Sportfiskarna Värmland

  • Rainbow from Sandbäckstjärn
  • Fishing from the jetty


  Värmlands län / Karlstad municipality.

About Sandbäckstjärn

Sandbäckstjärn was previously a so-called put and take water where ready-to-catch rainbow trout were regularly planted. As of 2023-08-07, the pond has returned to being a natural water and no new releases will take place in the near future, see special info below. The pond is easily accessible from the west side where there is a footpath and the ground is firm. The eastern side consists of gungfly and swamp forest, and here you need boots or waders to walk dry. Single spots are more easily accessible and there is also a fishing platform on this side. Clearing is carried out regularly to facilitate sport fishing. There are docks adapted for the disabled adjacent to the car park at the southern end of the lake. There are barbecue areas by the lake and they, like the piers, are managed by Karlstad municipality. Sport fishing is managed by Sportfishers' regional office in Forshaga. In Sandbäckstjärn, in addition to occasional rainbows, there are also pike, tench, rudd and roach in the lake. The maximum depth is approx. 2.5 metres.

Sandbäckstjärn is open all year round and we only sell day passes for fishing. Day passes are personal and valid between 00.00 and 24.00 .
Groups and companies can hire the pond for fishing arrangements and rainbow trout can be released on request. On these occasions, other card sales are closed. Contact us for more information.

Special information regarding the fish in Sandbäckstjärn
Sandbäckstjärn is a body of water where there are naturally pike, roach, tench and rudd and where, in the past, ready-to-catch rainbow salmon were planted at regular intervals. The lake is adjacent to the rescue service and their training area in Karlstad. For many years, a substance called PFAS has been used in the extinguishing agent used. This substance has contaminated the ground adjacent to the pond and also leaked into the water. Recently the EU introduced stricter limit values for this substance and in fish caught for consumption the new limit value is currently 8 nanograms/g fish meat. In the spring of 2023, rainbow salmon that had spent at least 6 months in the pond were sampled and in these fish 3.8-11ng/g were measured with an average value of 7.9ng/g. This has caused Karlstad Municipality to issue a dietary advice for fish caught in Sandbäckstjärn from and including 17/5 2023 and that you should eat a maximum of 1-3 portions/year of rainbow salmon from the pond. Fish born and raised in the pond should not be consumed at all. The anglers still want to inform about this dietary recommendation so that all participants and guardians can make their own well-considered decision regarding their own consumption.
More info can be found via this link: i-sandback star

Due to these dietary recommendations, the Sportfiskarna have chosen to end their put&take operations in Sandbäckstjärn from mid-July 2023.

 This area has one or more fishing spots available for disabled. For more information, please see the fishing area map, or contact Sportfiskarna Värmland.
 The area includes one or more fishing areas for catch-and-release, i.e the fishes are gently put back into the water alive.
 Free fishing for children and adolescents up to the age of 15.

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Sportfiskarna is a nationwide organization that since 1919 has worked to ensure that there is good fishing in clean waters with healthy fish stocks. Our goal is to develop long-term sustainable sport fishing that is accessible to everyone.

If you have questions about specific fishing cards, which rules apply, when the cards go on sale, etc., please contact the respective fishing area. has no local knowledge of rules and fishing conditions etc. beyond what is available on the website.

Organization number: 802004-4288

Customer number: 3337, Area: 3395.

Contact persons

Sportfiskarna Region Väst

070-441 42 03


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