Fishing in Sweden
Sweden is one of the favourite travel destinations of European anglers. Extensive stretches of dense forests are intersected by numerous streams and rivers and meanders of blue, crystal clear lakes. This country, much larger than Poland, is inhabited by less than nine million people, so there is no risk of huge crowds at the fisheries. Fishing in Sweden is really a combination of a perfectly prepared infrastructure with beautiful landscapes surrounding water reservoirs. In the central part of the country alone there are almost 96 thousand lakes! The diverse coastline offers a multitude of islands and islets (over 221 thousand in total) for anglers to choose from. A great advantage is the very convenient connection – you can get here quickly and comfortably by ferry from Poland.
In Sweden, you have the chance to draw breath and come across toothed giants lurking in the waters of lakes lost in the dense green forests. Anglers can expect not only impressive pike, but also many other species of predators and common freshwater herbivores. This allows fishing with different methods and enjoying impressive catches at any time of the year. Frozen lakes are a real paradise for ice fishing enthusiasts.
Fishing in Sweden – what can you catch?
The real king of Swedish waters is pike. This aggressive predator is the favourite target of many spinning enthusiasts. Fishing in Sweden allows you to catch specimens that can become the boast of your collection – fish over 100 centimetres are not uncommon here. Love the thrill of fishing with a fishing rod? The local waters abound in very fierce perch and zander.
Trips to rivers and lakes may allow you to add noble salmon, brown and rainbow trout, lake or sea trout, ide or grayling to your collection. An interesting attraction are char (Salvelinus) and whitefish that you can fish from under the ice or with a fly. Prefer freshwater herbivores? In the local reservoirs, you will find huge populations of ubiquitous roaches as well as breams and common rudd.
Fishing in Sweden – where to fish? Get to know the fisheries!
Sweden is a real gem and a true paradise for every angler – regardless of the preferred technique. Thousands of lakes and lakelets are scattered across the southern, northern and central part of the country. The coastline measures a total of 60.8 thousand kilometres. Fishing in Sweden requires the purchase of a special card (one-day, one-week, one-year and trolling licenses). Fishing is free in the five largest lakes (Vänern, Vättern, Mälaren, Hjälmaren and Storsjön) and along the Baltic coast.
Fishing enthusiasts divide the country into several attractive regions that differ greatly from each other and allow for completely different types of aquatic entertainment.
Associate unforgettable fishing in Sweden with hunting for huge pike? Choose the south of the country. Glacial reservoirs are a paradise for lake fishing enthusiasts. Sommen, Asunden and Bolmen are impressive lakes, resembling inland oceans due to their size. In this area, you will find huge pike, but also feisty zander, perch and lake trout. Apart from reliable spinning, the trolling method can be successfully used in local reservoirs.
Another option is fishing in the coastal waters of the Baltic Sea. Due to the low salinity, they are home to various freshwater species – the abundant sea water allows them to reach truly impressive sizes. Beautiful salmon, trout and pike are waiting to be caught. The skerries of St. Anna archipelago are famous for toothed predators such as pike.
This region can satisfy various expectations. You will find not only vast areas of clear lakes here, but also long rivers and small streams full of fish. In large lakes, you can use the trolling method and catch impressive pike, salmon or lake trout. Part of central Sweden is occupied by the country’s largest lakes: Vänern and Vättern. Many fish can be found in their waters, including impressive Arctic trout, pike, zander, perch, giant salmon and lake trout. The turbulent rivers are home, among others, to salmon, grayling and trout.
Not sure whether to choose this particular region? Keep in mind that this is a real tourist centre that attracts anglers from all over Europe. The rich infrastructure makes this place a great choice for people who want to relax in comfortable conditions.
Northern Sweden and Lapland
The northern part of Sweden has a completely different vibe. Here, modern resorts focused on fishing tourism give way to wilder backwoods. Empty riverbanks, impressive landscapes and the possibility of meeting a wild reindeer give fishing in northern Sweden a completely different appeal. The region attracts spinning and fly fishing enthusiasts who prefer exploring the wilderness to the comfortable fisheries in the centre and south of the country.
Fishing in Sweden with Tridon
Want to get to know the secrets of fishing in Sweden? At Tridon, we organise unforgettable trips – with us, fishing in Sweden will become a one-in-a-lifetime adventure. We make sure that each trip is exciting, safe and full of impressive catches, which we will capture on a video prepared individually for each participant free of charge. We carefully select fisheries rich in various species of fish. Dreaming of hunting for a fierce predator? Or maybe you prefer trout or freshwater herbivores to the toothed kings of rivers and lakes? During our fishing trips you will be able to test your favourite methods.
One of our favourite destinations is Lapland, which is a real gem. It is a place ruled by a wild ecosystem, where the taiga full of greenery, blueberries and cranberries combines with the swampy tundra made of small shrubs, mosses and lichens. Numerous rivers and lakes are filled with crystal clear water with lots of fish. Your catches may abound in beautiful pike, perch, whitefish or Arctic char. Common rudd with intensely red fins are an interesting catch.
Love fishing so much that the time spent doing it always passes too quickly? In Lapland, you can fulfil your dream of 24-hour fishing. The region is located at a latitude at which polar days occur. At the turn of July, a fishing festival takes place here, so you can take part in four days of great fun revolving around fishing.
Check the dates of our trips and let’s go fishing in Sweden together! Our experience shows that anyone who has tried hunting for local predators will always want to come back here!