Övägen 68, 81895 Hedesunda, Zweden
T: 0046 (0)70 - 5443713
E: info@hedesundacamping.se


Our camping ground is a special place for the fisherman. For several years now the co-owner Meindert Hamstra has been a fanatic fisherman and still is, especially vertical fishing for pike-perch has stolen his heart.

The fisherman speaks:
As a born and raised Frieslander I spent a lot of hours on the water. When I was young my father took me to the lake Lauwersmeer in Friesland (The Netherlands). Later we moved to Mijdrecht (also in Holland) where I met a group of fishing friends and almost every week we went after the pike-perch throughout the waters of The Netherlands. Together with these friends I’m still a member of the 'Big Zanderlist' of Fishing club 'De Fuik' and I joined in the Dutch pike-perch tournaments on a regular base. When we looked for a camping site my wish was always that we had good fishing waters close at hand. We were lucky that we stumbled on camping Hesesunda not only because the waters were packed with perch and pike, but also this camping has the best pike-perch waters of Sweden!

The fishing waters
The Dalälven is a beautiful river, which belongs to the top 10 best fishing waters of Sweden. It’s a paradise for fisherman and nature lovers. The river is 500km long, starts at the Norwegian border, flows through Sweden and pours in to the Gulf of Bothnia. The last 200 km of the river is called Nedre Dalälven. This river is different from the other rivers in Europe because of the changing water flow and beautiful lakes with several big and small islands. In these fabulous fishing waters we find almost 30 different kinds of fish including salmon, sea trout, trout, grayling, pike, pike-perch, perch, burbot and many sorts of whitefish. We have found lots of good spots on the vast water and will discover many, many more before we can say we know this water like the back of my hand. I, personally, would like to invite everyone who loves fishing to come and see for themselves.

Fishing from the campsite
Camping Hedesunda is situated on the beautiful, long stretched island named Ön which is surrounded by Hedesundafjärden and the Bromöfjärden. [see map]. These fjärden belong to the Nedre Dalälven and cover more than 10.000 hectare of water! It’s a pleasure to fish here for any fisherman. You can throw your fishing line literally from our beach or pier or you can take out a fishing boat. We have detailed maps of the water from the area with given depths, obstacles and buoys. There are several fishing cabins where you can moor your boat, light a fire and grill some lunch.

Pike-perch (zander)
From my own experience I can say that the real pike-perch fisher has a lot of fun in this area. Around these flowing bits of river between the islands you can find beautiful embankments and slopes that are up to 17 meters deep. The local’s fish with trolling plugs or for anchor with natural bait. The, in The Netherlands so popular, vertical fishing is very effective here, together with pike-perch you can catch a lot of perch and the hungry pike too of course. Fishing with underline is a requirement. Pike-perch is easy to catch during the ice-free period and every year there are catches that weigh 10 kilo or more.

It’s a paradise here pike fishers. Around the countless islands and bays with big weed- and lily beds you can practically smell the pikes! It really does smell like pike! The pike season starts half April and ends in November. The chance of the biggest catch is in the spring and fall.  Especially the area around the campsite is known for its larger pikes, fish weighing 10 kilo are no exception here. Dragging with plugs is with the locals one of the most favorites way of fishing, but fishing with jerk baits is getting more and more popular. Besides the pike is easy to catch when hoisting with a big fat lure. The all-round lure fisherman will have a lot of fun because you can drag the plugs from site to site, when you move past the plant beds you pull your jerk bait up for a while and when you get to the top of a nice deep trench you let the lure slide down inside.

Fly fishing on trout and grayling
A true lust for the fanatic fly fisher is Gysinge, located 15 km upstream. Here you will find the water has a constant changing flow of wide and small calm and stormy waters, endless islands and a beautiful branch. Trained as well as starting fisherman can enjoy himself or herself. Right here you can find fishing cabins that are tucked away. Here you can light a fire and cook your catch.

Salmon and sea trout
If we go for about 30 km downstream we come to Alvkarleby, were you can catch salmon and sea trout. This area is extremely suitable for fishing with a fly rod. You can fish from the shore or from the boat. About 850 salmon are caught here each year. The average weight of the salmon is 9 kilo and every year some people even catch salmon weighing more than 20 kilo. In Alvkarleby the Swedish record was broken when salmon fishing on flowing water, the fish that was caught weighed 27,97 kilo. The salmon start swimming here at the beginning of May, but the real salmon fishing season is from June till the end of July. Also the sea trout is very popular in this same area. Almost every year fishermen catch around 4.000 sea trout with their rods and the record stands at 13,1 kilo. The best season for sea trout fishing is from January till April and from September till October.

Fishing boats and fishing licenses
For the boat fisherman we have the following rental possibilities: first of all there are two aluminum Quicksilver 450's, which accommodates a 20hp 4-stroke outboard engine. The boats have a storage compartment, a live well and there are two seats to fish from. Also we have 4 aluminum Linder 400HP with 9,9HP 4-stroke outboard engine, 2 aluminium Linder 400HP 15HP 4-stroke engine and 3 Linder 440 4hp 4-stroke outboard engine. All of these boats can be equiped with sonar and can be fitted with an electromotor. 

Your stay and other information
Your fishing holiday with us can be spent in many ways. We have plots of land with or without electricity and on the site we’ve got wooden huts, we call then stugors. In our restaurant you can have breakfast and/or diner. We would like to welcome you for a full care free fishing holiday with friends or family. Everything is possible… just ask.

For more information or for a special arrangement booking you can call 0046 (0)291-4413 or send an email. All the possibilities you would like can be discussed!