Lake Hemnessjøen is located in the Aurskog-Høland Municipality in Akerhus County and Trøgstad in Østfold County. The lake is surrounded by a superb traditional landscape, including several exciting wetland reserves with rich bird communities.
The lake is located in the northern end of the Haldenvassdraget lake district and offers especially good pike fishing. It has varying depths, but is dominated by shallow sections filled with fish. Housing is spread out in small group along the waterway. Farming is concentrated in the Aurskog-Høland Municipality, while in Trøgstad the lake is framed by forests. The deepest part is 35 metres and the average depth is around 8 metres.
In all there are some 20 species known in the lake. The most common are pike, perch, roach and burbot, while smaller stocks of bleak, silver bream, bream, rudd, brown trout, ruffe and smelt. The pike fishing is excellent and several pike weighing over 10 kg are caught every year. Many perch are also caught every year with many weighing over 1 kg. Fishing for bream in Lake Hemnessjøen is not as popular, but some truly large dark bream inhabit the lake.
Pike and perch all year; ice-fishing for perch and pike, the latter with rod and dead baitfish; in the summer half of the year spin-fishing or trolling are good methods for hooking both perch and pike. Try fishing perch around the many skerries in the lake…
In 2007 a pike weighing over 17 kg was caught in Lake Hemnessjøen. Local fishermen can describe catches of bream weighing over 4 kg and rudd over 1 kg.
North: 59° 43' 21.731" N / 11° 24' 1.625" E; South: 59° 37' 46.508" N / 11° 30' 16.342" E
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.
There is no fee for youth under 16 years fishing with an adult. The fishing licence is valid throughout Haldenvassdraget – thus the card for Lake Hemnessjøen is also valid for all the other lakes included in the lake system. You can buy a fishing licence at www.inatur.no or at Statoil Service in Hemnes, tel. +47-63 858335.