There are many possibilities to fish in Hammerfest. You can either fish in our numerous lakes, the rivers or in the sea.
Our municipality offers plenty of lakes and rivers for fishing. All persons living outside Finnmark must have a fishing license. Visiting fishermen between the ages of 16 and 20 fish for free, but must apply for youth cards. Fishing licenses can also be purchased online or from local retailers such as Kleven Jakt og Fiske in Hammerfest (which offers also a wide range of equipment).
Special licences and disinfection of equipment are required for both Storvannet in Hammerfest and Repparfjordelva on the mainland (salmon & sea trout fishing). These licenses are available at Kleven Jakt og Fiske or at Repparfjord Ungdomsenter near Skaidi where fishing equipment can be disinfected as well.
Fishing in the sea
No licence is needed for fishing in the sea. Several experienced fishermen offer fishing excursions by boat. Please see the links below to get in touch.