66° 28’ 57.09” N – 16° 46’ 42.85” E
Char Fishing /
The timid fish
Just north of the Arctic Circle, deep in uncharted Lapland, you will find the Pieske Streams. A sport fisherman's paradise and the home of the diva of the mountain. The most beautiful and timid of all fish – the char. This curious and moody beauty is ready to put up a fight and tests the limits of every fisherman's ability. Here in the crystalline streams, the Greta Garbo of fly-fishing offers exciting dry fly-fishing with thin leaders. The Pieske Streams are exclusively reserved for fly-fishing. Other parts of the 2000 hectare fishing area also permit spinner fishing. Here, there are ten kilometres of flowing water and, in addition to Sweden's best arctic char, you will find a good stock of salmon trout and unusually large grayling.
The fishing camp is situated at the source of the Pite River. A genuine wilderness camp out in the bare mountain area that can only be reached by helicopter or on foot. We guarantee that your mobile phone won't have coverage here and there will hardly be any fishermen other than those staying temporarily in the cabins will be within a full day's march.
Miekak fishing camp has 25 cabins, four of which are located at other lakes. A simple rowboat is included in the price. A boat motor and fishing guide can be rented. The guide, Tomas Almer, has been working at Miekak since 1976. The camp also has a small wilderness survival shop with some fishing accessories. Miekak fishing camp only offers travel packages of three days or more – and who would even want to have a shorter stay. The Lapland mountain has a high level of precipitation and the world-famous fishing lasts all summer. Be prepared for all types of weather – from scorching sun to sleet – and pack ingredients to create a couple of delicious meals. Arctic char is an exceptional fish to eat: fried whole (in a pan or in the oven), boiled, grilled, smoked or pickled. Always served with fresh boiled potatoes.
From Sweden, follow E45 to the turnoff to route 95 west near Arvidsjaur. Continue via Arjeplog to the eastern end of Lake Sädvvájávrre (148 km). Head north towards Tjärnberg (6 km) and then take the helicopter to the Miekak fishing camp.
From Norway, follow E6 to Storjord, south of Fauske. Continue on route 77 to the Swedish border (23 km), where it changes over to route 95, to the eastern end of Lake Sädvvájávrre (88 km). Head north towards Tjärnberg (6 km) and then take the helicopter to the Miekak fishing camp.
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No 26 CHAR FISHING / MIEKAK
GOOD TO KNOW
- Activity: Char fishing
- Location: Miekak, Sweden
- Season: July-September
- Degree of difficulty: Everyone is welcome.
- Other facts: Miekak is situated in the heart of Luokta Mavas Sami region and is part of what is often called the last wilderness in Europe. This uncharted landscape offers fantastic opportunities for wilderness adventures. The wildlife is made up of typical mountain animals. With a little luck, you may catch sight of a bashful wolverine and in the summer you will always hear the warning call of the golden plover and the song of the bluethroat.
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