In English


New folder

Fish from Gotland
fiskbroschyr-2020-engelska-lag-1Ladda ner


Broschyr_Seafarm_131129 eng





Work for viable fish stocks, long-term and sustainable fishing industry and a rich variety of sport and recreational fishing.


Fish provisions governing

There are a lot of rules around both recreational and commercial fishing, and the pipes including where you can fish, when to fish and how to fish. If you fish in fresh water, the information on the fishing license you purchase for fishing. Do you want to know the rules that apply in the sea or in the Great Lakes region, contact us or visit the Swedish fishing rules, you’ll find the link to the bottom of this page.

Fish Conservation strengthen fisheries

To restore or maintain viable fish stocks supporting the provincial government a large number of fish conservation projects. We allocate state fish conservation subsidies, fishing fees contributions and support EU money to be used for fish conservation measures. We review applications for permission to plant out fish and crayfish. We want to prevent the spread of fish diseases, and to ensure that undesirable species and strains of fish coming to the county’s water.

County Board coordinates and conducts test fisheries to follow fish stocks. In addition, we use the opportunities that exist in the legislation to protect fish habitat.

Recreational fishing is favored by fish conservation

Sweden are very good conditions for many types of recreational fishing, from fishing in the surrounding seas and along the shores of lakes and streams from South to North. Species such as trout, salmon, cod, mackerel, trout, grayling, perch, walleye and northern pike are important species for fishing.

The County Administrative Board is responsible for the regional development of recreational fishing and working for good fishing opportunities by forming fishing areas that sell fishing licenses for lakes and rivers. The fishing management increases the chances of good catches, and the County Board appoints fishing supervisors with information about fishing regulations and ensure that they are followed.

Through improved fisheries management, resources will be preserved and the public’s opportunities to fish increase. Measures for the conservation of endangered species and strains occur including by fishing supervision, biotope measures the priority and to fiskevårdsområden formed. County Board will also work with the fisheries sector is restructured so that the conditions exist for a competitive industry.


On (link below), you can take part of the rules that apply to recreational fishing in Swedish seas and the country’s five largest lakes (Vänern, Vättern, Mälaren, Hjälmaren and Storsjön).

Right arrow.
Fishing recreational fishing in Swedish seas and lakes

Recreational fishing on Gotland


Fishing around Gotland coasts are vulnerable, not least during the fish spawning season. The Fisheries Act ( SFS 1993: 787external link, opens in new window ) and the Regulation on Fisheries, Aquaculture and Fisheries ( SFS 1994: 1716external link, opens in new window ) are the basic rules.

In addition to these offers of Fisheries issued special regulations, including on fishing in the Baltic (FIFS 1993: 31) and Fiskeriverkets regulations delineate gear (FIFS 1994: 14).

To make it easier for you as anglers we have made a booklet, Fishing GotlandPDF , with a summary of the most important fishing rules that apply in the county.

Who is allowed to fish and where?

In lakes (marshland) and streams only fishing rights to fish, for not fishing granted by a fishing license or other agreement.

Along the coast of Gotland, the rules of “the free fishing lure”. Here, all Swedish nationals fishing lure (rod), longlines, nets and tobisnot.

In public waters in the sea, all Swedish nationals fish with mobile gear. When fishing in public waters can be used a maximum of six tools simultaneously.

Foreigners residing permanently in Sweden are equated with Swedish citizens when it comes to fishing in public waters and fishing under frifiskebestämmelserna. All foreign nationals are equated with Swedish nationals as regards the right to fish with hand tackle equipped with line and hook. Foreign nationals who want to go fishing with other mobile gear than hand, eg network, must have a special permit.

Closed seasons and closed areas

To protect the longtime fish stocks associated with reproduction are local rules concerning closed seasons and closed areas.

Sea trout
Sea trout and salmon are protected in all freshwater and in a large number of protected areas adjacent to the river discharge during the period 1 October to 31 December. Within these protected areas and associated rivers are all fishing is prohibited during this time: Själsöån, Kohlenskvarnån, Lummelundaån, electric generation hissed on, Kiosk brook, Vitärtsbäcken, Vällesån, Aran, Hyluån, Hultungsån, Bångån, Vägumeån, Vikeån, Gothemsån, Storsundsån, Djupån, Nygårdsån , Histillesån, Halsegårdaån, Hugreifsån, Gartarveån, Brisbane on, Svajdeån, Lavasån, Tutenån, Närkån, Kvarneån, the Snoder, Varbosån, Robbjänsån, Västergarnsån, Copper Viksbäcken.

For exact location data and map, see the leaflet fishing on GotlandPDF .

The longtime trout populations are unique and worthy of protection. For sustainable fisheries and security of regeneration, we recommend a low withdrawal per angler, maximum of 2 fish per day, or 15 per year. Re-expose also lekfärgad fish.

Pike and perch,
pike and perch are protected in the coastal area (out to four nautical miles) around the island of Gotland in the period 1 March to 31 May For pike also applies to the artisanal fishing at other times, up to three pike per
fisherman per day and only pike with a size between 40 and 75 cm retained.

Sik is protected around the entire coast of Gotland during the period 1 November to 15 December.

flounder (fluke) is protected around the entire coast of Gotland during the period 15 February to 15 May

Eel is protected all year round.

To think of:

• A permit is required from the provincial government to move, utplantera or cultivate fish.

• Respect the privacy of the home zone and do not fish from or near another bridge or near the beaches.

• Do not leave leftover nylon ropes and hooks in nature. They can become death traps for the birds and other animals.

• Do not fish during spawning.

• Do not take more fish than you need.

• Avoid bird and seal sanctuaries. Do Not Disturb by treading on or off the beaches with rich birdlife, or where warning birds talking about that is not welcome.

• Zones of varying size-fishing is outside the main rivers for sea trout reproduction, see the section on protected areas and prohibition times above.

• Gotland beaches are susceptible to wear. Consider the trail Act.




County Administrative Board of Gotland