Experience and relaxation at “Petri Heil” in Carinthia – the water kingdom of the Alps awaits you
Forget everyday life while you enjoy the stunning nature and peace. For those who like to experience special moments while fishing on crystal-clear water, we recommend fishing in the Hohe Tauern National Park.
The largest national park in Central Europe covers areas in the provinces of Carinthia, Salzburg and Tyrol. Since 2018, the Carinthian part of the national park is a member of the offer group Abenteuer Fischwasser. Its crystal-clear waters are an intact habitat for the biodiversity of various fish species – and a true fishing paradise.
Drau and Möll Rivers – an Eldorado for fly fishermen
Around Heiligenblut, the waters Obere Möll, Untere Möll and Gössnitzbach, are home to brown trout, char, rainbow trout and grayling. In the middle of the Möll valley, near the municipality of Stall, fly-fishermen who are after trout and grayling will get their money’s worth. In the 16-hectare Gössnitz Lake, one will find rainbow, brown and lake trout as well as grayling.
The fishing area near Obervellach consists of a total of 18 kilometers from the Möllfluss River and four kilometers from the Teuchlbach Stream and is especially attractive for fly fishermen.
In addition to rainbow and brown trout, whitefish, grayling and tench, the Drau River has a real peculiarity: the Danube Salmon is also located here, although they cannot be found anywhere else in Central Europe. The Drau River offers all the conditions that fishermen look for. From beautiful sandbanks, gravel and rock shores to quite streams. For an insider tip, especially in spring and fall, fishermen should look for fish in the side streams.
The Hohe Tauern National Park – fishing in the water kingdom of the Alps
The national park is one of the most impressive high mountain landscapes on earth and is known as the “water kingdom of the Alps”. With 342 ice fields in Tyrol, Carinthia and Salzburg, it has the largest glacier area in the Eastern Alps.
Of the total 279 mountain streams, 57 are fed by these glaciers. Its network covers more than 1,000 kilometers in these three federal states. The journey of the water through thunderous mountain streams sometimes ends in one of over 500 mountain lakes, precious jewels that come to rest and sparkle in the high mountain landscape.
Detailed information about the area including stock, fishing seasons and fishing pass sales can be found under FISHING AREA INFORMATION at our member accommodations.
Information about fishing on the Carinthian side of the Hohe Tauern National Park can be found here.
Experience and relaxation belong together in the Alps.
For every nature-loving person, the Hohe Tauern National Park is an experience in itself: 1,856 km2 of untouched nature, home to 3,500 plant species and 15,000 animal species.
Around 4,300 kilometers of trails are available to hikers and mountaineers. Once at the top, the seemingly endless sea of 300 mountain peaks inspires again and again. One can learn to marvel once again with hiking and climbing tours with one of the 36 national park rangers or in one of the four visitor centers.