Maelstrom / Lofoten – Anglers dreams become reality!
Fishing at Maelstrom / Å Lofoten
The distance from the harbor in Å to the Maelstrom is about 8 km.
The watercourse near Lofoten, especially the Vestfjord and the Maelstrom, can undoubtedly be described as the dream of every angler. Here exists a richness in fish that is realy fabules. There are only a few regions on earth comparable to this area. Giant cod or coalfish swarms are forming the basis of the famous Lofot fishery.
A fishing holiday in the far north wants to be well planned, so that everything runs smoothly and the angler can say satisfied: “That was just as I imagined. Everything was perfect!” That is why the quality and the associated service are at the forefront of “Nordmeer Angelreisen”. We are there to help and advise you throughout your stay.
The climate of Lofoten islands
The unique climate of southwestern Lofoten is depending on the Gulf Stream, which constantly transports a gigantic amount of warm water to this region, thus ensuring an almost Central European climate.
In winter, temperatures are mostly 0° C to + 10 °C, and a strong, often swelling to hurricane wind brings enormous rainfall, as snow or rain.
In summer it can be pleasantly warm. From June temperatures above 20 °C are possible and one can get the impression of being on an island in the Mediterranean and not 300 km north of the Arctic Circle.
The will be no sunsets in Lofoten in the period from 28 May to 15 July – the sun shines around the clock during this period.
The infamous Maelstrom
In front of the southern tip of the Lofoten island of Moskenesøy, in the immediate vicinity of Å, the notorious “Maelstrom” is situated. He is known as the strongest tidal currents in the world.
In the surrounding of the Lofoten Islands there are the best fishing grounds of Europe.
Across the 4 to 5 kilometers wide and only 40 to 60 meters deep strait, the current of water from the North Atlantic Ocean pours into the Vestfjord when the tidesare changeing. It can form tremendous swirls and rapids and push huge amounts of nutrients into the Vestfjord. Thus, this region is not only one of the most dangerous, but also one of the richest fishing grounds in the world.
Stay in the fishing village Å
Especially for anglers the stay in Å should be an unforgettable experience.
We are looking forward to advise you on a vacation that suits your wishes – even beyond the fishing, for example hiking tours, museum tours or other activities.
Until the end of May, the famous stockfish (dried cod) is hanging on the drying racks.
Even with simple motorized boats, you reach in less than 10 minutes the best fishing spots. In the immediate vicinity of the harbor entrance of Å, there are a number of shallows where Cod Wolffish and Coalfish are lurking for their prey.
Filleting & freezing
At the floating bridge there is a covered place for cleaning the fish and also a large frrezing room.
Air journey including transfer
Services (included in the tour price):
flights to Bodø with variable free baggage
airport – ferry
ferry – accommodation
comfortable fisherman’s cabins in different sizes
you live directly above the water or nearby
accommodations with kitchen, shower and WC
competent instruction regarding the boats and the fishing area
large freezing room
covered place for cleaning the fish
gasoline service for boats
bed linen, electricity, heating, water included
nautical chart for the fishing area
All prices on request.
The prices depend on the available flights, the type and size of the accommodation and the number of people accommodated therein.
Exact prices are only possible on request.
Pilking with powerful equipment is the classic method of success. Often the size of the occurring fish, especially cod and coalfish, underestimated. Therefore your equipment should be very stable. We recommend fishing rods of 30 Lbs up and to use leaders about 0.80 mm.
On your strong multiper reel you should have a 0,30 – 0,35 mm braided line with a load capacity of min. 30 kg / 65 Lbs. In general, pilks round about 200 – 500 grams / 1 Lbs areto be used.
An excellent alternative to the to pilks are rubber fish of various types and sizes. Ideal for really big cod and of course especially for halibut with weights between 150 – 500 grams / 0,2 – 1 Lbs.