Information about Örekil-river salmon fishing 2021

This page is updated Saturday, March 13, 2021
Printable information:
Information leaflet 2021 (english)

Information 2021 (deutsch)
Fishing rules 2021 (english)

Angelregeln 2021 (deutsch)
Fishing map/ Fisch Karte

Big salmon was caught 2020
Anders Jäwert from Alingsås caught on May 16th the biggest salmon in
Örekil River 2020. The weight of the fish was 14,0 kilo and it was 110 cm long.

Anders Jäwert

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). Please note the rule that
throughout the fishing season (May 1 – September 30) applies to mandatory re-release of all salmon females that are 90 cm and longer.

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 1st, 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) and at Brålands Gård.

Carl Orinder Michael Willke

Pictures: to the left Carl Orinder and to the right Michael Willke 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. Please note that fishing in pool # 27 (above Kvistrum bridge) is restricted, so that fishing is not allowed from the western side of the river, but only from the eastern side.

Electrical fishing

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 here

Picture to the right:  Electrical fishing in
Örekil River, september 2019
Photo: Peter Rönnberg

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
Even numbered days:

3 per day
Odd numbered days:
3 per day
Even numbered days:
20 per day
         All days:
       15 per day
Price of fishing licence
per day 2021

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) (38 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

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