Salmon fishing has enormous potential, with fantastic opportunities, and it appears the fishing just keeps improving. The main attraction of salmon fishing in Lapland, Sweden is the size of the catch. Every year, salmon exceeding 25 kilos are caught. Most salmon fishing on the rivers of northern Sweden is done from land, using a spinner or fly rod. In general, one can say that fishing begins at the end of May and lasts – in good years – until the end of August. But the rising salmon in the rivers and the willingness of the salmon to bite depend on the water temperature and the amount of water in the rivers. So, it is impossible to say in advance which period is the “hottest”.
Salmon fishing from a boat is popular on the big state protected national rivers. The traditional Tornedalen wooden boat is the exemplar among boating anglers.