Better angling with fishing guides 


We want our guests to have the most enjoyable and exciting fishing experiences as possible. So we asked Sven and Anna to share some tips. “To get the most out of fishing in unfamiliar waters, I suggest hiring a fishing guide for a day or a half-day,” explains Sven. “That way you’ll soon find out where, when and how you’re most likely to catch the biggest fish. And they can tell you what the best bait is right there and then.” He’s right – one of our friendly, knowledgeable fishing guides can provide valuable information and advice that will make all the difference between having a good or a bad day fishing.


   South Sweden - Kristianstads Vattenrike


Anna is more down-to-earth. Here are her tips on what equipment you should bring when coming to Sweden.


Fly fishing for brown trout, rainbow trout, char & grayling

Fly rod 8´- 9´ AFTM #4 or #5 with floating line.
Leaders 9-12 feet nylon.
Tippet 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x.



Gold Head Hares Ear Nymph # 10, 12, 14 in different colours.
Hares Ear Nymph # 12, 14, 16 in different colours.
Klinkhamer Emerger # 10, 12, 14, 16 in different colours.
Goddars Caddis # 10, 12, 14
Black Gnat (or other small, black fly) # 14, 16, 18
Mayfly imitations in some different colours, grey, light olive, brown # 12, 14, 16.


Spin fishing for brown trout, rainbow trout, char & grayling 

Light spinning rod 5-7 feet, casting weight up to 15-20 grams.
Small fixed-spool reel, well-filled with line.
Line; nylon 0.20-0.25 mm or 0.10-0.15 mm Dyneema/Kevlar.
Small spoons and wobblers in silver, copper, black. 5-15 grams.
Spinners in silver, copper, gold, black. 8-12 grams.
Jigs in yellow, white, black, red. 5-10 grams.
Preferably barbless, single hooks on all spinning baits for easy release of landed fish.


Spin fishing for pike, pike-perch 

7-9 feet rod, casting weight 50-80 grams.
Good reel with 150 meter of 0.35 mm nylon line or 0.18-0.22 mm Dyneema/Kevlar.
Good quality wire leaders 30-40 cm, 30 lbs.
Wobblers & jerk baits in different sizes and colours. Zalt, Rapala, Bomber etc.
Large jigs and softbaits in different sizes and colours.


Fly fishing for pike, pike-perch  

9 feet rod AFTM #8 or #9.
Floating WF-line for fishing in shallow water.
Slow sinking and fast Sinking Shooting lines for fishing deeper water.
Nylon or Poly leaders 0.35 mm with soft wire leader in front.
Big 10-25 cm flashabou flies, hook size 1 – 2/0. Silver/blue, green/gold, red/black.
Big Poppers or Mega Divers for shallow water.


Wind & waterproof jacket and trousers.
Warm underlayers, such as fleece.
Hat or cap.
Waders and wading boots.
Mosquito repellent and sunscreen.
Polarizing sunglasses.
Still and/or video camera.
Knotless (cotton) net and long-nosed pliers for easy release of landed fish.



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