our fishing stretches
The short fishing water covers about 9 km of the lower part of Ljusnan. The area is divided into three areas:
The A-section: Höljebro power plant - Ljusne stream power plant approx. 5 km
The B-section: Ljusne stream power plant - Ljusnefors power plant approx. 2.5 km
The C-section: Ljusne rapids power plant - freshwater border mouth area approx. 1.5 km
Today, fishing is mainly for pike and perch, but smaller stocks of pikeperch, trout and grayling are found in the area.
Pike: Rich stock that can also reach a considerable weight due to the large amount of bait fish found here, specimens of 10 - 15 kg have been caught and larger fish are certainly found.
Perch: Also rich stock, but here mainly attracts the large amount of large perch that are found here, quite common with fish over 1 kg and perch up to 2 kg we know have been caught.
Pikeperch: There are smaller populations, in recent years the number of pikeperch has increased and the size of these is quite large (3-6 kg).
Trout: Also a smaller stock. Previously, trout were moved up from the sea, but this was discontinued in the mid-1990s. But a number of larger trout (3 - 7 kg) have been caught in recent years, according to reliable sources. These may well have dropped from the upper water systems (marble, etc.) during, for example, spring floods.
Grayling: There is a small stock, grayling was released in the early 80's through the care of the fishing club and it was shown to have quite good results with recapture in the following years with relatively large grayling (1 - 1.5 kg). Today, the population is quite small, but it is still believed that some reproduction takes place.
Most of the fishing on the A-section takes place from about 500 m downstream of the E4 bridge to about 500 m upstream of the mentioned bridge to the outlets from Höljebro power plant (see marking on map) and then from land. Fishing from a boat allowed here.
In this zone, a fairly large amount of 3-summer sea trout is planted out every year (approx. 1000 -1500). These weigh about 1 kg when released. This investment in ready-to-catch trout has proven to be successful as a number of trout have been caught at 3-5 kg in recent years. In addition, from 2020, sea trout have been lifted from the breeding trap at the lower power plant to this section. About 300 trout / year it has become and with a weight between about 2-8 kg.
Pike: Rich stock and then especially on really big pike, 2005 a specimen of 17.25 kg was caught in this area. This pike is preserved and can be viewed at Ljusne sport fishing club's cabin. After this, a fish of about 18 kg was caught in the same area which was then returned.
Perch: Like the a-section, a rich stock of large specimens.
Pikeperch: No reports from previous years, but in 2009 some specimens were also taken in this area and then with considerable weight (approx. 10 kg) so the conditions for a rewarding pikeperch fishing are also in this zone.
Trout: As described above, there is today a rewarding fishery for implanted sea trout. Probably a large part of these trout are released through the hatches at the lowest power plant at, for example, spring floods, but then sport fishing benefits from these in the lower zone towards the sea.
Grayling: Like the a-section, there is also a small stock of grayling on the b-section, grayling was also released here during the same period. Happily enough, we believe that a certain natural reproduction takes place when grayling are still caught today on this stretch.
Sport fishing on the B-stretch takes place mostly from land.
Here you fish mainly on the south side of the river from the Ljusne streams power plant and about 500 meters downstream to the old highway bridge (see map).
Note! Boats are available for rent for fishing in certain parts of this section, it is forbidden to fish from your own boat. Contact us for further info.
The stretch where most of the sport fishing is conducted. Here they fish mainly for sea trout and salmon, but by-catches of other fish species occur such as perch, pikeperch, pike, whitefish, rainbow trout.
Sea trout: The fish and the fishing most people come here for. Can weigh anything from 1 kg to 8 kg + depending on the season.
Salmon: Fishing for salmon is mainly conducted on Notholmen, which is now included in the regular fishing license, but it is also good salmon fishing on the north side when they let water in the hatches during the summer months. Weights everything from 2 kg to 20+ kg.
Other fish species: In recent years, it has become increasingly popular to fish for perch in the estuary area. This has been rewarding with nice catches and several specimens over 1 kg. Fishing for perch is best July - September.
Other fish species such as pike, pikeperch, rainbow trout, whitefish, etc. are caught continuously during certain parts of the year but not in large quantities.
Note! Fishing from boat here. See boatfishing.