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Autumn fishing outside Mandal, Southern Norway Photo: Matthias Wendt /visitnorway.com

Deep-sea fishing in Southern Norway

With its long coastline dotted with small islands and fjords, the Skagerrak Coast in Southern Norway offers ample opportunities for deep-sea fishing.

This part of Norway has been popular among Norwegians for decades. Its mild climate and beautiful nature make it a wonderful holiday destination. The skerries lie protected from the sea, making fishing possible year round. The region also has several good salmon rivers, as well as inland lakes where you can fish for pike and trout.

When

All year, but the period from the beginning of March until the end of October is the most popular.

Fish species

In the sea you will find a large variety of fish species, some of the most common being cod, coalfish, pollock, herring, mackerel, tusk, ling and haddock.

Target groups

The resorts and the Skagerrak Coast are well suited for hardcore fishermen (individuals and groups) and families with children.

Accommodation/Hire

The resorts along the coast all have boats for hire, and they have shops where you can buy the most commonly used equipment and bait. Stay in fully equipped apartments or cabins near the water. The places listed below have all the facilities needed for a great fishing holiday, such as big freezers and gutting rooms. All are located a short drive from Kristiansand harbour (minimum 20 minutes - maximum 1,5 hours).

Additional information

Check out some of the fishing festivals in the region. The Seabass Festival in Hove, Tromøya (outside Arendal) takes place the last weekend of August every year. Angelreisen Hamburg arranges two festivals during the year; one at Farsund Resort 20-27 April 2013 and one at Tregde Feriesenter, taking place in October. 

Getting there

The region is the southernmost in Norway, and this means that driving distances from Europe are short. The ferry from Hirtshals to Kristiansand is a convenient means of transportation if you travel with your own car. Kristiansand also has an international airport, Kristiansand Airport Kjevik.

From Kristiansand it is only a short drive to the resorts along the coast of Southern Norway, which offer excellent fishing facilities.

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Fishing at Tregde Feriesenter

Fishing at Skottevik Feriesenter

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Last updated:  27 May 2014
This record ling caught in Southern Norway weighed 24.4 kg and measured 165 cm - Photo: Tregde Feriesenter
This record ling caught in Southern Norway weighed 24.4 kg and measured 165 cm
Another big catch in Sørlandet, Norway - Photo: Trysnes Feriesenter
Another big catch in Sørlandet, Norway

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Autumn fishing outside Mandal, Southern Norway - Photo: Matthias Wendt / www.visitnorway.com

Deep-sea fishing in Southern Norway

With its long coastline dotted with small islands and fjords, the Skagerrak Coast in Southern Norway offers ample opportunities for deep-sea fishing.

Deep-sea fishing in Southern Norway

Source: Visitnorway

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