Catch the trout

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Hovden has many attractive fishing spots where you can use worms, spinners or flies as bait. Try your luck in the idyllic mountain lakes near the Sloaros tourist cabin or along the river Otra. Other good fishing spots are Lislevatn, Mjåvatn and Væringsdalen.

Fishing licences for the various areas for sale online via

Kart over Hovden med avmerket fiskevannFiskekart 21 (download as PDF)

The various areas:

1: Otra – The license is valid 2 km southwards of the lake Hartevatn and all the way southwards in the river towards Kilefjorden near Evje.
In some places along the river it is forbidden to fish. These places have information of this.

2: Hartevatn – License is valid in the river Otra, northwards to “Børtemnnsbekken” and southwards, 2 km from the end of the lake. The license Is not valid in Breivevatnet.
License can be obtained at

3: Lislevatn – The whole lake.
License can be obtained at

4: Væringsdalen – The license is valid for: Øvre- and Nedre Veringsvatn, Fisketjønn, Tormodstjønn and the northern part of Store Førsvatn (1 km)
License can be obtained at

5: Myrkvævområdet –  (near the tourist cabin “Sloaros”). Valid for the following lakes: Fisketjønn, Den Lange Tjønni, Sloarosvatnet, Langevatn, Øyde Skyvatn and Gravevatn. Valid also for part of the lake Einarshyttvatn and Kaldsvatn which is situated within the border of agder county. The license is also valid for the eastern part of Skyvatn.
License can be obtained at
5: Mjåvatn – (included in area Myrkvævområdet)
License can be obtained at

Over 16 years? 

Persons 16 years or older must pay for the fishing license. Day passes cost NOK 50 and weekly passes cost NOK 125 to 150.
Fishing licenses can be purchased online at the

Under 16 years?

If a fishing license is sold for the area, children under 16 are entitled to a free license. If a fishing license is not sold, children can fish without a license. The fishing right applies regardless of the child’s nationality and place of residence.

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Allowed fishing gear

In Otra and the various lakes around Hovden it is allowed to fish with worm, flies and swallows. In certain cases, fishing with net is permitted. Fishing with live bait is not allowed. The release or transfer of fish from one lake to another is also prohibited.

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