About fishing in the middle of Sweden, FIMS,
FIMS “Fishing in the middle of Sweden” is the collective name for a number of quality fishing destinations all of which are geographically situated in central Sweden, only 2.5-4 hours north of Stockholm Arlanda Airport!
“A unique area where you are usually completely alone during your fishing experience; this is true whether you are fishing along the coast, at sea, in one of the meres, in the mountains or in a flowing watercourse”.
As an angler you will have the opportunity to be the first to cast your rod for a pike or zander! Pikes that measure more than one metre are not at all uncommon! FIMS is committed to protecting our waters and we work hard to encourage environmentally sustainable fishing by employing Catch & Release and habitat-care fishing measures.
With FIMS, you can experience a wide range of different types of unspoiled fishing waters. When you fish at our destinations you will always find unique fishing opportunities, all year round! You can enjoy coastal fishing for sea trout, pike and perch, or why not try the unique “river-fishing” where you can spin – fly fishing or vertical fishing for your trophy catch, the “river pike”!
Pike, grayling, salmon, sea or brown trout, if they are high on your wish list, then FIMS will be absolutely perfect for you!
You can choose to fish from the shore, boat or even directly from a float tube or canoe!
Among FIMS destinations you will find a large number of shallow lakes and meres that are excellent for spin and fly fishing as well as a number of deeper lakes that are superb for trolling. Our rivers and streams offer unique fishing experiences. We can also offer fantastic opportunities for those who like mountainous countryside with fishing for Arctic char and trout.
Fishing all year round! Our winter fishing can provide some wonderful experiences. Experience the exotic feel of fishing for pike, zander, char, trout and rainbow trout from icy waters!
The diversity of water systems and the many different species of fish will give you, as a visitor, and an angler, ample opportunity for truly exciting fishing experiences!
The most common fishing methods within the FIMS area include spin fishing, vertical jigging, trolling, fly fishing, angling and ice fishing Many of the waters are crystal clear and virtually all waters typically contain several different species.
FIMS destinations can offer you fishing for pike, zander, perch, grayling, brown trout, sea trout, salmon, trout, rainbow trout, roach, bleak, bream, crucian carp, rudd, vimba and zope.
All FIMS destinations are of a high standard and the vast majority of areas are directly connected to the fishing grounds you will be fishing in, this means that you as a FIMS guest, will be given the opportunity to fully enjoy your recreational fishing experience. You don’t have to travel long distances, if you want, you can simply go down to the jetty where the boat is, or try your fly rod in the flowing watercourse.
You stay in a house, cabin or room which has a toilet, shower and self-catering facilities. Most of our destinations offer access to the internet and have a TV. If you really want to enjoy a luxury stay, and focus entirely on your fishing experience, some of the FIMS destinations can offer “all inclusive” which includes breakfast, lunch and evening meal, as well as transfer to and from Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
FIMS has a wide network of qualified fishing guides! The fishing guides have an excellent local knowledge of fishing waters, species, fishing techniques, fishing regulations and which times of the year that are interesting, depending on the species you want to fish. To optimise your chances of experiencing your “dream catch”, we recommend that you book a full day with one of the FIMS fishing guides.
In one day with your personal fishing guide you will receive knowledge of fishing regulations, tips on the choice of bait to use, methods and current fishing spots in the waters. If you fish from a boat, your guide will also show you where it is dangerous to go, bearing in mind rocks and other things that can spoil your fishing experience. As a guest, you can then consult your personal guide via telephone during the remainder of your stay, if you have any queries about fishing.
From your fishing guide you will also learn more about the area in general and the fish conservation measures in force to protect the habitat.
Early summer and summer fishing
At the end of April and in early May, the ice disappears from our waters and it’s time for fishing in open waters.
Late spring and the summer itelf can be a totally amazing period with the heat, fresh air, babbling brooks, crystal clear blue waters, exuberant rich wildlife, blooming flowers and beautiful trees, a nature which is quite magical to fish in and that simply has to be experienced!
In the weeks before and after Midsummer, you will have an absolutely fantastic experience with “daylight” 24 hours a day!
Pike fishing is usually favourable immediately after the ice starts to break up before the pike start to play, which usually occurs in mid to late May and lasts until Midsummer. After that, the water temperature starts to increase and the pike become a little shyer. But of course, you will always be able to get the fish to bite, you just have to find them and use the right technique and choice of bait.
Pike-perch fishing is normally really good from mid-May until mid-June, but is also really good during late evenings and August nights.
Perch fishing usually gathers speed from Midsummer onwards when the water starts to get warmer, which is appreciated by the perch.
Fly fishing for grayling and brown trout are best from mid-June onwards. That’s the time the incubation period starts for day and night caddis flies and the water temperature is optimal.
Trout fishing tends to take off in early April when the water temperature is around 4-5 degrees and lasts until the water temperature creeps over 12 degrees, which usually occurs in the middle of May.
Salmon fishing is at its best around Midsummer and for the month that follows. It is around Midsummer that salmon are most shiny, silvery and also put up a better fight.
When we get into September the water temperature begins to drop and the pike become increasingly more willing to bite. The autumn is the season when the countryside explodes in a magnificent display of colour! The air is fresh and crisp and the morning mist lies mysteriously over the fishing waters to subsequently lighten during the day. It is during these moments that you can experience your most amazing fishing for “the big pike”!
Pike fishing continues throughout the autumn until the ice settles, which usually take place during the latter part of the month of November.
In October, there will be plenty of pike, and you will have the opportunity to experience some unforgettable fishing! Pike-perch fishing can also be good at this time of year, when you will usually find them in slightly deeper waters.
Winter fishing offers unique opportunities in both rivers, lakes and meres where you can fish for various species such as pike, pike-perch, perch, trout, grayling, brown trout and rainbow trout.
The season for winter fishing continues under normal conditions from the middle of December when the ice is thick enough to walk on until the ice starts to break up in the middle of April. At this time of the year you can expect some really good duels when you are ice fishing with a jig or an ice rod.
The evening is enjoyed next to a crackling wood-fuelled stove in the cabin discussing the day’s catches and events and planning the following day’s fishing. It is also possible to ski to the fishing location and if you want to, you can also go fishing from an “Ark”, a small cosy hut which we place on the ice. In the Ark, you can light a fire in the stove and enjoy the silence while you fish.
Our winter fishing during March-April tends to be quite magical with spring sunshine that will warm you. Sitting on a sleeping mat with your sunglasses on, with only a thin sweater and grilling a sausage over a fire, philosophising and waiting for the fish to bite is an experience we are only too happy to share with our guests. From mid-March there is light from 6 in the morning until 6.30 in the evening. After that, the days get longer and brighter.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our destinations! We will do all it takes to make you feel at home and enjoy great fishing experiences in combination with relaxation.
A warm welcome to FIMS!