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I'm going to Torsvag on Vannoya in July, this is my first trip and I was wondering if someone who has fished there can tell me what weight lures will need, I already have a couple of 250gm shads but will these be heavy enough.

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Hi Steve, sorry it's a bit off topic, what company did you use to book for Vannoya? None of the usual suspects seem to offer excursions there since DinTur stopped. We've been really keen to go for the top notch halibut fishing..
The sticky post at the top of this forum, Norway Generalised tips is best place to start.
250gm is fine for slow drifts/current, you may want something approaching double the weight if things are moving quickly, idea is to keep your line as close to vertical as possible. Giant Storm Shads and Savage Gear Cutbait Herring Shads are tried and tested (orange demon, puffin and mama rosa seem to be favourite colours)
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Hi Steve, sorry it's a bit off topic, what company did you use to book for Vannoya? None of the usual suspects seem to offer excursions there since DinTur stopped. We've been really keen to go for the top notch halibut fishing..
The sticky post at the top of this forum, Norway Generalised tips is best place to start.
250gm is fine for slow drifts/current, you may want something approaching double the weight if things are moving quickly, idea is to keep your line as close to vertical as possible. Giant Storm Shads and Savage Gear Cutbait Herring Shads are tried and tested (orange demon, puffin and mama rosa seem to be favourite colours)
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Hi ST

We booked directly with the fishing camp as my mate knows them, to be honest we wanted to go to Skjervoy, but we left it too late to book for 2014, but we were lucky to get in at Torsvag and they offered us one of the big 6 bed houses at a discount along with one boat instead of two, so we took it, we did book Skjervoy for 2015

I didn't realise it at the time, but it looks like Torsvag is a top area for Halibut, which is one of my target species.

Thanks for the info on the lures, I think I need a tide table for the week we are going to see how much tide we will have.

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I would recommend taking the next size up in cut baits or storm or both! they work extremely well and it's not all about tide as lot of the time it can be the wind pushing you along also the depth you are fishing in will play a part. The larger size can often sort out the bigger fish and are around 480g 9".
 

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Thanks Bry, I'm now getting some idea of the lures I will need.
 

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LOL - the irony is that we really wanted to go to Vannoya and ended up going to Skjervoy again ;) .

Consider taking some suitable booms, hooks and weights, 'deadbaiting' makes a productive and relaxing alternative to jigging, you'll also need some small feathers to catch your deadbait ;) .

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