Fishing in the County of Västerbotten !
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Västerbotten, one of 24 counties in Sweden is located in the northern part of Sweden (55.000 square kilometre and 260.000 inhabitants) and hold about 20.000 lakes and tarns. Many of them contains not only Big Pike and Perch but also Brown Trout, Grayling, Arctic Char and Whitefish.
Consider that the coast- and beachline in Västerbotten transformed to lenght is 48981 kilometre/30437 miles, a bit more than our Earth´s circumference/perimeter, thus a lot of pools for fishing ! .... for Heavens sake, where on Earth is Västerbotten ?
We have ten big Rivers where Vindelälven ("River Vindel") choose language, "clickable flags" is our pearl, 450 kilometres / 270 miles, medium water flow 190 cubic metre each second and no power stations. It's a beauty ! But, ....
Another famous river is Byskeälven ("River Byske"). Our largest Forest River. She stretches 215 kilometres / 134 miles and drops 385 metre / 421 yards. You might have heard of Mörrumsån ("The Mörrum stream/creek"). I can tell you that Byskeälven is as good as Mörrumsån concerning rising Baltic Sea Salmon or what about a rod caught Salmon 22 Kg / 48.51 lbs June 21 1998 ! Visit also Byske Salmon Valley
A third famous river is Lögdeälven ("River Lögde"). This river is a top fly fishing destination for Salmon, Sea Trout, Whitefish and Grayling. In these two articles from Fish & Fly you can find out more about the River Lögde.
Twelve of our Rivers and Streams / Creeks (about 1400 kilometre / 840 miles) hold Baltic Sea Salmon. We also have innumerable good fishing small rivers/streams/creeks. One of them, Rickleån ("Stream Rickle") is extraordinary in rising Baltic Sea Salmon, Sea Trout and Grayling and our nice coast, about 250 kilometre / 150 miles, seems to be haunt of Sea Trout, Grayling and Whitefish.
If you wish to have guiding in Lögdeälven ("River Lögde"), Öreälven ("Öre River"), Hörnån ("Stream Hörnå"), Sävarån ("Stream Sävar") and Rickleån ("Stream Rickle") do not hesitate to contact the Guide Pool
Here you can find the fishing regulations for Salmon in our Rivers yearly update (every February/March ... if not please contact them) and deeper information (characteristics, fishing pools, seasons, etc) concerning Stream Rickle, River Byske, River Vindel and River Lögde
Here the location of the Rivers and the 15 Municipalities/Township in the County of Västerbotten. It could also be interesting for you to see what different species we have swimming in Swedish water (six languages)
The FIPS-Mouche World Championship in Fly Fishing was held in this very County year 2001 and 2005. Every year the Lapland World Cup Fishing and Lapland Fishing Festival is arranged in this region.
If you want to know more about my Country you can see what the CIA have found out about Sweden. Another and a more relevant site, especially concerning Västerbotten, is f ex The Vindel River Valley / Der Vindelelftal
For more fishing information see also 15 Municipalities / Township in the County of Västerbotten !