Sea bass fishing has grown rapidly over the last few years in Norway. This fish is brute among saltwater species here up here.
An aggressive, large, and powerful fish. These attributes make sea bass an ideal gamefish, with up to 75 cm in length, nearly 5-8 kg, and can swim up fast. With large eyes and a wide mouth, these fish prey on whatever they can find—crabs, lobsters, shrimp, and whatever else they can devour. Their reputation as a saltwater species is one of voracity and thuggery.
These underrated fish have lived in our waters for a very long time and have now established themselves in good numbers along most of our coast from south to north. For many in the fly fishing community, one encounter with sea bass is enough to have them convinced and in many areas they have become more popular than seatrout.
Their habitat is not that different from what we look for when fishing for sea trout, save for their preferred temperature and type of flies. When out fishing, early morning or late evening is usually the best.
On this guided tour we want to start bright and early to make the most of the prime time for these majestic fish. By starting the day early as possible we are able to get the most out of the day. A long fishing day also needs good food. At around midday, we will put our flies down and tuck into some hearty local food and savour the dramatic coastline.