In the mountains of Västerbotten are about 20 000 lakes of various sizes and hundreds of flowing water. Fish stocks are mainly char and trout in the higher regions.
There are both state and privately owned waters in the mountains of Västerbotten. In the brochure "Fjällfiske" you will find information of the state owned waters that are open for angling. In the brochure you will find an overview-map of the mountain region. There are detailed maps that show the fishing waters that are open for angling. In order to fish in the mountain region a state fishing permit is required.
The brochure is available at Hemavan Tärnaby tourism office. Fising license can be bought online: www.natureit.se or at Hemavan Tärnaby tourism office in Tärnaby.
Hemavan is what mountain life is all about. A smaller village near Vindelfjällens nature reserve, it has a vibrant cultural landscape, with an active settler and Sami life where the reindeer business still has a prominent role.