Sea fishing from shore is exciting and challenging. Bait fishing from shore or "shore fishing" is popular and we will show you where you have the greatest chance of success.
Shore fishing around Saltstraumen
Heavy duty spinning rod capable of casting up to 100g is what we recommend. Most fishing is done with weights up to 80 grams but when the current goes at the strongest you can use weights up to 120 grams.
It is important to have 250 to 300 meters of line so you do not lose the big fish.
Here you can fish Cod, Coalfish, Pollock, Lumb and Halibut. The halibut can be big so the gear you use must be strong.
Bait fishing Saltstraumen
At Saltstraumen Brygge you have many fishing marks just a small walk from the camp, you can also fish just outside the apartments. We can help you getting bait like herring if you need.
The big cod here feed on coalfish so you just fish the bait yourself with small lures.
Here's the point
You are fishing in one of the best sea fishing areas, Saltstraumen area. Many world records have been set here. World record at Coalfish from shore is set in Saltstraumen (22.7 kg). World record for cod from land is set in Saltstraumen 30.16 kg (coffee cod). Many halibut are taken here just under 50 kg.
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.
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