- River Ätran-
243 km long. The river originates from an area just east of Ulricehamn. Ends in the city of Falkenberg where it flows out into the Kattegatt sea. On its journey to the sea it runs through lake Åsunden, citys of Ulricehamn, Svenljunga, Ätran, Vessigebro and Falkenberg.
River Ätran is a classic salmon fishing river on the west coast of Sweden. The sport fishing in Falkenberg dates back to the middle of the 1800s, when wealthy British and Americans came here to fish salmon.
Thanks to a very intensive environmental project since 1978 the salmon is today self reproductive in river Ätran.
Laxbron - Tullbron in Falkenberg, in Falkenberg center. Salmon and sea trout fishing.
Ätrans Lower FVO, stretch from bridge in Vessigebro, to bridge over old highway E6 in Falkenberg, approx. 150 m upstream Hertings Hydroelectric Power station.
Östra Frölunda-Mårdaklevs FVO, stretch from Östra Frölunda downstream to border of Halland County near Yttre Skåpanäs. Fishing permits through IFiske.se
- Ljungafors FVO,
Övre (Upper) Åsundens FVO
Fishing tips (in Swedish)
Notices on river Ätran (in Swedish)
Stretch Laxbron - Tullbron in Falkenberg
2,5 km of river Ätrans lower part from Tullbron and upstream to Laxbron. The lower part contain a rapid stretch called "Garvareforsen" here is only fly fishing allowed. On the upper part it is also permited to fish with spin rods. The fishing area is located in the centre of Falkenberg and is easy accessible. A service house were you can cook and relax is located near by the Laxbron. Here you also must weigh your fish, all caught fish must be registred. Here can you also get your fish frozen and some fishing equip. is sold here
The season usally start at 1:st of April. Then the fishing is mainly for sea trout, in the beginning of May the first Salmon is beginning to rise from the sea. In the middle of June the first "grilse" is caught. The season ends at the 30th of September.
Fishing permits are
Falkenbergs Tourist Office
and through permit card machine at
Boats for rent are
In 1996 in April, a Salmon at 17,4 kg was caught at the stretch between Laet and Garvareforsen on spin fly fishing. In 1998 there were caught approx. 620 salmon, average weight was 3 kg. (reported catch).
Stretch from bridge in Vessigebro, to bridge over old highway E6 in Falkenberg, approx. 150 m upstream Hertings Hydroelectric Power station.
Fish species: Salmon, sea trout, pike, perch, burbot, tench, roach and others.
Fishing methods are spin fishing, live bait angling, fly fishing.
Fishing permtis can be bought at Falkenbergs Tourist Office or ICA Nära in Vessigebro.
Link for more info for the Ätrans lower FVO, http://www.vessigebro.se/
Fishing guides, fishing charter
Skrea Camping, Falkenberg, Camping and caravan ground
Jensen & Celander AB Ullared
Stats for migrating fish in river Ätran, Hertings Kraftverk
Projekt Ätranöring, http://www.projektatranoring.se/
Ätrans lower FVO, http://www.vessigebro.se/
Fishing articles, books about river Ätran
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