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Eastern Norway Innlandet HAMAR

Fishing in the Hamar region

  • Grønnegata 83, Hamar
  • +47 40036036
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Free fishing in the lake Mjøsa

Mjøsa is the largest lake in Norway and contains large trouts. The most common fishing method for catching big trout is trolling; Meaning fishing from a boat where one or more gullies are drawn after the boat.

Mjøsa has an area of ​​365 square kilometers and is 117 kilometers long. The largest inlet river is Gudbrandsdalslågen, which flows into the north. A total of 20 fish species have been registered in Mjøsa.

There is free fishing in Mjøsa.

Fishing rules Mjøsa:

Fishing with rod and handcuffs is allowed year-round.

Trolling is allowed in the period between May 1st and August 31 and from October 1 to  December 31st.

When towing, only up to 4 gullies are allowed per boat.

It is not allowed to use swallows with more than 4 crash kits.



All trout caught in Lake Mjøsa of less than 50 cm in length, measured from the tip of the snout to the outermost tail flap, should be immediately rescued or dead.

For complete fishing rules see

Mjøsa is well adapted for boat launch. There are many launching ramps strategically located from Lillehammer in the north to Eidsvoll in the south. Places that have boat launching ramps include: Biri, Moelv, Brumunddal, Gjøvik, Cape, Hamar, Tingnes and Totenvika.

Other places to fish, see:



Contact the tourist office for more information.


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