Lauklines, Kvaløya Norway

Fishing at Lauklines, Kvaloya (The Whale Island), NorwayLauklines is at Kattfjord, south west on Kvaløya, approx. 30 km from Tromsø airport. A trading post in the arctic area with a history rich in traditions, Lauklines has a well-preserved architecture and is orientated to hosting nature-loving vacationers. The centre is beautifully situated down by the water’s edge in Kattfjord, on the Whale Island. Kvaløya (The Whale Island) is a beautiful island, with fjords that scroll in between the mountains. The mountains reach from sea level up to over 1000 metres. The combination of mountains and fjords produce fantastic views that change with light, weather and season.
Lauklines has been linked to fishing for over 100 years. In earlier days it was a place for commercial fisheries to deliver their catches because it is very close to good fishing grounds. Fishing in northern Norway is challenging as you will catch bigger fish than in the south. The location in the Kattfjord and surrounding fjords enables you to fish in various wind directions. The best fishing marks are within 10 to 40 minutes. 

46kg halibut caught in northern NorwayHalibut
Most of all, Lauklines is known for its increasing and amazing halibut fishing. In the 2007 season guests caught over 200 halibut. Local fishermen regularly catch fish over 100kg every year. For instance, a 280kg halibut was caught in the area in the autumn of 2006. The best time for halibut fishing is May to September.

                                                                                                                                                                                  46 kg Halibut  

Huge cod caught off the coast of northern NorwaySkrei, Coalfish, Wolf-fish, Redfish etc.                                                                      
Another big attraction is the Skrei, big cod from the Barents Sea, that arrives here in spring. The chance to catch a cod above 20kg is very high then. The rest of the year you will only get coastal cod, which can grow pretty big too. When the bigger coalfish arrives in late summer, reeling them in can be challenging.              
                                                                                                                                    25 kg Cod

Red Fish, Lauklines, Kattfjord, Kvaloya,NorwaySmaller coalfish are available throughout the whole year and they are good bait for big cod and halibut. Fishing for wolf-fish is usually at its best from the end of May to July.
Haddock is very often caught in summer. 2007 was a good year for them both with regards to quantity and quality. Several guests caught fish above 4kg. Other commonly caught species are: tusk, ling, redfish, common dab and plaice.                         
Redfish

BOAT RENTAL AND FISHING

Lauklines hire boats, NorwayThe boats are steady and roomy with a relatively deep keel and good directional stability. The area around Lauklines is great for both fjord, sea and freshwater fishing.

Boats for hire
There are high standard boats for hire: 18 feet "Øien 530F" with 40 HP Yamaha, Lowrance Echosounder with Chartplotter. 23 feet "Dolmøy 230" with 90HP Honda, Lowrance Echo/GPS. Each boat includes life vest, safety box, anchor, oars, fish boxes, gaff and rod holders.

Saltwater fishing
Fantastic area for fishing species like cod, coalfish, halibut, redfish, plaice, wolf-fish etc.

Lauklines hire boats, Kattfjordl, NorwayHire boats, Lauklines, KattfjordFresh water fishing
Several lakes for fishing trout in the area. Licences are available to purchase for daily or seasonal use. It is also possible to catch salmon and sea trout.

Tackle shop
There is a fully equipped tackle shop served by our fishing guide. Here you can rent rods, reels, lures, survival suits and GPS.

GUIDED FISHING AND CHARTER BOAT HIRE

Lauklines Kvaloya Norway - charter boat for hire Charter boats, fishing courses and guided trips are all available.

ARCTIC FISHING ADVENTURES offer several different guided trips for salt or freshwater fishing.
Different charter boats are available to hire, depending on group sizes, for big adventures at the sea. Organised fishing courses both for fresh and saltwater. Ice fishing on lakes and fjord in winter season. You may also hire a guide to be with you in the smaller rental boats.

Charter boats
On offer are several different boats, depending on the number of participants. To rent a charter boat is a perfect choice if you want to go for the big fish on the open sea. On the charter boat we can offer full board and lodging so that the trips can last for several days.
In springtime you can fish for the famous Skrei (big cod from Barents Sea) which can reach up to two metres long. The word ‘skrei’ comes from Old Norse meaning ‘wanderer’. Skrei is one of the most important species of fish along the Norwegian coast, representing a livelihood for coastal dwellers since time immemorial. Skrei fishing is available from February to the beginning of April; during this time you can experience fantastic fishing for really big cod under the Northern Lights.

Laulkines catamaran in NorwayAt Lauklines you go on board on a 15x7 metre catamaran, customised for sport fishing. During the 10-hour guided fishing trip you will learn all about fishing equipment, techniques and how to take care of the fish we keep.

Fishing courses
We offer fishing courses at Lauklines. Here you can learn all you need to know about our boats, security at the sea, fishing equipment, techniques, species, how to find the hot spots and how to take care of the fish you want to keep.

Other guided activities available include: Arctic Fishing, Skiing, Dogsledding, Kayaking, Hunting, Hiking, Snowshoeing, Bird Watching, and Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) sightseeing.
LAUKLINES COASTAL CENTRE

Lauklines Coastal Centre, Rorbu Cabins, Kattfjord, NorwayLauklines Coastal Centre is located by the fjord, with stunning views. Here you will find six high standard fishermen's cabins (wood built in the traditional style), conference and banqueting rooms.
Guests are accommodated in the 100 sqm self-catering, well insulated, 'Rorbu' cabins, each sleeping up to 6 persons.
There are three bedrooms (3-bed, 2-bed and 1-bed), two bathrooms with shower, fully equipped kitchen, dining room and living room with TV satellite and Radio/CD. Electricity, final cleaning, bed linen and towels are included.   It is also possible to put an extra bed in each cabin. Meals can be arranged.
Sauna: Nice and cosy sauna for 6 persons with own shower is situated by the seaside. Take a bath in the Arctic Ocean or a snow bath for cooling.
Groups and conferences: Fully equipped meeting room for max 30 persons with video projector, overhead projector, whiteboard and flip-over. Group meetings up to max 6 persons can be held in the 'Rorbu' cabins. Projector, flip-over and overhead projector available.
Banqueting room/museum: “Salthouse”: The old saltery is restored as it was in the old days and  is now a museum and banqueting room for up to 50 persons.

Copyright: Lauklines 2009

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