Mountain fishing in Dindalen
The fishing here is widely varied and exciting, in the northern portion of Dovrefjell – Sunndalsfjella National Park. Here you can fish in all of the lakes and streams in Dindalen in Oppdal municipality, an absolutely beautiful high mountain valley surrounded by mountains and unique landscape on all sides. This area offers very good high mountain fishing where the only species you will find is trout.
The fishing license for Dindal gives you access to all of the lakes and streams in an area covering over 18,000 acres. Trout are the only species you will find here. The fishing season in the area starts around the 20th of June, but the higher elevation lakes such as Svardalsbotn remain frozen until later in the summer.
The well known lakes in the are Store Veggavatnet, Nordre Snøfjellstjern, Måstjern, Kvitbekktjern og Svartdalsbotten. Between Snøfjellstjern and Veggavatnet runs a beautiful strea called Fiskbekken (Fish Creek), which is easiy accessed. Fiskbekken is home to many trout which are perfect for the frying pan. It is also possible to catch lake run fish around 2 kilos here. But, if you are after big trout we recommend a hike up to Snøfjellstjern.
At Fiskebekken there is a nice fireplace and shelter alongside the creek. At Snøfjellstjern you will also find a stone cabin which is available for rent. This cabin is free to use, but must be reserved beforehand through Odd Roald Uv (+47 917 32 727).
The landscape you enter here is breathtaking. You will find a rich wildlife, including reindeer from from Snøhetta, moose, red deer, roe deer and a variety of rare birds. The area has been used for hundreds of years, and there is a large network of animal graves throughout the area. A rich flora compliments the many stone formations and rock gardens, sandwiched between the round mountains of Trøndelag and the steep mountainsides and deep valleys of western Norway.
It is easy getting around once you are in the valley, and to get here you will follow the mountain road. It is gated, but there is a good parking area here. Onwards you must go on foot or via mountain bike. A ways into Dindalen you will find Uvssetra, where you can start and end you fishing trip with a hearty meal made of locally sourced ingredients. The kitchen is open between July 1st and mid August, serving coffee, waffles, porridge, and smoked meats.
The license is valid for Dindalen Landowner property, allowing for fishing in Største Veggavatnet, Nordre Snøfjellstern, Måstjern, Svartdalsbotten, and Fiskebekken.
24 Hours NOK 100,00 | Season NOK 400,00
Fishing license can be purchased online or through several local outlets.
- Open year round.
- Use of live bait (besides worms) is prohibited.
- Fishing Licenses give the license holder the right to use one fishing rod. Planer boards can also be used.
- Fishing licenses are for personal use only and cannot be transferred. Only valid with legal identification.
- Children under 16 years old fish for free.
- Failure to follow the regulations can lead to arrest.
The majority of Dindalen is protected via Dovrefjell – Sunndalsfjella National Park, Åmotan Landscape protection area, and Northern Snøfjellstjern Nature Reserve.
Due to the protection of the are restrictions put in place. Please make sure that all foot travel takes place in a respectful manner. Do not disturb the wildlife. Camping and tents are not allowed in the Snøfjellstjern Nature Reserve.