63° 33’ 48” N – 8° 45’ 17” E
Cod Fishing /
Beat the Norwegian cod record
The record is 37.5 kg and anglers usually rival it when the cod move south to play in the spring. Fishing pleasure is especially great at Hitra and Frøya – islands outside of Trondheim, with shores full of bays, cliffs and channels and large kelp “forests” between the skerries and sandbanks. Perfect underwater landscape for most species of the North Atlantic, where the water depth suddenly plummets down to 200 metres. The location is also famous for its deep-sea banks. In addition to cod, you can expect to find angler fish, ling, halibut, coalfish, redfish, whiting and aggressive pollock. On land, you will also find the densest roe deer population in Europe, as well as rich birdlife that includes sea eagles.
Experienced fishing guides are available for hire and pleasant accommodations can be rented, with fish biting right outside the door.
Even the trip here takes you deep. The five-kilometre road tunnel that connects to the mainland is 234 metres below the surface of the sea. One of the world’s deepest tunnels.
No 21 COD FISHING / TRONDHEIM
GOOD TO KNOW
- Activity: Cod fishing
- Location: Islands Hitra and Fröya outside of Trondheim
- Season: January-April
- Degree of difficulty: Everyone is welcome.
- Other facts: Deep-sea fishermen have been making the pilgrimage to the island world outside of Trondheim for the past two decades. They are attracted by the great variation since both fjord fishing and deep-sea fishing far out to sea are possible.
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