Lat: 57.7536695, Lon: 24.3749008
The lamprey weir
It’s best to taste the lamprey in Salacgrīva from August until February, where your host will cook it for you on a hot coal. Only in Salacgrīva nowadays the weir is used – a traditional and unique way of fishing that reaches hundreds of years back. The weir is a special footbridge from which the lamprey baskets are immersed in the stream and so goes the fishing. Every year before the fishing season the fishermen build the weir from scratch, using spruce timber that has been prepared several years earlier. The whole construction is held together with tiebacks – no nails or bolts are used. In summer it’s both pleasant and romantic on the river, but in autumn and winter lamprey fishing is a rough fight for the fishing place because if it’s destroyed in one of winter’s tough storms, it can only be rebuilt next year. This is the place to see the weir, get acquainted with lamprey fishing and taste this specialty food.
Address: Salacgrīva, Meldru iela 18
Phone number: +371 29 268 299 (Grupu ekskursijām nepieciešama iepriekšēja pieteikšanās.)