Fishing rights in Sweden's lakes and rivers are individually owned and belongs to the land/property owner. In order to fish, a fishing permit is required. A fishing permit is a personal agreement between you and the owner of the fishing rights which entitle you to fish for a limited period of time in a certain area of water. Unless otherwise indicated, a fishing permit is required to identify yourself. In Vänern, Vättern, Mälaren, Hjälmaren and Storsjön in Jämtland no fishing permit is required. Unlike hunting, no general "fishing license" or other certification is required to practice sport fishing.