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Angling for trout in the mountain
Angling for trout in the mountain.
Photo: Anders Martinsen
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Mountain fishing in Setesdal

In the Upper Setesdal mountain lakes you have every chance to catch some nice trout. Some of the lakes are situated close to the road, whereas others require a long hike before you may throw your bait.
Most fishing permits may be purchased via SMS (only valid for Norwegian addresses). They are also sold at service stations, various stores and tourist information offices.


Sale of fishing permit from the Valle Fishing Administration

A fishing permit from VAFA (the Valle Fishing Administration) is valid for all the lakes and sections of lakes marked with dark blue colour on the map:

One day NOK 50 / Weekend (3 days) NOK 100 / One week NOK 150 / One year NOK 500.

See website for fishing permit vendors and SMS codes.

Sale of fishing permits for the lakes around Hovden

Fishing permits are available for all the lakes and sections of lakes marked with dark blue colour on the map. The various areas have separate fishing permits. On the map you will find the respective SMS codes. Please note that the SMS service only applies to Norwegian addresses. Fishing permits may also be purchased at the Hovden tourist information office.

PRICESOne day NOK 50 / One week NOK 150 / Season NOK 250–300.

1) Prepare a text message: Code<space><Name>,<Address>,<Postal code>
2) Send message to 474 07 900
3) You will receive a text message from SMSpass DA.
4) The message contains the required payment information.
5) Pay within 14 days to avoid a fee.

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