The Crew a short intro
Suggestions on tackle
The Competition 2001
Southern Lapland River Guides
Southern Swedish Highlands
Atlantic Salmon in River Ätran
Brown trout in the Swedish Alps
Natural whip finish
Scouting in Southern Lapland
Razortrout in Southern Lapland
Boat fishing is allowed in the lake
The famed restaurant
Fishing Camp in Swedish Lapland
Tjuonajokk is one of Sweden's best known fishing
camps. The camp lies on the Kaitum River between Kiruna and Gällivare,120
km north of the Arctic Circle. From the airport in Kiruna You now fly
directly to the camp in a helicopter. Previously there was a short car
transfer to Rakkuri, where float plane takes you right to the camp.
The camp is within walking distance of the rapids
called "Pissfallet". The rapids are just below the lower Kaitum
lake. The most convenient way to get to the best fishing spots is to
use a hired boat, complete with a professional guide. You may fish the
lakes from a boat. River fishing is permitted only from the banks though.
Wading is also allowed.
Fishing methods vary, but fly fishing is increasingly
popular. Favourite flies of the region are Superpuppa, Black Gnat and
Double Legs. A skating fly attracts the grayling. The average weight
is1.5 lbs. Fish twice that size have been taken, the record being 5.5
lbs. Fishing under the midnight sun may reward you with large fish quite
close to the river bank. Especially during warm weather when the water
rises and gets colder from the melting snow. Then the big grayling seek
new areas to feed in that hours ago have been on dry land.
During a week´s fishing it's possible to
catch grayling, white fish, brown trout and arctic char in the river.
Lake fishing offers good chances of catching large browns or arctic
char. Weight around 11 or 7 pounds respectively. Lake Läffa not
far from the camp is known for its big pike that are such a thrill to
catch on fly.
The magnificient view of Sweden's highest peak
Kebnekajse, will make nature lovers feel they are in their right element.
The area is rich with wildlife and the local reindeer population adds
a special touch to the stay at the camp.
In Tjuonajokk's self-catering cabins you can cook
your own meals, dry your clothes, rest and relax. The main lodge, which
by the way is fully licensed, has a large dining-room and is the ideal
place for get-togethers, meetings, slide shows, etc.
The inevitable sauna is placed only a few steps
from the lake. From its large windows or porch you can enjoy a captivating
view of the mountain range - a sauna not only for the body, but for
the soul as well!