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Fishing in Northern Norway

The sea outside Northern Norway is the most abundant in the world. It is here that the Gulf Stream meets the cold, nutrient-rich water of the Arctic Ocean. Each winter the North-Arctic cod migrate to Lofoten to spawn giving rise to the largest cod fisheries in the world. Coley arrive at the coast in the summer. Coastal cod, Atlantic halibut, wolffish, monkfish, haddock, red bream and many other types of fish can be found throughout the year. Northern Norway has some of the best salmon rivers in Europe, and trout and Arctic char are found in countless lakes and rivers. In some waterways there are also Eastern species such as pike, European whitefish, grayling and perch. Anglers are free to fish in the sea and it is easy to find accommodation or hire boats and equipment for deep sea fishing. Freshwater fisherman can easily have a lake or river to themselves. Northern Norway is a vast area that has loads of fish. A fishing license is required however. 

Best deep-sea fishing in the World?

The world’s most fantastic fishing stories originate from the sea off the Northern Norwegian coast. They are also more truthful than other fishing stories. Hire a boat or...  Read more

4000 Fishing Lakes in Porsanger

A true fishing story: the world’s largest sea trout weighing 19.85 kg was caught in the Lakselva River in Porsanger! Porsanger boasts 4,000 fishing lakes, so there’s plenty...  Read more

King Crabs - tasty monsters

Out in the fishing fields to pull in the pots. Suddenly, the deck is covered with huge, ugly crabs. Have your photo taken with a king crab – and then get ready for a king...  Read more

Sea fishing cabins

Modern, comfortable, close to coastal communities and suitable not only for sea fishing but also hiking in the mountains, these holiday cabins on the coast are often a great s  Read more

Freshwater fishing

Giant salmon from legendary rivers, or Arctic char and trout from small mountain streams. Or even ice fishing in the late winter sun. The fish are always biting in Northern No  Read more
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