Climate-smart, circular, locally produced, rejuvenating, vibrant countryside and,
not least, sustainable, are necessary words on each person’s lips now in the 21st
century. These concepts have played a vital role in the activities at Tiraholms
Fisk for almost 40 years, actually, even longer. It hasn’t just been a guide either;
it has been a matter of course. Let us explain.
When Vicky and Nisse decided in the early 1980s to invest in a rural life and
thus professional fishing in Lake Bolmen, there was no alternative but to focus
on fishing that did not threaten the local ecosystem in the lake. By fishing with
bottom nets that allow us to catch the fish alive and thereby releasing the most
valuable fish, we ensure that the stocks in Bolmen remain at a healthy level. It
also means that we always have fresh fish, we think you appreciate that!
Since 1981 we have also farmed rainbow trout on a small basis. Fish farms are often
debated from many different perspectives. It is primarily the size of our fish farm which does not affect the lake’s water quality. Careful work with feeding and the type of equipment used, raises healthy fish which is easily seen in the quality of our produce.
In our farm shop, one of Sweden’s first, and founded at a time when
supermarkets and chain outlets were the obvious way forward, we sell the fish
we catch ourselves, or grow and process on the farm. It is not more difficult than
that. The same is true of our restaurant, which is, by the way, mainly built with
storm-felled wood from Gudrun that we mill ourselves. Other commodities we
require, such as dairy, eggs, vegetables, drinks and ice cream, we source as
locally and regionally as possible.
We also see it as an important challenge to constantly find new ways to use more
of the fish and catch. This has resulted in products using Zander cheek, fish
skins and “so-called” junk fish such as roach and bream.