Fishing tourism extends season in Norway

Many German anglers this year, but also more Danes
Norway’s long coastline is a major attraction for Europeans who enjoy spending their holidays fishing, and many will arrive in the coming weeks during the autumn high season.
“Fishing tourism has grown in recent years, and greatly contributes to extending the season for renting out seaside cabins,” says Pia Buen, country manager at holiday rental firm Novasol, whose Norwegian portfolio includes 1,700 cabins and over 50,000 guests this year.
Buen says that demand for cabins adapted for fishing is rising, now accounting for 40% of bookings.
“Hobby anglers know what they want. Most people choose cabins as close to the sea as possible, with features such as their own sledge space, a large freezer box and preferably a boat. For such cabins, orders are up 30% this year,” she explains.
Fishing tourists are booked way into October, with an increasing number of arrivals centred round mid-September. Hordaland is the most popular county, then it’s the south coast, Rogaland, Møre and Romsdal.
More than three quarters of the anglers are from Germany, but Norway is also seeing more Danes and Dutch. There are bigger numbers of younger people, and female anglers too.
Novasol / Norway Today