Grankullavik holiday village & Öland Angling Center
Good fishing and easily accessible waters make Öland, and especially the north part of Öland, a high class angling area. Here you can catch a large pike one minute and sea trout the next.
At the north tip of the island Ölandis Grankullaviken – a large bay that because of its sheltered location, the inpouring of brackish water, a long vegetation period and shallow water makes it a highly productive reproduction area for nourishment organisms and accomodates a variety of fish. To catch pike above 10 kgs is not unusal and many anglers have experienced their fishing dreams come true at Grankullavik.
Grankullavik and Öland Angling Centre is situated in the northern part of Öland close to the south west shore of the Grankulla bay, 40 m from our own fishing waters.
Grankullavik has an area of about 660 ha. At the opening of the bay towards the sea three small islands form a very good shelter from disturbing currents and hard winds. The depth of the bay is exceptional, most of the bay is only 1–3 m deep. Only the sailing channel between Nabbelund and the north-east point of Öland as well as an area in the centre of the bay holds a depth of 5–6 m. Grankulla bay is an important spawn place to many fishes and the interchanging of fish with the Baltic and other small bays along the coast means an ever lasting supply of fish.
Pike, perch and of course sea trout are the most interesting species and are preferably caught in the Grankulla bay. Sometimes we also have garfish, whitefish and ide as well as now and then the sea trout which comes within spinning distance on the west and east coast of northern Öland.
|Pike||Ordinary: 2 – 6 kg|
|Perch||Ordinary: 0,3 kg|
|Sea trout||Ordinary: 2 – 3 kg|
Thanks to the mild climate of Öland you can fish almost all the year round. The best time for pike fishing is autumn, from middle of August, September–November. The sea trout is preferably caught in March, April and May and in the late autumn in October, November and December. It´s forbidden to fish pike and peach 1/4 – 31/5.
Apart from ordinary fishing equipment you need clothes to suit the weather and wading trousers for the sea trout fishing.
The pike is most often caught with a spinning rod but also with a fly rod when standing at the most shallow places. Wobblers in yellow/green colours, spoons made of copper and jigs in blue or yellow/green colours are usually the best baits. The perch is caught using small jigs and spinners or with worms or small fry on the hook. Spinning or flyfishing from the beach, or wading up to your knees or waist, is the most commmon if you want to catch sea trout. Preferably you should use a 10 ft spinnning rod with a 0.25–0.30 mm line. Suitable baits are different types of coastal wobblers and long, thin spoons for coastal fishing.
Boats, Fishing tackle and maps
20 motor boats, size between 3.8 and 4.5 m with engines between 3 and 6.5 hp, are available to rent. Anchors, oars, life jackets and 10 l petrol are included in the rent.
Maps are delivered together with the navigation charts.
Accomodation & Food
Grankullavik Holiday Village, 24 chalets with sea view, is right on the shore of the Grankulla bay. All chalets have WC, shower, hot and cold water, fridge, electric cooker, kitchen utensils, electrical heating, micro wave oven, TV and a verandah with garden furniture and a barbeque.
Self-catering and cleaning. Cleaning of the cabin before you leave can be ordered via the reception. Bed linen is not included in the price.
16 chalets of 43 m2, 4 beds in each, living room with pantry and 2 bedrooms, one with bunk beds, WC and shower.
8 semi-detached chalets of 53 m2, 6 beds in each, living room, kitchen with microwave oven, fridge and freezer, 1 bedroom with 2 bunk beds, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, WC and shower.
We have a small grocery shop with angling department, a service building with washing machines and tumble driers, assembly room, sauna and oven to smoke fish. Bicycles and fishing tackle can be rented. Playground for children. Visiting anglers get thorough information about navigation chart and engines before you start fishing and are adviced where the best fishing is at the moment.
Tennis, picking berries and mushrooms, cross country walk through the nature reserve ”Trollskogen”, organized walks looking at orchids, nature and culture activities, golf (10 km away) and of course sunbathing and swimming.
Prices & Contact
Birger & Liselott Karlsson
SE-387 75 Byxelkrok
Phone +46(0)485 – 240 14
Fax +46(0)485 – 240 16