Fishing weekend in Värmland
Regardless of whether you fish from land or from an aluminium boat with a four-stroke motor, you will be fishing in undisturbed, well-managed waters. The area is sparsely populated, so you will be virtually alone.
This is genuine Swedish sport fishing, for pike, perch and trout. This is the fishing you remember from childhood, and the fishing you want your own children to remember from theirs. At the same time, this is something uniquely exotic, attracting visitors from all over Europe.
Fredros is an old small village in western Värmland, about 450 km west of Stockholm and close to the Norwegian border. It is beautifully situated between the lakes of Mangen and Treen. This is where the Finn Forest starts, with mountains, bogs and forest landscapes, many lakes and a rich fauna, including elk, wolf and beaver.
The area has many small and large lakes, and there are large stocks of fine perch, pike and brown trout. Many fishing techniques are possible, including fly fishing. The host couple and the fishing guides know where and when the fish are biting, and are always at hand, either on land or on the boats, to provide assistance.
Close to the edge of the Treen lake, there are three well-equipped log cabins with adjacent sauna, and just a short distance away is a new hut for two people.
But the region does not only attract anglers. Other visitors come to simply enjoy the outdoors – the area has fine walking trails, canoes, boats and bikes can be rented, and there is wonderful bathing.