With one of our four boats you can explore the inland sea Vänern and try your fishing luck.
Lake Vänern, the largest lake in Western Europe, has an average depth of 27m, its lowest point is 106m. The lake lies above the deepest valley in a flat landscape with primeval mountains, which explains the quantity (22000) of various naturally beautiful islands, skerries and rocks. Its shore measures about 2000 km. Under its 5648 km² surface, 35 different species of fish live: it is thus the most species-rich lake in Sweden. Of course, this also means that you can fish here in many different ways.
Lake Vänern was originally a sea bay. The whole of Lake Vänern, which consists of the two parts Dalbosjön (in the west) and Värmlandssjön (in the east), was formed by land uplift when the ice retreated, i.e. about 10,000 years ago. This land uplift, which separated Lake Vänern from the sea, included the existing stock of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and trout (Salmo trutta) in the lake.
These fish, which normally spend part of their life cycle in the sea, now had to adapt completely to a life in fresh water. The numerous tributaries to Lake Vänern were used as spawning grounds. Such relict stocks of Atlantic salmon in freshwater are unique in the world. The largest of the salmon species in Lake Vänern, the Gullspångslaxen, with specimens weighing up to 20 kg, is the largest freshwater salmon in the world. The most important spawning grounds for Vänern salmon are the Klarälven and Gullspångsälven rivers.