Alta: In the north of Norway, 1,989km (1,233 miles) north of Oslo, this frontier outpost is known for having the best salmon-fishing waters in the world. Hook up with AKU, Storengveien 26 (tel. 78-43-48-40; www.aku-finnmark.no), which leads salmon-fishing trips. It also offers deep-sea fishing and can arrange outings for fishing below glaciers, along with boat rentals and fishing tackle.
Suldalslågen: Lying to the north of the western port city of Stavanger, this is the longest salmon river in the west. No license is required if you're angling for saltwater fish. Founded more than a century ago, Lindum (tel. 52-79-91-61; www.lakseslottet.no) is the best fishing lodge in Norway. The salmon season here lasts from July to September.
Fjord Fishing: Bergen and its environs lay claim to the best fjord fishing in the west. The area is known for its catches of haddock, coalfish, cod, and mackerel. You can fish in the sea without a permit, though fishing in freshwater streams and ponds requires a permit arranged through the Bergen Angling Association.
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