Lakes

Fishing from the shore, from a canoe, or a boat? Scouting for rising fish to toss a dry fly too, or to cast your lure in front of? Casting out bait and a bobber and waiting for the fish to bite while relaxing by the fire? Stillwater fishing offers endless opportunities for all types of angling.

In Norway you will find over 200,000 lakes. In many of these lakes you will find fantastic fishing. Fishing doesn’t always need to be about finding the big fish, but sometimes can simply be about getting out into the nature by yourself, with some good friends, or with the entire family.
Here you will find endless opportunities for good fishing in unbeatable nature settings. Tight lines!

Destinations

Fishing ­at ­Vinger ­Finnskog
FisheryThe Konsvinger Hunting and Fishing Association (KJJF) offers 7 lakes with excellent trout fishing, where trout are set out each season. The lakes included in the fishing license are Snustjern, Svartjern, Holmtjern, Bjørntjern, Abbortjern, Kavalainen and Lystjern. Read more
Fishing ­on ­Skjåk ­Public ­Lands
FisheryGrayling fishing in River Otta, high-mountain fishing in Breheimen, extended backpacking/fishing trips in Reinheimen, or family fishing at Grotli. Skjåk Public Lands offer fishing to suit everyone, and you are guaranteed not to stand in line to do it.Read more
Lake ­Fishing ­in ­Tydal
FisheryCome and experience the fishing for char and trout in the shadows of the iconic mountains ranges of Sylan and Skardsjella, near the border of Sweden. This is in many ways the “Filet Mignon” of the beautiful nature surrounding Trondelag. The mountain lakes in Tydal are known for their large char that feed on crustaceans and most everything else that moves.Read more
Ytre ­Rendal ­Hunting ­and ­Fishing ­Federation
FisheryYtre Rendal JFF (Hutning and Fishing Federation) offers a wide variety of sports fishing opportunities over a wide area in the Rendalen Valley. Nearly endless lakes which are home to trout and grayling, pike fishing in the productive Lake Lomnessjøen, and river fishing for large trout and grayling in the secluded river Nordre Rena.Read more
Lake ­Storsjøen ­in ­Rendalen
FisheryStorsjøen in Rendalen is a popular reservoir for trolling after big trout. Illegally introduced smelt had a positive effect on the trout population, and it’s entire ecosystem is evolving.Read more
Fishing ­in ­Rendalen
FisheryAming widespread forest and characteristic mountain formations you will find many creeks, streams, rivers and lakes which are packed with fish. Welcome to Rendalen municipality!Read more
Pike ­Fishing ­in ­Lake ­Selbusjøen
FisheryThe beautiful Selbusjøen offers very exciting fishing opportunities for pike, trout, char, and burbot in Sør Trøndelags largest lake. At 58 square kilometers and surrounded by farmland, here you will find the opportunity at a pike of a lifetime! With a high number of fast growing fish in very good condition, it’s hard to beat Selbusjøen for large pike.Read more
Fishing ­in ­Valdres
FisheryValdres stretches from the lush valleys rich in forests and lakes in the south, all the way to the mighty Jotunheimen peak in the north. In Valdres you will find over 3000 lakes of varying size, in addition to a large number of rivers and streams. The options here are almost endless, and you will find a wide variety of fishing spots to suit your preferred angling style. Here you will find desolate high mountain lakes awaiting you after a refreshing hike, and plenty of easily accessible fishing along the roads.Read more
Fishing ­in ­Engerdal
FisheryEngerdal County has over 900 lakes, ponds, creeks, and rivers and streams for the angler to choose from. This area is well known for its beautiful landscapes and more importantly for its excellent fishing. You will be hard pressed to find a better and more varied fishing license in Norway than Engerdal has to offerRead more
Fishing ­in ­Selbu
FisherySelbu offers fishing in over 300 lakes of varying size, including small mountain lakes, still forest lakes, and fishing for large trout in lakes Nea and Selbusjøen. With it’s large wilderness area Selbu is one of the most popular hunting and fishing municipalities in Mid Norway. With only one common license you are able to fish throughout the entire municipality.Read more
Fishing ­in ­Snåsa
