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Fishing in Dalarna

Fish the lakes and rivers of Dalarna.

Fishing in Dalarna is fantastic and easily accessible for angle, fly and spin fishing. There are plenty of rivers and lakes overflowing with fish to suit fishing pros and families alike. Pike and perch can be found in nearly all the waters, with large zander too in the far south. In the north of the province you’ll find natural populations of Arctic char, trout and grayling in the slow-flowing rivers and lakes. 

Fishing in Dalarna is managed by different fishing conservation associations and you need to buy a fishing permit. Children and young people often fish for free in the company of an adult with a fishing permit. There are also different rules on where, when and how you are allowed to fish in the different waters. Fishing permits can be bought at the local Tourist Information or online. Read more about fishing spots and buy your permit here at

Bag a pike in the waters of Dalälven
The mighty river, Dalälven, dominates the fishing waters of southern Dalarna. The river and the lakes through which it runs offer some of the best pike-fishing waters in Sweden. Every year 120 cm long specimens and bigger are caught here. Dalafiskeguide will take you to the best fishing spots in the area of Hedmora (I10). 

Experience unbeatable fishing
Enjoy the silence, tranquility and thrill of the fantastic fishing waters near Stöten Camping (B5) in the Sälenfjällen area. Whether you’re a beginner or a true fishing aficionado, there are challenges to be had in the rivers, ponds and lakes. Catch fine fish such as grayling, trout and rainbow trout with a fly rod or spinning rod. In the nearby pond, easily accessible for children and people with disabilities, you can try your fishing luck in Stötens Put & Take. 

Catch grayling and trout in untouched wilderness
Älvdalen (E6) is famous for its excellent grayling fishing, but it’s also great for trout fishing. Fly fishing is the main type of fishing in the beautiful Österdalälven river which is generally very easily wadeable. The fishing spots are easily accessible, and there are several shelters and campfire areas along the river. Älvdalens Fiskecenter has guided fishing trips as well as courses in fly fishing. You can also hire fishing equipment and get help finding the best fishing spots in the area.

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