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West of Bengtsfors we find Lake Ärtingen indirect linked to Dalslands Canal’s lake system via a shorter canal named Greaströmmen from Lake Lelång. Most of the water for the lake comes in the north-western part of the lake from such sources as Lake Fillingsjön. Lake Ärtingen has only one place it empties, namely via Greaströmmen Canal to Lake Lelång. The deepest part of the lake is in the south and measures 27 metres.


The water is somewhat coloured, but must be considered rather clear for this area. The shoreline is mostly mountains, cliffs and rocky beaches. There are shallower reed coves in both the north and the south ends. On the east side there are summer cabins and villas. Lake Ärtingen is one of those lakes in the province that warms up quickly in the spring due to being shallower than the average depth. While there is some farming to the northwest, the surrounding area is dominated by forest and mountains.

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About this activity

Type of fishing
Större utmaning
Area, hectares
576 ha / 1423 acres
About the fishing
Spin and coarse fishing, trolling, various types of ice-fishing.
All year. Pike from early May through November. You will get more detailed information about seasons, sites, gps-positions and the like when you have booked.
Nice catches
One of the larger pike registered in Lake Ärtingen weighed just over 12 kg and was caught trolling outside the entry to the campgrounds. On the whole the average weight is between 3.5 and 4 kg. Also caught in the lake are larger perch weighing closer to 2 kg, primarily found near the lake’s reed beds. The largest perch caught with help from a DalslandFishing guide weighed 1.7 kg and was landed using jig-fishing.
Boat ramp
Greaströmmen (Lelång): 59° 2'28.40"N 12°10'54.80"O (For more information look under the tab "About fishing")
Fishing regulation
All fishing licences are family licences. General fishing rules are in force. Each licence allows 2 rods, except for trolling where it’s 4 rods / licence. * Private residential property is off limits as is other fenced areas. * There is no charge for children and youths under 16 years.
Fishing permit
Fishing licence sales: Turistbyrån, Bengtsfors; Dalslands Camping & Kanotcentral.
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