Fishing in Stockholm

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Fishing in Stockholm and its archipelago may be the best way to discover Sweden's capital. With its 30 000 islands and skerries, lush woods, bays and occasion...

Fishing in Stockholm and its archipelago may be the best way to discover Sweden's capital. With its 30 000 islands and skerries, lush woods, bays and occasional sandy beaches, the Stockholm archipelago is a true sportfishing paradise. Your certified fishing guide will offer you a memorable experience fishing.

The main fish species in Lake Mälaren and the archipelago are pike, sander, perch, sea trout and salmon. They are mostly caught spinfishing, trolling or fly fishing.

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Most popular fishing boats charters in Stockholm

Silver Eagle 630

4 20,67 ft

Stockholm, Sweden (SWE)

From $910
Deposit non-refundable

Tomas Henriksson - Anytec 622 SPF

5 22,97 ft

Stockholm, Sweden (SWE)

From $480
FREE Cancellation 7 days notice

Trosa Fiske

4 19,69 ft

Stockholm, Sweden (SWE)

From $703
Deposit non-refundable

Tomas Henriksson - Anytec 622 SPF

5 22,97 ft

Stockholm, Sweden (SWE)

From $576
FREE Cancellation 7 days notice

Silver Eagle

4 20,67 ft

Stockholm, Sweden (SWE)

From $910
Deposit non-refundable

5 boats for charter near by Stockholm

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You can start your fishing tour in Stockholm out of the city center or from one of the many fishing spots near the capital.

Both Lake Mälaren and the Stockholm Archipelago are reknown for its fantastic surroundings and impressive fish habitats. These waters are one of the best in Sweden because they hold a really large stock of big pike. Here, you'll also find perch and sander.

Sea Trout - another famous underwater predator - will more likely be found around the outer skerries, closer to the open sea.

Top sport fishing species in Stockholm

FISHING SEASON IN Stockholm

The pike and sander fishing season in Stockholm and surroundings is from May to October when it starts to get cold again. During the hotter summer months, pike will be active early morning and towards the evening.

Perch can also be caught mainly between May and October.

Salmon are targeted mainly trolling on the lakes or the Baltic Sea. The salmon fishing season around Stockholm usually is June, July and August. Sea trout are mostly targeted during spring and autumn.

 

TOURISM & OTHER ACTIVITIES

Stockholm is open and colorful city where music, design, fashion and technology thrive. 

Visit one of Stockholm's fascinating museums and go hiking in one of the many parks.

Discover the 30 000 islands of the unique Stockholm archipelago with your kayak. Another great option is renting a bike to cycle thought the many trails near the city.

Don't miss the seal and sea eagle safaris.

LEGISLATION / REGULATIONS

You must hold a valid fishing permit to fish for freshwater fish on lakes and rivers. There are no national or regional permits in Sweden: every region has its own local permits and rules.

For fishing tourists, a personal valid local permit is all you need, there's no requirement for a national approval or license.

Usually, the fishing guides in Stockholm include the fishing license in the price of the trip. They also know the local regulations, which licenses you need for which body of water and bag limits.

Some waters are closed at least during May when the fish are spawning, in order to protect the stocks.

Key takeaways

Avg Capacity: 4 people
Popular fishing techniques: Jigging, Bottom Fishing, Trolling
Average price: $0 per day
Low season price: $480 per day
High season price: $910 per day
Included: Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures

Frequently asked questions about fishing in Stockholm

Depending on the boat, a fishing charter in Stockholm can accommodate up to 5 passangers, although most charters are for 4 people.

Typically in a charter in Stockholm, a fishing boat charter will include the use of the boat, Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures. Some charters may also include Snacks and Drinks, while others may allow you to bring your own.

Renting a fishingboat in Stockholm costs on average $111 per hour. Many factors influence the price of a boat charter, such as the duration of the trip (and distance to the fishing grounds), the size of the boat or the fishing technique. Prices can range from $480 for 5 hours and 5 people to $910 for 8 hours and 4 people.

The types of fish you can catch on a fishing charter in Stockholm will depend on the time of year. Some common fish species that can be caught in Stockholm include: Zander, Pike, Salmon, Brown Trout, Perch.

In Stockholm, the most popular fishing techniques include Jigging, Bottom Fishing, Trolling, Fly fishing, Spin Fishing.

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