Fly fishing in Eastern Tyrol
Stark, remote Tyrolean mountainsides. Melting snow and ice constantly dripping, the beginning of trickling streams that splash and run over rock and boulder. The gradient eases, streams widen into sparkling pools.... the beginning of our sport, trout fly fishing.
Austria is indeed a fortunate land having many landscapes, glaciers, lakes, rivers and streams dominate the Eastern Tyrol (Osttirol), a hidden and often forgotten area of Austria lying between the Alps and Dolomite mountains. A place of winter snow and glacial ice... ideal conditions have been created, by nature, for the provision of constant water supply to the streams and rivers that abound. And, this pure, cold water is the secret of Tyrol's trout and char fishing!
Our holiday venues
Kings Angling Holidays have joined with four hotels and two guest-houses, in Eastern Tyrol region, to bring superb holiday destinations to the fly fisherman and his family. The Romantikhotel Traube and Hotel Sonne at Lienz, the National-Hotel Taurerwirt in Kals am Großglocker, the Hotel Rauter in Matrei, the Pension Bruggenwirt at St. Veit i. Defereggen and the Gasthof/Pension Niederbruggerhof in the Villgraten valley, have the quality of establishment care that will cater for the most discerning traveling angler.
Keeping and returning
Keeping your catch is permitted in all waters controlled by our hotels. Each hotel sets its own limit as to number and size.
Good angling ethics are desirable, returning the smaller specimens to the water is good sportsmanship and we would suggest the use of barbless hooks.