Stortjärn is located 7 km north of Bengtsfors at road 172. It is the first lake on the left side of the road, when coming from the south direction. Rainbow and brown trout are implanted regularly. Around the lake you find good opportunities for fishing both from shore and with waders, where there is good bottom/ground conditions.
The fishing club rents the three waters Lysetjärn, Stortjärn and Hagtjärn. Game fish are planted regularly in all the lakes. Hagtjärn also has over the years become a great lake for very large perch. It is not unusual to catch perch over a kilo ! We want to mention that all anglers (young and old) need to buy fishing licenses and respect the rules that we have. In an effort to make the license checks easier, a plastic pouch is delivered with the Fishing license, and it must be visibly worn by the angler. This applies to both members, and those that buy daily / weekly cards. Officers will check frequently. Please call one of our inspectors if you think something would not be entitled. The telephone number is on the notice board, and on the club's contact page.
The lake contains a fine stock of trout and steelhead, which are deployed in various sizes. A path leads around the whole lake, so it's easy to find the different fishing spots. On the western side of the lake is a nice windshelter. See the map for more info about good fishing spots around the lake.
Open for fishing from 14 / 5 to 31 / 10. Special opening times and regulations for winter fishing. See further details of the club's website.
Rainbow trout up 4 kg and trout of over 3 kg caught in Stortjärn. In Hagtjärn have large perch caught on nearly 2 kg!
Spin or fly fishing only (Float or dobb not allowed)
Only one rod pp allowed
Max 2 fish per day may be taken
"Catch and release" is allowed. If you practice C&R, be careful with the fish and set it back undamaged
Minimum size 30 cm
Fishing from a boat is not allowed
All fishing prohibited (natural and diet-made bait)
Children under 12 fish for free with a parent or guardian with a fishing license
A fishing card is valid for the three lakes ! Lysetjärn, Stortjärn and Hagtjärn
Day license 120: -
Weekly license 360: -
Day Short-float tube 170: -
Weekly Short-float tube 500: -
The fishing permit shall bear clearly visible in the supplied plastic pocket.
Children under 12 fish free in the company of a parent or guardian that has a valid fishing license.
NOTE. When unauthorized fishing is detected, an inspection fee of 500: comes on top of the fishing card.
Here you can buy fishing licenses :
Tourist office Bengtsfors 0531-526364
US Forest Service & Feed 0531-61984
Statoil, Bengtsfors 0531-71990
Silver Lake, 0531-12173
First Hotel, Bengtsfors 0531-72700
Fish specialist, Ed 0534-124 50