I can’t believe it was just last week that we were lucky enough to be fishing in Europe. After our adventure catching Grayling in the Czech, we headed to Siegsdorf, Germany. We had made reservations ahead of time to fish the Weisse Traun through Rudi Heger’s flyshop. In Germany, everything is private water – so you need to know what you’re doing when you go to fish.
First, you’ll need a (non-resident) German fishing license. You can get this at any Town Hall (Rathouse). You will need your passport AND a passport photo for them to use on the license. The 3-month license cost us 22.50 Euro (about $29). – You can see it in the picture on the right. The second thing we needed was a Traun River permit to fish on the Weisse Traun. They only have so many reservations available each day to fish on the waters and you have to pay 50 Euro (about $65) for the permit BUT you get 10 Euro (about $13) back at the end of the day if you don’t take any fish and return the ‘fish marker’.