Skrei fishing in Lofoten
Skrei fishing in Lofoten

One of the most intense things you can experience in terms of fishing in northern Norway is fishing for Skrei. The word skrei comes from the Norse word skreið, which means fish that slides or wanders.

The skrei has now begun its spawning migration. From the Barents Sea, it comes in large shoals to Lofoten and Nusfjord, to find a girlfriend. Why does it come here, you might be wondering?

Here is the perfect temperature in the marital bed, and it needs the cod to spawn. This fantastic love adventure has been going on for thousands of years and can be experienced from January to April. Then it turns the snout home if you have not caught it already.

The cod turns into stockfish, clipfish, and bookfish. We cut tongues and jaws from the head, and the liver turns into cod liver oil and roe into caviar. In Nusfjord, you have the opportunity to experience what the fishermen experienced 150 years ago. Live in fishermen’s cabins, be out at sea when the signal goes, and eat the self-caught fish for dinner. The only difference is the comfort.

These extremely powerful giants give you a fishing experience completely out of the ordinary when you have got them on the hook. Expect to catch some of the biggest fish of your life, as our own fishermen and captain Jan Martin take you out of Nusfjord on one of our Lofoten fishing boats.

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