FisheryFishing in Snåsa is synonymous with visiting the Snåsa area. By purchasing a single license you will receive access to over 1500 lakes, rivers stretches, and opportunities for boat and cabin rentals in one of the most famed wilderness areas in Norway. Trout are the predominant species throughout the Snåsa public waters, but many of the lakes are also home to both Char and burbot.Read more
Fishing ­in ­Tydal
FisheryExperience 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.Read more
Åsnes ­Finnskog
FisheryÅsnes Finnskog offers a variety of fishing opportunities. From mystical lakes within a short distance from the road, to fishing for most of the freshwater species Norway has to offer in the river Flisa, to fishing areas for children and families with well developed handicap access.Read more
Lesja ­mountain ­area
FisheryThe Lesja mountain region governs an exciting and varied fishing after trout, arctic char and grayling. Either you want to fish in pristine mountain lakes after hours of hiking, or the more accessible areas near to roads, in this area you will find it all. Boats and cabin can also be rented.Read more
Fishing ­in ­Trysil
FisheryTrysil an area with great diversity and many fishing options. Here you can hike up to mountainous lakes and fish for trout and arctic char. You can have a go at the huge population of grayling in the mighty Trysil river, or the Ljøra river. Worm fishing or light spin fishing for perch in one of the many forest lakes. In addition you can choose among the many activities on offer for the keen fishermen.Read more
Aursunden ­– ­diverse ­fishing ­lake
FisheryAursunden lake feeds the Glomma river and can offer attractive fishing, especially after big trout and whitefish, but also species like arctic char, perch and burbot. Here you can fly or baitfish for whitefish cruising the shallows for insects, or you can troll the lake for massive trout hunting for pray. Read more
Alvdal ­fishing ­area
FisheryAlvdal municipality and its fishing area has a good variation of fishing opportunities and great nature. You will find a good number of rivers, creeks and both small and big lakes. The most popular species are trout, arctic char, whitefish, grayling, perch and pike. Here the potions are many and the fishing varies both in species and nature surroundings.Read more
Rundtjønna ­– ­trout ­lake
FisheryBeing a nutrient rich lake, where the trout and arctic char have access to a stabile diet, the growth condition is good. Rundtjønna are a private trout lake in Rendalen municipality.Read more
Atna ­water ­system
FisheryAt the doorstep of the Rondane mountain range you will find good fishing for a number of species such as arctic char, trout and grayling. The Atna water system offers fishing in 50 lakes and 150 kilometer of rivers and creeks, all in grand nature scenes.Read more
Pikefishing ­in ­the ­lake ­Harsjøen
FisheryLake Harsjøen has a large population of pike and rich waters teeming with whitefish. Harsjøen is a mountain lake located in the Østerdalen valley at 677 meters above sea level, on the mountain ridge between Øvre Rendal village and Hanestad in Rendalen.  There is easy access via road 664. Read more
Sel ­Mountain ­Board
FisheryThe Sel Mountain Board sells fishing licenses for the Sel and Northern Kolloen Statsallmenning area. The mountain board has the fishing rights for 39 lakes, 2 rivers and several smaller streams. Trout, perch and char of excellent quality.Read more
Ståggåtjønnin
FisheryStåggtjønnin and the connecting lakes is a place that immediately comes to mind when ”those in the know” start thinking about fat trout.  Several connected lakes lie in the shadow of Blåfjella-Skjækerfjella national park, just above the tree line in towards skjækerfjella. Trout are the only species found here, and the average trout is nothing to complain about. Fish over 1 kg are quite common here.Read more
Vurrusjøen ­and ­Drevsjøen ­lakes
FisheryVurrusjøen and Drevsjøen are shallow and productive pike lakes situated in Drevsjø. The lakes are one of the few lakes in Engerdal that hold roach, which combined with whitefish, give the pike excellent conditions for growing big. The chance of catching a pike of 10 kg + in these lakes is good.Read more
Dalsbygda ­Fishing ­area
FisheryThe areas surrounding Dalsbygda and Forollhogna are known for a good wild brown trout population. Besides good fishing, the mountain areas offer great hiking opportunities in beautiful surroundings.Read more