Venjanssjön is a large lake located 53 km west of Mora and 43 km northeast of Malung.
The lake is very varied in its depth with many shallows, bays and islands, and therefore somewhat difficult to navigate by boat. Some bases are marked with spruce rubble or buoys, a detailed depth map can be found over the lake. The lake is a hidden gem in fishing circles except for those who live there and other more avid fishermen. They know that the lake holds a lot and big pike and perch, fine specimens are caught every year.
Trolling is popular and competitions are arranged every year. Boat must be inspected before insertion to prevent infection.
The lake has an endangered population of whitefish that is only found in another lake in Dalarna. Inspection fee is applied. The lake otherwise holds perch, pike, trout, vendace and more. Lake Venjanssjön freezes significantly during normal winters and attracts many anglers. Competitions are sometimes arranged, although the pandemic in recent years has limited this. The lake's role as a water reservoir in the Dalälven regulation area means that it is lowered just over 4.5 meters during the winter.
Lake Venjanssjön has historically been a very rich fishing water. Long before the area had permanent settlements, mainly bay and mora farmers established fishing grounds on the beaches to collect fish for winter food. When the permanent settlement was so large that it led to the establishment of its own parish, in 1607, the said farmers demanded that a large part of the lake should go to them in view of its importance for the livelihood. As a result, the new parish became hourglass-shaped. The parish seal was a fishing cottage with fishing nets to dry. The rich fish stock is witnessed in many other contexts. At the construction of Johannisholm's power plant, the fish migration was limited partly by the power plant itself but also by a dam of the largest inflow, Vanån. Later, the second largest, Ogströmmen and to some extent Kräggån, was dammed at its mill dam. Since the construction of the power plant, the lake's fish stocks have changed so that trout have been reduced to an unusual catch from being one of the most common.
The lake alone cannot form a trout population, running water is required for the trout's spawning and adjacent watercourses therefore play an important role. Current fish stocks are pike, whitefish, vendace, bream, perch, roach and more. Pike are often caught by visiting trolling fishermen and angling. Whitefish are caught by local fishermen during seine fishing, which is a growing local tradition. Interest in the fish stock was concentrated on the conservation of the so-called venjansik, planktonsik or Coregonus nilssoni, which has been an important source of nutrition and income for the Venjans.
Organization number: 884401-5597
Venjanssjön's FVOF intends to restore the fishing opportunities in the lake in accordance with the water judgment, and to try to recreate a natural stock of trout. The aims are both to give the residents the opportunity to get catches and to make Venjanssjön a more attractive destination for fishing tourism.Customer number: 3144, Area: 3172.
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