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Southern Norway Aust-Agder BYKLE

Trout fishing at Hovden

  • Hovdetun, Bykle
  • +47 37939370
  •  /  km From You

Hovden has many attractive fishing spots where you can use worms, spinners or flies as bait. Try your luck in the idyllic mountain lakes near the Sloaros tourist cabin or along the river Otra. Other good fishing spots are Lislevatn, Mjåvatn and Væringsdalen.

There are boats for rent at the Hegni Recreation Area by the lake Hartevatn. All the locations mentioned are known for their tasty mountain trout. Fishing licences for the various areas for sale at the Tourist Information or via

The various areas:

Otra - The license is valid 2 km southwards of the lake Hartevatn and all the way southwards in the river towards Kilefjorden near Evje.
In some places along the river it is forbidden to fish. These places have information of this. 

Myrkvævområdet -  (near the tourist cabin "Sloaros"). Valid for the following lakes: Fisketjønn, Den Lange Tjønni, Sloarosvatnet, Langevatn, Øyde Skyvatn and Gravevatn. Valid also for part of the lake Einarshyttvatn and Kaldsvatn which is situated within the border of agder county. The license is also valid for the eastern part of Skyvatn.

Mjåvatn - The whole lake.

Lislevatn - The whole lake.
License can be obtained at

Veringsdalen - The license is valid for: Øvre- and Nedre Veringsvatn, Fisketjønn, Tormodstjønn and the northern part of Store Førsvatn (1 km)
License can be obtained at

Hartevatn - License is valid in the river Otra, northwards to "Børtemnnsbekken" and southwards, 2 km from the end of the lake. The license Is not valid in Breivevatnet.
License can be obtained at

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  • Hunting and fishing
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