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!



This year, Petros Dragonas was awarded the title of Laholms Laxakung (Laholm's king of salmon) with his salmon at 15,37 kilos and 122 cm. A season-license and certificate is given as prize.

And the winner among registered catches this year was Ebbe Svensson with his caught salmon at 5,2 kilo och 82 cm. He'll also recieve a season-license as prize.

Congratulations to both of you!

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Season license 1400 SEK
3-day fishing license 600 SEK
1-day fishing license 200 SEK
1-day fishing license (flounder) 100 SEK (sold from October 1st)

Children and youth under the age of 18, fish for free.

Where to buy

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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)

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