Five-year-record: Almost 130,000 salmon were caught in Norwegian rivers this summer

Salmon fishingPhoto: Terje Bendiksby / NTB

About 129,500 salmon were caught in Norwegian rivers this summer, making it the best fishing summer for Norwegian rivers since 2015.

The organization Norwegian Salmon Rivers (Norske Lakseelver) collects catch reports from a selection of Norwegian salmon rivers every autumn. 

This year, the calculations show that this year’s season was a very good one, with approximately 129,500 caught salmon.

“Good fishing conditions and increased fishing license sales among Norwegians who holidayed at home contributed to this year’s salmon fishing,” Secretary-General of the Norwegian Salmon Rivers Torfinn Evensen noted in a press release.

In mid-August, 10% more Norwegians paid an annual fee for fishing for salmon or sea trout in rivers. 

Salmon fishing has a turnover of about NOK 1.3 billion during three hectic summer months. 

Trøndelag and Troms and Finnmark are the large salmon fishing counties.

With the exception of East Finnmark, where it was a bad season, most regions recorded good fishing, the association stated.

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