Rivers

Running water is simply fascinating. Whether you are young, old, big, or small, it is both powerful and soothes the soul. Many anglers enjoy fishing running water above all else, whether they prefer drifting worms, swinging streamers, or drifting nymphs and dries.

Here you will find plenty of excellent rivers to be fished, each of which offer unique opportunities for fishing and a variety of species to target. Some rivers are also very accessible, making it quick and easy to hit the water. In Norway’s rivers you will find plenty of opportunity for all types of fishing!

Destinations

Fishing ­Otta ­river ­in ­Skjåk
FisheryThe River Otta offers many opportunites for easy access to excellent fishing. There are trout throughout the entire river system, but there is the best chance to find the larger trout below Pollfoss and downstream than above. There are plenty of grayling over 40 cm in the lower sections of the River Otta, from Ofossen to the Lom border.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 ­Run ­Trout ­in ­Mistra
FisheryThe River Mistra is renowned for it’s excellent fishing for large lake run trout in a widely varied river, which is ideal for most types of angling. Here you will find everything from slower runs, to deep pools, to wild rapids, and there are many well known fishing holes spread throughout the length of the river.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
Lågen ­Fishing ­River ­in ­Gudbrandsdalen ­valley
FisheryGudbrandsdalslågen (Lågen) and its tributaries are recognized as some of the best fisheries in Norway for inland species. Here you will find a wide variation throughout the river system, and a similarly wide variety of species. Lågen Fiskeelv is a group consisting of 9 individually run zonesRead more
Åmot ­River ­Association: ­5 ­Rivers ­– ­One ­License
FisheryCommon License for Rena River – well known among fishermen throughout Europe for its big trout and grayling – in addition to the Glomma, Åsta, Søre Osa and Julussa rivers. Each of these rivers offers its own unique fishing opportunities.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
Trysilelva ­(Trysil ­River)
FisheryTrysilelva offers almost 100 km of varied fishing opportunities. No matter how you prefer to fish, this river has something for all sports fishermen. Trout and grayling in in the faster moving water, or pike, perch, and whitefish in the wide slow moving sections of river, you can fish from the banks or from a boat. There are many opportunities here!Read 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
Ljøra ­river ­i ­Trysil
FisheryLjøra River, is a medium sized river found in eastern Trysil Kommune and offers great grayiling and trout fishing and a great variety of water. This river is a good choice for both the experienced fly fisherman as well as those fishing with gear or bait. The fishing license in this river gives access to a wide variety of lakes and streams in the Trysil Area.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
Stor ­Elvdal ­– ­General ­fishing ­area
FisheryIn the Stor Elvdal municipality you will fin a good variation in nature, with moutains, forests, waters and rivers. It has rich opportunities for fishing in over 50 lakes, and more than 90 kilometer of rivers.  You can combine the fishing trip with kano padling in the calm sections of the mighty Glomma river. If you like hiking into the open mountain planes, or experience the quaint mystique of the deep forest and its many lakes, Stor Elvdal have it all. 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
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
The ­Rena ­River
FisheryThe Rena River is considered by many to be one of the most attractive rivers in Norway. The long gliding stretches and an abundant insect life make it a perfect habitat for big grayling, trout and whitefish.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
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
Folldal ­Public ­Lands
FisheryFolldal Public Lands consist of approximately 20 lakes and 30 km of rivers,  where you can encounter brown trout, arctic char and grayling. The area is governed by the Folldal mountain board, and they stock juvenile locally bread fish in several ponds every year, and the reports from the anglers are good catches of fish in beautiful condition.Read more
Sport ­fishing ­in ­Folldal
FisherySport fishing in Folldal offers plenty of easy accessible fishing opportunities. There are many rivers and streams.Read more