Welcome to Åsnen, a fishing paradise of 15,000 ha of water and with a coastline of 740 km!
Åsnen is one of the largest fishing lakes in southern Sweden. The lake has many islands, fjords and bays providing diversity and variation.
In the lake you can catch eg pike, perch, pike and eels. Åsnen has a rich fish fauna. At the 1999 exploratory survey obtained the following 14 fish species: roach, rudd, perch, vendace, bream, tench, pike, smelt, white bream, gudgeon, perch, bleak, ruffe, and whitefish. According to earlier survey fishing and oral assignments also ide, minnow, bullhead, carp, trout and catfish found in the lake.
The availability of pike Åsnen judged to be very good. Test fishing showed a very abundant supply of bass in Julöfjorden, Kalvsvik Fjord and Jätafjorden. In Skatelövsfjorden and Kolsvatten assessed the asset as well, while it was less favorable in Horgefjorden. The last ten years have zander increased a lot and the lake has become very attractive for its fine zander.
The average depth is the sum of the measured depth values divided by the number of measured depth values and is usually about 1/3 of the maximum depth. Åsnen is very basic, and its average depth is 3.1 m. Lake Åsnen maximum depth is 14.2 meters but the depth of the fields are small for their propagation.
Åsnen is a moderate nutritional lake. The water supplied to the lake from above all the main inflow of Salen but also through Aggån is nutritious with high levels of total nitrogen and total phosphorus. The water leaving Åsnen through the outlet at Hackekvarn are nutrient poor. Lakes act as traps for nutrients and it is obvious that a large proportion of the input, the nutrients remain in the lake, both locked in sediments and busy in the lake's food chain.
The soils in the Åsnen area is mainly moraine and the terrain around the lake is essentially flat. The lake is surrounded mostly of woodland. At the lake's northern bays are grazed meadows and flooded madmarker. On the lake's islands (960), as well as in Lake Åsnen southeastern part, there are a lot of deciduous forest.
The lake is very indented with numerous bays because it consists of a number of mountain widows who together form a lake. Its coastline, mainland and islands together, as many as 74 mil. Sea surrounding beaches are dominated by rocky and blocky land with coniferous and deciduous forests. Strandkantens plants consists of shrubs, rice, grass and herbs. More open beach areas occur adjacent to communities and agriculture-intensive areas of the lake's northern fjords.
Åsnen has a flat bottom topography and has large areas very rocky and blocky ground with numerous islets and reefs. Most stones and boulders found in the lake's southern parts, which can be seen on the old steamboat map of the lake. The map is annexed to fiskevårdsdplanen.
The vegetation in the Åsnen is generally moderate, found in the lake's shallow fjords and dominated by reeds, rushes and water lilies.
Lake Åsnen fishery conservation association manages fishing in Lake Åsnen fiskevårdsområde in Skatelövs and Västra Torsås parishes in Alvesta, Jats and Veal's parishes in Växjö and Almundsryds, Urshults and Väckelsångs parishes in Tingsryd, Kronoberg.
The fishing area is divided into three management zones (North, South, East) and the activities of the association shall cover all fishing in the area.
Its purpose is to coordinate the operation of fishing and fish conservation, to promote fiskerättshavarnas common interests with regard to the regulations for fishing and practicing the grant of fishing to the public.
Since the management of fisheries in the Åsnen was organized fishing management measures have largely consisted of fish stocking. Particularly intense was the preconditions for the period 1930 - 1980 when the lake's fishing associations mainly planted large amounts of eel and pike fry in the lake. But even releases of whitefish, whitefish, tench, trout and crayfish have occurred over the years. The last 20-year period, restocking program exclusively covered perch, eels, mirror carp, trout and crayfish. The association has 2014 published a fairway map of the lake and will in the coming years also measure the depth Åsnen and then get a very good fishing and boating map.