Northern Sweden Pike and Perch fishing around Skivsjö near Umeå.
Holiday packages run from mid May until the end of September.
We are able to offer guided boat fishing trips in October and November if the weather allows.
We always offer Northern Sweden Pike and Perch fishing day trips, multiple day and longer stays with lakeside accommodation from mid May until late September.
900 SEK per person for a 3.5 hour long guided boat fishing trip. We depart and return to Skivsjö. All equipment and licences provided. Fishing times are flexible.
We are based in the village of Skivsjö near Vindeln, Umea in Vasterbotten Northern Sweden.
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The local lakes and rivers that we fish can be termed “runs waters”. That means that they hold huge amounts of fish, which are readily caught. Large numbers of pike in the 14lb to 27lb category and over 100cm long are caught throughout the year.
Bigger specimens of over 14kg or 30lbs are possible from the lakes and Umeå River.
As with all fishing catches fluctuate.
Pike fishing in Skivsjö one day guided boat trips –
We may also catch Burbot (Lota lota) and Eel (Anguilla anguilla) during these trips.
Maximum three adult fishing guests, plus guide on the boat. The guide is Craig (business owner). We recommend 1 or 2 paying fishing guests on the boat for the best experience.
All fishing tackle, life jackets and fishing licences are supplied.
All guiding is done in English.
We use our Yamaha outboard engine, electric trolling motor and Garmin Fish / Depth Finder.
Instruction on fishing techniques is given. Suitable for beginners and experienced fishermen and women.
We fish by trolling, jigging and spinning / casting a variety of metal, rubber and plastic lures.
Full help and advice is supplied by your guide.
Children over 7 years old are welcome. Please state their ages at the time of booking. This is a great place to learn to fish. We catch lots of fish to keep the youngsters interested and we catch big fish which shocks and excites them! Sometimes the fish are longer than the kid!
Price per trip is 900 SEK (Swedish Krona) per adult fishing guest for a 3.5 hour long guided boat fishing session.
Minimum charge for the 3.5 hour boat fishing trip is 1 500 SEK per day.
Two people plus guide boat fishing is 1 800 SEK for a 3.5 hour long trip.
We can accept payment in SEK, Euros or GBP.
Cash payment only.
ALL trips operate catch and release fishing.
We do not kill fish or take fish to eat.
If you are inexperienced then no casting is needed, as we troll (drag) the pike lures behind the moving boat. This is a super easy and safe way to fish. You get to see a lot of the lake and can stop at our island to explore on foot or sit down at our picnic table and benches. This tour is suitable for beginners or experienced fisher folk.
For more experienced fishermen we can cast large rubber swimbaits or jig in deep water.
During the summer we cast light lures amongst boulders and reed fringed margins in shallow water.
Before boarding the boat we select the correct sized life jackets and explain safety, how we will fish and where we will go.
Start and finish times can be agreed at the time of booking. In the summer we can fish late into the evening. So you can fish from 6pm to 9:30pm etc. Generally, we fish between 10am to 6pm.
On super hot days early morning or evening is best for the large pike. Perch feed in all weather.
All netting, unhooking and holding of the fish for photos can be done by the guide. These big, strong, toothy fish can be a bit daunting for the inexperienced!
If you bring food and drink, sandwiches, fruit etc we can stop at our island to eat during the trip. Or you can eat on the boat.
Contact us for a price with your group details.
Payment is made in person on the day of the trip.
We can only accept cash payment.
We can collect and return you to your accommodation in the Grano or Vindeln area or similar for a charge.
Prices for pick up / drop off are 450 SEK one way from Vindeln to Skivsjo (journey time 25 minutes).
Otherwise, you can book a taxi to reach us.
We have ample parking on site should you drive, bring a camper van or caravan.
Five day / four night Pike, Perch and Burbot fishing packages.
Includes 4 nights accommodation during which 2 days are dedicated to guided fishing on the boat.
We fish nearby lakes and rivers.
We cater for all levels of fishing experience. Those wanting to learn about using the boat, fishing equipment, techniques and fish species are most welcome.
Alternatively, the experienced angler can have a terrific time in this fishing utopia.
Example pike,perch and burbot itinerary:
- You arrive at Umea airport OR make your own way to us in the village of Skivsjo. Collection by 7 seat volvo XC90 car and transport to your accommodation (journey time 1 hour). Settle into your surroundings.
Day 2 and 3
- Welcome morning meeting. I hand out life jackets, equipment etc and brief you on your new surroundings.
- 3 hour guided morning lure fishing. We can try the hole, paradise, sunken tree or a plethora of new spots.
- The set up and operation of the boat and fishing gear is all done by the guide.
- 2.5 hour afternoon or evening guided lure fishing.
Day 4 is for you to enjoy Sweden alone or with your group. It is possible to book an additional day of guided fishing OR you borrow light fishing tackle to use in the lake and river.
Landing net and forceps are supplied. Plus rods, reels, lures.
You could take a day trip (via car) to the city of Umea (population 130 000 people including 40 000 students). Umea was the European Capital of Culture during 2014 and the main city in Northern Sweden. Here you can shop or visit the fishing and hunting stores and try out a restaurant. The indoor Avion Shopping Centre has 100 shops including IKEA, H&M and Scandinavian, Korean, Chinese restaurants plus much more. With luck it is possible to see moose on route.
