The coast of Trøndelag is a place where authentic traditions and untouched nature coexist side by side with the modern world. Deep-sea fishing is particularly famous along the coast of Trøndelag due to the extraordinary good fishing conditions. From the islands of Hitra and Frøya in the south, via the Fosen peninsula, up to the Namdal coastline and Leka in the north, the thousands of islands and varied coastal scenery make for a landscape that is both wild and charming. With its mix of archipelago, sheltered fjords and easy access to the open ocean, Trøndelag offers ideal conditions for all anglers, regardless of their skill and experience and the kind of challenges they seek.
Fishing has always played an important role for the coastal population of Trøndelag. Even today there are many vibrant fishing villages that retain their unique character and traditions.
In Trøndelag you will also find many rivers and thousands of lakes that offer high quality freshwater fishing experiences. Whether you want to explore one of Trøndelag's nine national parks areas, or simply take advantage of the nearest fishing opportunity, the region is good for inland fishing. Many of Norway’s best salmon rivers such as Namsen, Orkla and Gaula are situated in Central Norway and Trøndelag is one of the world’s best regions for salmon fishing. Even in Trondheim you can fish salmon in the river Nidelva running through the city center.
Your guide to fishing in Trøndelag (PDF 5,7 MB)
Main season is March – October, but an increasing number of fishing operators open for guests during the winter time. The weather can be rough but the operators focus on safety and adapt their itinerary according to weather conditions. Winter shore fishing for cod and halibut is becoming popular and offer a more weather independent fishing activity during the winter time.
Deep sea fish in Trøndelag include halibut, cod, coalfish, monkfish, haddock, plaice, tusk, turbot, salmon, mackerel, sea-trout, catfish, redfish, pollack, ling and herring. Salmon and trout is plentiful in many rivers locally.
A halibut measuring 2,35 m and weighing 158 kg was caught in Leka in June 2011.
Families and small groups are just as welcome in Trøndelag as the traditional hardcore fishermen whose main focus is fishing, and who often stay several weeks in their favorite area.
Along the coast, you can hire a boat and fishing equipment, spending the night in charming, fishermen's cottages restored to a high standard, in campsites with cabins, holiday homes and hotels. You can also hire a guide to take you to the most exciting areas. The hospitality of the locals in coastal region means that many fishing enthusiasts return year after year.
Gurvikdal Deep Sea Fishing Center
Boats and equipment can be hired at the fishing operators named above and others. Read more about accommodation on the coast of Trøndelag on visitcoastalnorway.com.
Trøndelag is easily accessible by air with many domestic and international direct routes to Trondheim Airport Værnes as well as by sea with Hurtigruten and Kystekspressen, road and rail. Trondheim is the transport hub for the region, with good transport links to the whole of Trøndelag.
More information on getting to Trondheim and around and getting to the coast of Trøndelag.
Fishing offers in Trøndelag
Gurvikdal Deep Sea Fishing Center
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