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Coastal sea trout fishing in Kristiansand

Sea trout fishing in Kristiansand
Sea trout fishing in Kristiansand.
Photo: Grønberg Sport
Kristiansand is maybe better known as the capital of Southern Norway, where the main airport Kjevik, Danish ferry port and both bus and train hub sits. Although this is true, both the main town and the surrounding coastline can offer superb coastal sea trout fishing just a short walk, drive or bus ride away.
With a multitude of very productive sea trout streams also tributaries of the rivers Otra and Tovdalselva, the coast has a very healthy population of sea trout. Not only that but these rivers pump out freshwater creating many brackish areas that are magnets for the sea trout. If we look to the more western parts of the Kristiansand municipality, we find yet again very many brackish areas, bays, streams, beaches and a larger river.

Where to fish in Kristiansand


This large beach not far from the main airport and right next to the Topdals river estuary is a popular and well known place for sea trout. Waders are a must here if you’re fishing from land. If you’re lucky enough to be fishing from a boat, then the whole Topdalsfjord system can offer many bays and other areas that house many sea trout.


A relatively central spot which combines open water and the brackish water from the Topdalsfjord. Here both the boat marina and bays to the east can offer good sea trout fishing. Busy during the summer, which is best fished either early or late so you don’t end up catching an unsuspecting swimmer!


This highly centrally located island has many prime sea trout spots to offer. From small beaches, to bays and straits between the main island and smaller islands with productive currents.


Despite this island being quite populated, there are two main areas worth exploring by foot. On the North Western point of the island one can find some very productive bays, rocky points and currents that are all highly productive sea trout areas. Further towards the South is a far larger area which is a sea trout paradise. Both areas are highly recommended to experience. The coastline on Flekkerøy island is otherwise quite inaccessible due to a houses and cabins, so a boat will give you even more areas to try.

Sea trout at Flekkerøy island
Sea trout at Flekkerøy island.
Photo: AnglerPilot

Sea trout at Flekkerøy island


Bragdøya island can either be visited with the ferry which sails out of Lumber, Vågsbygd or using a private boat. The whole island is an exciting destination with many sea trout holding areas which rarely get fished. Remember waders as you then have access to some of smaller islands.

Hellevika, Romsvika and Paradis bay

Hellevika in Søgne a public recreational area with good parking, small beaches, bays and rocky outcrops with good sea trout attracting currents. Here you can enjoy yourself with one grills available for a barbeque, so remember to take time to enjoy some food too.

Langenes to Trysfjorden

Like Flekkerøy island the coastline between these two areas is quite inaccessible due to a combination of a hilly landscape and very many cabins. It’s a highly attractive area for sea trout fishing due to many perfect spots which are without a doubt best explored by boat. On the interactive Google map, you can see a range of boat ramps in strategic places to launch if you’ve a boat on a trailer.


This fjord system which sits in the most western part of Kristiansand municipality is very productive and little fished due to its relative inaccessibility. The fjord is fed by a very productive sea trout stream, Trysbekken in the far north end which makes the water here very brackish. A boat is without a doubt the best way to reach all of the hot spots here, and there really are many.

At Trysnes Brygge in Trysfjorden you will find accommodation, a store and boats for hire.

With a multitude of very productive sea trout streams also tributaries of the rivers Otra and Tovdalselva, the coast has a very healthy population of sea trout.

Via this interactive Google map one can see the fishing area (with pictures and film), parking and boat launching ramps.

Another unique resource we have in Kristiansand is the local specialist fishing shop Grønberg Sport. Run by both a passionate fisherman and highly knowledgeable person, a must for the latest tips on spots and equipment recommendations.

For more tips, equipment recommendations and general information read coastal sea trout fishing in Southern Norway.

Other ways of finding promising spots are with the mobile phone app Fiskher.

Winter sea trout fishing
Winter sea trout fishing.
Photo: AnglerPilot

Sea trout fishing in winter

If you need further guidance with either where to fish, which techniques to use or developing your fishing skills, maybe a professional fishing guide is something for you?

Fishing Guide - AnglerPilot

Combine Southern Norway’s natural beauty and great fishing, with a guiding service based on a ’natural experience of quality'. AnglerPilot individually cater their service to all ages, abilities, fishing experience and fishing goals.

Ryan Marchese, the owner of AnglerPilot is a EFFA and FFI certified professional fishing guide and passionate fisherman. AnglerPilot is based in Kristiansand but deliver guided trips all over southernmost Norway.

Please get in contact regarding your needs:
Tlf. no: +47 909 15 846
Email: ryan@anglerpilot.no
Website: www.anglerpilot.no

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