Fishing in Hitra and Frøya
The islands of Frøya and Hitra are located at the far south on the Trøndelag coastline, just 2 hours by car from Trondheim. The islands are renowned for being among the best places in the world for deep sea fishing.
Hitra and Frøya have a wide range of attractions and activities to offer visitors. You will find an archipelago with thousands of islands and skerries and hundreds of fishing lakes. Both islands boast a wealth of bird life, idyllic fishing villages, great conditions for diving, cycling and hiking trails, eagle and seal safaris (and whales if you are lucky), festivals, museums, local culinary experiences and fantastic lodgings. Hitra is also home to northern Europe’s densest population of deer, counting around 6,000 animals.
Fishing in Hitra and Frøya
Hitra and Frøya are famous for their good and stable fishing conditions. Fishing enthusiasts from all over Europe come here to fish from the shore and from boats. There are many top quality fishing resorts in the archipelago where fishing tourists can hire their own boats, clothing and tackle and get tips on good fishing grounds from local experts.
Some tourism businesses also offer trips out to sea in larger boats. The skippers know where to find the best fishing grounds and will take you there. Then you’re guaranteed to land big fish. The most common catch is cod, coalfish and haddock, but you could also hook the odd ling, tusk, pollock or mackerel.
On the southwestern side of Hitra is the large, fish-rich Frøyfjord, renowned for its battle-ready pollack as well as monkfish and halibut. There are excellent fishing places for red fish, and specialist ocean anglers can try the so-called “Blålanghølen”, which is up to 400 metres deep.
There are 21 well-equipped fisherman’s huts and apartments, all with WiFi, international TV channels, fishing guide, sauna and Jacuzzi, fish-cleaning room, freezer, after-fishing and fishing shop.
Conference facilities that must be experienced to be believed…
Fjellvær Gjestegård is located in the municipality of Hitra with views of the Trondheim shipping lane. Self-catering
cottages (50–80 square metres) with 2–4 bedrooms. Bring your own bedding or hire it from us. All cottages have a
lounge, bathroom, TV and fully equipped kitchen. Boats (16–20 foot) with 15–50 horsepower engines. Private freezers.
Excellent hiking terrain with marked paths. Great diving opportunities. 12 lakes suitable for inland shing. Bicycle hire, “skotthyll” game pitch and farm museum. Conference facilities for up to 32 people. Restaurant open all year.
Gurvikdal Havfiskesenter på Frøya
Located out in the ocean west of Trondheim, Frøya is one of nature’s gems which offers exceptionally good fishing. Gurvikdal Havfiskesenter is an ocean fishing resort set in idyllic surroundings in Straumøyvågen. The resort is well known for arctic cod in spring and is just a short distance away from areas rich in fish species. Local Frøya resident Roger Lyngvær is your host and he is happy to share his best fishing tips.
The resort was previously a fishing warehouse and trading port, which has been converted into eight modern apartments. We offer solid aluminium boats with 40 horsepower engines, GPS, electric ignition and steering consol. We also have modern fileting facilities, fishing equipment store, sauna and hot tub, plus a cosy lounge with a maritime theme on the seafront.
The fishing boat Øyvær
Here with us you can experience the open ocean on fishing trips aboard Øyvær, a 50 foot fishing boat. The boat can carry up to 14 people and lets you experience Frøya and ocean fishing at their best! Ocean fishing trips can be
booked by both guests and others. Ocean fishing equipment is for hire from the resort. Frøya comprises over 5,000 islands and skerries where you can meet the ocean and nature on their home turf. The archipelago is unique with large populations of seals and white tailed eagles. The resort is also an ideal starting point for day trips and fishing in mountain lakes..
Love fishing? Then this is the place for you. Good fishing all year round, close to the resort or out in the ocean. Sula also has great opportunities for catching big fish. Our modern boats are moored at the floating jetty with
direct access from each apartment. We offer 19 foot boats (50 horsepower) and new 21 foot boats with life rafts. All
boats are fitted with safety equipment. Bright, pleasant apartments of a high standard with one, two and three bedrooms. Alternatively, a junior suite with one bedroom.
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In order to avoid accidents at sea you must familiarise yourself with the safety-at-sea guidelines before you set out in a boat.