During the Spring and early Summer we saw a conclusion to the demolition work at Marieberg power station in Svängsta.As of mid June the salmon and sea trout have been able to pass freely through Svängsta. This was an important event for the locals, especially the ones under the surface of the river.
Newly risen salmon were caught at Knaggelid just a few days after the stretch was opened and during July we have seen a number of shining, newly risen sea trout biting at the same part of the river.
The sea trout fishing is well under way, some lovely fish have already been landed, primarily in the evenings or at night. Sea trout are cautious and can be extremely difficult to catch upon a sunny day but give it some cloudy or rainy weather and theres always a possibility. As an angler be careful and cautious as you approach your sea trout fishing. Avoid wading and splashing around with your feet in the water, lines,lures and flies will easily startle the fish. When fishing nocturnally a headlamp is to be recommended but avoid shining it out onto the water, use it for necessity only.
Where should i fish sea trout and how? The best advice is to be curious and utilise the sea trouts own mannerisms. Sea trout prefer spots where there is relatively little to no current at all, avoid the strongest currents. Look for large rocks in the water, fallen trees or under the branches of overhanging trees and bushes that line the river. Quiet simple spots where a sea trout may feel safe. Sea trout love necks upon the river, spots where slower water drops into quicker water. The sea trout will often wait at a spot just before the water accelerates or maybe right on top of the neck. If you can read a stretch of water well it will greatly enhance your chances at hooking a sea trout. Choosing a spot to facilitate your own comfort isnt always a recipe for success.
The classic way to fish sea trout is in the evening or at night with a floating line and a large dark fly at mid to high level in the water, thus presenting a silhouette against the dark sky. A small spoon or spinner will also do the trick. be curious, try different things, you will find sea trout on all our stretches.
During September both air and water temperature will sink. This is possibly one of the most exciting months of the year for fishing. The cooler conditions make the fish more alert and its spawning time in October and November is fast approaching, this leads to a heightened agressiveness as the month progresses. Don't forget to fish our most northerly section, Härnäs. A forgotten gem that comes into its own at this time of year.
As of August 1st all females with an adiposal fin should be released after catch. This applies to both salmon and sea trout. You may only keep males over 50cm in length or females without an adiposal fin. As regards releasing the fish, exercise care, as an angler you can minimise the damage and negative effects to the fish by carefully handling it during catch and release.
- Minimise drilling time and land the fish as fast as possible.
- Use equipment of the correct dimensions for the fish you are targeting.
- Use a landing net, preferably knot free and rubberised or just keep a tight grip around its tail section, dont remove the fish from water and never place it down onto land.
- Pliers or surgical pliers are an excellent tool for quick hook removal.
- Try to avoid exposure to the air as regards the fish, you can photograph the fish laying on its side in the water.
- Try and remove the hook and release as soon as possible, once the hook is removed keep the fish upright in the water, point it downstream and move it gently back and forth a few times and then let it swim off.
- If the water temperature is above 19 degrees then release is not recommended.
Old or new angler or just curious, whichever category you fall into you are welcome to come and visit us. You can rent tackle from us or buy your own from Fiskehsoppen Mörrum who share the building with us. We have experienced guides who can help you with all manner of things connected to your fishing. Be it learning to fish the fly, learning to read the water or strategy building for your fishing or just being guided on a day out.
Fishing drains your energy, our good neighbours Restaurant Kronolaxen can help you get those energy levels back with their food and beverages. Accommodation is also available in close proximity to the river.
For those of you that don't fish. Book an overnight stay, have a nice meal at Kronolaxens restaurant, follow the river trails through the leafy beech forests.
Come and look at our exhibition that follows the history of fishing here since 1231. Learn about what makes the river what it is , both above and below surface, learn about biological renewal projects that we are working on. Visit the aquarium that shows what's going on under the surface of the river.
Why not visit in October? The forests colours are truly wonderful and you may well even see spawning salmon or sea trout, an exciting piece of theatre!
Mörrums Kronolaxfiske warmly welcomes you this autumn.