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!

In October 1-14, fishing is only allowed
between 6 AM-6 PM

Catches 2023

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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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Photo contest

Winner 2022, with this beautiful photo, was Stefan Sjöstrand.

Water temperature

Preliminary water flow (m3/s)

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