Lake Västra Silen is well-known sports fishing water and one of the largest lakes in the Dalsland Canal lake system. It’s located between lakes Lelång and Östra Silen in north-western Dalsland and south-western Värmland. It is possible to take your boat from lakes Lelång and Östra Silen through the locks to Lake Västra Silen or to launch it at one of the many slipways on the lake. In all a very exciting lake for the sports fisherman.
Lake Västra Silen is a clear-water lake with both deep areas and some coves larger, shallower bays. Many of the shores consist of cliffs and mountains. In mid-lake there is almost a archipelago feeling. The section is full of islands, islets and skerries, especially around Gustavsfors. The same is true further north near Årjäng. The lake is almost evenly shared by the Dalsland and Värmland provinces. The sparse settlement around the lake together with the forested, rocky shores lend a sense of wilderness.
Lake Västra Silen is widest at its middle where the greatest depths are. The lake has a solid stock of primarily pike and perch. The chance of landing salmon and trout is also good, if that’s your goal. This is truly a lake where you can stake out a favourite spot for whatever type of fishing you prefer.