Lamprey traps make the cultural landscape in the autumn. Laprey is caught in September and October. As the waters get colder this special creature disappears ro wait for the spawning time in the spring.
The trap is made of wood and it looks like a longish basket. Each fisherman builds his stand for the traps at the allocated location which is defined by his fishing right.
Lamprey is a delicacy grilled, smoked and fried. It can also be boiled on potatoes and served with a butter sauce.
To catch lamprey each fisherman has to have a personal fishing right that is based on a role as a stakeholder in the local fishing community. Fishing spots are handed out in an auction each August before the season. The same right covers burbot fishing in the winter.