Lake Sibbo has been known for its predator fishing for centuries, firstly for its Pike and Perch and more recently for its potential record sized Zander. The fact that Sibbo is connected to the Baltic Sea allows these colossal predators to migrate out into the Baltic and gorge themselves on the huge herring shoals that inhabit these waters. Sibbo is an all-around predator anglers dream with the chance of taking personal bests of all species on both lure and fly.
We are very proud to be the only UK company working with Lake Sibbo. This incredible destination offers our customers world-class predator fishing for such an easily accessed destination. It has become the perfect place for us to send novice and expert anglers alike, as well as running our exclusive workshops.
Based in the southern half of Sweden approx. 2hr south of Stockholm, Sibbo is located on a beautifully classic hunting estate in the Swedish Countryside. The local airport is known as Nyköping airport and is only a short flight of just over 2 hours, once you are on the ground at the airport the journey by hire car is just a short 20-minute drive.
The lake is approx. 600 acres of private fishing and we have 4 x 15ft StarCraft Alaskan aluminium boats with 15hp Honda engines, front mounted Minn Kota electric engines and modern fish finders. All the boats come with sea charts and life vests are available!
Depending on the time of year, anglers can fish a variety of methods. Surface fishing with either a lure or a fly can be exhilarating. If you are looking to catch the massive Baltic Pike that uses Lake Sibbo as their hunting grounds then it is probably advisable to use large lures and flies. Heavier bait caster and Jerkbait setups will give you the edge for casting large soft and hard baits around the many known big pike areas of Sibbo. Fly setups are best in 10# to 12# to allow big flies to be cast especially if a breeze is present, It is wise to carry an array of different sink density lines from float to sink 3.
The Zander of Lake Sibbo are some of the largest in the world and fish over 20lb are not uncommon. The best ways to target them is either by bottom bouncing jigs in sizes between 3 to 6 inch or Vertical Sharpshooting. Sibbo’s bed has many rocky areas that are full of freshwater mussels, these areas are very good Zander holding spots and by bouncing jigs close or tight to the bottom can account for good numbers of fish. At certain times of the year, the very large Zander will become pelagic in search of their food, this allows you to target them with the technical method of vertical sharpshooting.
We have started running workshops at Sibbo with the help of our expert guide Cecilia Grönberg to help you in the art of Zander fishing. The workshops run during peak Zander weeks and give advise on successful methods, in particular, vertical sharpshooting. These workshops will help you to become more confident with reading a fish finder and controlling your boat to achieve some remarkable captures.
Last but not least are the Perch of Lake Sibbo. These fish are plump and have exceptionally vivid colours. Light lure fishing for Perch is a growing phenomenon in Europe and Britain and to find private lakes with a head of specimen fish like that of Sibbo is exceptionally difficult. The best ways to target big Perch is with similar jig tactics to that of the Zander but with slightly downsized lures. The other way of getting big Perch in Sibbo is with the super sensitive drop shot rig.
At the start of your fishing trip, you will be met by one of our pro guides who will take you through hotspots and methods to get you started on the lake, this is an invaluable service as local knowledge can really make the difference between a good or excellent week! Those who want a fully guided service, the lake does have full-time guides who can be booked at an added cost to really give you a huge advantage on the lake.
For more information about this tour, contact our experienced team who will be happy to answer any queries you have. Alternatively, can request a free brochure.