The whitefish is the provincial fish in Ångermanland. The whitefish in recent years have increasingly begun to compete with the usual precious fish for anglers attention. It is difficult to catch, largely due to its small mouth, making it difficult to hook it.
The whitefish is a freshwater fish that exist in the entire Baltic region and lakes in Scandinavia.
The largest whitefish is älvsiken, which can be 60 cm and weigh up to 8 kg, and the big whitefish, which can be 50 cm and weigh up to 8.5 kg. The smallest Scandinavian whitefish are plankton whitefish and blåsiken, often not more than 10-15 cm and rarely weigh more than 0.5 kg.
Swedish record: 5.3 Kg.