Lake Viken is formed by a geological fault, and its area is 5000 hectares. In parts, it is very deep and maximum depth is 29 metres. It is oligotrophic (nutrient poor) and therefore water
quality is excellent. Viken has many islands that are suitable for landing. However, some of them are protected because the fish eagle, osprey is breeding there. Also you can see and hear
loon, heron, bittern, cranes and many other bird species on your fishing trip.
Pike, perch and pikeperch are our most commonly caught fish species. Viken is well known for its large sized pike and perch. For those who are interested in angling, there are rich quantities of bream and tench. Other species in the lake are roach, asp, zope, chub, ide, rudd, bleak, ruffe andburbot. Vi have also implanted Vättern trout.
Fishing is possible throughout the year. Pike-fishing is best in spring and autumn; perch- and pikeperch-fishing is best in summer. Braxmaviken also has its own water for crayfishing which is done in August.
BOATS AND FISHING EQUIPMENT
Our boats can be rented with or without engine. Life jacket, chart, fishing license is included in the rental fee. Echo sounder can be rented.
Spinning and trolling are the most common methods for pike, pikeperch and perch. Fishing is done best from a boat. Angling is suitable for tench, bream and other cyprinids. When the lakes freeze over in winter jigging for perch is good and ice-angling for pike.
Fishing license is demanded for fishing. The fishing host provides fishing license and informs on actual rules. All unharmed fish that is not consumed during the stay shall be released. Fishing license can be purchased via www.ifiske.se
A fishing guide who knows lake Viken well can be arranged, contact: www.predatorguide.se.
We are members of Sweden Fishing.