Long-range fishing - in the middle of Härjedalen - offers varied fishing of very high quality with natural fish stocks of noble fish such as trout, char, grayling and whitefish. The unique Grundsjöröd trout is a rarity. Långå fishing area covers five square miles of mountainous nature with 47 lakes and ponds, almost half of which have char and 45 km of flowing trout and grayling water.
Winter fishing on the Grundsjön
Winter fishing on the Grundsjön is very popular and has been mentioned for decades. Grundsjön is a regulatory magazine that supplies Långå power plant with power for electricity generation. This means that you must pay extra attention to the ice conditions and the consequences that exist.
Organization number: 892600-2257
In Långå, there is a centuries-old tradition of understanding and using fishing as an asset of a natural resource worthy of protection. It is the very core of what is the fishing culture in Långå and explains why Långå is appreciated for its harmonious balance of quality of life and natural quality.
The Långå Fisheries Conservation Area Association is responsible for making Långåfisket one of the most appreciated sport fishing areas. With knowledge, methods and measures, that goal must be fulfilled and renewed. Income from fishing licenses goes back to the fisherman through fisheries management and investments.
The fisheries management plan applies in the first place he fishes and their living conditions but also those who fish and their needs! Fishing culture is one of the concepts of quality. The fisheries management plan focuses on three keywords:
Only native and local species of trout, char, grayling, whitefish, pike and perch. Exception for two P&T waters. Current rules, requirements and principles support and secure the interest in conservation. Regular inspections and follow-up of the viability of fish stocks are carried out.
Biotopes must be cared for and function in as natural and original a condition as possible and reasonable. The waters must be kept free of alien fish species. The reproductive capacity of fish stocks is checked and, if necessary, support cultivation takes place for release into certain waters. Cooperation takes place with stakeholders and suppliers who meet special requirements. Extensive investments are being made in biotope conservation measures where the Långåljusnan project is the largest investment, which means that most of the river's natural values after flotation and power development have been recreated despite less water flow.
Fishing is based on good judgment and ethics. The fish you need for the day, say 3 fish, you keep. The rest is returned undamaged for the next opportunity. The fishing waters are made available and leased for sport fishing through fishing licenses.
Rules, instructions and recommendations are available on conditions, fees, fishing methods and catches. Advice and control are arranged through organized fisheries supervision with trained supervisors appointed by the county administrative board. The fishing pressure is spread within the area to reduce the risk of certain areas being overloaded.
Fishing for children
Children and young people fish for free until the year they turn sixteen. In Långå there is a special pond, Djuptjärn, intended only for children. Life jackets and the company of an adult are conditions and a maximum of two trout per day.
Långåfiskets four big
Trout, char, grayling and whitefish are called Långåfiskets four big - the big four. All are original and popular sport fish. It is unique that in some places you can meet all four. Fishing for precious fish is a special and great experience. This applies to everything from small brown trout to trout over 8 kilos (Långå-Ljusnan June 2015).
Grundsjörödingen belongs to the large trout, related to the char in Vättern, and came somewhat later than the mountain char.
The Grundsjö project works to create conditions for char for all time to come. The project is supported by Fortum Generation AB, the county administrative board, Härjedalen municipality, Långå FVOF and Särvsjön's community association.
The grayling is Härjedalen's landscape fish and much appreciated. "Ljusnan and Långåfisket are for whitefish fishermen what Emån is for sea trout fishermen, " wrote Lasse Hallberg, in FiN no. 2/2013. The quote speaks for itself. The rounds in Långåfisket's logo symbolize "the big four".
Perch & Pike
Perch fishing is the beginning of a lifelong interest in fishing and is popular all year round, as is pike fishing, which has increased sharply. Perch are found in many of the waters and special measures are planned to increase the supply of perch in certain waters. In several of the waters there is very coarse perch. Weights around 2 kilos are not uncommon where the winning fish in Härjedalen's fishing league 2019 was taken by Håkan Selin at just over 1.8 kg.
The pike has good quality and is more and more appreciated as a sport fish. In Långå-Ljusnan with its seals and lakes there is interesting and exciting pike fishing. The largest pike recorded in 2019 weighed just over 10 kilos.
The fishing waters
The fishing waters are privately owned. All are included in the fisheries conservation area. The clean and fresh waters found in Långå make the fish of good quality. Measured heavy metals are far below the limit values. Långåljusnan is called Långåfisket's artery, Grundsjön for its inland sea, the ponds are like silver-shining mirrors in the landscape and Långå village is the pearl of the experience land. More of the rivers and many ponds would welcome more fishermen than today. There are places where you can be alone and not meet other fishermen.
Most fishing spots are easily accessible. Others are reached after a short hike. There are reference signs, about 30 windbreaks, many rest areas, dry toilets, rental boats, launching ramps and places for the disabled.
The fly fishing licenses also apply to fishing in all other waters except the two P&T ponds.
The one who does not fish
It can be a day when you want to do something other than fishing. And accompanying people want other activities. Enjoy the surroundings. Safari in nature, in the cultural landscape and to places worth visiting. Långå Skans is a fortification that came into being after the peace in Brömsebro in 1645. Mushrooms and berries when it is season. Several golf courses. Several ski resorts. Close to Hede and Vemdalen, the Funäsdal area and Norway in the west. The website contains tips on places worth visiting and excursions to interesting areas.
Långå Fisheries Conservation Area's association is responsible for providing fishing waters, fisheries and biotope conservation, service, services and development. The association is owned by fishing rights owners in the village of Långå (Härjedalen) and covers an area of five square miles. Revenues are reinvested. The goal is to be able to be compared with the main fisheries conservation areas in Sweden in the future as well.
Information, data, descriptions and current events are available on Långåfisket's website: www.langafisket.seCustomer number: 291, Area: 253.
840 93 Hede