northern sweden pike fishing Vindeln – prices and itinerary

Northern Sweden Pike fishing Vindeln.

We offer northern sweden pike fishing day trips, multiple day and week long stays with lakeside accommodation.

We are based in the village of Skivsjo near Vindeln, Umea in Vasterbotten Northern Sweden.

Email us with your specific requirements.   

Pike fishing Vindeln one day guided boat trips –

We also catch European Perch (Perca fluviatilis), Burbot (Lota lota) and Eel (Anguilla anguilla) during these trips.

Maximum three adult fishing guests or two adults and two children, plus guide on the boat. The guide is Craig (business owner).

All fishing tackle, life jackets and fishing licences are supplied.

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.

When targeting Burbot we fish stationary using fish as bait.

Full help and advice is supplied by your guide.

Children over 6 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!

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Price per trip is 700 SEK (swedish krona) per adult fishing guest.

Non fishing adult guests are charged 350 SEK per trip.

Children from 6 to 16 years old are 350 SEK for the first child and 250 SEK for the second child. The price is the same for non fishing or fishing children.

Minimum charge for the 6 hour boat fishing trip is 1 050 SEK per day.

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 3pm to 9pm etc. Generally, we fish from 10am to 4pm.

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.

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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 400 SEK one way from Vindeln to Skivsjo (journey time 25 minutes).

Otherwise, you can book a taxi to reach us. A Vindeln to Skivsjo taxi one way costs around 800 SEK.

A taxi from Grano Beckasin Hotel costs around 350 SEK one way or we can collect you from Grano for 350 SEK one way (journey time 20 minutes).

It may be possible to share the pick up and drop off charges with others that are booked to fish on the same day.

We have ample parking on site should you drive, bring a camper van or caravan.

 

One week Pike, Perch and Burbot fishing packages.

Includes 7 nights accommodation during which 2 days are dedicated to guided fishing on the boat, 3 days are dedicated to your party boat fishing alone and you have one day at your leisure. That gives a basic total of 5 days fishing.

Your package can be tailored to your wishes, but I have to take you out guided fishing (to educate you about the boat, equipment and safety on the lake) before allowing you to take the boat out unsupervised.

We fish Skivsjo lake and the nearby lakes and rivers. It is the largest lake in the western part of the county and offers some of the best fishing in the area.

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.

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Example pike,perch and burbot itinerary:

Day 1

  • 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 

  • Stock up on supplies from local shop (200m walk) which opens at 9:30am
  • Welcome meeting at 10:30am. I hand out life jackets, equipment etc and brief you on your new surroundings.
  • 11.30am Board the boat and take a trip to our island to eat lunch (you bring your own food). En route we troll lures and point out some of the fishing locations.
  • 1pm to 5pm guided 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.

Day 3 

  • Fully guided lure fishing day.
  • Fish 9am to 12:30pm (trolling, vertical jigging, casting soft/hard lures)
  • Lunch on island or in accommodation
  • Fish 1:30pm to 5:30pm (trolling, vertical jigging, casting soft/hard lures)
  • The set up and operation of the boat and fishing gear is all done by the guide.

Day 4 and 5 

  • Self guided fishing days. You take the boat, oars, battery powered trolling motor and Garmin fish/depth finder and go it alone! Unhooking mat, landing net and forceps are supplied. Plus rods and reels if needed. You must bring your own lures or purchase them on site from us.

