Fly fishing is a masterly skill and passion, tension and relaxation at the same time.
It is a form of hunting that totally respects creatures. Its lovers get hooked on it. There’s no lead used on this line for the still hunt in crystal waters. Flawlessly the angler casts the line to serve the fish a tasty morsel. Nothing of the sort of a fly! The artificial insects are miniaturised works of art, perfect imitations of mayflies, stoneflies and caddis flies, together with several kinds of mosquitoes and common fresh water shrimps.
In East Tyrolean brooks and rivers you can mostly fish for trout and grayling and, if you are a champion, also Danube-salmon. The grayling, living free in clear water, is really appreciated by gourmets and can only survive in the pure waters. East Tyrolean mountain brooks flow through the rocks and often form idyllic small fishing pools, which, together with the rivers Isel and Drau, represent profitable hunting reserves. The valleys of Villgraten and Defereggen as the villages of Matrei and Kals in the National Park Region Hohe Tauern are with Lienz all much loved by anglers.
Dam Tassenbach – Strassen:
Limit: 5 trouts
Bait: all permitted (except worms)
Region: Drau – Tiroler Gail – Dam Tassenbach
Daily rates: ca. Euro 35,-
Tel.: +43(0)48426317 (Forellenhof)
In Hochpustertal you also have the opportunity to indulge your passion in the following waters:
Draufluss – Villgrater Bach – Winkeltalbach –
Kleine Gail – Gail- & Klapfsee
Fish species: brown trout, rainbow trout, brook trout, grayling
Fishing season: 1 May – mid October
Tel.: +43(0)48426594 (Anton Calovi, Sillian: per day 4 guest tickets at Euro 35,- each will be issued)
Lake Tristach (ca. 30 km from Strasserwirt):
Possibility of fishing from mid-May to mid-October in the “Dolomitenbad” in Lienz,tickets are available from 9 a. m. to 7 p. m. It is advisable to call in advance to check wheter a fishing permit is still available.
Day pass: 21,80 Euro (max. 3 fish)
Fly fishing in Außervillgraten:
The ticket office is located in the Gasthof Niederbruggerhof (near the parish church). You can fly fish in the Villgratenbach and in the Winkeltalbach.
Once a year a basic amount of Euro 25,- has to be paid for fishing within Tyrol. After payment of this fee, please keep the payment slip and present it at the next fishing.