Nyköpingsån (Sportfiskarna Nyköping)



  Södermanlands län / Nyköping municipality.

Important information before the premiere in 2024

During the autumn, a large tree fell on zone 3A. The municipality is working to remove it, but due to high flows it has been impossible. We urge everyone who fishes to be very careful, no one knows if or when the tree may drop and float downstream.

The anglers offer close-to-town fishing in a fantastic environment.

The Nyköpingsån meanders through the old city center and offers attractive fishing in an urban environment in approximately 6 km of water. Here there is the opportunity to fly-fish for sea trout and salmon as well as feeder fishing for bream, bream, bream and roach as well as spin fishing for pike, zander and perch. The Nyköpingsån offers the opportunity to fish for a variety of species, which makes fishing attractive throughout the year.

Many people visit the river to fish for trout and salmon during the first months of the year and during late summer/autumn. During the spring and summer, fantastic fishing is offered for pikeperch and perch as well as bream, id and roach. In 2020, the first release of salmon was made and in 2022, salmon over 10 kg were caught. The annual releases will continue in parallel with the release of trout, which has been going on for a long time. When fishing in the river, opportunities for food and accommodation are always within walking distance. We at Sportfiskarna work for sustainable fishing in our waters through fishing supervision, information signs and cooperation with the municipality and other local actors.

Special rules:

  • Annual tickets have been replaced by season tickets which are valid 1/1-14/9 (new from 2024). For fishing during any exemption period, an exemption fishing license or day license applies. More info under "prohibition times and exemption fishing".
  • Anglers annually apply for a dispensation for an extended fishing season (until 14/10) in the lower part of Nyköpingsån (Zone 2, 3 and 4) from the county administration in Södermanland. More info under "prohibition times and exemption fishing".
  • Zone 3 is divided into 3A and 3B where only fly fishing is allowed in zone 3A and spin or fly is allowed in zone 3B.
  • During the period 1/4-31/5, zone 3A and 3B are also open for angling, which requires the person fishing to purchase a specimen card (day card). Fishing with two rods is allowed and five cards/day are available. The card is only available here at iFiske.
  • To promote fishing for young people, from 2023 it is free for children/young people up to 19 years of age to fish with any method in zones 1, 2 and 4.
  • Everyone who fishes must have a fishing license, including children and young people (up to 19 years). The free Season Pass for children and young people is only available digitally here at iFiske.
  • An adult can use the top knot free of charge in the company of a child/youth (up to 19 years) who has a free Season Pass.
  • Only single hook is allowed when fishing in zone 3A and 3B.
  • When fly fishing, the rod must be at least 1.5 m long.
  • Spinning fly, dropshot or other methods where you distinguish the weight from the bait are not allowed in zone 3B.

Physical fishing licenses can be purchased from Team Sportia in Nyköping and Filmkedjan. There are also information brochures.


Fishing in Nyköpingsån is divided into five different zones (see map under the "map" tab). The respective zone is color-coded and there are signs along the river. It is up to the person who fishes to follow the zoning and the zone-specific rules that have been set up. These can be read under "fishing card". Then click on "show rules". Prohibited areas include discharges from the power plants and the canoe slalom track at Perioden.

  • Zone 1 (green) stretches from Släbro down to the Fors power station. Fishing is prohibited at the canoe slalom course at Perioden and 30 m downstream of Harg's power station.
  • Zone 2 (yellow) stretches from the Fors power station to the Storhusqvarn power station. Fishing ban applies 30 m downstream of the Fors power station.
  • Zone 3A (blue) stretches from Storhusqvarn to Folkungabron. Fishing ban applies immediately downstream of Storhusqvarn's power station (all three furrows).
  • Zone 3B (purple) stretches from the Folkunga Bridge to the Cross Bridge.
  • Zone 4 (orange) stretches from Korsbron to the harbor bridge.

