Partille offers a range of superb fishing opportunities. The salmon fishing is renowned, however there are also other fish to be had. Lake Prästtjärn is in south Partille, west of Landvettervägen. It is around eleven hectares in size and is a so-called ”put-and-take water”. This means that rainbow trout that are ready to be caught are introduced throughout the year. Partille Angling Club leases two lakes, Stora and Lilla Ramsjön, and has been introducing salmon trout into them since 1989. Other fishing lakes are Kåsjön, Iglatjärn and Åkesjön.
Salmon of national interest in River SäveånIf all the objectives come to fruition, within a not too distant future River Säveån might be providing anglers with 500 to 600 salmon a year. Salmon from Säveån have been judged to be one of the few genuine breeds of salmon remaining in the country. Säveån has consequently been classified as of national interest and designated as a Natura 2000 area.
Salmon recordIn 2005 a salmon of 17.6 kg was caught by rod and line. This is the largest salmon that has so far been caught, and is also the largest known salmon ever caught in all west coast rivers using a fly. A 21 kg female salmon has previously been caught during the breeding period so it is possible that the record might be raised even higher. Salmon fishing takes place within two areas, Sävedal water and Jonsered water.
Salmon fishing in antiquityThere has been salmon fishing in River Säveån for a long time. It is likely that some of Sweden's first inhabitants lived in the area of Skallsjö meadows between Floda and Hedefors. Excavations show that during the winter these Stone Age people probably lived off salmon from Säveån. Within historical times salmon fishing is mentioned in the 1863 land register for the rural district of Sävedalen, where 90 salted salmon a year had to be supplied to Elfsborg castle.