Shore Fishing In Norway – Skarnsundet Fjordsenter

Cod Fishing From The Shore In Norway With Phil Dale

Hi There,

My name is Phill Dale I moved to Skarnsundet Fjordsenter in May 2008 to work as an assistant site manager to Klaas Jan Jonkman who owns and runs the sea fishing resort! Been from East Yorkshire I am a keen shore angler fishing from the cliffs of Flamborogh to the beaches on the Holderness coast!

When I was given the opportunity to work in Norway I could see the potential for shore fishing so I started looking round for marks that could produce fish, digging my own bait and learning what I could from the locals and my boss! The problem is that shore fishing with bait is not popular in Norway so it was down to experience and luck to find the fish! As I started to look for the marks I was catching good bags of cod, haddock whiting, dabs, dogfish, coalfish and ghost sharks!

The fishing was good during the summer but it became even better as the winter arrived at the end of September I had discovered 10 or more good marks, some producing fish over low water and some over high! Like any other angler it’s a dream to catch 10 or more cod in a 4 hour session with many bigger fish always there for the taking!!


I’ve had cod to 26 pound from the shore and lots of nice fish!! My guests have caught shore cod upto 50 pounds (Yes 50 pounds) so the potential here is truly awesome Its mainly cod that I fish for but there are plenty of other species on offer.

The scenary in this part of Norway is also spectacular especially in the winter months and fishing under the Northen light is an experience of its own!

With skarnsundet been a popular boat fishing venue throughout the summer months we have all the facilities to offer shore fishing holidays during the summer and winter season!! This is our first year offering the shore fishing holidays so I would like to get anglers over here to help me discover more marks and learn more about the ones, which I have discovered!!

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I have maps to all the local marks and I will take the guests fishing to all the best places!! We also have a small tackle shop on site were you can buy bait and equipment!!

To read more of Phils posts to the site, please keep an eye on his blog section here.

The holidays start from £25 pp per night for a modern self contained apartment!

Have a look at our website and my Diary section!

Now into our second year in Norway, the fish continue to get bigger. The cod above weighed 49lbs and was taken by a group of shore anglers visiting us in February 2010

If you need any info on the holidays please email me

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8 Responses to Shore Fishing In Norway – Skarnsundet Fjordsenter

  1. Caramundi Bob January 4, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    This looks absolutely stunning. It is most shore anglers dream holiday. All the best with this business venture and please keep us informed of your successes through the forums.

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  3. hartonorb May 10, 2009 at 8:43 am

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  4. Bassman October 13, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Stunning scenery and even better fishing

  5. ozzzy189 February 11, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Hi. Amazing, words fail me ! Apart from amazing obviously ! I’m from Hornsea, i’d love a holiday over there one year, much better than laying on a beach bored stiff.

  6. ben millsy March 7, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    what a place nice one phil c u again in 2 days bring on the bigguns……….. cant wait

  7. patrick moore February 5, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    i am thinking about shore fishing trip to norway in the near future,i fish in the uk but would be interested to find out what tackle i would need to get, i wont want to bring my normal shore rods so was thinking of a travel beach caster my abu 6500s i wouldnt think would be ok so what will be ok and what terminal tackle will i need regards patrick

  8. Tony morris August 12, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Hi Phil look forward to seeing you and Matt again at the end of November with Ray and Roy in the meantime can you tell me how much the vehicle hire is for the week and what rigs I need to start making last year in October we were using pulley rigs with size 4 and 5 hooks cheers

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