56° 11’ 29” N – 14° 44’ 54” E
Fly Fishing /
The first bite of the season
The waters in the Mörrum River run strong in the spring and the salmon seek out protection in deep cavities to save energy. If you want to get a bite, you have to get the fish to move and catch their interest with large and brightly-coloured tube flies that are easy to see. Fly fishing is the art of imitating the prey's exact movements. The more you know about the fish – its life cycle, what it eats, what scares it and what catches its interest – the better you'll do at fly fishing. This takes both time and interest.
Fishing in Mörrum River is kicked off at the end of March with a customary gun salute and hundreds of sport fisherman along the shores. Fishermen come from all over Europe and the number of fishermen per day is maximised. You must apply for a fishing licence. Opening day costs 122 Euro and it pays to book far in advance.
No 13 FLY FISHING / MÖRRUMSÅN
GOOD TO KNOW
- Activity: Fly fishing
- Location: Mörrum River (Mörrumsån), which runs through Småland and Blekinge.
- Season: The fishing season opens at the end of March.
- Degree of difficulty: Everyone is welcome. Several organisers offer courses for beginners.
- Other facts: Mörrum River is known for salmon. Fishing here is described in Swedish literature as early as 1231 in King Valdermar II's “jordebok”. Spring fishing is “easiest” because both the salmon and the sea trout, which passed the winter in the river, are extremely keen to bite after their long rest.
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