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Fjord Norway Rogaland KARMØY

Fishing - Karmøy

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Just within Karmøy district there are almost 80 lakes, of which 50 are open to anglers. Members of the public can therefore enjoy the excitement of inland fishing in Karmøy. With a rod or a hand reel you can fish in fresh or salt water from shore or a boat all year round. Inland fishing is regulated, so check with the Fishery Directorate and Nature Directorate for the rules at and Note especially that lobsters are off limits from 1 January to 1 October, and the minimum length is 25 cm. Local rules apply.

Fresh water fishing

South Karmøy: There are 40 lakes here, but Hilleslandvatnet is excluded. Most lakes contain trout, at least two have pike. Angling permitted 1. April to 15. September.

Fishing Licences for the South Karmøy fishing area are available for purchase from sports shops in Kopervik, Vea, Åkra and Skudeneshavn.

Mx Sport, Henrik Klausens gt. 2, 4250 Kopervik,
T: +47 52 85 12 88 / +47 946 17 676
Fagerland Sport, 4270 Åkrehamn, T: +47 52 81 53 33 / +47 946 17 747
Basen Redskaper AS, Kanalveien, 4280 Skudeneshavn, T: +47 52 82 72 70

North Karmøy: From Kopervik in the south to the Airport in the north, licenses are offered for the following lakes: Fotvatnet, Slettevatnet, Rossavatnet, Storestemmen, Gåsavatnet and Grodavatnet. Variable stocks of trout.

Fishing Licences for Avaldsnes fishing area are available for purchase from:

Mx Sport, Henrik Klausens gt. 2, 4250 Kopervik,
T: +47 52 85 12 88 / +47 946 17 676

Landward Side and Fosen: There are eight lakes on the landward side of Karmøy: Aksnesvatnet, Helgelandsvatnet, Vormedalsvatnet/ Longavatnet, Tuastadvatnet, Litlavatnet, Upper and Lower Helgelandsvatn, Tjolandsvatnet.

Fishing Licences for the Landward Side and Fosen fishing area are available for purchase from:

G-Sport Oasen City A/S, 5542 Norheim, T: +47 52 83 16 46 / +47 909 26 415

Saltwater fishing
Anglers can try fishing off rocks in the recreational area at Vigsnes Mine Museum. Park by the Museum.

Åkrasanden – Ferkingstad – Sandvesanden: The coastline consists of smooth rocks. Park by the recreation area at Åkrasanden, Stavasanden or Sandvesanden.

Dalsnes – Blikshavn: Smooth rocky coast. Good fishing spots. Park at Blikshavn. Service building.

Lindøy: The island has heather moors, steep rocky coast and sheltered bays. Gentle walks, bathing and fishing are popular. Park at the jetty. Yacht harbours on Lindøy are operated by Røyksund Motor Boat Club and Haugesund Sail Association. Rowing boat rental and lavvo tent hire. Contact Friluftsrådet (Recreation Board)
T: +47 52 77 48 30

Organised fishing Karmøy: M/S Rima 1 (8 passengers) T: 90589727 / 97708224 / 99612783.

Organised fishing on Feøy: The island of Feøy is famous for its convoluted bays and canal-like channels, idyllic open land and bathing beach. Guided boat tours can include fishing:
M/S Øyakongen (space for 10 anglers at a time). T: +47 99 23 54 99
M/S Pingvin (space for 5 anglers at a time). T: +47 90 09 91 18
Rana 20", takes 6 passengers. T: +47 52 84 04 84 / +47 99 23 54 99



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