- River Dammån -
River in the middle of Jämtland. Flows just west of lake Storsjön. It flows out in lake Ockesjön which is a part of lake Storsjön. Where lake Ockesjön join the lake Storsjön is the famous Kvissleströmmen (Kvissle stream) located.
River Dammån begins at Höglekardalen, it is the river Storån that changes names to Dammån just downstream Höglekardalen. River Storån originates from the great area of lakes just east of Anarisfjället (Anaris mountain).
Species: perch, pike, grayling, burbot, whitefish, brown trout.
The fishing in river Dammån is mainly for the big upstream migrating
trout, they are migrating from lake Storsjön. They can weigh up to 8 kg. The first
migration begins at the end of May and it usually lasts to the middle of September. The
most intense migrating period is usually in mid July to the mid of August. When the fish
passes the "fish ladder" at the Åhn hydroelectric power station it is counted.
The number of migrated fish varies from 500 - 1000 each year.
Largest area of river Dammån is controlled/managed by Dammåns FVO: www.fishersguide.com
Boats can be rented
in Bydalen and at Höglekardalens Holiday
"Harredan" outside the fishing camp in the village Ån.
"Rismyrströmmen" at "Åkroken". The inflow to lake Hovdetjärnen.
Flyfishing: At the start of the season when the water level runs high use intermediate and sinklines. Later when the water level has decreased use sinktip or floating line. Many fishermen uses different kinds of streamers and other imitation of smaller fish to catch the big trout. Suggestion on dryflies to use: Streaking Caddis, Rackelhanen, Muddlers. A good idea is to use long leaders especially when fishing in the calmer parts of the river. A well proved method to catch big trout on a dryfly is to strip a big well floating dryfly on some of the calm spots in the stream at dusk or at night you fish a streamer in some of the deep holes of the river. When the season has reached August there is a fine chance to catch the really big trout on a dryfly at the upper stretches of the river. Fish weighing up to 6 kg have been caught on dryflies o the upper beats near Höglekardalen.
Spinfishing: small dark reflex spinners, Devon spinner, smaller Rapala wobblers, Vibrax spinners. Early in the season a small wobbler could be a smart choice.
Fishing tips (in Swedish)
Notices on river Dammån (in Swedish)
Fishing guides, fishing charter
Höglekardalens Mountain Boarding House, cabin rent and rooms.
Fishing articles, books about river Dammån
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River Dammån at Bydalen