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Photographer: Fiska i Hillared

Trout fishing in the river Ätran

Fishing experience in flowing water.

In Hillared in northern Svenljunga, the watercourse Ätran runs. Here you will find a 30 km long trout fishing area with exclusive fishing.

The trout in the river Ätran

Ätran is designated as one of the most valuable reproduction areas for lake trout in Västra Götaland County. Here is a 30 km long continuous trout water with tributaries that are suitable spawning areas. Here they work actively to increase the trout stock and the fishing gets better every year, which requires fishermen to follow rules so that the development continues to be positive.

The trout fishing is valid from 1 May and closes when the water has passed 20 degrees. In normal cases, this usually happens in July. The fishing is exclusive and in a limited area. To fish for trout, you need to buy a special trout fishing license.

Fishing Permits & Rules

Up-to-date prices and rules are available at The fishing estate’s website There you can also buy fishing licenses online.

Fishing in Svenljunga

There are close to 300 lakes and streams in Svenljunga local authority area, which offer a great variety of fishing. Here you can fish for both game and wild fish. The beautiful surroundings make you want to stay for longer and return again and again.

Find your way to Svenljunga

Svenljunga local authority area is located in Västra Götaland county to the southwest of western Sweden . To the south we border Falkenberg in Halland and Gislaved in Småland by means of the beautiful Fegen nature reserve. Our local authority area boasts more than 300 lakes and many streams. There are great opportunities for recreation, including hiking, cycling, canoeing and fishing. Svenljunga is part of the Sjuhäradsbygden in the region of Borås and can be reached by Routes 156 and 154.

Contact information

Projekt Ätranöring

Phone: +46 704 21 32 21

Website: projektatranoring.se