You can fish with rod and line for saltwater species year-round, from a boat or from the shore.
You may also fish in the sea free of charge for salmon, sea trout and sea char year-round, using a rod from the shore, but local bylaws may include exceptions to this general rule. Sea fishing is not permitted within 100 metres (325 ft) of a river mouth during the conservation season. To fish for salmon, sea trout and sea char in rivers and lakes, you must purchase a fishing licence from the government and usually also a fishing permit from the landowner. If you are under 16, you can fish free of charge for inland species between January 1 and August 20, except where there are salmon, sea trout and sea char. Under-16s are not allowed to catch crayfish or to fish in man-made fish dams. Some lakes and rivers may be exempt from these rules, in which case signs should be displayed stating that free fishing does not apply. Before starting to fish, you must familiarize yourself with the fishing regulations.
When fishing in open country, remember: