Fishing in the Merchandise


Both the association and Skellefteå municipality work actively to improve the opportunities and accessibility to nature, outdoor life and fishing. Here is one of a few gold grains in the municipality of Skellefteå that is suitable for all ages and especially for the fishing-interested family.

Varuträsket is a large lake located about 15 km west of Skellefteå. The lake has a varied character and every year large pike and perch are caught. At the public bathing area in Varuträsk there is a nice area for the whole family to work.
A boat is available for hire in Varuträsket, but it must be pre-booked.

Information about the Klintforsån lower fishing area and their fishing license for those who cannot solve the Youth Fishing License can be found here:

More homeester tips in the area:
Stop by for coffee and coffeeat the farm shop Old Is New Kafé & Gårdsbutik in Norra Bergfors on the west side of the shopping cart.

Fishing - not part of the Right of Public Access

Thanks to the Right of Allemans we can move relatively freely in nature as long as we follow the words - Do not disturb - do not destroy. For many, fishing is a natural part of outdoor life, but it is important to remember that fishing is not part of the Right of Public Access.

Free fishing on the coast

Fishing on the coast and in the sea is free of charge and you do not need a fishing license to fish on the coast. But there may be fishing rules that you must follow. National fishing regulations such as the Marine and Water Authority set for coastal fishing can be found here:

Fishing in private waters and in fishing areas

In many of the other lakes in Skellefteå municipality it canYou are required to redeem a fishing license to fish. For these waters, it is the local fishery conservation area associations that sell the fishing license and which determine the local fishing regulations that apply when fishing. Fishing rules are in place to ensure that we do not catch too much fish so that we can all in the future enjoy the pleasure of fine fishing waters.

Solve the Youth Fishing License and let the family discover new fishing waters at your home

With the Youth Fishing Card you who are under 16 can fish in hundreds of fishing waters within Skellefteå municipality, you can solve the card completely free of charge at Skellefteå Tourist Office or online via the link

The Youth Fishing Card is a collaboration with a number of local fishery conservation area associations, which is abbreviated FVO. Remember to find out and follow the local fishing regulations for the different fishery conservation areas.

Here you will find all information about the Youth Fishing License:

youth Fishing Licenseyou can solve for free at Skellefteå Tourist Center or online here:


It is easily accessible with parking nearby and barbecue area / shelter where you can prepare food as well as tables for eating outdoors. In several of the places there is also dry toilet / outdoor gas and the possibility of renting a boat. All of these fishing waters are also included in the Youth Fishing Card - Skellefteå, which means that family members under 16 who solve this free fishing license get free fishing!

In Skellefteå, nature is always close and for the fishing enthusiast there are hundreds of fine fishing waters to visit within the municipality's borders. We have collected tips on some fishing places that are perfect for a short day outing with the family where fishing is a destination, or as a stop on the way for those who are out on a slightly longer home run.