The Crew a short intro
Suggestions on tackle
The Competition 2001
Southern Lapland River Guides
Southern Swedish Highlands
Atlantic Salmon in River Ätran
Grayling fishing in the North
Natural whip finish
Scouting in Southern Lapland
Fishing Report 2000
Razortrout in Southern Lapland
A Pearl in the mountains for fly
The region around Hemavan was the last
part of Sweden to be colonized by the Swedes. The first settler arrived
in 1824. Sapmi people though, have existed and lived in the area for hundreds
of years. And there were no roads until the 1930-s. The largest natural
preserve of Northern Europe is found in this area.
Hemavan is located in the mountains of
Southern Lapland in typical alp country next to the Norwegian border. Its
geographic position offers opportunity for gamefishing in both countries.
Pure water, clean air and a rich wildlife
distinguish this region. It is a vast highland of open, unspoiled nature,
Bare mountains have clusters of stunted birch on lower elevations. The ground
is a solid moorland with soft marshes around lakes and meandering streams.
Reindeer wandering at will on snowy patches is a common sight.
The main attraction is brown trout and
arctic char. Fishing for sea-trout and salmon on Norway's Atlantic coast
is an interesting alternative only just an hour away.
The fishing methods used at Hemavan are
flyfishing and spinning. A popular variation is the locally accepted way
of angling without a float and with the bait trailing the bottom.
In this endless wilderness of innumerable
lakes and water courses that look confusingly alike, much of the fishing
is guided. For this reason fishing in the company of others is recommended.
Hemavan is easily reached by car. Visitors
arriving by private or charter aircraft may land at the airfield in Hemavan.
Regular flights land at Mo i Rana in Norway or at Gunnarn in Sweden, a distance
from Hemavan of 90 km and 170 km respectively. But Hemavan Airport will
shortly also be opened for regular flights.
The summer fishing season normally reaches
from midsummer until
Sept 15. In the height of summer water levels may rise, making lake fishing
predominant until August. Larger lakes at higher elevations are sometimes
frozen right up until July. Streamfishing gets better towards the end of
the season. Ice fishing wintertime continues with excellent sport from the
freeze-up till around June 25.
Ältsvatsån is located between
Tärnasjön and Nedre Ältsvattnet and is a stream with both
calm and swift water. The best fishing here is in August. There are mumerous
tarns on the south side of the district. Fishing is restricted with only
50 permits available.
Look here for a suggested fishing package