The deep and clear Ånimmen is an oblong lake near Lake Vänern. Here you will find opportunities for swimming, canoeing, sailing and fishing. Around the lake there are several protected natural areas with hiking trails and botanical sights.
About the lake
The lake is connected with other parts of the Dalsland Canal through Snäcke lock in the South. In the northern part of the lake there is a lock that leads on to Lake Ärr. The river is 12 kilometers long and the lake's deepest area is 33 meters below.
Area: Lake Ånimmen, 1600 hectars
Fish Species: Ånimmen has a diverse fish stock. Perch, pike, eel, burbot, bream and roach are some of the naturally occurring fish. They put out salmon, trout and char in the lake regularly.
- Day: 100:-
- Week: 150:-
- Half-year: 200:-
- Full year: 300:- (date to date)
- Family Card: 350:-
- Trolling Day card: 150:- per person
- Trolling Annual Card: 350:- per person
Free fishing for youth under 16 years.
Where to buy a fishing license
- Dalslands Gästgiveri, Ånimskog 0532-250 11
- Strömmens Sluss, Ånimskog 0532-220 79 (during canal opening hours. Other dates: Sven/Ann Quist, Skogsgården, phone 0532-22028)
- Snäcke sluss, Ånimskog 0530-341 20 (during canal opening hours. Other dates 073-0240510)
- Furusjöns Camping, Ånimskog (during season)
- Tourist Office in Åmål 0532-170 98
- Järnmagazinet Åmål 0532-121 00
- Marin och Fritid in Åmål 0532-10015
- Edsleskogs Wärdshus, 0532-51055
- Tourist Office in Mellerud 0530-18900
- Team Sportia, Mellerud 0530-103 75
- Beason Fishing, Landsvägsgatan 80, Mellerud, 073-0248735
- Snäjk, Vänersborg 0521-220 490
- Kjell Pettersson, Anolfsbyn 0532-270 27
- Peter Molin, Kilane, 0532-270 40
- Stig Tisell, Tjärkil, 0530-340 54
- Ingvar Bäckström, Bolet 0532-252 09
You can also by your fishinglicens online at: www.ifiske.se
Fishing applies only to lure fishing such as fishing rod, spinning rod fishing, ice fishing, angling and trolling. Minimum size of salmon and trout is 60 cm and char 45 cm. Maximum 3 fish per license and day. Number of rod /lures for trolling is 6/boat. You are not allowed to fish Crayfish in the lake.
For fishing in Ånimmen fishing license is required.
You find a boat ramp for small boats at Lunnevika on the east bank, about 4 km south of Ånimskogs church.
There is a prospect with a map, look at it online here!