South Tyrol / Suedtirol

After six years of fishing the northern parts of Sweden we wanted to do something new, something different, something warm and probably without the company of thousands of mosquitos.

 

But where to go?

Austria? – too expensive

Slovenia? – much too expensive

England? – even pricier

Ireland? – probably, but with or without a car

Denmark? – boring                                         and so on….

In the end we decided to visit the Alps and fish what ever would come up. Reasonable idea but more difficult to achieve than we thought. Italian fishing rules are a mess and information from the internet is as trustworthy as Berlusconis pre-election promises. First of all you need a general italian fishing license. This one is easily done in most of the tourists offices (cost you 32€ / 10 years). Then comes the crux. Where to get the daily permit for the rivers and lakes and which parts are only privat and which not… In some cases the internet might help, but never trust the prices you’ll find! The third difficulty is a membership in the general italian fishing “federation” (FIPSAS). It costs 30€ but when you have it, most of the daily permits are much cheaper or in some cases you can’t even buy them without the membership.

Durnholz See - Sarntal
Durnholz See - Sarntal
Rienz near Bruneck
Rienz near Bruneck
Rienz near Olang
Rienz near Olang
Rienz-40er Trout on Nymph
Rienz-40er Trout on Nymph
Talfer Sarntal
Talfer Sarntal
Talfer Sarntal near Bolzano
Talfer Sarntal near Bolzano
Talfer Sarntal big catch in small stream
Talfer Sarntal big catch in small stream
Good-fish-in-the-morning
Good-fish-in-the-morning
Rienz Fly fishing
Rienz Fly fishing
Near Rein waterfall south tyrol
Near Rein waterfall south tyrol
Südtirol Rein Waterfall
Südtirol Rein Waterfall
Südtirol / South tyrol
Südtirol / South tyrol
Rienz fishing near Brunico
Rienz fishing near Brunico
Rienz fishing near Bruneck
Rienz fishing near Bruneck

 

 

Some good and really useful websites:

www.thara-see-lounge.com/fischen-im-meggima-stausee.php

www.circolo-pesca-brunico.it/de/ You can also become a FIPSAS member there and you will be welcomed by the members. They all like to share their knowledge!

 

 

Equipement:

We both had a 3 and a 5 weight rod with us, which seemed to be enough. In case of the 3# I would recommend a really short one because you will find yourself fishing some seriously narrow wooden tunnels. I also had a sink tip line with me which can be of use when you are fishing the lakes.

Hardy classic featherweight at work
Hardy classic featherweight at work