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’.
And then we fished. All day. We fished up and down a 1/4 mile stretch – right outside the fly shop – right through town and under the bridge. The water was crystal clear, the fish were feeding. We were catching them left and right. On dries and on droppers. We never stopped to eat because we were having so much fun and we knew we only had this one day to fish before we had to head elsewhere. We landed fish from 2″-20″. I hooked into a 22+” Rainbow, fought for awhile and lost her. <—Would have been my biggest yet. We estimate we caught over 30 fish each. So. Much. Fun.
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