Mountain fishing in Forollhogna National Park - offers a variaty of great inland fishing through unspoiled river- and lake systems.
Seeking for wild trout, artic char, grayling or salmon? Forollhogna offers more than 100 fishcarrying lakes and waters larger than 1 daa, giving you great chances for fun game fishing. The most fishing spots you find in the high mountains with easy walking terrain. The most common specie is wild trout.
Among bigger lakes you find Øyungen (786 m.a.s.l.), Falningsjøen (873 m.a.s.l.), Forollsjøen, Storsverjesjøen (873 m.a.s.l.), Storhiåsjøen (931 m.a.s.l.), Storensjøen and Fjellsjøen. Interesting creeks and small rivers are Ya, Fora/Forda, Lona, Ena, Bua, Tunna and Magnilla.
Lakes of Gruvdalen valley in Hessdalen. Alpine area, about 1000 meter above sea level.
Photo - Tomas Lillehagen
Most of the fishing-areas distriboute licenses thru local tourist offices, gas stations, shops etc. There you will also have information about fishing rules and seasons. Ask for local fishing spots and flyfishing-conditions. A separate fishing licence covering the entire national park has not been arranged.
Example of price
Fishing licenses for mountain fishing are given at very low prices even if the fishing are good. Example for price for one week licence in the area of Hessdalen is NOK 210,- (per Aug. 2011). With this license there is no limitations either in amount of catching fish or fishing hours.
To by license online see scanatura webshop especially for Tynset and Glomma areas. More information at fishspot.
Trout fishing is the most common specie in Forollhogna national park area. Photo - Tomas Lillehagen
Brown trout in the mountains
Most of the lakes in Forollhogna national parks offers fishing for brown trout. Lakes, rivers and creeks offers a great variaty for game fishing, with fish size variations from small up great sizes in the biggest lakes. Wide ranges of the park contains a belt quite rich of limestone, which gives the fish excellent conditions. The chances of catching fish is reasonable good either you go for a sport fishing trip or on a family holiday. For fishing in the mountains you find very cheap licenses and very little limitations. Still there is seasonal limitations.
High season for fly-fishing is late June and out August.
Fishing at the inlet to the lake Gruvtjønna in Forollhogna national park. Hessdalen area.
Photo - Tomas Lillehagen
Fishing in Glomma river
The fishing season starts May 15th. The first peak of the spring flood, caused by melting of the snow in the valleys, is over and in most years the river is quite fishable with nymphs, and if you are lucky there also can be dry fly activity. This is also the best time to fish for big trout using streamers. Be aware of fishing-rules and zones. Mostly catch and release.
Usefull websites are Kvennan Fly Fishing and Fishspot
Forollhogna is surronded by famous salmon rivers like Gaula and Orkla.
Website for salmon fishing in Gaula river is www.gaula.no
Lake Forollsjøen in Forollhogna National Park is one of the biggest lakes in the park area. Here you find only wild brown trout. Traditionally a very important fish resource for the local people . Photo - Tomas Lillehagen
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How to travel for fishing in Forollhogna?
The quickest way of getting to Forollhogna is by plane to Værnes airport, just north of Trondheim, rent a car and then within 2-3 hours driving you reach most of the area of the great Forollhogna mountains.
It is also possible to fly to Oslo, Gardermoen airport, and then take a car. This will be 4-6 hours driving.
Possible is also flight from Oslo (Gardermoen) to the town of Røros (UNESCO World Heritage) which is located just on the north-eastern side of Forollhogna.
Renting a car will give you the best possibillities for visiting different parts of the Forollhogna mountains as well as the surronding bigger rivers.
Renting a small car for a week cost about NOK 2600,- (aug. 2011)