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The Elgåvassdraget waterway is a tributary water system in the Enningdalselva River system, entering it where the superb Elgåfossen falls close to the Swedish border. The Elgå River runs from Lake Elgvannet.

There is road along the lower part of the system providing good access by car. In this section there are several larger forest lakes such as lakes Lysevann and Elgvann, both with strong stocks of pike and perch. Between the lakes there are excellent river stretches where trout abounds.

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About this activity

  • Type of fishing
    Enkelt fiske Större utmaning
  • Area, hectares
    The Elgå River runs 17 km from Lake Elgvannet to Enningdalselva River.
  • About the fishing
    Lakes Lysevann and Elgvann offers excellent pike and perch fishing, whereas fishing for medium size trout in the Elgå River with worm or fly can be exciting.
  • Season
    All year with variations depending on species. Perch fishing can also be good during the winter. Trout bites best in spring and autumn, while pike can be fished all year though summertime is the time when fishing is at its best.
  • Nice catches
    Perch over 1.5 kg have been caught here, as well as pike weighing up to 10 kg.
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