Fly fishing in South Tyrol – fishing for connoisseurs

Val Passiria/Passeiertal, paradise for anglers

Fishing and fly fishing in South Tyrol reaches its pinnacle in Val Passiria/Passeiertal! Cast your fishing rod into crystal clear waters and enjoy views of unspoilt nature at the same time. The conditions for fly fishing are absolutely ideal and to top it off also varied in South Tyrol’s Val Passiria/Passeiertal – from fast to gently flowing sections with gravel bed you will find everything in Val Passiria/Passeiertal. As all waters in South Tyrol are salmonid waters, you can catch plenty of trout on your holiday!

Fly-fishing in Merano/Meran and environs is also a perfect occasion to get to know the area’s distinctively Mediterranean flora and fauna, spending hours surrounded by refreshing views of gently sloping vineyards, colourful flowers, and crystal-clear waters that alternate on a backdrop of fiercely green expanses.

Soak in the sight and fill your lungs with fresh air: fly-fishing in South Tyrol will reward you with ever-lasting impressions, and almost certainly with some nice catch!

Here at the Stroblhof we have noticed how fishing brings many of our guests together. Our hotel bar is a popular meeting point where people like to relax after a day out fishing, enjoy a nice glass of wine and exchange stories, tips and tricks. It is not unusual to hear about the best spots for fishing in the area while sitting at the bar with a mug of ale in one’s hand. And as fishing fans ourselves, we of the Stroblhof are always happy to offer guests our share of useful tips!

Details about fishing and fly fishing in South Tyrol:

To be able to fish in Val Passiria/Passeiertal you need the Italian fishing licence, which is available from the tourist office in San Leonardo/St. Leonhard or San Martino/St. Martin (€33.00, valid for 10 years).

A fishing water permit is required (€25.00 or €30.00) for fly fishing near Merano/Meran – from San Leonardo/St. Leonhard to the Quellenhof hotel

You can only fish from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset

The Passirio/Passer fishing area is approx. 10 km long and fishing is allowed from the 2nd Sunday in February until 30 September.

Fly fishing is also allowed in the following lakes or sections with a separate day permit:

  • Quellenhof – Valclava/Kalmtal
  • Valclava/Kalmtal – San Leonardo/St. Leonhard
  • Val di Plan/Pfelders river
  • Lago Nero di Tumulo/Timmels-Schwarzsee
  • Lago dell’Alpe/Seebersee
  • Schneeberger Schwarzsee
  • Schneeberger Schwarzsee

For anyone who wants to learn or improve their fishing techniques, the Arnold Gufler fly fishing school offers courses or private lessons. Children familiarise themselves with fly fishing in South Tyrol at the Sandhof local recreation area. A fishing licence is not required here for angling.

Ready for a fantastic experience? Come fly fishing in South Tyrol and you will see: it is going to be memorable.

Tight lines!