a fish that is jumping in a water fallto people walking with fishing rods in a river
Suldalslågen © Skattkammeret Suldal Foto: Kjetil Brekke/ Suldal Foto
Suldalslågen © Skattkammeret Suldal Foto: Lise Bjelland
to people walking with fishing rods in a river
Suldalslågen © Skattkammeret Suldal Foto: Lise Bjelland

Salmon fishing

Tent grounds

River angling is an exciting challenge – can you hook that big salmon? Suldalslågen is renowned for the size of its salmon, the record being a 34-kilo fish caught in 1913! There is also a salmon river in Erfjord called Hålandselva.


Salmon fishing in Suldalslågen

Suldalslågen river flows from Suldalsvatnet lake to the Sandsfjord. On this 22-kilometre stretch to Sand, the river flows calm and wide through a varied wilderness and cultural landscape, turning into foaming rapids at the gorge (Juvet). At the mouth of the river is Sandfossen, a mighty waterfall despite its modest height. Suldalslågen river is popular with salmon fishermen, but in recent years the trout catches have increased significantly.

Trout fishing season is from 1 May till 30 September, while salmon season lasts from July 20 through 30 September. You can get a fishing card from the farmers along the river. Many of them are listed here on this website under "Eat & Stay".


For more information on salmon fishing in Suldalslågen, please visit suldalslagen.no or contact us directly.


Salmon fishing in Hålandselva

Another salmon river is Hålandselva, which flows into the Erfjord at Hålandsosen. Salmon will migrate up the river when there is sufficient water flow. The salmon fishing season starts on 15 June and lasts through August. For further information on fishing in Hålandselva, please see inatur.no.


Rules for fishing the rivers

Before you start fishing in the river you have to pay the annual fishing fee. This can be done through this website: www.fiskeravgift.miljodirektoratet.no

Salmon fishing have many rules and regulations, and your luck is often dependent on your knowledge of the river. If it is your first time salmon fishing, we recommend to hire a guide to join you. This can be done at Mo Laksegard.

Fishing equipment

 Fishing equipment for the river can be bought at Sand Sport in the municipality center of Sand.

Salmon fishing
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