Fly fishing in South Tyrol

A paradise for fishers

Between its towering Alpine peaks, lush Mediterranean vegetation, enchanting vineyards, and untouched wilderness, Val Passiria/Passeiertal offers an unparalleled fishing and fly fishing experience. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and cast your line in crystal clear waters – from fast currents to leisurely flowing sections with gravel bottoms, you will find it all in Val Passiria/Passeiertal. As all the waters in South Tyrol are salmonid waters, you can fish for plenty of trout during your holiday! If you want to learn or improve your fishing techniques, the Arnold Gufler Fly Fishing School offers courses and private lessons. And the kids? They can get a feel for fly fishing in the Sandhof recreation area, where no fishing licence is necessary.

Important information

  • In order to be permitted to fish in Val Passiria/Passeiertal, you need an Italian fishing licence, which is available from the tourist offices in St. Leonhard and St. Martin (€33.00, valid for 10 years).
  • For fly fishing between St. Leonhard and the Quellenhof, a “Fischwasserkarte” permit is required (€25.00 or €30.00).
  • Fishing is allowed from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.
  • The Passirio/Passer fishing area is about 10km long, and fishing is permitted from the second Sunday in February to 30 September.

Other fishing areas

  • Quellenhof – Valclava/Kalmtal
  • Valclava/Kalmtal – St. Leonhard
  • Plan/Pfelder Bach
  • Lake Nero Del Tumulo/Timmels-Schwarzsee
  • Lake dell’Alpe/Seebersee
  • Lake Nero Piccolo/Schneeberger Schwarzsee

Please note that a licence is required in all these waters.

Share insights with fellow enthusiasts

We have often observed that fishing is a hobby that connects our guests. After a day of fly fishing, our hotel bar is a popular meeting place to talk about your experiences over a good glass of wine and exchange interesting tips and tricks. Which are the best spots? What should you know about fly fishing? The exchange with like-minded people is worth its weight in gold as everyone gains from each other’s insights and experiences.

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