Fishing in Tirol After a Skiurlaub

May 08, 2009 – It’s almost summer time and now is the time to put away your skiurlaub Tirol gears and take out your fishing gear.  Trout fishing in Tirol is a great way to spend some time alone or with friends and family. 

Whether you are an expert fly fisher or are more into drag fishing or any other type of fishing Tirol is the perfect place to spend a sommerurlaub or winterurlaub fishing to get away from the crowds and relax at your own pace.

Imagine yourself sitting on the bank of a crystal clear lake.  Your only company is the Wilder Kaiser and the fish nipping at the bait on your pole.

All of a sudden, your fishing pole begins to dip and you got yourself a 5 pound trout hanging from the end of your hook.  You reel it in, weigh it, take a picture for bragging rights and release back into the crystal clear water.

That is a relaxing fishing trip Tirol style.

Tirol offers many rivers and pristine alpine lakes that are abundant with trout and other types of fish. 

The best time to go fishing are the summer months; however, it is not unknown to see people ice fishing on the shores of rivers or the frozen top of lake Constance.

A fishing license is of course required and can be purchased in most places.  Most fishing in Tirol is usually on a catch and release basis but you are allowed to keep a few for yourself.

You can choose to bring your own fishing equipment and it is also available for rent for those who do not want to bring fishing gears on a plane.

A fishing guide is usually a good idea.  They will do all of the hard work for you and make sure you find the right fishing spot while you just enjoy the scenery and the fishing itself.  It is not necessary though and many people opt to just wing it since part of the fun is finding the right fishing spot.

They are several fishing charter companies available in Tirol and your hotel can help you find one that will cater to your fishing needs.  Be sure to ask your hotel for more details.

So next time someone suggests a fishing trip, think Tirol.

Frank Jergen is a freelance travel and vacation writer that has seen and visited over 75 countries and lived in 25 of them.  He currently resides in St. Johann, Austria where he enjoys a well earned skiurlaub and Winterurlaub every year.  You can contact Mr. Jergen at