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Lake Fillingsjön offers a multitude of sports fishing settings and is also the perfect size for a week of fishing. Pike, perch and whitefish join to make the lake interesting.


Lake Fillingsjön has lightly brownish water that is relatively clear for much of the year. There is a wide range of species and the surrounding offer a mix of forest and agricultural areas. There are a few smaller islets and skerries, as well as a number of shallow coves. A plus is that the lake has a number of larger to and from flows from larger and smaller streams. Some housing can be seen from the lake at Strand, Fillingen and Gottarsbyn villages, but by en large the handsome, smaller farms blend well in the landscape around the lake. Beyond that the area is dominated by woods.

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About this activity

Type of fishing
Större utmaning
Area, hectares
Lake Fillingsjön: 101 ha / 250 acres; The whole FVO including smaller lakes: 238 ha / 588 acres; Maximum depth: app. 19 m.
About the fishing
Spin and coarse fishing, trolling and various types of ice-fishing.
All year. Pike from early May through November. Perch from mid-May to mi-September. In normal winter conditions the ice will be strong enough from January to early March. You will get more detailed information about seasons, sites, gps-positions and the like when you have booked.
Nice catches
Lake Fillingsjön is a relatively eutrophic lake as compared to many other lakes in the area. This means that the lake produces much to eat and the catches show this. Pike weighing 14 kg have been hooked in the cove where the lake empties. Using bottom lines perch weighing 2 kg and large eels have been caught here. There are breams weighing around 4 kg and large tench are also found. The whole lake system has been stocked with trout over several years. Lake Fillingsjön is a fun lake mostly for perch and pike fishing.
Boat ramp
Sandviken 59° 3'4.64"N / 12° 8'31.92"O
Fishing regulation
The regular fishing licence allows 2 rods each. * Minimum size for trout is 30 cm and the fish is protected between September 15 and February 28. * Private residential property is off limits as is other fenced areas. * There is no charge for children and youths under 16 years. * In addition general fishing rules are in force, as well as rules regarding no fishing in all creeks and brooks in the FVO area.
Fishing permit
Fishing licence sales: Turistbyrån Bengtsfors Dalslands Camping & Kanotcentral SE Skogstjänst & Foder. Fishing licence prices: Day – 50 SEK; week – 100 SEK.
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