Inland fishing

Inland fishing

Fishing permit

Purchase fishing permit at the Finnmark Estate. Fishing permit can also be purchased at local resellers. The outlets charge 66,- in fee. 

Fishing permit is required for everyone resident outside of Finnmark, with exception for children under 16 years. Visiting fishers aged 16 to 20 years can fish free of charge, but must have a youth fishing permit

Persons studying in Finnmark, persons on military service in Finnmark and immigrants with temporary residence in Finnmark are regarded as permanent residents.

Fishers must always bring their fishing permit when fishing. The fishing permit must be presented upon control. It is sufficient to present permits on mobile (PDF or print screen).

Fishing permit prices 2019:
Type of permit Price in NOK
Day licence 95,- per day
Day licence family 140,- per day
Annual licence 770,-
Annual licence family 1030,-
Activation and catch report

Day permits are activated upon purchase.

Seasonal permits must be activated before fishing. To activate, log in to NatureIT using the license number and password in the top right-hand corner of your fishing license. You can also activate your fishing license via SMS. Send <fefofiske> space <fishing zone> to 1963. For example: "fefofiske SVA51" to 1963. Your fishing license will be activated the same day you send the SMS.

Activate your permit for the fishing zone where you plan to fish. Even if your permit is activated for one zone, it remains valid for the entire Finnmark Estate. If you fish in a different zone than the zone you specified upon activation, you can change zone when you submit your catch report.

Catch reports are submitted at NatureIT. Log in by using the license number and password on the upper right-hand corner of your fishing permit.


All fishing gear must be dried, frozen or disinfected before being moved to other watercourses or other parts of the same watercourse. This also applies to boats and other objects that may carry infection.

It is the responsibility of the fisher that gear does not carry infection. Disinfection certificate is not required for inland fishing at the Finnmark Estate. 

Do not move fish to other watercourses without permission. Do not wash or gut fish in watercourses other than where you caught it. Do not empty water into a watercourse other than where it was collected.  

Disinfection stations in Finnmark (click to find contact information):

Fishing zones

The Finnmarkseiendommen fishing permit is valid on most of the Finnmark Estate, with the exceptions described under.  

Pikefossen fishing zone consists the Kautokeino River, Mázejohka and Láhpojohka, and are defined as a separate fishing zone which require a specific fishing permit. This licence is not valid for the rest of Finnmark Estate. The general licence for Finnmarkseiendommen is not valid in the Pikefossen fishing zone.

The Pasvik River is located on the Russian border. Only Norwegian citizens are allowed to fish on the Norwegian side of the river. Fishing permit, activation and catch report is mandatory for everyone fishing in the Pasvik River. 

Čabardašjohka in Kautokeino is managed by Kautokeino JFF, and fishing permits can be purchased at the Circle K gas station in Kautokeino. 

Fishing gear regulations

Residents outside of Finnmark may fish with rod and hand-held line. Otter boards are permitted in lakes only. Fishing for inland fish is permitted throughout the year.

It is not permitted to use live fish as bait. Using dead fish from the same watercourse as bait is permitted.

Only residents of Finnmark can fish with nets and other stationary gear. The regulations relating to fishing for inland fish with a net in Finnmark, specifies the regulations relating to gear. 

When fishing freshwater fish in watercourses with anadromous fish (salmon, sea trout and sea char), regulations for anadromous fish also apply to freshwater fish. 

Use of non-motorized boats, canoes and kayaks are unrestricted. If you are using boat with motor, please check current regulation with the municipality you are visiting. Remember that requirements concerning drying or disinfection also apply to boats.

Fishing with stationary lines:

Private property in Finnmark

Fishing permits are only valid on the Finnmark Estate. Green shading marks the Finnmark Estate. 

Note: property boundaries may be inaccurate. 

Fishing fee

You do not need to pay a governmental fishing fee for inland fishing. The governmental fishing fee only applies for fishing for anadromous species (salmon, sea trout and sea char). To pay the fishing fee, please visit the Norwegian Environment Agency websites 


Kristin Hornset
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