Saltstraumen is the strongest tidal current in the world and the place to be for world record fishing. Here is home to the large coalfish, cod and halibut. As the countless fish move through the narrow passages of the fjord, a considerable number of tourists and fish enthusiasts come to this place every year to enjoy the natural spectacle and to compete with the big fish. Those who hunt for large fish usually use a boat to fish deeper waters. In Saltstraumen, however, big catches can also be made from the shore. Shore fishing is more the rule than the exception and this place is especially known for the gigantic coalfish. Both the world record for the largest coalfish and the largest cod from the shore were made here.