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from 289 €
Wellness Refugium Alpin Royal
Charm & warmth | St. Johann in Tauferer Ahrntal
from 258 €
Naturhotel Waldheim
Active hotel | Altrei in Southern South Tyrol
from 131 €
SONNENHOF Sun/Spa/Panorama
Sporthotel | Pfalzen at Mt. Kronplatz
from 190 €
WINKLER Sport & Spa Resort
Design hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
from 185 €
Quellenhof Luxury Resort Passeier
Sport & wellness resort | Passeiertal
from 174 €
Luxury . Ayurveda & SPA | Olang at Mt. Kronplatz
from 94 €
Wirtshaushotel Alpenrose
Active hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
from 132 €
Hotel Edelweiss
ski week special | Meransen in Eisacktal
from 158 €
Viktoria Alpine Spa Resort
Wellnesshotel | Hafling near Meran
from 100 €
Hotel Tirolerhof
Gourmet hotel | Welsberg-Taisten at Mt. Kronplatz
from 201 €
Alpenpalace Luxury Hideaway & Spa Retreat
Exclusive well-being oasis | St. Johann in Tauferer Ahrntal
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LANERHOF Active/Spa/Balance
Spa-Hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
from 133 €
Vitalpina Hotel Schulerhof
Active hotel | Plaus near Meran

Fishing in South Tyrol

South Tyrol has many streamlets, rivers and lakes with great fishing spots for anglers and fishers in a breath-taking natural landscape. From swirling mountain streams to idyllic artificial lakes – the selection of waters with varied shores and excellent water quality is a paradise for relaxing fishing experiences.

Thanks to the Alpine position in the south of the main Alpine ridge, South Tyrol is a border region for different climate zones. Due to the quick succession of different height levels, there is a wide range of water bodies, being varied habitats for animals and plants. In total, the fish waters in South Tyrol have a size of 2,800 hectares.

Trouts, graylings, vendaces & pikes

Waters with low water temperatures and most of the time strong currents are typical for mountain landscapes. These rivers, streams and mountain lakes are inhabited by salmonids and dominate the fish waters also in South Tyrol. The brown trout, the marbled trout, the rainbow trout and the brook trout are very frequent. The lower valley are the main regions for graylings. However, there are graylings in Lake Toblach too, for instance.

The lakes in Southern South Tyrol, the slowly running ditches of Etschtal Valley and a few lakes are typical cyprinid waters with carps, tenches and perches. In Lake Haider vendaces are the most frequent fish species. Pikes are frequent in the waters of Lake Haider, Lake Kaltern or in the lakes of Montiggl. The poplar predators can also be found in several ditches in Etschtal Valley as well as in Etsch river from Meran.

Fishing licence & day ticket

Local residents have to make a fishing examination, in order to get the fishing certification and the must have the fishing licence B. Foreign guests have the possibility to buy the fishing licence D in many tourist offices and other delivery points such as in hotels and inns against payment. The licence is then valid for 10 years.

As well, anglers and fishes must bring a valid identity card or passport that complies with the fishing licence. Basically, all those who would like to fish in South Tyrol, msut have the fishing licence as well as the day ticket, which is available for sale at the delivery points near the fish waters.

For waters that are not included in the list of public waters, there is no need to have a fishing licence. For the following fishing ponds, fishers must only buy a ticket and complied with the regulations of the owner: Thara See Lounge in Kematen (municipality of Sand in Taufers), Sportfischerei Wörndle in Karneid, fishing pond Prad and fishing pond near Sandwirt in St. Leonhard in Passeier.

Current holiday offers

from 110 €
Familienhotel Bella Vista

Experience autumn with the whole family in Vinschgau: hiking programme, childcare, caressing ponies and time for relaxation.

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from 105 €
Naturhotel Die Waldruhe

Alpine meets Mediterranean in every facet, with wellness and experiences for nature lovers, active holiday-makers and indulgence seekers.

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from 122 €
Hotel & SPA RESORT Majestic

TOP hotel ****s in Pustertal - large garden with swimming pool, natural bathing pond, saunas, guided hikes and much more!

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from 110 €
Hotel Fameli

Family hotel at Valdaora, near the Kronplatz - a place to play, have fun, enjoy moments of relaxation and sample really delicious food.

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Lake Maggima
Lake Maggima

The reservoir is perfect for fishing and relaxing.

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Fishing in Southtyrol
Fishing in Southtyrol

Fishing in Southtyrol

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Fishing in Southtyrol
Fishing in Southtyrol

Fishing in Southtyrol

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Fishing in Southtyrol
Fishing in Southtyrol

Fishing in Southtyrol

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Fishing in Southtyrol
Fishing in Southtyrol

Fishing in Southtyrol

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