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!

Catches 2022

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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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