The salmon population of the Byske is a subspecies of the Atlantic salmon Salmo salar that spends its entire life-cycle in the Baltic and its feeder rivers. An average Byskeälven salmon weighs in at 10kg while season’s bests top out around 18kg.
Whether you’ve cut your double handed teeth on the Spey, spent summers knee-deep in Russia’s rivers, or have never Scandied at all, you’ll find opportunity and challenge on the Byskeälven. Our guides have the local knowledge to give experienced rods the inside track and the patience and passion to teach new skills to novices.
June to August
KIT & CLOTHING
There is no specific clothing required, but neutral and natural colours are the most suitable.To make the most of this trip you will be doing a lot of walking so make sure you have suitable footwear.
Wading is essential and the water can be too cold to make wet wading comfortable. Please ensure your waders are disinfected before arriving.
Polarised sunglasses and a hat will not only provide protection but make spotting of fish easier.
10-14 ft 7-10wt
We recommend using a shooting head in 3 or 6-7 sink with plenty of backing
Short 1.5-2m leaders with a 30lb breaking strain are used with a selection of sizes of tippet
A selection of salmon flies will be used, with tube flies being the most popular. We recommend Kunte Culex, Banana, Black Bear Red Butt, Silvery Gary and Fredrik’s Ferrari tubes.
Flies are available at the lodge or can be purchased in advance.
Maximum of 4 anglers
Airport of arrival
VISAS & LICENCES
Travelling from within the EU needs no visa
Travel from outside the EU may require a visa at the port of entry
Swedish fishing licences will be arranged by Outside Days
Be prepared for mosquitoes (weather dependant). We strongly recommend head and bed nets along with a high percentage deet repellent.
None required but we always recommend that you have at least standard travel insurance.
Tips to the guides are included in the price of the trip.