Fish species

Sweden is a great fishing country and almost 10% of the country consists of lakes. The freshwater fish fauna in Sweden includes 52 species, of which 12 are also present in the marine environment. There is an extensive rebuilding and restocking of fish in Sweden. Examples of fish that are replanted are salmonids and perch. Rainbow trout and carp are examples of species planted which now exists in the wild. [Source: Wikipedia] Below you will find information about the Swedish fresh water fish species, sorted by popularity.

Perca Fluviatilis
Perch is one of Sweden's most common and our most popular sport fish.
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Esox Lucius
The pike is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and popular booty.
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Sander lucioperca
Zander is one of our most popular fish.
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Brown Trout
Salmo trutta
The trout is undoubtedly one of the most popular sport fish in Sweden.
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Rainbow trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss
A very popular North American species that has been implanted in the water all over Sweden.
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Thymallus thymallus
The grayling is a very popular sport fish mostly in the northern parts of the country.
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Signal crayfish
Pacifastacus leniusculus
The signal crayfish is a vulnerable crayfish in Sweden who has competed out crayfish.
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Salvelinus umbla/alpinus
Fishermen Greta Garbo. As awesome as it is to catch a trout, as annoying it can be to try to catch one.
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Rutilus rutilus
Roach is one of Sweden's most common freshwater fish. It is available across the country.
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Sea trout
Salmo Trutta Trutta
The sea trout is a very popular sport fish. It lives in the sea but also goes into the rivers.
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Salmo Salar
The salmon of the species salmonids (Salmonidae) and is a very widespread and popular sport fish.
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Common bream
Abramis brama
Bream is a popular fish for angling.
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Coregonus Lavaretus
Whitefish has silvery gray scales and fins.
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Astacus astacus
River Cancer is one of the largest crustaceans.
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Crucian carp
Carassius carassius
Similar to carp, but the body is proportionally much higher.
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Leuciscus idus
The idea is a carp fish that live both in fresh and brackish waters.
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Osmerus eperlanus L.
Occurs in immense shoals. Used as bait fish and are an important source of food for larger fish.
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Brook trout
Salvelinus fontinalis
Brook trout is a North American species that were released in Sweden around 1890.
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Lota lota
The only cod-like fish that lives in freshwater.
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Common rudd
Scardinius erythrophthalmus
Similar to Roach.
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Common dace
Leuciscus leuciscus
Art in the family carps.
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Tinca tinca
The tench belongs to the family Carps.
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Anguilla anguilla
The eel is a prized food fish but are critically endangered.
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Alpine bullhead
Cottus poecilopus
Much like the River Bullhead.
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European bullhead
Cottus gobio
River Bullhead is very similar bergsimpan.
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Squalius cephalus
Farnan belongs to the family of carp fish.
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Abramis vimba
Belongs to the species of carp.
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Gymnocephalus cernuus

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Coregonus albula
The whitefish is the provincial fish in Norrbotten.
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Aspius aspius
Aspen is a large adult carp fish that are near threatened with extinction.
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Grass carp
Ctenopharyngodon idella
The grass carp is not an indigenous species. Belongs to the family of carp fish.
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Common bleak
Alburnus alburnus
An important födofisk for predators.
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Cyprinus carpio
The world's most cultivated fish. Very popular sport fish among specimenmetare.
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Abramis ballerus
A fairly rare species in Sweden.
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Silver Bream
Abramis bjoerkna
A species of the carp family.
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Lake (Canada) trout
Salvelinus namaycush
Canada Charles is a relative of our native trout.
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Fourhorn sculpin
Myoxocephalus quadricornis
Part of a family bullheads. Dalsland landscape fish.
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Silurus glanis
Malen in Sweden is endangered and is the red list, because it is protected.
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Mountain carp
Cyprinus carpio

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Gadus morhua
Cod is an important food fish and can offer a great sport fishing. Nowadays a very vulnerable species that is protected by new fishing regulations.
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Platichthys flesus
Scrub (Shallow, Flounder, Scrub, Scrub, Stonepottle) is a bottom fish that thrives best on sand or deep bottom.
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Sill / Strömming
Clupea harengus
Herring is one of the most common fish species found in large shoals both in the Baltic Sea and on the west coast.
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