Sports fishing in Mo i Rana
You need to purchase a Fishing licence card if you plan to fish in fresh water, lakes and rivers in Norway.
Coast fishing in salt water are free. However, no more than 15 kilos of fish can be exported from Norway per person.
Freshwater fishing requires a combination of local and national licences, depending on the species sought. In some locations you may also need to buy a licence from the holder of the fishing rights. Licences for freshwater fishing in rivers, lakes and streams are issued by local authorities. Read more about rules and regulations for freshwater fishing here.
Rana River (Ranaelva) can offer you the very best salmon fishing experiences throughout the season. Ranaelva is in the northern part of the region called Helgeland close to Mo i Rana. From the northwest comes water from the glacier Svartisen. In the north, from Saltfjellet mountain, comes Randals river and meets Virvass river at Elvmøthei about 70 km from the outlet.Together these form the river Ranaelva. You need to purchas a special licences card to fish in the river, you can find more information about Rana River here. If you have any questions please use the contact form here.
Saltfjellet National Park has excellent opportunities for fishing in mountain lakes. The National Park covering about 2,102 square kilometres of nature, that includes both alpine mountain formations with glaciers, as well as gently sloping mountain plateaus and forested valleys. The lakes in the National Park are rich of Brown trout and Arctic char fish of good quality.
Please contact Mo i Rana Trekking & Hiking Associationhere for more information about fishing in the National Park.
General information about fishing in Mo i Rana - please visit or contact:
Mo i Rana Tourist Office, OT. Olsen Street 3, Telepohe: +47 75 01 80 00, Email:
Last Updated 19 June 2012.