route normally takes an average of 6-7 days and he still holds this record! Kenneth’s passion is to connect people to the ocean and the natural world. Sharing his knowledge and experiences so they can see what our beautiful planet has to offer and how important it is to take care of it. He has been the official Captain of Stella Oceana for 4 years.
Solo Stew/Deck Crew
Sachi speaks English, Japanese, Norwegian and some Spanish. On board, she cooks, serves, cleans, helps on deck, organizes activities, guides the guests on excursions and manages the catering, provisions, and interior. She ensures that guests have the very best experience from start to finish. She is passionate about the care of the natural world and has a love of the ocean. From being on the US National Team for synchronized swimming to working at scuba diving centers, Sachi is an advocate for wild animals, marine conservation, free-diving and sustainable living. She has been the official host aboard Stella Oceana in arctic Norway for 4 years.
Frequently asked questions about this tour
Is all fishing gear provided or can I bring my own?
Fishing poles, hooks, buckets, spares and thermal suits are available onboard. Boots, gloves, hats and personal items can be purchased and prepared for you in advance if requested. If you have your own favorite deep sea fishing equipment that you want to bring with you, you are welcome to do so and you are responsible for your own equipment.
What are the chances of seeing the Northern Lights?
Staying in the region for several nights increases your chances of seeing the awe-inspiring spectacle of the auroras dancing across the Arctic skies. The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and there are no guarantees of seeing them on any specific night. Even in favorable conditions, they can be unpredictable. However, the chances of witnessing the Northern Lights in March are relatively high for several reasons: dark nights, increased solar activity, relatively clear skies and stable weather conditions and low light pollution.
What wildlife/animals will I see?
You never know what you might encounter in the sea, but some common wild animals that we see are harbor porpoises, otters, orca, seals, white-tailed eagles, migrating birds from all over the world and a variety of arctic birds.
Will I get seasick and what if I need medical attention?
We can't guarantee that you won't get seasick, but most people don't experience this discomfort because the boat is so stable. However, in the small chance that you do get seasick, the crew has a lot of experience and can help you so you can enjoy your trip. Northern Norway tends to seem remote and isolated, however, we will always be sailing along the coast where help is never far away. There are local rescue ships and the Norwegian Coast Guard is always operating throughout the entire coast.