Lake Sibbo | Sweden | Questions & Answers
Lake Sibbo is a private 800-acre lake connected through a channel to the Baltic Sea. It is known for its huge predatory fish like Pike and Perch but one species in recent years have turned this place into a world class fishery. The Zander of Lake Sibbo are known throughout Europe for their size and power and since Lake Sibbo only has a select few boats for anglers to use its fishing pressure is strictly regulated. The captures of this lake have shown that no matter what freshwater predators you are interested in Sibbo has the ability to throw up something very special.
Where is the destination?
Lake Sibbo is situated in the countryside of southern Sweden, it is approximately 70km south of Stockholm. You will fly to Nyköping and collect a hire car, it is then a 20-minute drive to reach the accommodation.
Where do they fish?
Each morning you will gather by the jetty. After a chat with the guides, you will either load up with your fishing partner into one of the hire boats or with your booked guide. Once out on the boat, you will be able to either follow the directions of the guide and mounted GPS or sit back whilst your booked guide takes you to the ideal spots. Lake Sibbo is full of structure such as oyster beds, rock beds, weed lines and submerged trees. These spots are known hotspots for hungry predators.
How long does it take to reach the fishing grounds?
From the jetty, it can either take 1 minute or 20 minutes depending on what part of the lake you want to fish and where the fish are feeding.
What fish will I catch?
You will have the opportunity to catch Pike, Zander and Perch.
How many fish will I catch?
This is something that depends on whether you have a guide and your angling ability.
How do they fish?
The fishing at Lake Sibbo is lure fishing and fly fishing only. The way that you fish will greatly depend on the species that you are trying to catch. When fishing for the giant Pike larger jerk baits, spoons and 6 to 10inch flies are what generally do the best. If it is the record-sized Zander that you are after then using jigs or vertical sharpshooting techniques can be very effective.
When fly fishing, intermediate lines with sink tips are the way forward and flies from 2-5inch. The big Perch will take the same jigs as the Zander but if conditions are very still then small jigs and drop shots can increase the number of fish that you land.
Do the guides speak English?
The guides speak perfect English and know this lake like their own back yard.
Who is best suited to this destination?
Anyone who is interested in catching big predators on lure or fly will get a lot out of this trip. Because our guides are so experienced in targeting these different predators, this is a great trip to learn different techniques and give your confidence in these methods a real boost.
What skill level is required?
Unless you have hired the guide boat for the day, you will need to have a certain amount of experience and skill. You will need basic boat handling skills and a understanding of some of the techniques needed to catch fish.
How physically demanding is this trip?
This is one of the least physically demanding trip you can go on, the boats are based very close to the accommodation and unless you are fly fishing with big flies the fishing generally doesn’t take a great deal of physical effort.
When is the best time to go?
The fishing can be good throughout the spring and summer. The season is May to October with the fishing only dropping off during periods of very hot weather.
How do I get there?
This is such an easy destination to reach. Flights from London take just over two hours and then it is a short dive of 30 minutes in your hire car to the lake.
What is the accommodation like?
The accommodation consists of shared rooms in either four bedroom apartments or in the Sibbo House.
What is the food like?
This trip is based on self-catering, in the local town of Nyköping you have several options to pick up fresh groceries or if you ask the guides they can recommend some of the lovely little restaurants that the town has to offer.
Does the Lodge provide fishing tackle?
This trip does not provide fishing tackle but any anglers wishing to know what gear to take will be well advised on enquiring about this trip.
Is internet and phone signal available?
The accommodation does have limited amounts of phone signal and internet.
Are there other activities available?
The only other activities that can be done is sightseeing of the local area, the guides at the camp can give you advise on places to visit.
How much does it cost?
We offer the complete package including all flights and transfers. To view all prices and availability click the “Dates & Prices” tab on the Lake Sibbo tour page.
Alternatively, if you wish to arrange all our own travel we can book just the lodge and fishing for you.