For many people, the highlight of summer is a fishing trip or two, either in a boat or walking along the river with a fishing rod. In Swedish Lapland, we have plenty of waters: rivers, streams, tributaries and lakes. Actually, more than 30,000 lakes. There’s room for a few more fishers. And if it’s the pike you’re after, Arjeplog is the place to go.
Yes, for many people the highlight of summer is a fishing trip or two. And the interest in fishing keeps growing. You can tell by the number of fishing permits being sold, and especially in the area in and around Arjeplog.
– Questions about equipment, fishing waters and fishing permits come in earlier and earlier, before the start of the season, says Johnny Johansson, owner of the local tackel store GK:s Fiske in Arjeplog.
The Arjeplog mountains have something to offer all anglers. The main fish in the mountains are trout and Arctic char. The grayling caught in streams, and big rivers are by far the best catch in the opinion of dry fly connoisseurs. But the fishing boom in recent years has concerned pike, according to Johnny Johansson. It is especially big catches of pike in lakes like Uddjaure, a massive lake in the area.