Fishing in the Fjord
The Fjord Vanylvsfjorden is great for fishing. The rich fishing banks in the sea
around West Cape ensures a relatively steady, rich and varied existence of fish
sorts in the Fjord.
Some of the most common fish sorts is coalfish, pollack, haddock,
cod, mackerel and herring. But here is also a lot of other sorts like ling, bream,
Norway haddock, wolffish, conger and flatfish.
We have extra boats available.
For the house at Skorge, Skorgehøgda and in Småstranda a boat for fishing is included.
the rivers in Åheim and in Syvde are known because of their opportunities
for salmon fishing. A fishing card
is necessary in both these rivers.
card and information on the Åheim-river is available at the BunkerOil gas station
is the best time to go fishing?
The sea is always moving from high tide to low tide. Often, you will
experience a higher chance of getting fish when the tide is on its way up.
Especially in half an hour around the high tide, the fish is extra willing to
In early hours before sunrise and a few after, as well as in the evening
is usually ideal times to go fishing. Not only because of the higher chance of
getting fish, but also because it is often no wind and quiet.
Fishing in small mountain lakes
the mountains and hills in the West Cape region, you will find many small
mountain lakes. Some with lots of fishes, others with only a few.
you are to go fishing in a lake like this, you should consider combining fishing
in several lakes. Then you will have a higher chance of getting fish and at the
same time see more of the beautiful nature around these lakes.
Hints on how to best bring the fish home.
first thing you should do when you catch a fish, is to cut its throat. This will
get most of the blood out of the fish. While you are still at sea, you might
also cut out the guts. You may throw the guts out on the sea while the boat is
moving, tens of seabirds will then probably show up an eat it, the remaining
will be food for other fishes.
On land you should do the rest of the grooming
of the fish, and pack it in portion packs. Remember that the plastic bags with
fish must be dry when you put them in the freezer, otherwise you are risking not
to get them out of the freezer again.
Before you start on your way back
home, you may pack the fish in special Isoporboxes, and isolate with paper and clothes.
If you do this correctly, the fish will remain frozen for 50-55 hours.
in Norway, what is allowed?
Here you can download an information
folder with information on what is allowed and what is not allowed when you are
fishing as a tourist in Norway.
Recreational fishing in Norway