When we have opened the selling of licenses the last years, it has been a very exciting affair for many. Lakselva is a very attractive river to fish, which in turn has lead to a massive demand to buy licenses. This has again caused a system collapse, as traffic has been higher than what the servers are capable of handling. This again gives our fishermen some unfortunate experiences, and some issues that has needed to be taken care of in the aftermath. The combination of these factors led the board in Lakselv land owners association, to cooperate with Inatur to make some changes to how the licenses are sold for 2019.
In 2019 we will not have the traditional opening as we’ve had previous years, leaving every man to himself, but rather a draw. For short, the draw works like this: you register as a user, and then you apply for licenses on behalf of yourself and/or a group of fishermen for one or multiple periods. When the deadline for this application has passed, the system will automatically do the draw and give feedback to the users as to whether or not they have got a license. You may choose to apply for one or multiple periods, and either one zone for six days, or a combination of zones 1, 2 and 3 for six days. A thorough description of how this works will be posted later, describing how these processes work. As applicants, you will be able to view all the different ”offers” you may choose from, and you will be able to, in peace and quite, apply and rank the different offers based on how attractive you find them.
Please note that this application system will be zones 1 – 3, and in the period from the 15th of July – 31st of August. Licenses prior to the 15th of July will be sold the same way as earlier. Any remaining licenses will be put up for sale on a given date.
We’ve allready discussed the reason behind this change, and we hope that this new arrangement will make more of you satisfied, and in the same time contribute to a lower level of stress. We feel it’s better to save up anticipation and stress for the summer, when you’re hooked onto a salmon larger that what you’ve ever seen before…