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Fishing trips – The season’s first premiere day for sport fishing for halibut in the Astafjord outside of Hamnvik - The Gateway to Lofoten

The experience of fishing for halibut on premiere day in Astafjord

Fishing for halibut on premiere day in Astafjord is an experience not to be missed. The stunning scenery and midnight sun over Senja and Astafjorden make for a breathtaking backdrop to the fishing excursion. The primary season for halibut runs from May to October, with May and June being the peak months for catching Atlantic halibut in the area near Hamnvik. Fishing during this time provides the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the region while also trying to catch one of the largest flatfish in the world.

Initially, the catches on premiere day mostly consist of cod and flounder. Successful fishing for halibut is likely to improve as the fish move from deep, over-wintering waters back to shallower waters for the summer. However, the excitement of waiting for the first halibut catch of the season is palpable. The anticipation builds as the fishermen continue to cast their lines, hoping to feel the tug of a halibut on the other end of the line.

Finally, the excitement reaches a climax when the first halibut of the season is caught. The thrill of reeling in such a large and powerful fish is unmatched. The moment is one to be savored and remembered for years to come. For those looking to experience the excitement of catching halibut, there are many fishing charters available in the region. Roger K. Olsson is one of them operating Astafjord fishing trips, a skilled and experienced sport fishing guide for halibut in, and around Astafjord. You can take part in package offers for your fishing adventure from Astafjord fishing trips via or by contacting Roger directly on phone +46 (0) 705474835. With the stunning scenery, the thrill of the catch, and the camaraderie of fellow fishermen, fishing for halibut on premiere day in Astafjord is an unforgettable experience.

How to get to Hamnvik

Hamnvik is a small fishing village located in the Ibestad Municipality of Northern Norway. It is the gateway to the magnificent Lofoten Islands and is home to many small hotels and lodges. At Gammelbanken Vertshus, visitors can stay in a unique accommodation - an old Norwegian bank that was built in 1919. Even today, it offers stunning views of the beautiful fjords of this region. With its warm hospitality, Hamnvik promises visitors a memorable experience that they will cherish forever.

Take route 84 from route E6 between Setermoen and Bjerkvik to Hamnvik, on the island of Rolla in Ibestad municipality. Here on the island of Rolla you will find world-class sea fishing/fjord fishing opportunities. From here you have a 20-minute boat ride to Andøya, one of the best-known fishing in Norway. Looking for a fishing experience of a lifetime? Want to see the midnight sun, the northern lights? Or to catch one of the world's largest fish? At Hamnvik you can have it all! We highly recommend for a unforgettable stay at Astafjord Lodge or Gammelbanken Vertshus for a comfortable stay in Hamnvik. Here you can also book tours, activities, boats, and guided tours. To book your accommodation, we have online guest reservation, rooms, rates, deals and 24/7 support. Book online. The roundtrip then continues by ferry to Harstad, Evenskjær, Bogen, Bjerkvik back to route E6.

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