Fishing in Lofsdalen's lakes and streams

Fish mountain trout, grayling and char from shore or boat with a spinning rod, angling and fly-fishing

Trout record lake Lofssjön is 9.755 kg

Catched 2016-05-23 by Bernt Hellström from Ljusne

What you need

We sell fishing gear, permits and bait. Children under 15 fish for free. Härjedalen municipality annually appoints the greatest fisher. Come and report all your catches over two kilos. We care for your fishing and therefore share our long experience of fishing in the Lofsdalen mountain area. 

Price fishing permits

  • One day 80 SEK
  • Week 250 SEK
  • Year 500 SEK
  • Family Year* 600 SEK

*Family Year is valid for a couple with children under 18 years all living at the same address.

our best fishing tips

  • Ruttjärn: A small mountain lake or tarn located south of Lofssjön up behind and hidden by a ridge at appr. 800 m.a.s.l. From Västvallen it’s about three kilometers uphill walk up to this scenic mountain lake with an amazing view. Best suited for fishing with a rod. In the lake you can fish for trout and perch. The picture above shows the Ruttjärn tarn.
  • Lofssjön: In the 20 km long lake you can fish both from boat and land. Here the really big trouts up to 10 kg are lurking. The lake record for trout is 9.755 kg. In Lofssjön you fish perch, large and small trout, pike and burbot.
  • Stråhåarna: is a running water system located northwest of Lofsdalen. Is especially suitable for fly fishing with its many meandering ponds (Håar). It is also possible to fish by angle rod. In Stråhåarna you can fish for trout and perch.
  • Gagnlöstjärn, Broktjärn and Långtjärn: three small lakes or tarns for those who want a great outdoor experience. They are located about 10 km southwest of Lofsdalen. A full day’s walking is recommended, possibly staying overnight. Here you fish for trout and perch.

Map of the fishing area

The map can be picked up at most of the local businesses. It is in Swedish only unfortunately. A quick Swe-Eng dictionary:

  • Fiskevårdsområde = Fish Conservation Area.
  • Rinnande vatten = Running water (streams and brooks).
  • Sjöar – tjärnar = Lakes, ponds and tarns.
  • Tjärn = Tarn. Sjö = Sea, lake.
  • Å, ån = river or stream.
  • Hå, håar (plur) = meandering stream with ponds.
  • -hågna, -vålen, -åsen = mountain, mound, ridge.  Ex: Sömlingshågna 1195 meters.

Fish species in Lofsdalen

Grayling (Harr)

Thyma’llus thyma’llus, species in the salmon family. Grayling lives in cold, oxygen-rich water and eating driven and bottom-living small animals, especially insect larvae. The grayling prefers freshwater, particularly running. It is ubiquitous in northern Sweden. The grayling is different from other Swedish salmonids with its high and long dorsal fin. It also has a characteristic smell of thyme – hence its Latin name. Grayling sides are silvery gray with a violet shimmer. Around midsummer, it is very best to fish for grayling. Even at night fishing late in the summer, you have a good chance to come and dance with Lady of the streams – the grayling. The grayling is not as shy as trout and char, and you have more chance to sneak up to the grayling. The grayling is Härjedalen’s county fish.

Fish for grayling

In the Lofsdalen-Glöte fishing area you can fish for Grayling in:
  • Glötessjön Lake
  • Lofsen Stream
  • Glöten Stream

Arctic char (Röding)

Arctic char, Salvelinus alpinus. The char is a genus of 15-20 species of salmonids in cold water. They differ from salmon and trout by having bright spots on dark ground. Most species are at least during their spawning time bright red or yellow on the belly. Larger species will be more than 1 m long. In Sweden there are three species, mainly in the streams and lakes in the mountains:

Fish for Char

In the Lofsdalen-Glöte fishing area you can fish for Grayling in:

  • Stråsjön Lake
  • Dyckessjön Lake

Trout (Öring)

Trout, Sa´lmo tru´tta. The trout is similar to salmon but has a higher tail pole, straight back edge of the tail fin and longer jaw bone. The trout is dark with a variety of spots on the sides and dorsal fin; the red dots are bright edge. Brook trout live its whole life in running water and are rarely more than 30 cm long. It will not wander and keeps its fry color throughout life. Lake trout spend their time in the larger lakess. It can grow up to a meter long.

Fish for Trout

In the Lofsdalen-Glöte fishing area you can fish for Trout in:
  • Lofssjön Lake
  • Ruttjärn Tarn
  • Gagnlöstjärn Lake
  • Tjärndammen Pond
  • Stråhåarna Brook
  • Abbortjärn Tarn
  • Storhån stream Pond
  • Glötessjön Lake
  • Dyckessjön Lake
  • Svartåstjärn Lake
  • Körbäckstjärn Lake
  • Sömlingsån Stream
  • Svartbäcken Brook
  • Synderån Stream
  • Norderån Stream
  • Tjärnvasslan Stream
  • Lofsen Stream
  • Glöten Stream