Day 6 

  • Day off. Relax or book a tour with us.
  • Unless booked and paid for separately the boat is not available for use today. The boat can be booked with guide and Yamaha engine for £100. This includes fuel. You can try fishing at no charge from the bank, but success is affected by water levels. You can also try fishing the river flowing through the forest we own. You can fish from the river bank. Pike, Perch, Roach, Bream, Brown Trout and more can be caught. 
  • We offer a day trip via car to the city of Umea (population 125 000 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 (food payable by you separately and not included in tour price). 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. Trips last 6 to 7 hrs including the 1 hr travelling time each way. 
  • 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 2 500 people). Take lunch in a local restaurant. With luck it is possible to see Moose, Reindeer, Sea eagle or Great grey owl. Trips last 3.5 to 4 hrs including the 30mins travelling time each way. 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. 
  • Moose watching tour. Duration 2.5 to 5 hrs. We have the chance to see Moose, Deer, Eagles, Owls, Woodpeckers, Hawks, Black Grouse, Capercaillie and Cranes. Bear, Lynx, Beaver and Pine Marten are present in the forests but it would be akin to a lottery win to see them! You never know. The trip involves driving along forest roads and tracks searching for wildlife. We can stop for photos and get out of the car for a closer view should you wish. The tour can be extended to visit Lycksele in Lapland (population 12 000 people). Here we can view moose from a raised wooden bird watching platform overlooking forest and wet mire. During spring and summer numerous moose graze here and they are seen more often than not.
  • Prices and further information are available in your accommodation. The maximum number of guests on each tour is six.

 

Day 7

  • Self guided fishing day. You take the boat, oars, trolling motor and fish/depth finder and go it alone! Unhooking mat, landing net and forceps are supplied. Plus rods and reels if needed.

Day 8 

  • Departure day.
  • All fishing equipment to be returned. The boat and equipment are not available for use today.
  • Return to Umea 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.

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All long stay holiday prices include;

Pick up and drop off at Umea 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. You simply take a charged battery and leave the other battery to charge, whenever you wish.

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 2019 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. Fluorocarbon also offers the benefit of not breaking as easily as thin diameter braided lines should a fish rub the line across under water boulders and trees.

Lures and traces are not supplied for week long trips. Advice will be given at the time of booking. Traces are a must. I can send you details of the lures I use; so that you may buy them and bring them with you.

We offer a small 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.

On guided fishing days I bring a newly purchased 6 hp 2018 Yamaha outboard petrol engine. The Yamaha engine is only available during guided fishing days. 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 engine.

If you wish to change a non guided day to be a guided day the additional charge is £80 per day. That includes use of the Yamaha outboard engine and all fuel plus guide. This enables you to swiftly reach the far edges of the lake and return to your accommodation as you wish.

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Pricing:

Three anglers – £300 per week each. Total cost £900 or 1 000 Euros or 10 000 SEK.

Two anglers – £350 per week each. Total cost £700 or 800 Euros or 8 000 SEK.

Single angler – £600 per week. Total cost £600 or 700 Euros or 7 000 SEK.

Non angling accompanying guests are charged £50 / 55 Euros / 550 SEK per week.

PRICES INCLUDE COLLECTION AND DROP OFF BY CAR FROM UMEA, VINDELN OR GRANO.

If you do NOT need pick up and drop off the total price is reduced by £50 or 55 Euros or 550 SEK.

 

3 NIGHT STAYS WITH 2 DAYS GUIDED BOAT FISHING PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE.

Three anglers – £150 each. Total cost £450 or 500 Euros or 5 000 SEK.

Two anglers – £175 each. Total cost £350 or 400 Euros or 4 000 SEK.

Single angler – £300. Total cost £300 or 350 Euros or 3 500 SEK.

Non angling accompanying guests are charged £25 / 30 Euros / 330 SEK.

PRICES INCLUDE COLLECTION AND DROP OFF BY CAR FROM UMEA, VINDELN OR GRANO.

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.

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Rules:

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 4.

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. In 2017 that only happened for 3 days in September and 2 days in October. If you lose a day to bad weather remember you have a day free which you could use as your fishing day instead. 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. Our island has a covered shelter built on it. 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.

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.

EVERYTHING EXCEPT LURES ARE SUPPLIED ON LONGER STAY TRIPS.

PICK UP AVAILABLE IF YOU ARE STAYING IN GRANO, VINDELN OR THE SURROUNDING AREA.

Watch this space…..coming soon…..20 minutes drive from us we have the Vindeln River. It’s a wild, fast, big river home to Baltic Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling.

12 000 salmon were counted entering the river in 2018. We are currently looking to arrange fishing trips to the river to target the healthy populations of game fish.

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