Fishing in Tydal
Welcome to adventurous Tydal
In Tydal you can experience freshwater fishing at its finest. In our numerous mountain lakes, streams and rivers, surrounded by majestic mountains, you may experience the hook of a big fish, during summer as well as winter. Of Tydals 1330 km², 99 % of it is magnificent nature and wildlife. Here you’ll find 116 km² of rivers and lakes that are rich on fish. There is a mix of trout and char in most fish waters.
There are numerous places with opportunities for boat-rental and accommodation in Tydal. We hope we can prepare you for a visit to Tydal and Neadalen after your wishes.
Come and experience great freshwater fishing in our vast and beautiful nature!
Tips for your stay
The summertime is great for fishing with “marklokker” on the great lakes and fly-fishing in the rivers and ponds. During winter we have lots of lakes that are suitable for ice fishing. Remember to bring waste and garbage with you, so the trip will be just as nice for those who will come next.
You can buy fishing license at the Tourist Information in Ås and Stugudal, at the gas station Best in Ås and at Stugudal Håndverk og fritid. You can also buy a license at most of the accommodation places. We recommend that you buy the fishing license called Tydalskortet.
Tydalskortet is a license that covers all 7 fishing areas in Tydal.
There is also a family license that can exist of a family with two adults and x number of children between 16-18 years. All children under the age of 16 fishes for free.
You can also choose to buy a fishing license online here (in Norwegian).
Price list for fishing license in Tydal
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Lakes and river keeper / Supervising
The landholders in Tydal have common fishing supervising/ river keeper. The fishing supervisors, guides the anglers and other outdoors people about rules and guidelines, in addition to keep control over things are done properly. Remember to bring your fishing license with you while fishing. You can reach the fishing supervisors / river keepers by calling: (+47) 481 32 516
General rules – Guidelines for fishing in Tydal
- As a main rule you can’t leave fishing equipment that is in use unattained. The fishing license covers only one fishing rod or “snøre” in use.
- When multiple people are fishing from boat, there must be a paid licence for every fishing-tool in use.
- To prevent the spread of fishing diseases and parasites must fishing equipment, boats, clothes etc. be emptied of water and dried up before using this in another water area.
- Waste from fish must either be thrown in a garbage can or dug down in the ground. This is because of seagulls which can transfer parasites to the fish.
- Areas were fishing is prohibited is marked on the map on page 6. Show respect for the prohibition.
Fishing in the rivers Tya and Nea is prohibited between September 15th and April 15th.
Rules for using a boat
- It is free traffic with boat on lakes and rivers, but you have to have permission from the landholder to dock or have a boat on land on the same place over a long period.
- Landholders can regulate fishing from boat. Most places don’t allow fishing from your own boat, but there are possibilities for renting boat on most waters. Fishing from your own boat is only allowed on Stugusjøen.
- Boats with an engine with a limit of 15 horse power can be used on Esandsjøen, Nesjøen, Vessingsjøen and Stuggusjøen.
The fly-fishing zone is located in the river Tya, between Esfossen and Håen Dam, and it’s open to all who fly-fishes. The zone is 4 kilometres long and it offers great streams, quite waters and a pond. Here can any fly-fishing angler find challenges. In addition there are two lean-tos for shelter next to Håen Dam and at Fættvollen.
Rules for fly-fishing zone
- It is not allowed to fish with any other fishing equipment than fly rod or fly line.
- Bag limit in the fly-fishing zone: Only one fish of 600 grams or more pr. 24 hours, but as many as you want less than 600 grams.
- It is not allowed to use your own boat or canoe/kayak to fish from.
- Landholders have a rule for regulating the fishing so many can fish for big brown trout in one of this country’s best rivers for dry fly-fishing.