In order to fish in the river Lagan, a fishing permit is required.
Lost fishing permit will not be replaced!
Fees in SEK
|Ticket||Adult Lagan||Adult Nissan & Lagan|
|3-day-ticket||540 SEK||600 SEK|
|Season-ticket||1200 SEK||2000 SEK|
Children and youth under the age of 18, fish for free.
Rules for one and three-day licences:
The receipt/voucher you receive upon payment should be printed out on white paper and used as a fishing licence.
You should fold the upper part of the A4 page so that your name and barcode is visible in the plastic pocket you wear on your arm as instructed under the fishing regulations. If you have made several card purchases on one order, print the same number of receipts/vouchers so that everyone who has paid carries a fishing licence.
Rules for season tickets:
The receipt/voucher you receive upon payment should be printed out and taken with you to Laholms Laxfiske in Laxahuset (The salmon house) and exchanged for a season ticket. You also provide information about who you are, and how we can reach you, for example if the fishing regulations change during the season. The licence cannot be issued unless you have provided a completed form that you can download here. Remember to bring ID with you. Opening hours for the Tourist Office can be found here.
A voucher/receipt is not valid as a season ticket.
Opening hours for the Laholms Laxfiske Office (During the fishing season):
Phone: +46(0) 725-77 01 96
Monday –Friday – 13.00-17.00
Saturday , Sunday & Holidays – Closed
How to fold your ticket
|Season commences:||March 1st, irrespective of ice conditions|
|European flounder:||March 8th – December 31st|
|Salmon, sea trout, and others:||March 1st – October 14th|
|Sept. 1st to 30th:||Fishing only 6 am to 9 pm|
|October 1st to 14th:||Fishing only 6 am to 7 pm.|
|March 1st-7th andOctober 1st-14th:||Season ticket holder only!|
How to fish
Only one rod per person.
Only one bait per rod is allowed
During April no fishing with baited hook between the extension Daggan – the estuary.
Use environmentally friendly baits and sinkers!
Forbidden fishing techniques
- Foul hooking is forbidden according to Swedish law.
- Intentionally or unintentionally hooked fish on anyplace other than the mouth or throat shall be unhooked with the greatest of care and immediately put back in the water. The fish must not be removed from the water when this is taking place.
- Casting upstream is not allowed.
- 1-14/10 only fishing with single-hook is allowed.
Fishing by boat
Trolling permitted only between the outlet of the river Smedjeån and the island just upstream Lagaoset (the estuary). Fishing by boat not permitted in March or September 15th to October 14th.
Spinning is defined as fishing with a spinning rod and a multiplier or a reel. Permitted forms of bait include spoon, spinner, wobbler, fly, jig and angling with baited hooks. All other forms of bait forbidden.
Fly-fishing is defined as fishing with a flyrod, a flyline, leader, and fly. Be careful when wading. The water level can unexpectedly rise.
Fishing is allowed from sign approximately 250 m downstream the power-station in Laholm to the sea, a distance of about 8 km. October 1st to 14th fishing only in the upper region, including the west point of Ösarp’s island (does not include European flounder).
Fly-fishing: March 1st to April 30th from the “channel” to the estuary on the south side of the river Lagan. By Jise’s pool, Per Karl’s Hall, the bridge (purifying plant) and Svinaholmen (Ösarp) within sign-posted area. Change of angling position should be practiced when necessary.
Spinning: At Gröningen, Halmstadhålan and the purifying plant (at the power line) within sign-posted area.
European flounder only between Daggan-the sea, and only bottom fishing. Special licence required for Smedjeån.
Quantity of catch
A maximum of three salmon-like fish per day allowed. Caught fish may be kept. Spawned salmon and see trout must be returned.
Catch reports: Caught salmon and sea trout must be measured, weighed and reported at the latest the day after the catch. Registering is compulsory. Register your catch at Laxahuset down at Gröningen.
A season-ticket will be given through a raffle, to one person who’s registered their catch.
For further information, please see notices by the river Lagan.
The minimum size of caught fish, from nose to tail fin is:
|Sea trout||45 cm|
|European flounder:||20 cm|
Other fish species according to current regulations.
Angler must wear the fishing licence clearly visible in a plastic cover on the arm. It is absolutely necessary to follow directions given by the supervisor. Anglers who violate current regulations or who act in a disruptive manner towards anglers or others will be banned from further fishing. It is a prerequisite that you show respect toward the environment, your surroundings and the animal life therein. Discarded equipment, lines and hooks, are an unnecessary hazard. Please ensure that you throw all waste, food, paper etc. into the bins.
Laholms Laxkung (Laholm’s king of salmon)
The person who catches the largest salmon during the season is crowned Laholm’s King of Salmon.
Prize: A seasonal fishing licence and a diploma.
Change of regulations
Changes or amendments to the rules may take place during the fishing season. These will be posted alongside the Lagan and on our website. It is up to every angler to keep him/herself aware of these. Breach of the rules can result in withdrawal of the right to fish.