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Whitefish fishing in Grundsjön finished for this year


The reduction fishing for whitefish in Grundsjön began 10 August and is now finished. Fished with them 6 meter deep floating nets it was completed 20 August when just over two tons of whitefish had been landed.

After that, fishing with Great Russian has continued until now and the total catch amounts to 3 950 sikar with an average weight of 6 hecto. As in previous years, Härjedalen municipality is the largest recipient of the delicate whitefish for school canteens and nursing homes. The result is on par with previous years.

The fishing has been able to be carried out to the planned extent and has gone well in comparison with last year when the variations in the reservoir's water level varied greatly, according to Allan Blomkvist who was responsible for the contract.

On the other hand, there were worse results in terms of roe capture for rejuvenation measures. For the second year in a row, it has failed. Possible reasons could be that the char spawn and lay their rum a couple of three weeks later than normal with changed location choices compared to before. The reasons for that are believed to be climate change. The board of the Långå Fishery Management Association is now considering whether roe fishing should take place in a different way in the coming years.

However, there are signs that some rejuvenation of the char stock has taken place naturally in recent years. What speaks for it is that the fishing season, just after the turn of the year, has yielded catches mostly of small chars around 100 – 200 grams in age 2 – 3 year.

Fisheries conservation in Grundsjön is run by the Grundsjö project to protect the future of the unique Grundsjörödingen in the long term. The project is owned and financed by Fortum Sverige AB, Härjedalen, The County Administrative Board and Långå Fishery Management Association. The budget is around 450 000 SEK.