Thanks for this summer! Welcome autumn!

It can be said for the summer 2019, it is that it was better than 2018! Many felt worried about this summer, that it was going to be like last year, with high heat, dry and too hot in the waters. That meant tough conditions for fish and aquatic organisms. Angling stalled and fell by about 20 per cent 2017.

– The anglers took their responsibility and refrained from fishing in certain parts of the summer last year, we are very grateful for, says Helge Jonsson, Chairman of Långåfisket. Then the fish gasping for breath in the hot and oxygen-poor water and tributaries were more or less dried. This meant in turn that the fish's "pantry" was lean or empty when the waters began to be refilled.

– The first impressions of this summer is that the number of anglers has increased and many have returned, but on the other hand has no fishing returned to normal. Early summer and early in July offered a somewhat decent fishing, but towards the end of the season has petered out. It was sparse hatchings, clearly less than normal. We share that experience with other comparable fishing areas in the Swedish mountains. Also on the Norwegian side have had similar experiences. Of course there, as always, skilled fishermen seem to succeed even though the weather is tough, but many have returned from a fishing trip with an empty fish basket, he says.

The experience is greater than the catch, it is said, and it also applies to summer 2019. The question is whether this trend that has proved in recent years will continue.

– It is, as always, impossible to say anything about what will happen in the future, especially when it comes to fishing and the weather will be, says Per-Ola Persson, who is responsible for quality of the fish conservation association's board and Långåfiskets Riverkeeper. He is also responsible for the operations Långåljusnan project that aims to recreate as much as possible of the natural routes in the western part of Långåljusnan and also arrange new playgrounds for natural fish reproduction in tributaries.

– We interpret the changes in nature as being due to a warmer climate. What is most troubling in this context that our precious fish depend on cold water for both their normal lives and to bring new generations into the world. The beneficiaries are perch and pike.

All water has been fishing ban 1 september – 31 October, except Långåljusnan, Cover Tjärn, Stortjärn (Långå) and Song Tarn. Basic lake has fishing ban from 1 September to 15 november, and from 10 May to a week before midsummer. Landowners, however, permit the targeted phishing for whitefish in Grundsjön. The exception associated with Grundsjöprojektets order to reduce the population of whitefish Grundsjön eg through phishing. This year is done no fishing with deep driftnet without the orderly withdrawal of whitefish is done with the help of two large traps.

– This means that there are opportunities to many fine fishing the rest of the year, says Helge Jonsson. It is still not time for winter storage equipment. Autumn fishing for grayling's a long-awaited experience for many, and the number of anglers in the autumn months appears to increase, especially among older people, when many stopped chasing and instead engaged in fishing that is not as demanding. The beautiful days of autumn is an experience in itself, and there are plenty of opportunities to vary with hiking, carrying- and mushrooms.

Thanks for this summer! Welcome autumn! greets Långåfisket.