Fishing in Norway
This is one of the favourite destinations of European anglers. A fishing trip to Norway combines beautiful landscapes with water reservoirs that allow you to catch real beasts of the deep. The views are unlike anywhere else in the world. The nature of this Scandinavian country amazes with an unusual geological phenomenon – picturesque fjords. Steep and narrow bays cut hundreds of kilometres into the land, creating breath-taking views.
Fishing expeditions to Norway – fishing season all year round
The coastline of the Viking homeland exceeds… two lengths of the Earth’s equator. This makes fishing a true national sport of Norway. The fishing season practically never ends here. All you have to do is find the right fishery to enjoy your favourite pastime almost all year round. At the turn of May, fjord reservoir and offshore fishing are the best options. Northern fjords are very popular in the summer. May and September are the best months to fish for trout in inland waters. Want to catch the best salmon? Go fishing in Norway between June and August.
Join our fishing trips to Norway. We organise unforgettable expeditions, during which we not only fish together, but also visit local attractions and simply make the most of our time here. We explain to each participant exactly what equipment they should take; we complete the necessary formalities, advise on the best bait and make sure that no one breaks the local fishing regulations by accident.
Going fishing in Norway – what can you catch?
Fishing trips to Norway should meet the expectations of most fishing enthusiasts. Local rivers, streams, fjords and sea areas are abundant with fish of many different species. Individual regions are famous for giant pike, eels, perch or zander. You can successfully find fisheries rich in cod, saithe, impressive halibut, trout, pollack, ling and many other fish.
Fishing in Norway – get to know the most famous fisheries
Norway is a real fishing paradise, which allows catching fish using many different methods. At sea, fishermen most often choose jig bait with bodies imitating small, colourful fish or natural bait (e.g. pieces of fish meat). Classic spinning enthusiasts, however, are no strangers to the region either.
This Scandinavian country, famous among fishing lovers, is home to hundreds of different fisheries. The most famous ones include:
- Hemsedal municipality – the town is located in the south-central part of Norway. It is surrounded by lakes and rivers where you can catch e.g. eels and brown trout. The upper reaches of the Hemsila River (about 200 km from Oslo), which is famous for its huge population of trout (some specimens weigh over 2 kg), is a popular spot,
- Hardangervidda plateau – the largest mountain plateau in Europe, which attracts tourist who love hiking and trekking in the harsh, frosty tundra climate. Its beautiful area is protected under nature conservation (the area of the national park is 3,422 km2). It is a true Norwegian wilderness with winding roads leading downhill, reindeer herds and numerous mountain streams abundant in trout, which attract fishermen.
- Tana River – this 361 km long river in northern Norway (and Finland) debouches into the Tanafjord, where it forms a very extensive delta. It is famous as one of the best places for salmon fishing in the world – in 1929, a record was set here (an Atlantic salmon weighing as much as 36 kg was caught),
- Mjøsa and Randsfjorden lakes – the lakes are located within the territory of three Norwegian municipalities: Land, Toten and Gjøvik. Mjosa is the country’s largest lake with an area of 362 km2 and a depth of 444 m. Randsfjorden has a surface area of 139.23 km2 and a depth of 120 m. A fishing trip to either of these lakes can yield impressive catches (especially trout, perch and pike),
- Lofoten – an archipelago located in the North Sea. Its main islands are famous for cod fishing trips (cod comes here for winter spawning). You can also fish for halibut, cusk, rosefish or dab here.
Fishing holidays in Norway – some practical tips
Want your fishing trip to Norway to be stress-free and fully successful? Get to know the local regulations – unfortunately, penalties for non-compliance can reach up to 5,000 euros.
- you must have a fishing licence (you can easily buy one online) – the Innlandsfiske licence is valid for inland fishing, and Laksefiske for salmon,
- foreign tourists may only take home 15 kg of fish caught in the sea from Norway (the limit does not apply to fish from inland waters),
- foreign tourists cannot use nets, lines and other traps (only basic fishing equipment with a document confirming its disinfection),
- fish farms are marked with black buoys – you need to keep a distance of about 100-200 metres from them,
- the protected slot limits must be observed.
Group fishing trips to Norway with Tridon
Dreaming of a trip to Scandinavia and testing your fishing skills in the famous fjords? We organise group fishing trips to Norway. The prices include not only accommodation, meals and fishing licences, but also a film from the trip as a souvenir.
We especially recommend trips to Lofoten. This area is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Scandinavia and a real gem on the fishing map of the world. Fishing holidays in Lofoten are not only a guarantee of great catches, but also an opportunity to see a unique natural landscape. Majestic mountain peaks rise here straight from the waves of the blue ocean. The rocky summits are surrounded by crystal clear water – narrow straits, fjord-like bays and mountain streams. Green meadows with sheep herds and quiet fishing villages are hidden in between them.
The archipelago is located in the north of the country, and its main islands are: Austvagoy, Vestvagoy, Gimsoy, Flakstadoy, and Moskenesoy. There are also many small islands scattered around the waters of the bay. Ferries run between the islands, which are also connected by bridges and underwater tunnels.
Dreaming of catching ferocious predators in a wilderness setting? Join our group fishing holidays in Norway. Our fishing expeditions will allow you to catch huge cod (they appear in winter), strong staithes, rock salmon and cusks. But the true king of Lofoten is the fierce halibut.