The 26th of July, Lakselv landowners' association carried out a mid-season evaluation together with representatives from FeFo, the County Governor and the Norwegian Environment Agency. The float trap and its effectiveness was also subject for the evaluation. The County Governor has taken a decision on the temporary extension of the protected zone downstream of the floating trap.
It has taken some time, but the fishing licenses for the private stretches in Lakselva are just around the corner.
It is regrettable to announce that the 71-year lease of the state's land in Lakselva has come to an end because of FeFo choosing to maintain its wrongful termination of the lease contract with the Lakselv landowners' association (LGF). LGF will therefore no longer lease- or sell fishing licenses for the properties managed by FeFo. However, LGF will offer fishing on private stretches and is now working on organizing an attractive fishing license solution. There will be plenty of space for the fishermen and fishing licenses will be available to everyone, regardless of where they live.
This is primarily a loss for our fishermen, both locals, visitors, businesses and not least for the wild salmon. Management and fishing will thus become less holistic.
At the time of writing, the snowmelt has started well and Lakselva is rising steadily towards what is beginning to look like a spring flood. First and foremost, we look forward to the start of the season and hope, as usual, that this year's fishing season will offer fantastic catches and magical experiences in Lakselva. Before we release this year's fishing season completely, we want to share some important information with our fishermen.
The sale of fishing licences for the 2022 season starts on Elveguiden.no the 1.th of March, at 18:00 hours Norwegian time. We recommend that you book your fishing as early as possible to secure your desired dates. Read on for important information.
In anticipation of the salmon season starting on 15 June, at 00.00 in Lakselva, we are posting a small status update and some information so that everyone has the opportunity to obtain a fishing license and is ready for fishing by then.