General rules

  • Everyone who fishes must have a fishing license. For children and young people up to the age of 19, it is free to fish in zones 1, 2 and 4. The free Season Card for children and young people is only available digitally here at iFiske.
  • An adult can use the top knot free of charge in the company of a child/youth (up to 19 years) who has a free Season Pass.
  • The fishing license must always be carried when fishing and must be shown to the fishing supervisor or the police upon request.
  • You must be able to prove your identity when checking.
  • Rules and requests from fishing supervisors must be followed.
  • Fishermen who violate the regulations may be deprived of the right to fish and, in the case of gross misconduct, reported for prosecution.
  • The fisherman has an obligation to be up-to-date on any rule changes and updates on fishing. All information is available here at iFiske.
  • Fishing from bridges is prohibited.
  • Hook hook is not allowed.
  • Jerk fishing is prohibited.
  • Mishooked fish must be released immediately.
  • Crayfish fishing is not allowed.
  • Upstream throw is not permitted.
  • When fly fishing, the rod must be at least 1.5 m long.
  • Netting and other mass-trapping devices, both fixed and mobile, are prohibited.
  • It is a reporting requirement for all salmon and sea trout . Reporting takes place here at iFiske. Failure to report the catch of trout/salmon may result in the fishing license being recalled. Please report your other catches as well. Reporting when purchasing physical fishing licenses from retailers takes place via this link: https://www.ifiske.se/rapportera/Nyköpingsån
  • For zone-specific rules, see rules under the respective fishing license.

Catch and measure restrictions

Size limitation

  • Minimum salmon size: 60 cm.
  • Minimum size trout: 50 cm.
  • Catch window pike and pike: 50–75 cm.
  • Maximum perch size: 35 cm.

Catch Limitation

  • A total of 10 fish may be kept with the exception of the species below.
  • Sea trout/salmon: 1 per day.
  • Goose/pike: 1 per day.
  • Perch: 5 per day.
  • A maximum of five sea trout/salmon may be kept per year and annual card.
  • We advise against C&R of sea trout/salmon at water temperatures above 18 degrees.
  • We advise against keeping sea trout/salmon during January and February as these are rarely good food fish.

Prohibition times and dispensation fishing

  • Fishing for salmon and trout is prohibited in zone 1 between 15 September and 31 December.
  • During the period 15/9 to 31/12, there is a total fishing ban in zones 2–4.
  • Fishing ban applies between 02:00 and 05:00
  • Annually, a dispensation is applied for extending fishing in zones 2–4 from the county administrative board, which means that the fishing season in these areas may be extended to 14/10. Information about this will be updated on this page when a decision from the county board has been made. In case of exemption fishing, "dispensation fishing license (15/9-14/10)", "day license all zones" and "day license zone 1, 2 and 4" can be solved.
  • If a catch report is not submitted during dispensation fishing, the fisherman will not be able to buy more cards in Nyköpingsån (done here on iFiske).

Local partners'

At Clarion Collection Hotel Kompaniet, anglers can get a discounted breakfast offer. State, "I'm an angler" at reception to take advantage of the offer. The offer applies weekdays between 6.30-9.30 and weekends 7.00-10.00 and refers to:

  • Coffee (incl. coffee) and roll SEK 75 (you make your own roll from the breakfast buffet)
  • Coffee (incl. coffee) and 2 rolls SEK 95

Fishing equipment and accessories can be bought from Team Sportia Nyköping and Jaktia Nyköping, both of which support the Sportfishermen's activities.

 This area has one or more fishing spots available for disabled. For more information, please see the fishing area map, or contact Nyköpingsån (Sportfiskarna Nyköping).
 In this area, there is one or more "put and take" waters.
 The area includes one or more fishing areas for catch-and-release, i.e the fishes are gently put back into the water alive.
 Free fishing for children and adolescents up to the age of 19.
 Free fishing with any method in zones 1, 2 and 4 according to the current regulations for each zone. Season tickets are required (free) and can be purchased here at ifishke. For fishing in zone 3A and 3B, a day pass/season pass for all zones must be purchased. Ev. Dispen fishing not included.

Fish species



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Nyköpingsån (Sportfiskarna Nyköping)

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Ever since 1919, anglers have worked to ensure that there is good fishing in clean waters with healthy fish stocks. Our goal is to develop long-term sustainable sport fishing that is accessible to everyone. Since 2020, Sporfiskarna has been managing the fishing in Nyköpingsån on behalf of Nyköping municipality with the aim of developing and making available opportunities for fishing in the middle of the city.

If you have questions about specific fishing cards, which rules apply, when the cards go on sale, etc., please contact the respective fishing area. iFiske.se has no local knowledge of rules and fishing conditions etc. beyond what is available on the website.

Organization number: 802004-4288

Customer number: 3303, Area: 3363.

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