Krono Salmon Fishing, (Mörrums Kronolaxfiske)
For info and reservations of fishing permits
"Laxens hus" (House of
Salmon) was build in 1992, located at pool 1. Here is the Sportfishing office located. A
permanent exhibition on sportfishing in river Mörrumsån from 1940 to the modern
sportfishing today are shown here. Also a exhibition on the life of the Salmon and sea
trout are displayed, with stream aquariums. At the bottom floor have they build in windows
below the rivers water surface making it possible to look straight in to the river from
the side. If you are lucky you can get a glimpse of a swimming Salmon or sea trout heading
for the spawning areas.
Connected to the "Laxens hus" is there a restaurant located, where the fishermen
can get a nice meal or just a cup of coffee.
The first 7 km long stretch is divided
into 32 pools. Many of the pools have their own names
Fishing (2013) are allowed from last 29th of March to September 30th.
on the stretch.
Since 2005 there are three more
stretches to fish, all located up stream pool 32. These are:
- Vittskövle, right next to pool 32
- Knaggalid, located upstream
- Härnäs, located between
Hovmansbygd and Hemsjö
Fishing permit prices
(2013): prices varies from 1350 SEK - 450 SEK depending on time of season.
If you will be sure of getting a permit it is recommendable to call and reserve a permit
in good time before your fishing trip
At the start of the season mostly sea
trout are caught, at the end of April are the first silvery Salmon caught. The really big
Salmon are caught during the following two month. During July to August a large numbers of
Grilse appear in the river. In August to September the big sea trout rises.
In 1994 was a Salmon caught with
flyfishing equipment, it weighed 26,7 kilograms. It is still the biggest Salmon ever
caught in this river. The biggest sea trout caught in this river weighed 14,7 kilograms.
In 1998 there were caught 782 salmon and
802 sea trout. The biggest salmon weighed 20,7 kg. The biggest salmon caught on flyrod
weighed 19,9 kg (caught in pool 24). The biggest sea trout caught weighed 13 kg. The
average weight for all caught salmon in 1998 was 8,2 kg and for sea trout 5,0 kg
Check out the regulations when visiting the river, they can vary from one year to another.
Only traditional fly- and spinfishing are allowed. Bait, as worms, shrimps, bread are
forbidden. Also fishing with spin dobs (floating) and fishing from boats are forbidden.
The stretch are divides in flyfishing pools and spinfishing pools, some pools are mixed.
But the rules are that even if there are no flyfishermen in a flyfishing pool it is not
permitted to spinfish here and vice verse. Minimum size for caught Salmon and sea trout
are 500 mm. All kept Salmon and sea trout shall be weighed and measured at the
sportfishing office the same day they are caught
To recommend equipment are difficult
because preferences vary between fishermen some prefere two-handed rods and some prefere
single-hand rods. At the early spring fishing the two handed rods are common, usually a
12-14 feet long rod class 10-12 with a lot of backing (200 m). Later at summer and in the
fall, many fishermen uses single-handed rods. In general terms; at normal water levels it
is more than enough to use a single-handed 9 feet long rod class 7-9. Leader thickness;
0,30mm - 0,45mm when fishing for seatrout and when fishing for Salmon it can be a good
idea to use up to 0,50mm.
Fly suggestions: Ullsock, Chillimps, Red Sandy, Silver Grey, Durham
Ranger, Thunder and Lightning and Brown Bomber. Flies dominating in red are very popular
in river Mörrumsån.
When spin fishing; most fishermen uses
a double-handed 8,5-10 feet long rod equipped with 0,35 mm-0,45 mm line
Lure suggestion: Toby lure, Mörrumsspinnare, Myrspinnare, Reflexspinnare
and also many use flies when spin fishing (tube flies)
Fl= flyfishing only
Sp= spinfishing only
Fl, Sp= combined flyfishing/spinfishing pool