What to bring

Rods, Reels and Tackle

A variety of techniques will catch the same fish. Topwater catches redfish and trout. Jigs are effective for all 3 species. A small variety of gear, a light, a medium and a heavy set up should cover you for all three.

Here are a few videos with Lake Vänern Pro Guide – Andy van Assema (two parts)

You will need to bring a Cell Phone that has a digital camera in order to use the TOURNEY X mobile APP for submitting your catches.

Cell Phones

TourneyX® has been tested by hundreds of tournament directors and thousands of anglers across the country. There is no other system that makes managing tournaments easier. Your phone will need to be able to use the cell services in Sweden.


Unless you are from Europe and you have not arranged with your service provider in your country of origin your phone will more than likely not work and if it does will incur exorbitant fees. It may be better to purchase a local SIM card in Amal at a reasonable cost which will give you phone call access and a small amount of data. You can top up your data allowance with a small extra fee. Check out the link on this website where you can quickly and simply buy a sim card in Amal only a couple of minutes-walk from the event hotel. 

NOTE: we cannot confirm that these sims are compatible with your carrier or phone as some phones are carrier locked. Please check with your provider to see if you can purchase an international or overseas pass or if phone sims other than your carrier will work.

Wet Weather Gear

We recommend that you bring wet weather gear and layers to accommodate for shifting temperatures and possible wet weather.

What is the average temperature in August?

The average temperature in Amal in August for a typical day ranges from a high of 67°F (20°C) and a low of 56°F (13°C). Some would describe it as mildly cool with a gentle breeze.

Important Note About Camera Mounts:

Official event camera mounts will be supplied. No other camera mounts may be fitted to the event boats.