Fishing in Norway
The water in Norway is cold enough that fish stocks, for example from the Barents Sea, feel very well even near the coastline. The air temperature is still sufficently pleasant, that people may stay in the wilderness without problems, which is caused due to the Gulf Stream. The fjords, island gardens and skerries gives natural protection against wind and waves. The whole Norwegian coastline consist of bays and straits, which supply lots of fish through streams and tides, but are situated calmly and safely, that fishermen can fully satisfy their passion in any kind of weather. The last ice age has left the fjords and the rocky landscape, with its ravines, ditches and edges, but of course not only above sea level. Underwater it looks exactly the same. So if you are in the right place anywhere in Norway, fishing will easily become successful - even catching one of the many large fishes, as these prefer stying at the above described points of the sea.
How do I catch a fish in Norway?
We want to clarify this question simply and factually. For the team of "Borks Ferienhäuser" it is not a matter of developing new fishing techniques or to explain the biology of an individual fish. We would like to give certain hints for success in fishing and nature experience for everyone. Our own experience will help you to live your own personal happiness on a fjord in Norway. Be it a simple mackerel with a simple hand line caught (you get in almost every supermarket) or a 180 cm long ling of 300 m depth with subtle techniques. There is no matter. This is the entry especially for the beginner.
In Norway you may fish successfully even from the shore. During the proper seasons you may reach the most promising points from bridges or ledges. That is always worth a try and very relaxing. Let us not forget the aspect of recovery. However, going by boat is usually a better solution.
In Norway, a boat belongs to everyday life and therefore every adult may steer a boat. "Borks Ferienhäuser" provides boats, which can be trusted. A boat should at least be motorized with 10 hp and the Norwegian safety regulations have to be complied. The size and condition of the boat will also depend on the environment it is chosen to be used in. Therefore you will need the tour operator you can trust in.
The Norwegian royal embassy tells about this topic: Boating license now mandatory in Norway
"Since May, 1st 2010, everybody born on January, 1st 1980 and later has to posess a boating license if he wants to handle a boat, which is longer than 8 meters (26.25 feet), or if the boat has an engine of more than 25 kW PS/19.
German boating licenses are accepted in Norway. To get a boating license, one must successfully complete a boatman test. Ahead of this test it is not mandatory attend a special course, but the Norwegian Maritime Directorate nevertheless recommends to attend to specific boating classes.
To get into the boating exams, one must be at least 14 years old, but the boating license will only be issued if you are over 16 years old. In case one is younger than 16 years of age, you may only handle boats shorter than 8 feet and run at a maximum speed of 10 knots (with an authorized skipper on board) or boats, which motors have a maximum power of 10 hp.
Sanctions are made from May, 1st 2010 on, when no boating license can be presented.
If you were born on January, 1st 1980 or later and handle a boat longer than 8 feet or with an engine with more than 25hp, you risk to be punished in case of not having your own boating license."