After making yourself at home on the shore, cast your line, enjoy the silence and reflect: fishing is the ideal way to relax on holiday, because tranquility comes naturally as you wait for the fish and enjoy the sounds of the babbling mountain stream or the cool breeze from the lake.
For many, the greatest challenge is to remain calm and patient. The real adventure begins the moment a fish bites, though getting it out of the water will require skill and a feel for the fish. Vorarlberg is an angler’s paradise!
For passionate anglers, the beautiful riverine landscapes and sustainably managed fishing areas of the Bregenzerwald are the ideal places to practise the art of fly fishing. By staying with hosts who respect the daily rhythm of fishermen, you’ll receive tailored, all-around service that makes all the difference. Packages with three or seven nights half-board in a 3-star hotel include a half-day introduction course, fishing cards for the most beautiful fishing areas of the Bregenzerache and Subersach rivers, and the Bregenzerwald guest card. Optionally, a fly fishing course can also be booked. Bookable from 1 May to 30 September from 481 EUR per person.
Ewald Meyer from the Bergkristall B&B in Brand in the Brandnertal valley is himself an enthusiastic fly fisherman. He and his passionate team offer various courses ranging from a ‘tester day’ to a course lasting several days. The right instruction will allow you to learn everything you need to know about fly fishing, fly tying, and the waters in the Brandnertal valley. If you like, you can also book a guide to the best fishing spots. www.fliegenfischen.cc (German only)
In the fantastic mountain scenery of the source of the Lech rivers, you can fish (with a fishing permit) at the Spullersee and Formarinsee lakes, the Lechbach stream and the fishpond in Zug. From 19 to 21 July, the Lech fishing club organises a “fishermen’s festival” at the fishpond in Zug, promising plenty of good cheer, delicacies, music and dancing.