The rules

Fishing rules for Skålestrømmen


GENERAL PROVISIONS

The fishing license (angling rights) for Skålestrømmen applies only to Skålestrømmen at Skåle.

Those persons fishing are required to comply with the laws and regulations that apply to this fishery and to make sure that he/she has legal access to the fishery.


LICENSE

Fishing permits/fishing licenses can only be purchased in conjunction with accommodation or guiding. The license entitles the holder to fish with onehand held rod at a time. The fishing license is for personal use only and cannot be transferred.


LIMITATIONS ON SIZE AND NUMBER

Fish below minimum/above maximum target size must be released even when hurt or damaged.

The minimum size of trout and char is 25 cm. A catch limit (bag limit) of threetrout and five char per angler/day. Fish of 45 cm or more shall be returned carefully.


CONTROL & SUPERVISION

Anglers must be able to produce a valid license. The angler is furthermore obliged to show any fishing gear and/or catch for inspection. Please note that Skålestrømmen authorized bailiffs are empowered with limited police authority.


STATISTICS

The fisherman is obliged to give information in connection with the fishing, such as catch statistics, methods used etc.


EQUIPMENT

Only active fishing is allowed. It is not allowed to fish with stringed rods, deadlines etc. The use of baitfish is not allowed. Only barbless hooks are allowed to be used (hooks with a fully crimped barb are sufficient). A maximum of three hooks is allowed per rod. The fisherman is obliged to bring a knotless landing net and a tape measure.


CLOSURE OF FISHING

The fishing can be closed if conditions such as high water temperature, fish spawning etc. dictate.