For a very long time, salmon fishing in the river "Lagan" has been an important part of living in Laholm. Kings, clergymen and commoners battled over the salmon fishing rights. By the end of the 19th century, 20-30 tons of salmon were caught annually. At the big falls "Karsefors", east of Laholm up to 150 salmon were being caught every day. However, when the hydroelectric power plant went into production at the beginning of the 20th century, the spawning grounds disappeared and hence the salmon were lost. To compensate for this, the power company founded a salmon plant in Laholm which, today, is one of the most modern of it's kind in Europe. Approximately 90 000 smolt are released into the river Lagan every year.

 

Fishing is a popular sport on the riverbanks of Lagan. Reel fishing is the most common, however, parts of the river are well suited for fly-fishing. The total distance from the power plant to the mouth of the river is 8 km.

In the spring, the salmon start travelling upstream and as early as the end of April you might catch a beautiful salmon! In the autumn, fishing is truly spectacular. Many fish weigh 7-8 kg, but there are specimens of up to 14 kg.

 

The season begins on the 1st of March and ends on the 14th of October.

Only those with a season-ticket allowed between March 1-7th and
October 1-14th!

News

2013 > 08

We'd like to congratulate our colleauge Sture Fridh, who showed us it's not impossible to catch really big ones, even when there's not much water.
At this point, around 70 m3/sec.

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Laholms Vandrarhem

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Lagadals Gård

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