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Lake Råvarpen is part of the Dalsland Canal lake system. It stretches from the power station in Dals Långed south to Buterud in its southern end. The water flow can be rather strong in northern part, especially in spring and autumn. The lake empties to the south at Buterud. To the north at Tisselskog the shore meets agricultural land, but the rest of the shoreline is for the most part rocky and forested. There is one large island named Bockön and app. 6-8 smaller islet and skerries in the lake.


Lake Råvarpen is a well-stocked, interesting lake with varied surroundings and a lovely nature. There are many perch and pike, as well as a smaller stock of large trout. Fishing here calls for a motorboat. Spin for pike and perch is both effective and fun. If you want larger pike, trolling is an excellent and popular method that can even bring in some trout as a bonus. Fishing for perch is best from mid-May through early September, while spin-fishing for pike is best between mid-April through to late in October. Trolling for large, pelagic pike is usually best from June to early October. Then there are some interesting shallows and a few sounds around the lake that can offer good fishing. The periodic currents in these sounds draw many species looking for food.

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About this activity

Type of fishing
Större utmaning
Area, hectares
680 ha / 1680 acres. Maximum depth: app. 45 m.
About the fishing
Spin and coarse fishing, trolling and various types of ice-fishing. Summer trolling for large pike is best in surface water over deep areas from the surface down no further than 6-7 metres. This is where these free-swimming pike prefer to hunt.
All year. Pike from early May through November. Perch from mid-May to early September. You will get more detailed information about seasons, sites, gps-positions and the like when you have booked.
Nice catches
There a number of documented catches of large fish in Lake Råvarpen including a pike measuring 126 cm, a number of large trout at 78-80 cm and perch weighing over 2 kg. But you can also catch bream at around 4 kg. There are many good sized perch in the open water that feed primarily on vendace. Should you locate such a school of perch the average weight is over 0.5 kg and up to 1 kg. Slåtterviken Cove is nearly always full of fish. The trout in the lake are most often caught via surface trolling using small wobblers in the spring and autumn.
Boat ramp
Dals Långed, boat harbour 58°54'53.14"N / 12°19'5.60"O; Smaller boats can also be launched at Högsbyns Fritidscenter after checking with the camp owner. 58°53'48.84"N / 12°22'18.27"O.
Fishing regulation
* The limit is 2 rods/licence on a regular fishing licence, 4 on a trolling licence. * You may not enter cultivated land, nor trespass on private lots or fenced areas. * There is no fee for 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. * Gaff fishing is forbidden. * For more information: www.ravarp.se
Fishing permit
Turistbyrån Bengtsfors; Anton Olssons Järnhandel, Dals Långed; Högsbyns Fritidscenter; Hällristningscaféet, Högsbyn. You can also buy a license for this lake on www.ifiske.se
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