Kiruna Fishing School
Your guide to becoming a guide
Your guide to becoming a guide
The school is located in the land of midnight sun, Kiruna. Far up in the northern part of Sweden. Close to the town you have six thousand lakes with pike, perch, trout, grayling, arctic char and other popular game fish. You also find seven free floating rivers with big salmons and tricky trout that will give you a challenge.
If you love fishing and still want to have near to a town with restaurants and pleasant people. Kiruna is the place for you! This is a new start in your life! Soon are you a professional fishing guide with the whole world as a working place!
During the year you study at our place we will teach you several fishing methods, so you become an expert in each area. Some days your clients want to be guided in fly fishing and other days in sea fishing for cod. In the northern part of Sweden its highly popular with ice fishing, you will learn that too. After completing the education, you will be prepared for all different guiding situations.
As a professional guide, it is important that you are good at cooking food in the field. The education will teach you basic cooking as well as being able to cook the little extra for your future customers. During the education we will cook and eat good food in the wilderness often. You are gonna be an expert after many hours of practice. And of course we will learn you all about camp life in the wilderness.
As a fishing guide, it’s not all about fishing. You have to pay taxes, buy equipment and of course give yourself one salary. We teach the basics of business so you can quickly get started with your own guide company.
Safety is the most important, yet most often under-appreciated aspect of guiding. Our teachers are whitewater experts, life-long river users, and have faced nearly every wilderness situation. Our understanding of safety on the water will help you guide with confidence and help you feel comfortable in any situation.
Success in this business hinges on being good at what you do. There is also a lot to be said for knowing the right people in the right places. We are believers in that success breeds more success. If you are doing a great job on the water, work will come your way. But how do you get your foot in the door and ensure fly shops and outfitters know your name? We know the tricks of the trade and through our broad experience in the industry.
As a guide you will meet people from many different countries. It is important that you have the confidence in English and that you also understand the terms of the fishing industry. The entire program is in English.
In order to be able to predict changes in people’s tourism, we will teach you how to interpret the market. As a fishing guide, it is important that you are always ahead of step in order to plan in the long term.
During the study period you will be able to lead your own guiding sessions. The purpose of this is to get you to know on a regular workday and what pitfalls there are and how to make it easier for yourself when you have finish the education and start guiding for real.
To be a good guide you need to know everything about the fish. Therefore, an advanced fisheries biology and management course will be included. It will make you a better fisherman but also an expert in the eyes of your client.
Telephone: +46 (0)980-675 00
Campingvägen 3, 981 35 Kiruna