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Top class fishing in Västerbotten

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Västerbotten has fishing waters to suit everybody, beginners and pros alike. A number of the fishing waters in the county are internationally renowned and entice crowds of Swedish and foreign tourists to visit every year. "Fishing is an incredibly relaxing pastime, but at the same time it's exciting. It's really something worth doing," says Mats Byström at Fiskecentrum in Saxnäs.

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Skellefteå – a wild salmon eldorado

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Skellefteå is home to three wild salmon rivers within 20 minutes' reach. Nowhere else in Sweden can match this. Anders Cederberg does 97 percent of his salmon fishing on one of them - the Byske River. Why? Well, because in his eyes nothing can match a shiny, steel-coloured salmon from the Byske River.

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Fishing in Ammarnäs increasing in popularity

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Exclusive fishing in exceptional waters, or readily accessible fishing in the local area. Ammarnäs has fishing for everyone: from professionals to families with children. And more and more people are starting to realise this. The peak season is in the summer, but fishermen - and women - from far and near come to this village in southern Lapland to catch grayling, pike, char and the special Ammarnäs salmon trout all year round.

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