FISHING – SWEDEN, GOTLAND
Fly fishing or spin fishing for seatrout in Sweden, Gotland. Fishmaster will arrange a hosted fishing trip to Gotland 26th March-1st April 2020. Gotland is the biggest island of Sweden and is located towards east of mainland, it offers good fishing for seatrout. Enjoy fishing surrounded by a beautiful landscape.
FLY FISHING, SPIN FISHING
Gotland is famous for long shallow beaches that suit excellent for fishing from the land or by wading. The most popular fishing methods are spin fishing or fly fishing. Species you can catch there are seatrout and sometimes pike. Please bring your own waders and fishing tackle with you. The fishing for trout on Gotland is often magnificent. The seatrout is self reproducting, has high average weight, the flats are generally easy to wade and the season is long. You will wade lime stone flats and sand to catch the trout, which often feeds very close to the shore. In many areas it is possible to wade very close to the shelf separating the shallow flat from the deeper water, where large quantities of baitfish and shrimp is gathered due to the breaking of the waves. The average weight of the seatrout is about 5 lbs but specimens around 18 lbs are caught. There is a bag limit of 1 seatrout per person per day.
For fly fishing for seatrout on Gotland we recommend 9 ‘ foot single handed rods for lines #7-9 and suitable fly reels with good quality brakes. Floating, sink tip or intermediate shooting heads are most used fly lines depending of water level and temperature. Spin fishing rods should be 7-9’ feet long and medium-heavy action with plenty of power for strong fish and should be recommended for 0,5-1 oz lures.
Good fly patterns for Gotland are: Shrimp flies like Pattegrisen, streamers. Good spoons are Vicke, Toby, Salamander in colours: gold, orange, red
The seatrout season is more or less October to May. We arrange fishing during the whole season but remember that in January or February it might be cold even though the Gotland winter is not hard. But there is a certain charm to fishing these months; the fishing is as good as any other month. On top of that more fish is silver coloured and in great condition. From September 1:st to December 31:st, fishing in areas with spawning streams is prohibited. Minimum size for seatrout is 50cm.
Accomodation for fishermen is in nice and well equipped cabin, close the sea and fishing places. There is a big living room, a well equipped kitchen, three twin bedrooms, freezer, toilet, shower. The meals are included in price.
Fishing trips to Sweden, Gotland will be arranged throughout the fishing season and below you will find dates for next trips. Customers will take care of car transports to fishing destination and back by themselves. There is a good road and ferry connections to Gotland island.
- Dates: 26.3.-1.4.2020
- Price: 780 eur/person
- Trip length: 3 fishing days, 4 nights in destination
- Group size: 1 fishing guide + 3 fishermen
- Fishing trip includes: Fishing, Car transports, Accommodation, Guiding
- Fishing trip does not include: Meals
- Species: Seatrout
- Season: 1.10 – 15.5