Anyone over 16 who want to fish in freshwater or salmon, must obtain a state license every year to buy a local fishing license. The state license is a prerequisite to fish, but gives no right to fish in certain areas. The state license for inland costs NOK 99, – and for salmon fishing NOK 198, – (also valid for fishing in fresh water).
The license is valid from April 1 to March 31 and can be purchased at all post offices. It is also possible to buy a weekly ticket, which is 7 days from the date of purchase is valid. This costs NOK 49, – p.p. or NOK 66, – for the whole family, and is only valid for fishing in freshwater and fish for lobster.
For salmon fishing should always be purchased one year license. Everyone in the period from January 1 to August 20 free fish in fresh water under 16. For fishing in fresh water must be purchased in addition a local fishing license in many areas. The fishing permit is valid within a certain area and a certain time.
The price of a fishing license varies by region, depending on the possibilities and the name of the area. Local fishing licenses are available at sporting goods stores, kiosks, tourist offices or campgrounds. For fishing for salmon, sea trout or salmon trout in salt water must be purchased a license for use of fixed fishing gear (such as wedge-set nets and fishing nets with hooks).