Many people think, that you simply hang your fishing line into
the water and all the big fishes bite automatically. And many
freshwater fishermen believe, that there is nothing interesting in
saltwater fishing. We know, it is at least as exciting as
As a saltwater fisherman you have to know a lot of things. First
of all: which sorts of fish live around the place and what do they
feed from. Next question: where are the places this food is to
find? After knowing that, you only need your equipment and a chart,
where some of the traditional good places are marked. This you can
receive from our guide.
Daytime and light are not as important as in freshwater
fishing, but still important. It depends sometimes on the depths
you are fishing in. In 100 m depth it is naturally really dark,
daytime there is not important any more. But it is important to
know, that some fishes are not that shy any more when it is dark or
that they come nearer to land to catch some small fishes or crabs
there. And it is important to know which species feed at night, it
will be difficult to catch them in daytime. One example for these
is dover sole.
In Norway the heigh of tides is not as spectacular as in other
parts of the world, in some part of Sørlandet the difference is up
to halv a meter. But is plays an important rule to currents. In
general you can say it is better to fish while water is coming in.
The stream coming towards land brings very often f.e. flatfish to
special places where they start to catch their food. The point in
time when flood is coming you can ask our fishing guide Wolfgang
Wind is an important element for having luck while fishing. Wind
blowing towards land does the same as flood, it brings fishes to
the rocks, we have many of them in Skottevik, where they can find
their food under. Cod, plaice and sea trout f.e. are some of
And if you must stay inn because of too strong wind to drive with
the boats you´ll always have the chance to catch from land.