In Stockholm you can go fishing in the middle of the city at Rosenbad, the body of water that lies between Riksbron and Vasabron. There are two bridges that connect the central part of Stockholm with ‘Gamla Stan’ (Old Town) and from here you can fish for salmon, salmon trout and other game fish. Early on spring and summer mornings you’ll see keen fishermen line the banks of Strömgatan, right outside the Swedish Prime Minster’s residence. There is also good fishing behind the Swedish parliament building at Stallbron bridge, if the number of people fishing off it are anything to go by.
You might also want to consider catching a boat out to the inner archipelago where, in the waters around the skerries and islands, pike, perch and herring are common and if you’re lucky you might just hook whitefish or pike-perch.
On Sweden’s west coast Gothenburg offers an abundance of great fishing. Let the locals guide you to the big catches by hiring a fishing boat to take you out to the coastal waters and archipelago to try your luck at catfish, cod, hake and mackerel. Inland there are more than fifty fishing spots and you can fly-fish for brown trout in the lakes around Gothenburg. There is freshwater fishing in rivers, lakes and streams and if your itinerary doesn’t stretch to a fishing trip then pay a visit to Fiskehamn to soak up the atmosphere of Sweden’s largest fish market.
Char, trout and perch are on the menu at Malmö’s Björkdammen and the Sallarups dams just outside the city. Fish for trout at the foot of Öresund bridge, or for perch at trout at Segå. You’ll also find fine fishing at Limhamn, Cementhamnen and Oljehamnen.