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A catch of grayling from the Lena River, Norway - Photo: Chris Appelby
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A catch of grayling from the Lena River, Norway Photo: Chris Appelby

Fishing in Gjøvik, Land and Toten

With easy access to Mjøsa and Randsfjorden, two of Norway's biggest lakes, the Gjøvik region offers plenty of fishing opportunities.

The inland fishing region of Gjøvik, Land and Toten, located 90 kilometres north of Oslo, is a paradise for anglers. Here you will find the giant Mjøsa trout and pikes over a metre long. In addition to Mjøsa and Randsfjorden, there are also Lake Einavatnet, the rivers Lenaelven and Hunnselven as well as numerous small and large lakes, rivers and streams.

When

Fishing is permitted from 1 May until 1 September, except in Randsfjorden where you can fish year round. Fishing is restricted in most waterways after 1 September, although there are a few local variations. Whether or not ice fishing is possible depends on waterways being frozen – you will need a permit for this too.

Fish species

There are 20 different fish species in Lake Mjøsa alone - and Lake Mjøsa is just one of many alternatives. Trolling for large trout is a wonderful experience. Spin and jerk bait fishing are good for catching pike and perch. Or how about trying modern worm bait fishing for carp? Spin and fly fishing are excellent methods in the rivers that flow into Lake Mjøsa. You can hook burbot, grayling, bream and whitefish.

Registered records

In the spring of 2011 a pike weighing 18.6 kg was caught in Lake Mjøsa. The largest trout ever hooked in the area weighed in at 15.3 kg – it was also caught in Lake Mjøsa, in the 1980s.

Target groups

The large and spacious fishing areas and good quality fish and water make the region ideal for small groups, families, as well as solitary fishermen looking for peace and quiet.

Hire

There are many possibilities in the region to hire boats, both with and without engines. You will find an overview at gjovik.com.

Accommodation

You can stay in hotels, youth hostels, camp sites and private cottages. See more information about accommodation in Gjøvik, Land and Toten.

Additional information

You can hire a professional guide. Prices start at NOK 500 per person per day.

Read more about fishing in Gjøvik, Land and Toten.

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Last updated:  22 May 2014
A catch of perch in the Einafjord, Norway - Photo: Adam Schmidt
A catch of perch in the Einafjord, Norway
Pike fishing in Gjøvik, Land and Toten, Norway - Photo: Brynjar Eidstuen
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A catch of grayling from the Lena River, Norway - Photo: Chris Appelby

Fishing in Gjøvik, Land and Toten

With easy access to Mjøsa and Randsfjorden, two of Norway's biggest lakes, the Gjøvik region offers plenty of fishing opportunities.

Fishing in Gjøvik, Land and Toten

Source: Visitnorway

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