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Anybody around Gothenburg?

misterlizard

Tom Arnold
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I am a spearfisherman from the UK (Devon to be precise) and I moved to Sweden 4 years ago. Ridiculously, spearfishing is illegal in Sweden (don't get me started, grrr), so I have been doing without for the past few years. Now I'm getting withdrawal symptoms and I need a fix.
I have been weighing up a few options.
1. Do it anyway. Probably not the best option, but I am getting a bit desperate!
2. Find flatties and take them by hand or with a knife. Still not strictly legal, but I can't really see what the problem could be and anyway, who is going to stop me?!
3. Travel up to Norway. It's only about 3 hours by road to reach the Oslo fjord, although I don't know if the spearfishing is any good there. Anybody know?
4. Take the ferry over to Denmark.
The only problem with going to Denmark or Norway is that I don't think it's legal to even own a speargun here, so what do Swedish spearos do about their equipment?

Lastly, if anybody is local to Gothenburg, please get in touch! Help a fellow fish-starved spearo in need ;-)
 

Grayfox4

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Jul 9, 2019
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I'm from Norway, so I don't know a lot about Swedish laws etc. But I know that there are free ferries from Strömstad to Sandefjord. These are aimed at Norwegian shoppers paying for their trip in the Duty Free stores, but if you want a free trip to the western coast of the outer Oslo fjord, it wouldn't cost you a whole bunch. The norwegian spearfishing and freediving forum on facebook is quite active, and I bet you could find a buddy there to show you around the area. You may find some divers in the Hvaler/Fredrikstad area too, which is close to the Swedish border.


The ferry tickets are free if you join the Fjord Line loyalty program. There's some spam emails from them once in a while, but you can probably give them a temporary email address when signing up.
 

Grayfox4

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Jul 9, 2019
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I'm not really sure. I've mostly fished on the west side, since that's where we have our summer house. I'm sure there are some good places on the east side too. But when you get tired of that, at least now you know there's a free ferry to the other side too :)