Information about Örekil-river salmon fishing 2018

This page is updated Monday, March 12, 2018
Printable information:
Information leaflet 2018 (english)

Information 2018 (deutsch)
Fishing rules 2018 (english)

Angelregeln 2018  (deutsch)
Fishing map/ Fisch Karte

Fine salmon caught last year
Niclas Nätt from Bengtsfors caught the second biggest salmon in
Örekil River 2017. The weight of the fish was 11,7 kilo and it was 102 cm long.

Niclas Nätt with a fine salmon

The lower Örekil-river´s fishing district contains all of the river, from the outlet of the lake "Kärnsjön" by "Torpdammen" to the north, to and including the river´s mouth in "Saltkällefjorden" by Munkedal´s habour to the south.

The opening day of the fishing-season is May 1st and the season ends on September 30th. The regions are the same as last year, and with the same special areas for fly-fishing. Information about the fishing regions, fly-fishing areas, pools etc. can be found
on the fishingmap (see printable information and map above).

The General Public have the possibility to purchase fishing licences to three different regions of the river, A, B and C. Pre-bookings of fishing licences can be done at "Sportfiske-kontoret" (Sport Fishing Office) from April 3rd, by telephone +46-524-10777 and the best time to call is between 7.00 and 9.00 am, Monday to Friday. All the fishing licences that are booked in advance shall be paid immediately, and no later than within two working days, to the fishing association´s bank account.
Payment from abroad: IBAN SE7780000836839946345767, BIC/SWIFT SWEDSESS

Pre-booked fishing licens is valid only when payment has been made. If pre-booked and paid licenses are canceled, is the main principle that no refund of the fee is made. Payed, and pre-booked fishing licenses can be picked up at the Sport Fishing Office.
Licences can also be purchased on site at the Sport Fishing Office (see map), at Brålands Gård, and at Smedbergs Gårdsbutik (farm shop).

Tommy Boqvist with a fine salmon Erik Barth with a fine salmon

Pictures: to the left Tommy Boqvist and to the right Erik Barth with fine salmons

All the fishing regions are well marked with posts. The boundaries for the fly-fishing areas are marked with orange posts (region A and B). In the fly-fishing areas fishing is only allowed with fly-rod with fly-fishing line. Fishing is allowed on the whole river in all of the three regions, but to avoid "tangling with others" there are parts of the river where fishing is allowed from only one shore of the river.

Salmon at the Fishing Office

Fishing from boats, boat jetties or from private land is not allowed. Fishing licences are valid for one day, from 00.00 to 24.00 on the day listed on the licence. All the fishing rules and regulations, and good fishing ethics, are to be followed.

You can read the complete fishing-rules for
Örekil River salmon fishing

Picture to the right: A big salmon at the
Sport Fishing Office

Descriptions of the regions

Jumping salmon at the Brålandsfallet
Picture above:
Jumping salmon from
Örekil River.
Photo: Ingemar Pettersson

Region A

This region is the highest up the river and is restricted at it`s upper part to the west side of the river. Fishing is allowed from approx. 40 meters south of the salmon steps at "Brålandsfallet", and downstream to the south end of pool # 14. Then on the east side of the river from the island at "Skäret" to the junction with the Munkedal river, where this region ends. Please note that higher regions of the "Brålandsfallet" are not part of the fishing regions and as such fishing is prohibited. The region does not incorporate any part of the Munkedal river.

Region B

On the east side of the river from the junction with the Munkedal river, and on the west side from "Gatesand", then downstream on both sides to the south end of this region at the railway bridge at "Åtorp". In pool # 19 fishing is allowed from both sides of the river. Please note that fishing is not allowed from the west side of the river in the lower part of pool # 25. Also note that the lower part of the region is shared with region C.

Region C
On both sides of the river from the point of land at "Åtorp", downstream to the mouth of the river at "Saltkällefjorden". Please note that the upper part
of this region is shared with region B.

Number of licenses
to each regions:
Odd numbered days:
20 per day (15 in sept)
Even numbered days:

3 per day
Odd numbered days:
3 per day
Even numbered days:
20 per day (15 in sept)
         All days:
       15 per day
Price of fishing licence
per day 2018

Region A

Region B

Region C

1 May - 30 September

350 SEK

350 SEK

150 SEK
Youth fishing licence (under 18 years)

Half the ordinary price for respectively region and day

Yearly Fishing Licence, 1 May - 30 September
(valid on region A,B and C) (34 licences)

4.500 SEK

Yearly Fishing Licence, 1 May – 30 September
(valid only on region C)

600 SEK (adult)  300 SEK (under 18 years)

Contact persons:

           Stefan Rönnberg, telephone office +46 524 10777, cell. phone +46 70 6509561
           Martin Dellien, telephone office +46 524 10777

           Chairman and administrator: 
           Lars-Åke Winblad, cell. phone +46 70 5757847, e-mail