Alternatively, you can take a car trip to the Vindeln River and view the rapids (Salmon, Sea trout and Grayling fishery) and see the town of Vindeln (population 3 500 people). Take lunch in a local restaurant. With luck it is possible to see Moose, Reindeer, Sea eagle or Great grey owl. You are likely to see salmon fisherman from June 1st to September 14th. The best salmon fishing time is from August 1st to September 14th.
- Departure day.
- All fishing equipment to be returned.
- Return to Umeå airport by car.
The itinerary may be altered to match weather, successful fishing conditions or to match guests wishes. Guests may want to experience fishing in daylight at midnight in summer! Our aim is to please.
We operate 100% catch and release.
All holiday prices include;
Pick up and drop off at Umeå airport or railway station by car. Airport collection and drop off times must be confirmed at the time of booking.
Accommodation in the caravan.
Fishing licence / the right to fish.
Use of the boat, oars, outboard electric engine and batteries, Garmin depth/fish finder, unhooking mat, forceps for removing hooks and landing net.
A variety of new life jackets specifically made for people of different ages and sizes are supplied. Children’s life jackets are available.
Two batteries are supplied. They have an estimated running time of 3.5 hrs if used for trolling at medium speed. The trolling motor has 5 forward speeds and 2 reverse speeds. One battery could last a day if you fish part trolling and part of your time drifting or moored. Battery life varies upon the weather conditions, wind strength and flow of the lake. The batteries will be charged at no cost to you after use in our barn.
Westin W3 trolling rod and daiwa Ninja LT reel equipped with 15lb fluorocarbon line capable of trolling and casting 60 to 180 gram lures for the large pike.
Single rod and reel equipped with 10lb fluorocarbon line for jigging and casting lures in the 10 to 60 gram range aimed at pike, perch and burbot. You use a lighter line at your peril. The big pike hit small lures. They are especially attracted to the commotion of perch being caught!
All rods, reels and line are brand new purchased Daiwa, Abu Garcia, Shimano, Savage Gear or Westin combinations.
I do not use braided lines simply because of the danger they pose to cutting fingers (especially youngsters).
Fluorocarbon also offers the benefit of not breaking as easily as thin diameter braided lines should a fish rub the line under water across boulders and trees or the bottom of the boat.
We offer a selection of lures and traces that can be purchased on site.
Successful lures we use are made by Daiwa, Fox, Savage Gear, Rapala, Storm, Abu Garcia, Zalt, Gunki and Westin.
The huge lake has an abundance of underwater boulders and trees (plus fluctuating water depth). This requires site knowledge for the safety of you and the boat when operating a powerful Yamaha engine.
Two anglers – 14 000 SEK.
Single angler – 12 000 SEK.
PRICES INCLUDE COLLECTION AND DROP OFF BY CAR FROM UMEÅ.
If you do NOT need pick up and drop off the total price is reduced by £50 or 55 Euros or 550 SEK.
* Check our accommodation section for full details on the lay out of beds in the caravan. Feel free to email us details about the number of adults/children in your group and who does and does not want to fish so that we can clarify the sleeping arrangements and total cost.
We practice a catch and release policy for all fish.
Life jackets must be worn at all times while on the boat.
No smoking in the accommodation.
No smoking at the rear of the boat when the Yamaha petrol engine and fuel are onboard.
Maximum number of anglers on the boat at one time is 3. We recommend 1 or 2 anglers plus the guide for the best experience.
It is very rare for us to have strong winds. Most days the lake is calm or has a ripple from light winds. IF winds exceed 30km/h (moderate to high wind) then it may be deemed unsafe for the boat to go out.
If you lose a boat fishing day due to bad weather we can fish local rivers from land.
The sheer size of the lake, its islands, bays and the huge pine trees fringing it usually provide somewhere in or out of the sun or wind if the need arises.
The islands we own in the middle of the lake have a covered shelter built on one.
On very windy days you can fish from the bank or in the river passing through our forest, just a short walk from where you stay. Or we can drive to the Umeå River.
WE AIM TO PLEASE. IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC QUERIES OR DESIRES FOR PLACES TO VISIT OR THINGS TO SEE THEN FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME THE DETAILS. I SHALL ADVISE AND ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR CHOSEN ITINERARY.
WE DO OFFER SINGLE OR MULTIPLE DAYS GUIDED BOAT FISHING TRIPS FOR PIKE, PERCH AND BURBOT (WITH OR WITHOUT ACCOMMODATION).
PLEASE EMAIL US WITH YOUR REQUEST FOR FISHING STATING THE DATE YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO, THE FISH SPECIES YOU WISH TO TARGET AND HOW MANY ARE IN YOUR GROUP.
LIFE JACKETS, OARS, RODS, REELS, LURES AND NETS ARE PROVIDED ON ONE DAY TRIPS. LOST LARGE PIKE LURES ARE CHARGED AT £10 OR 10 EUROS OR 120 SEK EACH.
PICK UP AVAILABLE IF YOU ARE STAYING IN GRANO, VINDELN OR THE SURROUNDING AREA.
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Catches can be huge and quick or small and infrequent. That’s fishing!
But the scenery and location, fresh air and feeling of being away from the hustle and bustle of working life is ever present here.
Relax, enjoy and experience something new. Most likely you will be the only boat on the lake or human fishing from the riverside.
We speak English and Swedish plus a little French.
100% catch and release.
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Single anglers welcome for 3.5 hour long guided boat fishing trips for Pike and Perch at a total cost of 1 500 Sek per trip. All equipment and fishing guidance included in the price.