Just within Karmøy district there are almost 80 lakes, of which 50 are open to anglers. Members of the public can therefore enjoy the excitement of inland fishing in Karmøy. With a rod or a hand reel you can fish in fresh or salt water from shore or a boat all year round. Inland fishing is regulated, so check with the Fishery Directorate and Nature Directorate for the rules at www.fiskeridir.no and www.dirnat.no. Note especially that lobsters are off limits from 1 January to 1 October, and the minimum length is 25 cm. Local rules apply.
Fresh water fishing
South Karmøy: There are 40 lakes here, but Hilleslandvatnet is excluded. Most lakes contain trout, at least two have pike. Angling permitted 1 April to 15 September.
North Karmøy: From Kopervik in the south to the Airport in the north, licenses are offered for the following lakes: Fotvatnet, Slettevatnet, Rossavatnet, Storestemmen, Gåsavatnet and Grodavatnet. Variable stocks of trout.
Landward Side and Fosen: There are eight lakes on the landward side of Karmøy: Aksnesvatnet, Helgelandsvatnet, Vormedalsvatnet/ Longavatnet, Tuastadvatnet, Litlavatnet, Upper and Lower Helgelandsvatn, Tjolandsvatnet.
Available for purchase from sports shops in Kopervik, Vea, Åkra, Norheim and Skudeneshavn.
Anglers can try fishing off rocks in the recreational area at Vigsnes Mine Museum. Park by the Museum.
Åkrasanden – Ferkingstad – Sandvesanden: The coastline consists of smooth rocks. Park by the recreation area at Åkrasanden, Stavasanden or Sandvesanden.
Dalsnes – Blikshavn: Smooth rocky coast. Good fishing spots. Park at Blikshavn. Service building.
Lindøy: The island has heather moors, steep rocky coast and sheltered bays. Gentle walks, bathing and fishing are popular. Park at the jetty. Yacht harbours on Lindøy are operated by Røyksund Motor Boat Club and Haugesund Sail Association. Canoe rental.
M/S Øyakongen (40 passengers. Space for 10 anglers at a time). Rana 20”, takes 6 passengers. T: +47 99 23 54 99.