Safety on the water
- Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
- Bring the necessary equipment. It should be easily accessible and in good condition.
- Respect the sea and the weather. Only cast off when it is safe.
- Know the rules of the sea, and make sure to follow them.
- Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
- Be rested and sober. Do not operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.
Even recreational fishing has an impact on our fish stocks, and therefore the Norwegian authorities have set a mimimum size. If you catch a fish smaller than the minimum size, loosen it carefully and release it back into the water. If the fish is already dead or aren’t going to survive, you are aloud to eat it.
Code of conduct for safe and responsible recreational fishing
The Norwegian Association of Hunters and Anglers’ has drawn up a code of conduct to assure safe and considerate fishing, both in freshwater and on the sea.
- Treat the fish with respect.
- Think safety at all times.
- Leave no trace.
- Be considerate of other nature users.
- Know first aid.
- Get home safely.
- Be proud to be an angler.