HomeThe nature guideNordmaling - one of the country's most complete sports areas

By Greger Jonsson
The article was included in Nordmaling's nature guide and field handbook published in 2006.

Few places along the Swedish coast can offer such diversity in fi events and quality, for both the dedicated specialist and the beginner, as well as Nordmaling's waters. The salmon and sea trout in the Lögde and Öre rivers is what has made the municipality most famous in fishing circles, but there is more to discover.

It is true that this area does not see one of the world's most respected iologsk biologists grow up here - Peter Artedi. His classification of maps has had an international impact and it is difficult to let go of the idea that his interest in so-called must have been aroused in the Nordmalingsbygden.

Sea trout and salmon

The source areas of the Lögde River are located in the southern part of Stöttingfjället and the river falls more than 500 meters during its 190 km long journey to the sea. It is one of northern Sweden's most popular sea trout rivers. A number of adjoining tributaries constitute a playground for migrating females. Therefore, avoid angling for trout in these inflowing streams, as there is a great risk that what you catch are sea trout and not stationary small trout.

Öreälven's source fl öden is located in the northern part of Stöttingfjället where the watercourse goes under the name Örån. This river is characterized by a winding course and a lack of lakes that can store water. Therefore, it is sensitive to periods of low rainfall and changes rapidly during drought or precipitation. At the beginning of May, sea trout seek out these rivers in search of food, and from the end of May, the rivers are reached by the first salmon stages. What you should keep in mind is that fi happened in May often means high water levels and that it can be both difficult and dangerous to wade. The flight crew should also consider presenting the air a little deeper, in order to be really effective. The lower the water level, the higher up at the surface the bait can be placed.

The highlight of the salmon season is the first weeks of June, but many salmon hunters have noticed that it is possible to catch salmon for the rest of the season, all the way into August.

From mid-July to mid-August, the so-called "haymaking onset" rises. The further into the season you go, the higher up the river reaches the light. This means that all your seats will be available and you can often get a distance for yourself. The Öre River lacks this special trout stock and thus also the distinctive second ascent.

Pike and perch

Nordmalings and Avafjärdarna offer pike and perch of the highest quality. Well-known Dutch pike fi spoon experts have been amazed at what they have experienced in these places. The bays are shallow and productive and can offer a number of "hotspots" in the form of groats where both perch and pike hunt.

The spring and autumn season is best if you want to catch the really big pike. When it gets hot in the water, the larger pike seek out deep and cool water, but there are still good chances of catching large heat-loving perch and pike up to four or five kilos.

It is becoming more common with fl ug fi spoon for both pike and perch and popular fl ug are "poppers", which can be compared to colorful, streamlined corks. The thing about these is that you can follow the whole attack, because the pike often follow the bait at the surface. The problem is to keep yourself cool enough to let the fi shine complete, before you stretch the line yourself…

The same principle is used in the popular spin fi skit with “jerkbaits”, where the rod tip gives the fl performing wobbler an extremely jerky movement that imitates an injured fi sk. The pike often attack these baits by jumping out of the water. It's an incredibly exciting form of pike to happen!

It is almost impossible to eradicate pike in a body of water, but there are no major problems with fi breaking up a stock, so that the coveted large specimens disappear and are replaced by smaller ones. The importance of really big pike for the aquatic ecosystem is beginning to be valued and the old truth that big pike in an open system such as the sea, pose a threat to more "valuable" species, is a myth. After all, the pike has coexisted with both sea trout and salmon in the Gulf of Bothnia since the ice age, and it would be strange if this did not also apply during our lifetime. The previously despised pike has thus received recognition. Thus, modern modern skev care also begins to include the pike.

In practice, this new view has meant that dedicated pike cutters now return the large pike back to the water. The pike that get really big are usually females and one that weighs ten kilos is more than ten years old. Hopefully, fi skev care will be more widespread in our northern waters, so that människor your people are given the chance to catch “the pike of their life”. You only need to apply for a couple of hours by car to Ångermanälven within Åsele municipality, to find the county's first fi skevårdsområde that has established fi skeregler in order to protect the large pike.

Grayling, whitefish and lake

Grayling are found in the coastline as well as in the Öre and Lögde rivers. The grayling in the rivers is not known to be really big, but fl ug– fi shit can be rewarding in the evenings when insects hatch. If really large grayling are desired, a visit to the stretch of Lögdeälv, within the municipality of Bjurholm, which is leased by Älgens Hus, is recommended. Here, the river has been protected for a number of years and only fishing is allowed.

In the sea, however, there are really large specimens. It may feel strange to stand on a rocky coastline and swing a fl owl rod, but it is both fascinating and exciting. You should look for headlands that lead to the open sea and the Järnäs peninsula is a famous place. The whitefish in the municipality is famous and many people come here from the neighboring municipalities during the spring and winter, when the ice becomes thinner and the weather more pleasant.

Ice skating is most popular in late spring and you look for shallow areas where whitefish can be followed with the same sharpness as if you had treasure in an aquarium. During the autumn's prohibited period for salmon and sea trout (15 / 9–14 / 10), a special fishing license is sold in the lower part of the Lögde River (up / downstream of the E4).

During the prohibition period for salmon and sea trout, it is popular for anglers to fish with mother-in-law cows or small heavy eagles. The light beach edges mean that you often see whitefish very clearly against the light bottom and can fi ska on individuals.

During the coldest winter months, the lake seeks out from the sea to the rivers to spawn. The lake in Nordmalingsfjärdarna is known to have a high average weight. If you are tired of Christmas food and want to experience some excitement, you should head to the estuaries of the Leduån, Lögde and Öreälven rivers. A simple wooden rod with a few meters of line, a sink that is tapped at the bottom and a sharp hook baited with a bit skbit is all that is needed to achieve success.

 

 

 

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