Åbyälvens Nedre FVO

The lower Åby river fishery conservation area

Fishing in the Åby river, from Renholmen to Blåfors

The river right now

WATER MEASUREMENTS

Measurements closed for the season

WEATHER

NEWS

2022-10-08

Report from the work done on the river tributaries during 2022


2022-06-08

Information regarding plastic ribbons along the river


2022-06-03

Regarding outbreak of crayfish plague in the Skellefteå river - be careful how you use your fishing gear etc. in Åby river!



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Fiskekort

Our fishing rules can be found at ifiske.se

About Åbyälvens Nedre FVO

The Åby river is a 175km long forest river with its source in the municipality of Arvidsjaur, county of Norrbotten. The final 43km lies within the county of Västerbotten. The catchment area of the Åby river lies completely in the forest and is thereby not namely affected by the snow melting in the mountains to the West. The catchment area mainly consists of a moraine landscape made out of pine forest and wetlands with only a few major contributaries. After the county boarder and all the way to its outlet, the river is surrounded by an increasing number of stretches of farmland. The lower stretches falls higher than any other river in the north of Sweden and offers a large number of nice streams and white-water rapids. The river is classified as a Natura-2000 area and is considered to have a high diversity of species, and key species such as salmon, otter and freshwater pearl mussel can be found in the area. You can also find many rare plants, such as the  Västerbotten county flower Kung Karls spire.


The Lower Åby River fishery conservation area stretches from the fresh-/saltwaterline at the old docks of Renholmen up to the hanging bridge in Blåfors. In addition, the lakes Bastusjön, Åbyträsket and Djupsjön are also a part of the fishery conservation area. Apart from salmon, there are nice populations of trout, grayfish, bass and northern pike in the river. In the lakes, pike, bass and roach are common species. The main migration of salmon in the river happens during spring and early summer.


Åbyälvens Nedre FVO is the name of the fishery conservation area association in lower Åbyälven, and the association has an active board with a management plan where fisheries management and working towards keeping an available and enjoyable fishing is a large part.


The Åby river salmon is a naturally reproducing salmon population which is unique by Swedish standards. It has not been subject to release of other, foreign, salmon populations as many other northern rivers have. This means that todays salmon in Åby river is, genetically, almost identical to the original Åby river salmon


In the 1990s, great hope was put in a salmon ladder that was built alongside the Hednäs power station. The idea was that the salmon would reach the nice playgrounds and growth places upstream from the power plant, including nice areas in Norrbotten county. Unfortunately there have been recurring problems with the solutions built for the migration up- and downstream, which consequently means that growth in the salmon population of Åby river has failed. This is the reason why Åbyälvens Nedre FVO has implemented tougher rules for salmon fishing than the authorities' general requirements for salmon waters. We want to take care of our unique salmon population.

Lower Åby river fishery conservation area association

Members of the board


    Chairman Magnus Larsson
    Vice chairman Mikael Bergh
    Secretary Johan Johansson
    Treasurer Stefan Johansson
        Board members:
        Arne Karlsson
        Johan Fahlgren
        Ulf Larsson
            Alternates:
            Anders Edström
            Linus Lidman
            Niklas Nilsson


          Fishing Inspectors


          Our fishing inspectors can be found under Fishing info.


          Kontakt


          Chairman Magnus Larsson


          Phone: 070-3153469

          E-mail: ordforande@abyalven.se


          Webb, photos: info@abyalven.se


          Documents


          Last annual meeting: Protokoll 2022


          Management plan: Förvaltningsplan


          Statutes: Stadgar Åbyälvens nedre FVO

          News

          Report from the work done on the river tributaries during the 2022 season

          2022-10-08


          During this season the Åby river lower FVO has kept working with the tributaries located within the FVO boundaries.


          Work has consisted of, among other things, analsis of sulphate rich soil in the area. We have done a digital mapping of ditches in along the tributaries which we have chosen to work with. Sampling of water quality in both river and tributaries have been done on two occasions. We have also completed restoration of the Söravan stream.


          We want to take this opportinuty to thank everyone involved with the execution of this years LOVA project activities and we especially want to thank the land owners who cherish both environmental- and fishery care and has given us approval to execute the restoration of the Söravan stream.


          Best wishes from the board of Åby river lower FVO


          Information regarding plastic ribbons around the river

          2022-06-08

          Many have seen the plastiv ribbons that are present along some stretches of the south side of the river. These are leftovers from the reindeer keeping in the area during the winter. Åbyälvens lower FVO and land owners have been in contact with the same village who responds that they will remove the plastic ribbons now that the spring flow is over.


          Regarding outbreak of crayfish plague in Skellefteå river

          2022-06-03


          There is currently an outbreak of crayfish plague in the Skellefteå river. Please adhere to the rules for how to handle your fishing equipment if you have used it in the Skellefteå river previously! We want to keep our population of crayfish in the Åby river!


          Find more informtion at: havochvatten.se



          Invitation to send in bid for maintenance work

          2022-03-22


          You are hereby invited to leave a bid for the maintenance work of the 2022 season.

          You can find the contents of the assignent as well as bid instructions here (in Swedish).


          Bids shall be sent before April 10th to ordforande@abyalven.se.


          Retraction of license for Hednäs kraftverk is underway

          2022-02-28


          Today Skellefteå Kraft announced that they will apply for a retraction of the license for Åbyälven Hednäs power station.

          It is likely that this will mean that, in time, the power station will be removed, which is good news for the salmon population in the river!


          Read more in the Skellefteå kraft press release.


          Protocol from Annual meeting 2022

          2022-02-03


          The protocol from the 2022 Annual meeting is now available. It can be found here.


          Information about the current board members can be found here.


          Please note updates to rules and control fees. Information can be found here.





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