River angling is an exciting challenge – can you hook that big salmon? Suldalslågen is renowned for the size of its salmon, the record being a 34-kilo fish caught in 1913!
Suldal has two salmon rivers: Suldalslågen and Hålandselva.
Salmon fishing in Suldalslågen
Suldalslågen river flows from Suldalsvatnet lake to the Sandsfjord. On this 22-kilometre stretch to Sand, the river flows calm and wide through a varied wilderness and cultural landscape, turning into foaming rapids at the gorge (Juvet). At the mouth of the river is Sandfossen, a mighty waterfall despite its modest height. Suldalslågen river is popular with salmon fishermen, but in recent years the trout catches have increased significantly.
Trout fishing season is from 1 May till 30 September, while salmon season lasts from July 20 through 30 September.
For more information on salmon fishing in Suldalslågen, please visit
Mo Laksegard, “the salmon estate”, has a fishing guide to Suldalslågen, tel (+47) 52 79 76 90.
Salmon fishing in Hålandselva
Another salmon river is Hålandselva, which flows into the Erfjord at Hålandsosen. Salmon will migrate up the river when there is sufficient water flow. The salmon fishing season starts on 15 June and lasts through August.
For further information on fishing in Hålandselva, please see www.njff.no
Fishing licenses for Hålandselva may be purchased at the Suldal Tourist Information Office.
For more detailed information, contact the Tourist Office, www.visitsuldal.com
Rules for fishing the rivers
For information on the required national fishing license, see www.fiskeravgift.miljodirektoratet.no
For information on the sale of fishing licenses to Suldalslågen, please see lakseelver.no/elver/suldalslagen