Vänern pimpling


Last Thursday and also today we were out for some pimpel fishing on Vänern. On Thursday Henric and I got a pimpel fishing lesson from Fredrik. The most obvious proof that successful pimpling is more than being lucky. But it’s also about being tough - temperatures that morning were at -14°C.


Today we left Bergsgården at more favourable temperatures of around -2°C. After 9 hours of non-stop pimpling our fishing day was finally over. The result was definitely satisfying. The average weight was higher than a few days ago and we even took two slightly bigger perch.
                             trophy perch  


pimpel fishing

Pimpel instead of pike was my major interest throughout the last couple of days. And sometimes it payes off as you can see below.


At Skutberget last Saturday we primarily enjoyed the wonderful sunshine. We just took some 7 perch within 4 hours of fishing. The enormous dimensions of lake Vänern made one feel a little lost.
Cloudy and windy weather on Wednesday finally brought us amusing fishing at Skoghall. Apart from perch we mainly hooked smelt on our mormyschkas and little spoons. Even two ruffes and a bream showed up. The smelt were more than welcome as our baitfish stocks are almost finished.

This weekend we targeted lake Visten. The fish were extremely difficult to spot. They tended to be spread over vast areas. No ice hole produced more than two fish. All in all we did not hit the jackpot but it was nice fishing anyway.

                                 all you need - pimpel rod for some 6 euros!

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