Salmon fishing at Kengis Bruk

Salmon fishing at Kengis Bruk

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Photo: Stuart Davies

The famous Kengis Bruk beat is located on the Torne river, a classic salmon fishing beat, that annually delivers great catch results, throughout the short but intense season, opening for fishing on the second full week of June and closes August 31st. There are fresh fish running all season.

Kengis Bruk offers fantastic salmon fishing on 2.5km of private water, with three zones and seven pools to explore, for only 6–8 rods per week. The Kengis rapids are some of the largest in the river system, which drops a full 20 meters over the course of a 600-meter run. Both at the top and bottom of the rapids are well-known places for big salmon to hold up and rest before continuing their journey upstream. The Torne river’s average weight for fly caught Salmon is 15–18lbs, while many fish 20lbs + are common and fish running into the 30–40lbs class are caught every year. In 2015, local angler Kristian Stridsman landed a monster fish of 43.7lbs after a short but intense 15-minute battle in the boat pool below the rapids.

June offers the best chance of a big fresh fish but the peak main runs are usually in early to mid-July. Many fish arrive and occupy pools until the season closes offering a chance at a fish of a lifetime at any moment, as the larger early run fish change to their spectacular full spawning colours and become aggressive towards intruders.

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