Fishing in Norway

Species you may catch while sea fishing in Norway

Species

- Ballan wrasse

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- Cod


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- Dab

 

- Greater weever

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- Haddock

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- Halibut

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- Ling

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- Mackerel

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- Saithe  /  Coalfish

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- Turbot

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- Tusk

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- Wolf fish 

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- Pollack 

Norway is a popular target for those who like sea fishing. The deep fjords and the long coast line offer a unique variety of fishing areas. The southwestern part of Norway borders to the North Sea. Here you can find shallow costal areas with sand bottom combined with deep fjords. Off the coast there are a deep area - between the coastal areas and the North Sea plateau.  

Fishing tourism in Norway

Further north in Norway, outside Bergen and northwards, the coastal waters get deeper, and there are even more of the small islets. Outside the mighty riffs of Stadt goes the border between the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea. Outside this long coastline from Stadt to Lofoten all kind of fish is taken and here we find a lot of important spawning grounds for some of the greatest stocks of fish in the word (the Norwegian spring spawning herring, the northern stock of cod (skrei), coalfish, haddock, and more). Fish in Norway

Moving further north and east, Norway borders to the Barents Sea. This is the area for many big fish stocks. Specially when the capelin comes into the shallow waters along the coast for spawning, cod, haddock, saith and many other species comes to feed. This may be the ocean with the highest density of fish - compared to any ocean in the world. As for the rest of the country, also the northern and northeastern parts of Norway can offer deep fjords.  

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Hunting sharks. Former Norwegian fisheries

 

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