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Where to fish

Deep-sea fishing

For deep-sea fishing, it is recommended to fish outside Sotra and Øygarden. This area will allow you to get big catch. It is possible to rent a boat from the Rorbu Centres or the water sports activity centres. But a local fisherman can also show you the best places to fish.

Rod fishing

In the archipelago of Bergen, you will find nice places to fish. For instance, the bridges at Øygarden, on the rocks at Svelgensund, Ormhilleren or around Hellesøy. To sport fish, in Sund, there are several great places : Golta, Telavåg, Risvik, and on the islands of Tofterøy, Tyssøy and Lerøy. In Fjell, you can fish too and it is just a few minutes from Bergen. Around the islands of Løno and Duøy, at Barmane, west on Algrøyna, Kjeholmen, in Kårtveitpollen and the beach coves on Narøy, west of Møvik, there are also plenty of places to fish.

Coastal fishing

In the old villages of Glesvær, Nautnes and Hellesøy, you can find excellent starting points for fishing adventures. You can catch different kind of fish, for instance Pollack and cod.

Mussels and Shellfish

You can dive for mussels, scallops, horse mussels, ocean quahogs and crabs in the rocky underwater landscape around Sotra and Øygarden. In October, it is possible to dive for lobsters!

Freshwater fishing

In Sund, you can find the largest lake on Sotra: Kørelen. It is possible to rent a canoe from the Wilderness Centre and embark on a canoe-fishing trip. Some of the lakes in this area are excellent for ice fishing in the winter. To fish in Fjellvassdraget or Skiftedalsvatnet, note that you must have a fishing license.

Fish species

Species you can catch while fishing in Bergen


Ballan wrasse

The ballan wrasse mostly lives near cliffs and rocks along the coast. You can find the fish from 3 to 30 meters depth in the summer. It seeks intp deeper waters during late autumn. The ballan wrasse spawns during the summer.



There are local stocks of cod along the coast and in the fjord. Anglers can catch cod fishing from shore and fishing from boat.



Dab is common along the entire Norwegian coastline, though in areas with sand og mue bottom. Dab is found on shallow waters.



Ling is common on depths between 100 and 600 meters. Most anglers prefer to try on deep waters outside the coast or in the fjords.



Mackerel usually stays in costal and the fjords areas untill around October to November. Mackerel spawns around March to April



Fishermen van catch the tusk using bottom lines, this fishery is sometimes combined with fishing for ling and other species on deep waters. If you are an angler you might as well try in a deep fjord as on deep waters off coast.


Coalfish / Saithe

Coalfish are most often caught with trawl and seine. This fish is found along the Norwegian coast in every season of the year.


Wolf fish

It is common to find the wolf fish along most of the Norwegian coast. North of Bergen you may also find its relatives: Anarchichas minor and Anarchichas denticulatus. You may also find it both off coast and in fjords.



While being in the shallow costal areas, the fish heads for deeper waters during the winter. Pollack is a popular specie for anglers, shore fishing and sea fishing.

Fishing Trips

These places offer fishing tours


Fishing And Guided Tours In Bergen

"Incoming tour operator. Activities like fishing, boat tours, guided tours, accommodation and transport. We speak Russian, English, Czech and Norwegian."
Address: Øvre Flaktveit 37, 5135 Flaktveit
Telephone: 55 18 40 99
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The Fjords

Fjordcruise And Fishing On Your Own!

"Enjoy the fjords on your own, or as a part of a small group with TSMY Weller, a 50- foot yacht. Experience the fjords and cost, with or without fishing."
Address: Nordre Steinestø 5, 5108 Hordvik
Telephone: 408 25 828
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Sotra Rorbusenter

Deep Sea Fishing

"Want to try your fishing fortune far out at sea? Maybe catch the biggest fish ever? Deep sea fishing trip with a captain who knows all the good spots."
Address: Spildepollen, 5381 Glesvær
Telephone: 56 31 79 76
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Equipment for your fishing needs in Bergen

Scan supply A/S

Hellebakken 16, 5039, Bergen

Backer entreprenør AS

Møllendalsveien 6, 5009, Bergen

Merdslippen AS

Skuteviksveien 36, 5032, Bergen

Vaki AS

Hegrenesveien 17A, 5042, Bergen

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