In Halmstad, good fishing is always close at hand. Careful fisheries conservation with, for example, salmon ladders along the Nissan river has made Halland one of Sweden’s largest fishing regions. Let’s get going!

Two people are fishing at a lake in Halmstad

Photo: Mostphotos, Gabby Baldrocco

Fishing for pike, perch, roach and rainbow trout

Pike, perch and roach can be found in most lakes around Halmstad. In the scenic Simlångsdalen valley, there are many lakes to choose from. Gyltigesjön, Töddesjön, Simlången and Brearedssjön are just some of these. Then, there are also parts of the Fylleån river. Buy a fishing permit for all the lakes online at iFiske (Swe)external link, opens in new window or at Tallhöjdens Värdshus (Swe)external link, opens in new window.

Rainbow trout have been released in certain lakes. The beautiful Torvsjönexternal link, opens in new window and Toftasjönexternal link, opens in new window lakes are in Skedalaskog. They offer a wide range of fish. Rainbow trout, pike and perch are all likely to bite. This leafy setting is full of barbecue areas and walking trails. A fishing permit is required to fish in Torvsjönexternal link, opens in new window and Toftasjönexternal link, opens in new window.

Our lakes are also wonderful for a cooling dip. We have collated tips on bathing-friendly lakes in a separate guide.

Salmon fishing

The most popular salmon fishing places are the Nissan and Fylleån rivers. At 186 km, the Nissan is one of southern Sweden’s longest rivers. Active fisheries conservation was started here as early as the 1970s. Now, salmon are once again reproducing naturally in the Nissan’s rushing waters. A fishing permit for the Nissan can be bought at Halmstad Tourist Centre or online at iFiskeexternal link, opens in new window.

The Fylleån river runs from Småland to the Laholmsbukten bay. Salmon and salmon trout can be fished between the bay and the garden city of Brogård. Fishing permits can be bought online at iFiskeexternal link, opens in new window or at Halmstad Tourist Centre.

Fisherman at a red cabin by the sea in Halmstad

Photo: Patrik Leonardsson

Sea fishing

Sea fishing is free and you do not need to buy a permit. The use of poles and rods is permitted. However, if you are standing in, for example, the mouths of the Nissan or Fylleån rivers, you must face the sea. Without a fishing permit, you may not stand facing upstream.

Fly fishing

You may fish with casting or fly rods in the Vinnalt’s fly-fishing waters (Swe)external link, opens in new window just north of Simlångsdalen. Vinnalt offers various sorts of fishing packages, courses and accommodation in a fantastically beautiful setting. Fish and nature are in focus here.

Bockalt has seven ponds into which rainbow trout have been released for fly fishing. For a glorious experience in Halmstad’s wilderness, book a full day at Fiskepuben in Bockalt (sve)external link, opens in new window with a gang of your friends or buy a day-permit.

Fly fisherman in lake in Halmstad

Photo: Mikael Långström, Mostphotos

Fishing gear

Fishing gear and equipment for the outdoor life can be bought from, for example, Wittlocks Sportfiske (Swe)external link, opens in new window and XXL (Swe)external link, opens in new window.

Fishing permits

At the following places you can buy fishing permit.

Adult and child fishing from a pier in Halmstad

Photo: Shalamov, Mostphotos

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