Everything you need to know to Fish in Bergen

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What you need

Some stuff you will need.

Licenses

Licenses

There is no permit needed to fish in the sea but to fish in sweet water permission from the land-owner is needed. To fish salmon, sea trout and sea char a national license is needed.

Equipment

Equipment

  • Rod
  • Lures
  • Flies
  • Worms
Additional Equipment

Additional equipment

First aid Supplies, flashlight, adjustable wrench, Split-Ring pliers, Lure dye, Spare treble hooks, Spare Rod Tips, Glue Stick and Lighter ...

Notes

Notes

  • It is illegal to use live animals or fish as bait.
  • Foreign citizens cannot set out fixed equipment such as fish, lobster or crab nets or pots.
  • Foreign citizens cannot sell what they catch.

Where you can

Some places near Bergen.

Tips

Some advices you can find useful.

  • Be patient. Patience is the key for fishing. All good things come to those who wait.
  • Sunrise is an excellent time to fish, try to get out early in the morning.
  • For lake and river fishing, go where the water turns from shallow to deep. Fish like to congregate and look for food in this area.
  • Cast close to the shoreline for more bites.
  • Shiny fishing lures can attract certain fish, but their reflection can blind them and cause confusion. If possible used matted metal fishing lure.
  • Look for mossy areas, as fish prefer to swim in these areas to forage for food.
  • Pay close attention to the movement of your line.

Types of fish

These are the main types you can find fishing in the waters of Bergen.

  • Mackerel

    Average length: 25-40 cm.

    Found in: Ocean, all year round.

    Methods for catching it: The best baits are the shiny ones. The most common bait used to catch mackerel is mackerel themselves. Mackerel strips are excellent baits.

  • Perch

    Average length: 10.16-25.4 cm.

    Found in: Wherever there is fresh water. Natural structures as weeds, dams or submerged objects.

    Methods for catching it: Float fishing and lure fishing. May need a disgorger, as they swallow the hook.

  • Pike

    Average length: 70-120 cm.

    Found in: Pike are found in sluggish streams and shallow, weedy places in lakes and in cold waters.

    Methods for catching it: Dead baits, lure fishing, and jerk baiting. Fishing from the shore is especially effective during spring.

  • Pollock

    Average length: 61-90 cm.

    Found in: Sea, usually near the bottom areas.

    Methods for catching it: Strong fighters. Lures are specially effective, allow it to settle to the bottom; then alternately retrieve a small amount of line, and allow it to flutter downward repeatedly.

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