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Top Fishing Charters in Stockholm

Stockholm is famous for a lot of things – iconic landmarks, the Abba museum, amazing beer, delicious chocolate, and tasty dishes such as sour herring. This is what foreigners typically think of, but any local will tell you that there is much more to see and do here. If you’re an angler or adventure-seeker, you’ll find fishing in Stockholm to be especially rewarding!

Top Target Species

When it comes to fishing, Stockholm is located in a uniquely advantageous place. The Stockholm archipelago is the second-largest group of islands in the Baltics and consists of about 24,000 islands. This whole region is home to many freshwater and saltwater species, making it a true fisherman’s paradise.

Stockholm is best known for its lakes, rivers, and streams where you can target a wide range of freshwater species. Northern Pike, Zander, European Perch, Brown Trout, Arctic Char, and Atlantic Salmon are some of the highly sought-after species in the area. Many other species have been introduced to these waters throughout the last century as well. Some of these include Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), Brook Trout, and Carp.

You can target most of these fish year-round with some distinct high and low periods. Rainbow Trout and Zander fishing is particularly solid from May to September. Brown Trout fishing peaks in late spring and then again in late fall, and Salmon fishing is hot throughout spring, summer, and fall. The best time to target Northern Pike is spring and summer, and Perch is late fall, winter, and early spring.

Top Fishing Spots

If you’re in Stockholm for a few days and you’re itching to cast a line, there are a few key spots you should put on your radar.

Within the city limits, Stromgatan and Skeppsbron are definitely worth checking out. These areas are conveniently located right in the center – beautiful views, easily accessible, and no fishing license is required.

Outside of the city, you’ll find many lakes that are ideal for a full day trip with the family. Lakes such as Magelungen, Ringsjon, and Drevviken are popular areas where you can catch lots of fish. You can also visit some of the nearby islands as well, such as Vaxholm and Galo, where you’ll be surrounded by pristine nature and wildlife.

Need to Know

Stockholm fishing guides usually include licenses, tackle, and bait on their trips. However, if you plan on fishing alone, keep in mind that some areas require a valid fishing license.

Many fishing guides also provide complimentary snacks and drinks, like Swedish buns and coffee, especially in the wintertime. All you should bring with you are extra layers of clothing and any other personal items you may need.

If you want to go fishing in Stockholm, your best bet would be to join a local guide who knows the lay of the land. That way, you’ll be taken to the best spots, given everything you need, and get on fish in no time. Check out some of the guides in the area, book a trip, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Stockholm!

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On a clear January night, it’s possible to see the Northern Lights from Stockholm. Plan a romantic getaway with your significant other and enjoy some sour Herring under the colorful night sky!


Perch fishing is excellent throughout February, so hit up one of the lakes and use minnows or raw fish as bait. Northern Pike fishing is also solid this month.


Perch, Zander, and Pike fishing are hot on the lakes around Stockholm. Join a guide and have them take you to some of the top spots for early spring fishing.


Fishing kicks into high gear with new species joining in on the action. Possible targets this month include Rainbow Trout, Pike, Zander, Perch, and Common Bream.


Rainbow and Trout fishing is excellent in May, so check out some of the local guides that will take you Trout fishing along some of the local rivers and creeks.


In June, everything is biting. Now is a good time to target everything from Trout and Salmon to Perch and Pike. If you have time, be sure to check out the Taste of Stockholm Festival for some delicious local cuisine!


July is a great month for fishing all around. Troll for Salmon, jig for Zander, or target Rainbow Trout on a fly. Book a full day trip, try out a few different techniques, and target multiple species in one day.


Fishing is great in August but there’s lots of other fun stuff happening throughout the city as well, like the annual Midnattsloppet, a midnight run where people dress up in costumes and race through the city.


Now is an excellent time to target Salmon, Northern Pike, and European Perch. Octoberfest begins in late September and lasts through the first week of October, so spend the whole day fishing and enjoy a nice pint of some local brew afterward.


Fishing is solid throughout October with good chances of catching Salmon, Perch, and Brown Trout. Fun fall festivities begin as well, so put on your spookiest costume and join the “Stockholm Halloween Parade” for a night of goons and goblins.


Perch and Brown Trout are the main targets this month but you can still catch Salmon, Pike, and Zander.


December is a great time to see the Northern Lights in Sweden. Pour yourself a glass of glögg with a side of gingerbread cookies and enjoy the holiday festivities in the city!

Stockholm Fishing Calendar

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Simeon K. fished with Tomas Henriksson Fishing Tours on September 17, 2018
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You should defenitepy visit Stockholm. It is worth it!
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Debby H. fished with Fishing Guide Lars Lindahl on August 20, 2018
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Giant pike. Over a meter in length. 3 fish at 100cm Each. Great day! Thank you Lars! What a Great Day!!
Amazing Northern Pike with Stefan
Quyen H. fished with Baltic Pro Fishing Guide on June 10, 2018
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Be prepared for a variety of weather. We had rain jackets that we used to layer and keep warm in the morning, but by the afternoon, we were down to T-shirt’s and tank tops.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Stockholm

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Stockholm costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $513. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Stockholm is 20 ft and the most common vessel type is a Aluminum fishing.

According to customer reviews, Fishing Guide Lars Lindahl, Skärgårdsguiderna, and Stockholm Fishing Camp are some of the most popular fishing charters in Stockholm. Full list of top fishing charters in Stockholm.

Fishing Guide Lars Lindahl, Skärgårdsguiderna, and Stockholm Fishing Camp all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Stockholm.

The best way to experience fishing in Stockholm is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Stockholm.

The most popular fish species you can target are Pike (Northern), Pike Perch (Zander), and Brown Trout. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, jigging, and trolling. Inshore fishing, lake fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Perch and Brown Trout are the main targets this month but you can still catch Salmon, Pike, and Zander. Check availability for local fishing charters in Stockholm.

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