Östersund is a city that offers exciting fishing possibilities. On the one hand you can fish for salmonids right in the city. On the other, you are close to fantastic fishing waters with Östersund as your base. Float along beautiful rivers or row in calm waters. And still be back in the city for the evening. If that’s what you want.
There is fishing for all levels of interest; family fishing in a boat for perch and pike, angling along Lake Storsjön's shore, or more challenging fly-fishing in rivers for brown trout or grayling. Or why not try your hand at catching one of the biggest types of lake trout at Landösjön lake?
Fishing is a way to be at one with nature, to create your own adventure. It requires a little humility, and that you focus all your senses on one single thing - catching fish. But you get so much in return: being out in nature, excitement and spiritual harmony. So, get yourself out fishing and enjoy the experience that you and nature create together.
Due to the increased levels of the environmental toxins PFAS in the water around Frösön 200 meters from the shore and Lillsjön, you should not eat perch or pike more than about 2 to 3 times a year if they are caught within the yellow marked area in the map. See the area here. There is no acute health risk or cause for concern. However, since PFAS is stored in the body, you should avoid eating the fish often for a long time.