Although Norway isn’t know as a great destination for coarse fishing, we do have great stocks of diverse coarse fish in isolated lakes. Sitting in tranquil mostly untouched nature waiting for your orange tipped float to disappear or the tip of your rod to swing around, is possibly some of the most relaxing yet exciting fishing that can be experienced.
The most common coarse fish is probably either the perch (Perca flavescens) or the rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus). In most lakes where these species are found, the numbers are so great that you can’t not catch fish. This provides great sport for the less patient fisher especially children. They’re almost always willing to bite and ready to hit a tasty morsel that’s presented in front of them. Although the rudd doesn’t tend to grow to great sizes there are some lakes that house the more exotic golden rudd. The perch however have been caught in excess of 3.3lbs(1.5kg) though the average perch is generally smaller.
Other fish that make a particular exciting catch are the ornamental koi carp, goldfish and golden orfe (Leuciscus idus).
So if you’re an avid coarse angler or just wanting to catch lots of exciting fish, then Southern Norway also has something for you too!