Lobster safari and fishing tours

Go hunting for the black gold of the ocean, the lobster. Lobster season starts in late September and ends in April. There are several operators who do lobster safaris, among them are Burfiskarna, Solbris Båtturer and Äventyr och Tång.

Äventyr och Tång also arranger several different sea fishing tours. Try your hand at mackerel fishing along the west coast or head further out to sea and try ship wreck fishing on Danish waters. 

Lake fishing

There are several lakes just a short trip from the Gothenburg city centre. The lakes in the natural areas of Delsjön and Vättlefäll are popular examples. You need a fishing permit if you want to go fishing in the lakes, you can get one called “Gula kortet” which translates to “the yellow card” for 50 SEK for a day pass or 100 SEK for a week pass. The permit is valid in 58 lakes in the Gothenburg region.

You can buy your license online or from the shops listed here.  

Fishing musem and fish auction

The island of Hönö in the Gothenburg archipelago has a musem where you can learn more about the history of fishing on the west coast. Read more about the museum here.

Gothenburg is also home to the largest fish auction in Sweden. It’s a real spectacle and worth getting up early for. You won’t be able to actually buy any fish at the auction, it’s open for retailers only, but it’s fun to just watch.

If you want to buy some excellent fish and seafood then head over to the iconic fish market Feskekôrka (Feskekôrka translates to "the fish church". The market was built to resemble a gothic church.)