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. A modern salmon plant that releases approximately 90 000 smolt 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!



Click to enlarge image. Click to enlarge image.

In late October, we laid out stone and macadam on Per Karls hall, as protection against water erosion.

You don't need to worry about the holes that were in the ground inside and around the shelter anymore. These are filled with macadam.

View from the path.
View from the path.
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Only one bait per fishing rod is allowed. Meaning you are not allowed to use both spoon and wiggler at the same time, as an example.

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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.

/Fishing supervisors

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We've now put a freezer in the fish cleaning room, in which you can store your catches. You can still store them at Stefan's fishing store.

All catches must be put in a plastic bag, which the angler brings himself.
Catches that aren’t put in a plastic bag, will be confiscated by Laholms Laxfiske.

Don’t forget to tie/tape the opening of the bag, and put a note on it with your name and fishing license number.

Laholms Laxfiske will not take responsibility for any missing catches from the freezer.

The room is locked at 7 pm, every day.
Something to keep in mind in case you've got a catch in the freezer.

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We'd like to urge everyone to take it easy with the alcohol along Lagan. This after complaints have been received from fishermen.

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All fish-waste shall be put in a plastic bag which you tie up, and then throw into one of the green bins outside. Plastic bags are found in the fish cleaning room.

Fish-waste is not allowed to be thrown into the metal bins!

If you can't find any bags in the room, let a fishing supervisor know and he'll fix it.

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Congratulations to Redzep Alic, for catching this on April 15th!



87 cm and 7 kg.

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A beer can for example, gives you a fine of 800 SEK. That's almost a season-ticket. A beer can for example, gives you a fine of 800 SEK. That's almost a season-ticket.

Most would agree that it's much more fun to fish in places where there's no litter lying on the ground. Along the river Lagan, there are both trash cans and bins. For everyone's enjoyment and safety, use them!


People may not be aware that it's actually illegal to litter. For example, throw a beer can on the ground, and you may have to pay 800 SEK (≈76,95 GBP) in fines!

Just a few meters from the litter. Just a few meters from the litter.
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And so is our new website up and running. The thought behind this new site, is that we'll update it more often with photos, news etc.


If you miss something on the site, please contact us!

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Catches 2024

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Photo contest

Winner 2023, with this beautiful photo, was Benjamin Hellström.

Water temperature

Preliminary water flow (m3/s)

Day/Month/Year/Hour                 m3/s