Glomma ­in ­Stor-Elvdal

The River Glomma is one of Norways best and most diverse when it comes to fishing, and is also the longest. 80 km of the Glomma runs through Stor-Elvdal Municipality in Østerdalen. […]

The River Glomma is one of Norways best and most diverse when it comes to fishing, and is also the longest. 80 km of the Glomma runs through Stor-Elvdal Municipality in Østerdalen. Each year there are large amounts of sport fishermen from throughout Europe who make the journey to the Glomma in Stor-Elvdal. Here you will find plenty of opportunity for large fish, along with a wide variety of fishing opportunities including slow flowing sections, rapids, and runs. The Glomma in Stor-Elvdal is truly an Eldorado for those seeking excitement surrounded by quiet and peaceful nature.


On the Glomma you are guaranteed to find a fishing spot that suits your style of fishing, whether its fly fishing, drifting worms, or casting lures. Here you are also able to fish year round. The Glomma is popular among anglers from throughout Europe. You will find sections of river that are ideal for fly fishing, as well as sections that are great for a day out with the family in beautiful surroundings.

You don’t need to be a professional to catch fish here, but there are sections that can be challenging in many unique ways. With over 80 km of river running through Stor-Elvdal there is plenty of room to find your own spot, and access is easy with the main road running along the entire river.


After the ice off, and throughout the month of June you will find the best trout fishing here. Drifting worms and fishing with lures, wobblers, and streamers tends to be the most effective way of catching big fish, but dries can be very effective later on.

Throughout the summer the trout calm down and the grayling steal the show. From mid August and throughout October is the best time to target grayling with dry flies. In March and April it is very popular to fish for whitefish and grayling from the Ice south of the Stai Bridge. Fly-fishing during this time is most effective, and small stone fly larvae and emergers are the most effective patterns.


Fish Population

In the Glomma you will find a large population of both trout and grayling. In addition you will also find whitefish, pike, and burbot. There are trout over 4 kg caught annually, and there is a very good chance of catching grayling of over 40 cm, with 50 cm grayling being realistic. The Glomma is a regulated watercourse.

Fishing License

This common fishing licens covers most of Stor-Elvdal Municipality. With this fishing license you may also fish in 50 unique lakes with healthy populations of trout and char and more than 90 km of river, from Atna in the north to the border with Åmot Municipality in the south, in 8 unique fishing areas.


This is the areas (numbers refer to Map in pdf):

  1. Storhovden, Vesle Hovden, Halasjøen, Stauptjern, Staupsjøen, Himmelsjøen, Husmannstjern, Hovda, Staupa, Hemla, Svartsjøen and Harptjern at Opphus.
  2. Store and little Myklebysjøen, Store og lille Helgetjern, Søkkundsjøen, Søkkunda og Eldåa.
  3. Tittelsjøen.
  4. Bjørsjøen, Abbortjørna, Gustutjørna, Trytjern, Trya, Lauvåsvannet, Fåfengtjern, N. and S. Bjøråa og Gråsjøen.
  5. Kjemsjøen.
  6. Skånsjøen, Skånsjøflyet, Revtjern, Langtjern, Vakkertjern, Svarttjern, Netsjøen, Netfloen, Oksetjern, Lorttjern, Sløbekktjern, Svedstadtjern, Øvre Nestjern, Brennkroktjern, Nedgardskroktjern, Mørbekktjern, Spongtjerna, Rørtjønna and Vestgardtjønna
  7. Glomma within Stor-Elvdal municipality.
  8. Imsa.

Please note the different fishing regulations between the different areas included in this license. This fishing license is not valid for the Atna River System or for Friland, or in Private areas



The common fishing license for the entire area excluding the Sundfloen Fly Fishing Zone:

24 Hours NOK 110,00 | Week NOK 275,00 | Season NOK 550,00

The common fishing license for the entire area including the Sundfloen Fly Fishing Zone:

24 Hours NOK 150,00 | Week NOK 450,00 | Season NOK 650,00


This fishing license can be purchase either online, or through several local outlets including gas stations, camping sites, etc.

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Fishing Regulations

  • Open year round.  All trout are protected from September 15 to October 31st during the spawn season. Please not there are special regulations regarding  Glomma.
  • Fishing license: All anglers over 16 years old must purchase a fishing license prior to fishing. The fishing license must be on your person and must be presented upon request. Fishing licenses are non-transferrable. Children under the age of 16 do not need a fishing license, but are otherwise required to follow all regulations.
  • Allowed Tackle: Fishing is only allowed with a rod and reel, either wading or from the bank with the following exceptions:
    •  Fishing from a boat is only allowed in the Glomma River.
    •  Fishing from inflatables is only allowed in the Glomma River and Lakes Gråsjøen, and Bjørsjøen.
    • Fishing with live bait is forbidden, with the exception of worms.
    • It is forbidden to use any type of net or trap when fishing in rivers and streams. All fishing with any type of net is forbidden within 50 meters of the inlet and outlet of any lake where netting is allowed.
    • Fishing with a planer board, trawling lines, traps, and gaffs is strictly forbidden, with the exception that gaffs may be used when ice fishing for pike and burbot. For pike and burbot it is allowed to use traps year round. Planer boards may be used on the glomma river between the Messeltfossen waterfall and the Spongfossen waterfall.
  • Fishing Regulations for Glomma:
    • All trout are protected from the 15th of September through the 15th of May. All fishing for grayling is forbidden from the 1st of November to the 15th of may, with the exception of ice fishing. Other species can be targeted year round
    • Maximum size limit: trout and grayling over 35 cm in length must be released with the following exceptions: Each angler may kill and keep up to one fish (trout or grayling) over 35 cm per 24 hours. Although we ask that you practice catch and release as a way to preserve the quality of fishing here.
    • Bag Limit: 5 trout and 5 grayling under 35 cm in length, and maximum 1 fish over 35 cm per angler per day.
  • Supervision:  All anglers must show their fishing license upon request, along with valid identification.
  • Failure to follow regulations: Blatant disregard for fishing regulations (for example failure to purchase fishing license) will lead to a fine of kr 2000 – and can lead to arrest, confiscation of gear, and future ban on fishing.
  • River Supervision Telephone: +47 91 85 13 83

Other information

Take your garbage back home, don’t leave it in nature.

Respect local residents and only use marked parking.


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