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The main body of the idyllic Lake Øymarksjøen is the Marker Municipality with only small part in the Aremark Municipality. The narrow lake is part of the Haldenvassdraget lake district and has its own tributaries in Otteidvika and Kilesjøen lakes. Towards it southern end the lake broadens to form the Bøenfjorden Bay with many small islands and finally empties into the Strømselva River. Pike fishing is excellent in Lake Øymarksjøen and there are many perch.


Using locks it’s possible to travel to Lake Aremarksjøen, through to Lake Aspern and then on to Lake Femsjøen. The many islands and skerries in Lake Øymarksjøen create a host of fishing sites, mainly from a boat. The largest reed beds are found in northern part, as well as on the western side of the southernmost part.

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About this activity

Type of fishing
Enkelt fiske Större utmaning
Area, hectares
1433 ha / 3540 acres
About the fishing
There are some 20 different fish species in the lake. The most common are pike, perch, roach, burbot and vendace. Other species include bleak, silver bream, bream, rudd, brown trout, ruffe and smelt. Sports fishing tends focus on pike, but perch fishing is also excellent. You will get more detailed information about fishing methods and sites when you have booked.
All year, though with variations depending on species. You will get more detailed information about seasonal differences when you have booked.
Nice catches
Pike weighing well over 10 kg are caught every year in Lake Øymarksjøen and as late as in 2011 a pike was caught weighing 15.89 kg and measuring 128 cm.
Fishing regulation
You must bring your fishing licence with you and show it on request. C&R rules cover all pike that will not be eaten on site, all over 80 cm and more than 2 pike per day. Fishing methods include spin, fly and coarse fishing, as well as ice-fishing. Minimum size for trout is 25 cm.
Fishing permit
The fishing licence is valid throughout Haldenvassdraget – thus the card for Lake Øymarksjøen is also valid for all the six lakes included in the lake system. There is no fee for youth under 16 years fishing with an adult. You can buy a fishing licence at www.inatur.no and local outlets. More infomation at Inatur.no
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