How much fish can you bring back from Norway?

From January 1, 2018 there are new rules for how much you can bring with you from Norway as a tourist or recreational fisherman. Basically, the quota is 10 kilos, but if you fish under the direction of a registered business, it is up to 20 kilos.

Is there ice fishing in Norway?

Ice fishing is also one of Norway’s most popular winter activities, as the country is dotted with thousands of lakes. Every year, enthusiasts of all ages bring their fishing rods and set off to find their own lake full of trout or char.

Can foreigners fish in Norway?

You are very welcome to fish in Norwegian sea waters, provided that you follow these simple rules: Use hand held tackle only. (It is prohibited to fish species that you can only catch legally with other gear than handheld tackle.) It is illegal to sell your catch.

What is the best month to ice fish?

March is my favorite month for ice-fishing. The days are longer, the weather isn’t as cold, and the fish like to get caught in March. Following are some things to keep in mind to catch more fish through the ice until the end of the ice season.

Is there good fishing in Norway?

Norway offers a myriad of fishing adventures, both freshwater and deep sea. Inland, you will find some of the finest spots for freshwater fishing, especially fly fishing. Thousands of lakes, rivers and streams offer wild trout, salmon, grayling, pike, powan and arctic char, to name a few of the most common species.

Are there fish in the fjords?

Norway also has a long tradition of excellent salmon fishing. All in all, roughly 600,000 Atlantic salmon enter Norwegian fjords every year. Though the salmon fishing season is short, lasting from June to September, anglers bring in large numbers of fish during this time, many of them quite hefty catches.

Is it free to fish in Norway?

You are therefore very welcome to fish for free in Norwegian sea waters, provided that you follow a set of simple rules: Respect the minimum fish sizes. Foreign tourists may only use handheld tackle when fishing in the sea. Tourists are not permitted to make use of nets, pots, traps, lines etc.

How much does a fishing license cost in Norway?

The cost for an individual license as of 2019 is 272 NOK (Norwegian Kroner), about 32 US dollars at 2019 exchange rates. Licenses to fish in specific bodies of water are sold by private property owners, or by the state for waters within state lands. There are a huge number of different license areas and sellers.

Does time of day matter when ice fishing?

The best time of day to ice fish is during the first couple of hours after sunrise, and for about 2 hours both before and after sunset. These are the times when most fish are heading to their feeding grounds, and when most species are active.

Is it good to ice fish at night?

Less fishing pressure Most anglers are active during the day, so fishing at night will mean fewer anglers hovering over that hot brush pile or creek channel. The reduced the number of anglers crunching across the ice and the potential fish disturbance won’t hurt either.

What time of day do pike bite ice fishing?

If sleeping in late is your thing then pike will be your new favorite fish under the ice. The morning bite is quite good but many anglers find mid-morning the best. Anywhere from 10 am to 2 pm is productive on many lakes. However, you need to experiment on your local lakes to see if this rule applies.

Do I need a permit to fish in Norway?

You need a fishing license (“fiskekort” in Norwegian) to go freshwater fishing in lakes, rivers, and streams in Norway. Fishing licenses are issued by local landowners and fishing organizations. You can buy your license online at, in selected sports shops, convenience stores, and at many campsites.

Where is the best fishing in Norway?

Skrei Fishing Around the Lofoten Islands In Norway, the best Cod fishing takes place in a relatively small area, over a short period of time.

What fish is Norway known for?

Norway is rich in fishing waters with ocean, fjords, lakes, and rivers glittering below the mountain peaks. Trout, perch, and pike are the most common freshwater fish species here while cod, pollock, mackerel, haddock, and halibut are all found in our saltwater fishing…

Are there any sharks in Norway?

According to the Institute for Marine Research in Norway, there are 4 types of sharks on Norwegian ocean territory; the common Spiny Dogfish (Squalus acanthias) , Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus), Beaumaris shark (Lamna nasus ), and the basking shark (cetorhinus maximus).

What fish can I catch in Norway?

  • Cod (torsk) The most common of the Norwegian fish species.
  • Flounder (skrubbe) and other flatfish. Mostly found in Southern Norway, but also all along the rest of the coast.
  • Haddock (hyse/kolje)
  • Mackerel (makrell)
  • Halibut (kveite)
  • Wolffish (steinbit)
  • Sea trout (sjøørret)
  • Coalfish, saithe (sei)

What kind of fish can you catch in the fjords of Norway?

You will likely find cod, coalfish and pollack in the fjords. To give you a better idea of the waters’ fish abundance, the North-East Arctic cod stock is the largest cod stock in the world, boding well for eager anglers.

What is the best fish in Norway?

Skrei: the king of Norwegian cod Some of the best fish the ocean has to offer is the Norwegian skrei. Every winter, this Atlantic cod migrates from the Barents Sea to its spawning grounds off Norway’s northern coast.

Is Norwegian salmon fresh water?

Salmon are what’s known as anadromous fish. That means they spawn in fresh water, migrate to the sea to do most of their growing and then migrate back to fresh water to spawn again.

Are there Zander in Norway?

Some lakes in the South of Norway are also home ot small zander populations but the zander fishing grounds can’t compete with those oft he eastern neighboors. The northernmost lakes in the world where zander occur are Lake Kemijärvi and Lake Tengeliönjokiin Finland.

Where can I find halibut in Norway?

In Norway, the halibut is fished along the coast and in the fjords, except in its annual spawning period between 20th of December and 31st of March. During this time is it completely forbidden to fish for halibut in order to preserve the stock. Fishing is heavily regulated, but not subject to quotas.

Are there bass in Norway?

European bass habitats include estuaries, lagoons, coastal waters, and rivers. It is found in a large part of the eastern Atlantic Ocean, from southern Norway to Senegal. It can also be found in the entire Mediterranean Sea and in the southern Black Sea, but is absent from the Baltic sea.

What are Norway’s main exports?

Exports The top exports of Norway are Crude Petroleum ($22.6B), Petroleum Gas ($14.4B), Non-fillet Fresh Fish ($6.49B), Refined Petroleum ($3.68B), and Raw Aluminium ($2.58B), exporting mostly to United Kingdom ($14B), Germany ($9.77B), Sweden ($9.1B), Netherlands ($8.09B), and China ($6.8B).

Is there carp in Norway?

The common carp (Cyprinus carpio Linnaeus, 1758) is an introduced fish species in Norway over the past 300 years. Many attempts have been conducted in order to try to create self-sustaining populations, but the species is very rare.

Are there catfish in Norway?

Catfish or Wolf fish There are two species of catfish at Sandland Brygge, the normal common grey kind and the Spotted Catfish which are very rare in our area and only occasionally encountered on rod and line, usually in deep water.

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