You can be absolutely sure that we have the fishing tips about what fishing gear you need here. Saltstraumen Brygge (Saltstraumen fishing camp) has its own store with fishing equipment. You do not need to look for an online store, we have everything you need.
A place where the weather does not affect the fishing.
Compared to deep sea fishing in Lofoten or Ålesund, here at Saltstraumen Brygge we have the perfect place that doesn’t rely on the weather. Regardless of wind and weather conditions, there will always be an opportunity for you to get out to fish with us!
What kind of fish do you get in Saltstraumen
Saltstraumen is famous for its fish-rich waters
With us you can catch cod, pollock, Wolffish, Coalfish, halibut and haddock.
Every year we get reports of personal bests and one of the biggest Halibut C&R in the world (245 cm) is set here.
Boat fishing Norway
Saltstraumen area with fjords and island groups make this location a place that you must visit.
Our professional staff will take good care of you, and will do anything to make you feel welcome.
Rules for foreigners sea angling in Norway
Welcome to your fishing holiday in Norway! The coastal fish stocks in Norway are under pressure and we need to increase our efforts to ensure that future generations will also be able to enjoy fishing as a sport or recreation in Norway. The fish in the sea are free for all, but we have a goal to safeguard fish stocks for the future. You are therefore very welcome to fish for free in Norwegian sea waters, provided that you follow a set of simple rules:
- Foreign tourists may only use handheld tackle when fishing in the sea. Tourists are not permitted to make use of nets, pots, traps, lines etc.
- Export quota: From 1 January 2018, new rules apply to how much fish can be taken from Norway as a recreational fisher. Basically, you can bring 10 kilos, but if you fish under the direction of a registered tourist fishery business you can bring up to 20 kilos. (Note that an export quota is valid for 7 days, which means that you have to wait seven days before you can take a new export quota out of the country.)
- You must keep a distance of more than 100 metres from the closest fish farm when fishing. All boat traffic shall keep a distance of at least 20 metres from fish farms and moorings for fish farms.
- Foreign tourists are not permitted to sell the fish they catch.
- Comply with the regulations for minimum size of fish.
The Directorate of Fisheries is happy to answer any questions in English, Russian or Norwegian. Contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minimum sizes for salt water fish
There are minimum fish size regulations. The objective of these regulations is to allow small fish to survive so that they can mature enough to reproduce.
If you catch a fish which is smaller than the minimum size, you must wet your hands with sea water and carefully free the fish from the fishing tackle then release it back to sea. If the fish is dead or not capable of surviving, you can keep it to eat. In order to avoid catching a number of fish under the minimum size, you can for example move to a new fishing area or try using larger fish hooks.