Sweden Fishing Adventure.
23rd-30th July 2019 – SPACES AVAILABLE
London Heathrow – Stockholm
Internal flight: Stockholm – Östersund
Return: Östersund – Stockholm – Heathrow
This is our Sweden Fishing Adventure. Sweden is an undiscovered gem to some of us, when it comes to the fishing and outdoor world. A landscape of thousands of miles of pristine wilderness forest, lakes and rivers.
Sweden was put on the angler’s map not so long ago. With more remote and far flung parts of the country becoming accessible, revealing a beautiful landscape along with amazing fishing. With record catches and epic stories, fishermen are still in awe of what is held within it’s waters to this day, with some waters still never been fished. For the angler at the river’s edge the waters are warm and gin clear, with miles and miles of watery reed beds containing an abundance of aquatic life.
At the surface you catch a glimpse of the bountiful supply of food in the fishes natural larder, from fast flowing rivers, displaying breathtaking “hatches of up wing flies and sedges”, to deep lakes with huge head of fry and aquatic larvae, ideal for the pike fisherman, trout enthusiast and the grayling purist. A true Sweden fishing adventure is just a click away. With our cosy log cabin located at the river’s edge and with mild summer days and long daylight hours this makes the perfect location for a week of fishing.
Along with the fishing, the option of bush craft lessons in the evening will teach you the art of shelter building and also fire lighting, enabling you to cook your catch using fish sticks.
The species we will encounter:
• Brown Trout, in the rivers- up to 14Ib +
• Grayling, rivers and lakes – up to 4Ib +
• Pike, in the lakes – up to 30Ib +
• Perch, rivers and lakes – up to 4Ib +
• Salmon, (seasonal) rivers and lakes – up to 40Ib +
You do not need to be super fit to attend this trip as it is quite relaxing, however participants must be able to swim and to get full enjoyment of the week it is advisable to have a basic knowledge of river fishing techniques.
Please download our terms and conditions pdf.
23rd-30th July 2019
Travel from the UK to Sweden’s capital Stockholm, where you then catch an internal flight taking you one hour north to Östersund. Here you will be welcomed by your guide for the week. You will then travel by minibus for approximately one hour to your base for the week, which is a traditional log cabin situated in a remote pine forest.
After breakfast and a safety briefing you will travel by minibus with your guide a short distance to your first fishing site. This is a stretch of water at the southern end of lake Andviken, where the water bottlenecks into the River Hårkan. The rapids here are divided by the large Kron-Storön island as well as a few smaller islands giving varying speed of river flow. These conditions are ideal for fly or spinner fishing.
In the evening you will travel back to the log cabin for dinner and a chance to unwind, with an introduction talk to bush craft. (optional)
Following breakfast, with your guide you will travel in the minibus to the northern end of Lake Sandviksjön where tracks through the forest will lead you to the waters edge. Here the river flows at a gentler pace with a few secluded small bays, ideal for pike and trout fishing. With picturesque vistas this is a great spot to spend the day.
Returning to the cabin for dinner in the evening.
After breakfast, once again you will travel with your guide to your day’s fishing location. The water’s here are that of the River Hårkan in the locality of Lake Lövsjön.Surrounded by forest on both sides this narrow body of water gently tumbles over boulders making this secluded spot an excellent place to take advantage of. Cook your catch over an open fire.
That evening you will return to the cabin for dinner.
Your final day of fishing is at the northern end of Lake Lövsjön. Here the river flows over large boulders with powerful currents. Amazing number of good catches have been had from this one kilometre section. Cook on an open fire again, then returning to the cabin in the evening.
Your final full day is spent in the location of our log cabin giving you the option to rest, explore the surroundings as you so wish, the choice is yours. Walk along by the river or follow the tracks through the forest, swim in relax in the sauna. Dinner will be served in the evening at the cabin and there will be a chance for you and your fellow fishing friends to reminisce on your fishing exploits in Sweden.
Leave the cabin and travel by minibus to Östersund to catch the internal flight to Stockholm and finally a connecting flight back to the UK.
All flights transport within Sweden.
Accommodation – bunks in traditional log cabin
All food while at the cabin
Fishing licence – one per person
Personal travel insurance
All other items not mentioned in our programme.
To cover every aspect of fishing available it is advisable to bring two rods. These can be either travel rods or the telescopic types.
~1x spinning rod 9-11ft
~1x spinning reel with 8-12Ibs line/braid
~Wire traces – 15Ibs
~Swivels size 8 – 10/ clip swivels size 2-16
~Spinners e.g. repellers, flying c, mepps; various sizes and colours
~1x polarised glasses (optional)
~A few round ‘bullet weights’ 10 -15mm
~1x fly rod # 8-9, 9-10ft
~1x fly reel
~1x floating line with sink tip (optional)
~1x floating line ~3x lead core line (12 inch) for sinking the tip quickly
~Spool of monofilm cast 5-12Ibs for leaders
~Fly box stuffed with brown trout and pike patterns size 14-6
~Rucksack 75-100 litres
~Sleeping bag 2/3 season
~Underwear/socks for the duration
~Wet weather gear
~Good pair of comfortable boots
~Wash kit & towel
~First aid kit
~Torch + spare batteries
~Good knife 4”-7” blade (no folding pen knives)
~Water bottle 1-litres
N.B. Knives should be packed in your rucksack to go in the hold of the aircraft and not in your hand luggage.
June – August; daytime temperatures average 20°C. With long daylight hours it’s possible for 10+ hours of sunshine. Be prepared with suitable clothing for warm days as well as wet weather gear as changeable conditions should be expected.
PASSPORT, VISA & VACCINATIONS
All that is required is a current, valid 10 year passport and valid European health insurance card. Vaccinations: Tetanus is recommended.