The Salmon World
The Salmon World
obrazek zajawki
Laxens Hus
Opened for public
 votes: 336

Salmon fishing in Mörrum has a very long tradition, with royal connections since time immemorial. It was first described in 1231 in Waldemar II's land register. Fishing spears were used long ago for catching salmon on the river. These were gradually replaced by salmon tubs, hoop nets, salmon seines and salmon nets, which were in use as late as the mid 1960's. Today, however, all commercial salmon fishing has ceased, but the old permanent fishing areas at Kungsforsen and Hönebygget, can still be seen. On certain days during the summer and autumn, the hoop net is used in the time-honoured way, but now for the purpose of fishing for salmon breeding. The only other salmon and sea trout fishing allowed is angling.

The Salmon World, was opened on the 1st of May 1992, with its many varied exhibits which tell the story of the wild-life of the Mörrum River and the history of fishing, from bygone times up to it becoming the world renowned angling centre that it is today. Here you can see, amongst other things, a 13 m long aquarium with many of the species of fish found in the Mörrum River. Models (diorama) of the life of the salmon from roe to adult fish and plaster casts of the record-breaking fish caught on the Mörrum River are also displayed here. Next to The Angling office is Laxerian, a restaurant where you can eat everything from the "Speciality of the day" to a luxurious à la Carte meal, or even just simply enjoy a cup of coffee. You can also enjoy beautiful views of the Mörrum River and Kungsforsen (the King's Rapids).


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Rapids in the Stream of Mörrum, author of the photo - Morgan Olsson, Blekinge Museum
Rapids in the Stream of Mörrum, author of the photo - Morgan Olsson, Blekinge Museum
Location: SWEDEN, Blekinge
Category: Museums, Fishing Museums