Peaceful surroundings and lakes teeming with fish. In Gjøvik, you are likely to return with a mighty catch, whether you prefer trolling, jerkbait, spinning or fly fishing.
Known as the Great Lake District of Norway, the region offers several of Norway's largest lakes, Mjøsa, Randsfjorden, and Tyrifjorden. You are welcome to fish here without any licences! In the area are the rivers Randselva, Begna, Ådalselva, Sokna, Dokkaelva, Hunnselva and Lenaelva, among many smaller lakes and rivers.
In the Mjøsa Lake alone there are around 20 species of fish, including the common gigantic Mjøsa pike and trout. With trout up to 15 kilos and pike up to 18, Mjøsa has a well-deserved reputation for large species, giving you an excellent chance of finding the catch of your life. Try trolling for large trout, spinning and jerk bait fishing for pike and perch or fishing for carp with natural bait. Spinning and fly-fishing are two excellent methods in the rivers that flow into Mjøsa and you are likely to return at the end of the day with burbot, grayling, bream and whitefish.
The fishing season runs from 1 May to 1 September, but you can go fishing in Randsfjorden all year. In the winter it is also possible to go ice fishing.
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