1. Only one rod to be used on the lake
2. Use of boat prohibited on the lake
3. Sheep and birds are not to be disturbed
4. No littering
5. The fishing permit is to be worn visible at any time
6. No angling on Sundays
7. Special rules apply for the area “Borgin”* on lake
8. Driving vehicles along the lakeshore is prohibited


Season: It is not allowed to fish in the stream in Leynar. It is allowed to fish on the beach of Leynar up to where the flood stops between 1th of oct. to 15th of june. Fishing on Sundays is not permitted in the Lakes in Leynar. It is allowed to fish in the lakes in Leynar and Saksun between 1st of May to 15th of October. It is allowed to fish in the lake in Saksun on Sundays, but not between 11pm-2pm, because of the local church service.

Fishing permits: Permits are however available for fishing in the following lochs: Leynavatn, Saksunarvatn and Mjáuvøtnini on Streymoy.
The fishing permit may be purchased at: Kunningarstovan in Tórshavn and in the EFFO gassstation in Kollafjørð.

Permitted tackle: Fishing is by rod and line only, utilizing hook/s intended for the fish to swallow, or grab by the mouth.
It is strictly prohibited to employ a leister, jig, use tackle, which may foul-hook fish intentionally or unintentionally, or fish by any kind of light whatsoever.

The minimum size limit: All salmon and trout: 30 cm.
Fishing from the Coast: Fishing from the coast is generally allowed, but there are a few exceptions to this, so please inquire beforehand. Please keep a watchful eye on the breakers as conditions are subject to sudden change according to tidal conditions in many places.

Accommodation: It is not allowed to camp on outlying fields or open space.
Use only the indicated camping areas, or, if possible, an area located by the private owner.

Purchase of fishing tackle: There are but a few shops selling fishing tackle.

Please remember
1. to respect nature, do not leave any nylon or any other waste behind you.
2. not to disturb birds or sheep.
3. that it is strictly prohibited to trespass through fields, please bear in mind that all
grass is intended for winter fodder.
4. to close all gates behind you.
5. to beware of sudden fog.

You can buy fishing permits for the lake in Saksun at the tourist offices in Tórshavn and Klaksvík or at the petrol station in Kollafjorđur (currently no cards for the lakes in Leynar are sold).

Annual ticket 2021 for the lake in Saksun:
1,000 kr.
This price is only valid for members of the fishing club!

Day ticket 2021 for the lake in Sasksun:
400 kr.
Can be purchased by all anglers.

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