The largest tributary to Glomma River in Akershus County is the Vorma. It flows from Lake Mjøsa down to the Glomma River through a gloriously varied riverine landscape in the Eidsvoll and Nes Municipalities. The Svanfoss with dam and locks is a landmark, a cultural setting and an important partition in the river. During the summer boats are passed through the locks. The tourist boat Elvekungen serves the river on a summertime schedule.
It is mostly shallow along the Vorma River shores, though in the middle there is a deep channel. The bottom of the river is mostly clay with some sand and rock. The surrounding forest is mostly deciduous and there is some cultivated land used for growing barley. There are water plants on the banks and bottom of the river. Secchi results for the river vary with water flow and season.
The Vorma River offers a large range of fish species. The most important for sports fishermen are pike, grayling and trout. Pike, perch and ruffe are very numerous and in the Eidsvoll stretches some bream fishing occurs. Smelt and lavaret can be caught here and coarse fishing for ide is popular. Carp fishes are also well represented, with roach the most common. You will get more detailed information about fishing methods and fishing 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.
The river offers possibilities for catching very large pike, grayling exceeding 8 kg, bream over 4 kg and burbot over 6 kg.
You’ll get the coordinates for the Boat ramps in Sundet in Eidsvoll and Vormsund when you have booked.
The most important main rules are:
• Trout smaller than 30 cm should be released. • Grayling smaller than 35 cm should be released. • Live bait is forbidden. • Do not use fish from another water as bait. • Fishing is not allowed closer than 65 m downstream of the Svanfoss dam. • The limits of the closed zones are marked from the point of the spit on the east side of Vorma, over the river to a point 65 m below the dam on the west side of the river.
There is no fee for youths up to 16 years. The fishing licence can be bought at www.inatur.no, local outlets or on sms. More information can be found at the slipways and fishing sites.
Day – 50 NOK; week – 150 NOK; year – 300 NOK.