Fishing in Tydal
Experience a varied fishing trip for trout and char in the beautiful mountain town of Tydal. With most of its numerous mountains lakes packed with fish, and being home to the legendary Rivers Nea and Tya, Tydal is a municipality with plenty of good fishing to offer. Tydal is surrounded in beautiful scenery at the feet of the iconic Sylan Mountain Range in Trøndelag.
In Tydal you will find fishing for everyone. It’s rivers and lakes cover an area of 116 km2, and most all of them are home to very healthy fish populations. Here you will find everything from large lakes where you may rent a boat, family fishing with bamboo rods in small creeks, dunking worms in small forest ponds, and of course fly fishing for big trout in rivers. In Tydal you will find trout and char as the dominant species, in addition to burbot in the lakes of the Nea Watershed. In the rivers and lower elevation lakes you will primarily find trout, while in the higher mountain lakes the char are the dominant species.
Tydal has put a huge priority on providing access for anglers, especially for those passing through. There is opportunity to rent a boat in several of the larger lakes, which allows you to access the best fishing spots. There are also plenty of options for accommodations within the area. The landowner association in Tydal manage’s the fishery in a sustainable way in order that anglers may target more attractive fish, including larger specimens. This area is known for its healthy fish populations and it will not damage the fishery to keep fish for the dinner table, especially arctic char. In certain areas however there are bag limits enforced.
The quality of the fish can vary, but the largest rivers offer top-notch trout fishing. In the large regulated lakes, especially in Esandsjøen and Nesjøen the char fishing can be phenomenal. There is also the chance of coming into contact with very large trout in these lakes, as the trout grow quickly feeding on the large schools of char. In many of the smaller lakes you will also find fish of very good quality. And with so many lakes filled with char you really ought to try something new and take the opportunity for some ice fishing next winter. The Nea watershed is known for holding very large burbot, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the next Norwegian record came from one of these lakes.
The Tydals License is a common license, which covers all 7 fishing areas in the municipality. Note the areas that are not included under this license. More specific information can be found in the Fishing Guide.
Pricing (Tydals License):
Fishing from land: 24 Hour NOK 132,00 | Week NOK 660,00 | Season NOK 1320,00
Fishing from boat: 24 Hour NOK 187,00 | Week NOK 935,00 | Season NOK 1870,00
There are also licenses available for families. These are valid for two parents and all children between 16-18 years old. Children under the age of 16 do not need a license.
Family license – fishing from land: 24 Hour NOK 187,00 | Season NOK 1760,00
Family license – fishing from boat: 24 Hour NOK 250,00 | Season NOK 2310,00
Fishing licenses may be purchased either online, via SMS, and at various local outlets in the area.
Fishing licenses are valid for fishing with a rod and reel or a handline from land or from a boat. When several adults are fishing together from a boat a license must be acquired for each line in the water, or for each adult in the boat.
- Allowed tackle:
- Unattended lines in the water are not allowed. Use of live bait is strictly forbidden.
- Use of personal boats, canoes, or kayaks is only allowed in Stuggusjøen. Fishing here is limited to a maximum of 4 rods per boat.
- Fishing Season: Open year round, with the exception of the rivers Tya and Nea, which are closed to fishing from September 15th to April 14th.
- Bag limits:
- In the Håen – Esfossen stretch of the River Tya: Bag limit of one fish over 40 cm per day. Not bag limits on fish under this size.
- In Nea and Græslidammen: Bag limit of one fish over 40 cm per day. Not bag limits on fish under this size.
- Otherwise there are bag limits for the rest of the lakes and rivers in Tydal.
- There are specific areas where fishing is forbidden. Please see these areas marked on the map in the fishing guide.
- To reduce the spread of fish born illness and parasites, all fishing gear including tackle, waders, boats, and anything else that has been used in another watershed must be rinsed off before use in the Tydal fishing area. Fish guts must be buried or thrown in a trash container.
- Children under 16 years old fish for free.
Show respect for fenced land. Do not walk across farmed land.
If you pack it in, pack it out. Throw away all trash and leave the area as you would like it to be found
Use marked parking areas whenever possible.
Show respect to everyone you meet along your way.