How to buy fishing license for River Reisa

Purchase of fishing license in Reisaelva.

How the 2022 season will be will not be decided as it normally is on 1st of February. The reason for this delay is because the salmon stock of the Reisa River is considered to be very poor, and it is therefore considered to close for salmon fishing. During February, the Norwegian Environment Agency will send out a proposal for consultation on closing salmon fishing in the Reisa River next season.

There will be continuous updates about the situation here on this website.


The text below applies to the 2021 season. Will not be updated until the decision on the 2022 season is made.

The rights to fish in the Reisa River is split 60/40 between landowners and the municipalities locals. This means that the rules and arrangments are a bit complex, and it may appear difficult for external fisherman to understand how things work. External fishermen (fishers that are not living permanent in the old border of Nordreisa municipality) have to buy their fishing licences from the landowners that own the rights to sell cards on their property. 

The biggest landowner Statskog provide cards both in the upper- and lower part of the river. 

Fishing cards in the upper parts of the river at The cards will be available for purchase 12th of April at 9am.  
The upper parts of the river is called Øverelva and are divided into 2 zones. 
- Statskog Øverelva zone 11-16
- Statskog Øverelva zone 17-18
Be aware off that the zones in Øverelva are without roadconnection and can be harder to reach. Normally people rent riverboat transport to reach these areas. 
Statskog Øverelva zone 19 is closed this season!

Fishing cards in the lower parts of the river at Statskog will draw the cards in the first weeks of the season. More information at Inatur. The lower parts of the river is called Nerelva and are divided into 10 zones. Statskog have cards in zone 4, 6,7,8,9 and 10. Nerelva is more accessible with roadconnection. 

Some landowners wants Reisa Elvelag to sell their cards through our sales channel Scanatura. More information will come when there are cards available for sale. 

List of properties sold on behalf of landowners (more properties will be available): Available from Mondaty 12th of April at 9am. 
- Røyelen Vest, zone 2
- Property 34/3, zone 3

Private landowners that offer fishing cards:
- Reisa Friluftssenter AS sells cards on behalf of landowners in Sappen area. Contact: +47 777 65 501

- Ragnhild Hammari sells cards in the area of Marjastilla (zone 6). Contact: +47 951 53 172

- Arnold Mikkelsen sells cards in the area of Hurrika (zone 10). Contact: +47 917 59 218

- Arnt-Magnus Gamst sells cards in the area of Haugset (zone 3). Contact: +47 916 39 256 




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