This is a summary of the most important rules for fishing in rivers and lakes in Norway. There may be local exceptions from some of the rules, and the lists below are not exhaustive.
If you are going to fish for salmon, sea trout or arctic char, you have to pay a fishing fee. Children and youth below 18 years is not required to pay the fee.
If you are in doubt about which rules apply in the area where you want to fish, you must contact the local county or municipal authorities (kommune, fylkesmannen or fylkeskommune in Norwegian).
If you want to fish for anadromous fish (salmon, sea trout and/or arctic sea char), the following points are important:
If you want to catch freshwater fish (including non-anadromous brown trout and arctic char), the following points are important: