Grayling ("Harr") Overview

Grayling - Thymallus thymallus

Harren is a natural and trout species in Sweden. It is available in large quantities mainly in the northern parts of the country, and they proliferate usually in a fast pace. The populations are generally good, this is partly because the grayling is not as sensitive to climate changes such as char.
It is said that the grayling has a scent of thyme. Besides the smell, it is the grayling known for its large dorsal fin as many terms as a "sail". When trills a grayling, one can get the impression that it does not move as much as eg trout, it has to do with the grayling often take the help of its large dorsal fin and simply stands sideways in the stream and take the brace.


The grayling is Härjedalen fish and occurs throughout northern Sweden and in Sweden as far south as the River Lagan.

Size and growth

Harren is not as great as such. trout, salmon and char. It often occurs in large schools, like perch.

Harren play (reproduce) the spring unlike trout and char.

Record size

Officially Swedish record: 2850 grams

Fishing tips

The grayling is a very popular fish because it is seen as more willing to bite and not as picky as such char.

If you want to have good fishing for grayling, it is important to find shoals. Try searching of large areas, you get nothing, it is better to move on instead of standing and wearing down.

The grayling can focus entirely on an insect diet if the assets of the insects are good. Otherwise, cut more than happy fish imitations (spoons, streamers, etc.)

Most efficient fishing methods

Information below is based upon thousands of real catch reports from the past two years.
  1. Angling - maggot
  2. Pimpel - maggot
  1. Rowing boat trolling - Spinners between (6-12 grams)
  2. Angling - Mask
  3. Spinning - Spinners between (6-12 grams)

Grayling, Avg. Weight (gr) Tänndalssjön-Östersjöns FVOF (Tänndalssjön, Östersjön samt Tännån)

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