Heggsjøene ­in ­Snåsa

At Heggsjøene in Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella National Park you will have the opportunity to come into contact with big wild trout, surrounded by mountain birch forests and marshlands at the foot of Imsdalsfjellet and […]

At Heggsjøene in Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella National Park you will have the opportunity to come into contact with big wild trout, surrounded by mountain birch forests and marshlands at the foot of Imsdalsfjellet and Heggsjøfjellet. Very good fishing spots for big trout are easily reached along the shore, which makes for prime opportunities for both fly fishing and spin fishing.


Heggsjøene consists of interconnected lakes, called big and little Heggsjø. Both of the lakes are located in the national park. Trout and burbot are found in both of these lakes, and the trout are of very good quality, with bright red meat.

The names are not only indicative of the size of the lake, but of the average size fish. In big Heggsjø it is not uncommon to catch fish upwards of 2 kg with the average size between 400-1000 grams. In little Heggsjø the average size is slightly smaller at between 300-800 grams, but the quality of their meat is even better! It is not uncommon here to catch fish over 1 kg. In both of these lakes you can look forward to hard fighting trout with a tendency for wild acrobatics.


In big Heggsjø there are good fishing spots along the northern shoreline, especially around the inlets and outlets of the lake. Throughout the entire lake there are shallow areas that should not be overlooked, and checking out an aerial map will give a good indication of where these shallows are located.

At little Heggsjø the same applies as the northern side is typically the best fishing, especially around the small islands throughout the lake. The drop-off between the inlet in the west and the island in the south is a well-known spot for coming into contact with heavy trout, especially in the evenings when they take in surprisingly shallow water.


The fish in Heggsjøene are whimsical, and can be challenging to convince with flies and lures. The best time of day is typically from the late afternoons through the evenings, and during the night your best bet is big Heggsjø. Fish here are often only active for a couple of hours during this window, so when they first start biting it is smart to fish hard for a couple more hours!



Little Heggsjø: 4 km in via the trailhead located at the Grøningen parking area. 7.5 km in the winter from the parking area located at Ismenningen Lodge.

Big Heggsjø: 3 km south of Little Heggsjø, for a total of 7 km from the Grøningen parking area, and 10 km from Ismenningen Lodge and cabin rental.

Fishing Licence

The Snåsa Mountain Board manages nearly 1 400 000 acres of public land in Snåsa Kommune. Here you will find forests, rivers, mountains, and over 2000 fishable lakes



24 Hour NOK 100,00 | Week NOK 350,00 | Season NOK 400,00 | Season Family NOK 600,00


Fishing licenses can be purchased online or at local outlets including sports shops, camping areas, and tourist information centers

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(Excerpt from the local fishing regulations. Read the complete fishing regulations here)

  • Anyone participating in any type of fishing must acquire a fishing licnese. A season fishing license is valid for the calendar year.
  • Anglers are required to familiarize themselves with the established rules and boundaries within the area.
  • Children and youth under 20 years old fish for free.
  • Use of live bait (fish and minnows) is strictly forbidden, however it is allowed to use either worms or insects as bait.
  • Fishing with any type of hook can only be done either with a rod and reel or hand line, and must be done actively.
  • Provisions for border waters:
    • Skjækervatnet may be fished in its entirety.
    • Bangsjøene requires it’s own fishing license
  • Anglers are required to show their fishing license upon request from any type of supervision.
  • Anglers must show care to the fish and the environment, and respect to fellow anglers.
  • Failure to comply with rules and regulations will lead to arrest.

Other Information

In the National Park area it is allowed to make campfires out of deadfall, but standing pine (dead or alive) is protected.

Always carry proper rain clothes and a warm change of clothing. Even in the middle of summer the weather here can change drastically, and staying dry makes for a much better time in the mountains.

If you pack it in, pack it out. Please do not litter, taking care of the environment is our joint responsibility.

Whenever possible please use marked parking areas.

Show respect to populated areas, and to anyone else you may meet on your trip.


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