At 186 km, the Nissan is one of southern Sweden’s longest rivers. Nissan’s Lower Fish Conservation Area reaches from the mouth of the river up to Oskarström.
It was from the Nissan, and the bay outside Halmstad, that the famous Halmstad salmon were captured and exported as early as the 1600s. Fishing continued until the 1920s when, as a result of deteriorating water quality, the last salmon were caught. Now the salmon are back – much to the delight of all anglers! Fishing was made accessible for the general public through the creation in 1987 of the Nissan Fish Conservation Area.
In the 1970s, an active fish conservation association was founded, and in 1979 the first salmon smolts were released into the Nissan. By that time trout had been caught in the river for several years. The first young salmon were caught in the summer of 1981. Today salmon reproduce naturally once again in both the Nissan and Senneån. 30,000 smolt are released annually.