Fishing rules in Sweden

Swedish citizens may fish without a licence in public waters. Foreign citizens may fish without a licence in those waters as long as they use hand gear.

The basic rules of the Right of Public Access always apply: show consideration, don’t disturb, and don’t destroy.

Fishing is prohibited within 100 meters of stationary fishing gear, including fish farms. Fishing with nets, trolling (with or without motor), tip-up fishing and the like are not permitted without a license.

Sport fishing without a licence is allowed in certain private waters along the coasts and in Sweden’s five largest lakes—the Vänern, the Vättern, the Mälaren, the Hjälmaren and the Storsjön (in Jämtland).

The Swedish coastlines, rivers and its largest lakes, such as Vänern and Vättern, boast excellent salmon and trout fishing. Just as the waters in downtown Stockholm which are teeming with premium salmon and sea trout.

Try your luck 😀