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In Setesdal you can catch trout in rivers and lakes Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer

Angling in the river Otra in Setesdal

The Otra river system is one of the biggest river systems in the district of Southern Norway. For 150 kilometer you need one single fishing licence.

With a fishing licence from Otra Fiskelag, you can angle in the river all the way from Kilefjorden in Evje in the south to the lake of Hartevatn near Hovden in the north. The river has a large stock of trout.

Over the past few years, the fish have grown in size, and it is possible to catch specimens weighing over one kilo.

In the lake of Byglandsfjorden there is a local species of salmon called "bleke". This fish rarely weighs more than 250 grams, but is an attractive catch for anglers.

With a fishing licence from Otra fishing authority, you have a permit to angle with all kinds of hand tackle, including a drag otter from land or boat.
For angling in the mountain lakes there are specific licenses for each lake.

Fishing licence

Fishing licence for the river or to the different lakes can be obtained from the tourist information offices in the valley, but also in some sport shops and petrol stations.

Licence can also be purchased by mobile phone. 
To obtain a fishing licence for Otra by SMS, please send:
{code} {your name}, {adress}, {postal code} to +47 474 07 900

Code for day licence: SF11D1
Code for week licence: SF11D7 

Price per day: NOK 50
Price per week: NOK 150 

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Last updated:  2014-09-25
Fishing is exiting for all ages - Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer
Fishing is exiting for all ages
Catch the trouts with flies or spinners - Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer
Catch the trouts with flies or spinners

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Troat fishing in Setesdal - Photo: Anders Martinsen Fotografer

Angling in the river Otra in Setesdal

The Otra river system is one of the biggest river systems in the district of Southern Norway. For 150 kilometer you need one single fishing licence.

Angling in the river Otra in Setesdal

Source: Visitnorway

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