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Flyfishing for Trout, Grayling and Char in Mittersill Austria

Posted on 29 November 2010 by Vincent

We decide to go fishing in Austria and booked a room in Hotel Bräurup in Mittersill to enjoy a romantic “couple weekend” which means fishing all day long in stinky waders. Mauro has been there a few times in the past and for Daniela it’s the first time. The first weekend of October at f*ck** 5 o’clock in the morning we started our journey in Zürich and drove to Mittersill.


Flies
More flies

A lot of heavy nymphs and pink hooks, most of them are self made.

Mauro already had enough flies. But Daniela, after losing three bets, had to tie 37 nymphs for Mauro. No problem, but if you do that the evening before the trip, it can become a problem. Daniela didn’t have a single nymph and lost a minimum 37 of them. So in the end Mauro didn’t get any nymphs.

Mauro already knows some good spots and brought us straight to the fish.

A brownie caught with the switch rod.

A brownie caught with the switch rod.

Daniela never caught a grayling on the fly before, but here’s the result after a few hours at the Salzach:

Wonderful grayling and not too bad for the first one.

Wonderful grayling and not too bad for the first one.

A big brownie in the Stubach.
A big brownie in the Stubach.

A big brownie in the Stubach.

Dark coloured brownie caught in a small creek

Dark coloured brownie caught in a small creek

What you see behind the head is on both sides of the fish and was definitely from the attack of a really badass big trout

What you see behind the head is on both sides of the fish and was definitely from the attack of a really badass big trout

Nice weather and nice rainbows.

Nice weather and nice rainbows.

At the hotel bar we met some funny guys from Netherland who were tying some nymphs and dryflies. So we traded some flies and tips and had a good beer… and yeah those guys were Vincent with his friends.

Our three days were filled-out with fishing in the Salzach, Stubach and Felbernbach. It was a great trip and sometimes we had fish on every 5th cast. On our way back home we made a stop at the Finkau Lake. The water was clear and the fish where rising, but after a few minutes the wind made it a mission impossible to present the dryfly correctly. After getting some sinking lines and a streamer we caught some chars.

Finkau Lake

And the consequence of our last trip was: we had to come back as soon as possible. Back in Switzerland the agendas where checked and the group was set up. So: back to Bräurup from the 4th until 8th November. Three rooms booked and waiting impatient until it’s the time to hold the next fish in our hands. Fortunately we could straddle the time between with fishing in Denmark for sea trout – but this is another story. Let’s fast forward to the afternoon of the 4th November:

At Lunchtime the

At Lunchtime the “Imago-Buddies” arrived: (and yes it’s a little mess in the car when everyone got the same pull-over and jacket)

After the first Märzen-beer from the hotel's own brewery we went fishing

After the first Märzen-beer from the hotel’s own brewery we went fishing

This time the fish were a little bit picky and it was harder to catch them. But we still had good fishery. A lot of the brown trout already went up to their spawning grounds, however we still managed to catch some of them.

Small brownie with weird two coloured tail

Small brownie with weird two coloured tail

photo shoot1

But it was primetime for grayling and rainbows. Some of them were interested in a photo shoot.

photo shoot2
photo shoot3
photo shoot4
photo shoot5
A waterproof camera is cool!

A waterproof camera is cool but your hands nearly freeze off after trying to get a good picture, but this one was worth it.

Who's got the biggest smile?
Smile for the camera!
One of the best fish of the weekend

Who’s got the biggest smile?

And here the most beautiful fish

One of the best fish of the weekend

Incredible colours!!!!

And here the most beautiful fish

Finkau

Incredible colours!!!!

Again the result of fishing in Mittersill: It was great, but not easy. We nearly had summer-like weather with 15-20 degrees. As usual we turned around to the Finkau Lake on our way home and it was kind of a different atmosphere compared to one month ago:

Finkau
Finkau

After catching some chars we went home with a good feeling and we know we’re coming back next year – see you soon Bräurup!

2 Responses to Flyfishing for Trout, Grayling and Char in Mittersill Austria

  1. on 15 February 2012 at 22:36 Jeffrey Smith said:

    Kudos for the info, and the web page certainly looks fantastic. Exactly what wp design are you using?

    • on 15 February 2012 at 22:58 Vincent said:

      Hi Jeffrey,
      Thanks for the kind words. We are using a custom made WordPress design.
      Vincent

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