Öland sports fishing center

The natural fishing

Good fishing and easily accessible waters make Öland and especially northern Öland a high-quality sport fishing paradise. 

On the northern end of Öland lies Grankullaviken - a large bay which, through its protective location, inflow of brackish water, long vegetation period and shallow water, makes the Grankulla bay a high-producing reproductive area for nutrient organisms and houses a variety of fish species. Catching coarse sea trout is no coincidence.
Pike ban 1 Mars - 31 May.



Grankullavik and Öland Angling Centre is situated in the northern part of Öland close to the south west shore of the Grankulla bay, 40 m from our own fishing waters.

Fishing waters

Grankullavik has an area of about 660 ha. At the opening of the bay towards the sea three small islands form a very good shelter from disturbing currents and hard winds.

The depth of the bay is exceptional, most of the bay is only 1–3 m deep. Only the sailing channel between Nabbelund and the north-east point of Öland as well as an area in the centre of the bay holds a depth of 5–6 m.

Grankulla bay is an important spawn place to many fishes and the interchanging of fish with the Baltic and other small bays along the coast means an ever lasting supply of fish.

fishing season

Thanks to Öland's mild climate, fishing can be practiced almost all year round. The best time for pike fishing is from June 1 to March 31. Pike ban during the game 1/3 - 31/5. Trout is allowed all year round. From mid-May to a couple of weeks into June, the water of beak pike boils. At the right place you have fish at every cast.

The sea trout is preferably caught in March, April and May and in the late autumn in October, November and December.

Fish species

Pike, perch and of course sea trout are the most interesting species and are preferably caught in the Grankulla bay. Sometimes we also have garfish, whitefish and ide as well as now and then the sea trout which comes within spinning distance on the west and east coast of northern Öland.

Fishing methods

The pike is most often caught with a spinning rod but also with a fly rod when standing at the most shallow places. Wobblers in yellow/green colours, spoons made of copper and jigs in blue or yellow/green colours are usually the best baits. The perch is caught using small jigs and spinners or with worms or small fry on the hook. Spinning or flyfishing from the beach, or wading up to your knees or waist, is the most commmon if you want to catch sea trout. Preferably you should use a 10 ft spinnning rod with a 0.25–0.30 mm line. Suitable baits are different types of coastal wobblers and long, thin spoons for coastal fishing.

Fishing regulations

Fishing with fishing rods is free in the Grankulla bay as well as along the coast of Öland.

Prohibition of pike fishing in the Baltic Sea
During the period 1 March - 31 May, it is forbidden to fish for pike within Gotland's coastal waters, Kalmarsund and the coastal waters around Öland.

Minimum and maximum dimensions for pike in the Baltic Sea
•Minimum: 40cm
•Maximum: 75cm

Boats, Fishing tackle and maps

20 motor boats, size between 3.8 and 4.5 m with engines between 3 and 6.5 hp, are available to rent. Anchors, oars, life jackets and 10 l petrol are included in the rent.

Maps are delivered together with the navigation charts.

Accomodation & Food

Grankullavik Holiday Village, 24 chalets with sea view, is right on the shore of the Grankulla bay.

All chalets have WC, shower, hot and cold water, fridge, electric cooker, kitchen utensils, electrical heating, micro wave oven, TV and a verandah with garden furniture and a barbeque. Wi-Fi

Self-catering and cleaning. Cleaning of the cabin before you leave can be ordered via the reception. Sheet is not included in the price.

Other service

We have a small grocery shop with angling department, a service building with washing machines and tumble driers, assembly room, sauna and oven to smoke fish. Bicycles can be rented. Playground for children. Visiting anglers get thorough information about navigation chart and engines before you start fishing and are adviced where the best fishing is at the moment.

Chalet options

Option 1
16 chalets of 43 m2, 4 beds in each, living room with pantry and 2 bedrooms, one with bunk beds, WC and shower.

Option 2
8 semi-detached chalets of 53 m2, 6 beds in each, living room, kitchen with microwave oven, fridge and freezer, 1 bedroom with 2 bunk beds, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, WC and shower.

Other activities

Tennis, picking berries and mushrooms, cross country walk through the nature reserve ”Trollskogen”, organized walks looking at orchids, nature and culture activities, golf (10 km away) and of course sunbathing and swimming.

Prices & Contact

Contact us for information and booking inquiry.

E-mail: info@grankullavik.com

Fishing host

Birger and Liselott Karlsson
Grankullavik SportfiskeCentrum
Grankullavägen 322
387 75 Byxelkrok

Phone: +46(0)485 – 240 14
Mobil: 070 – 688 75 66 | 070 – 655 75 66

E-mail: info@grankullavik.com