Attractive accomodations in the Alps with their own fishing water

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Attractive accomodations in the Alps with their own fishing water

Fishing vacation not on the hook yet?

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Attractive accomodations in the Alps with their own fishing water

Fishing vacation not on the hook yet?

Your vacation request
Attractive accomodations in the Alps with their own fishing water

Fishing vacation not on the hook yet?

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Gasthof Pension Apartments “Zur Gams” *** S – Irdning-Donnersbachtal

Gasthof Pension Apartments "Zur Gams"

An unforgettable fishing vacation in the Dachstein vacation region.

The traditional inn in Donnersbachwald has specialized in the wishes and preferences of fishermen. Roland, the landlord, is himself a passionate fisherman and knows what his guests enjoy. For fishing vacations there are 3 waters in total: 15 km of flowing fishing waters and 3 ponds with a total of 12 ha. Right next to the accommodation there are in-house fishing ponds, where budding fishermen can try their first fishing attempts. Fly fishing can be learned or perfected during professionally supervised fishing courses. After a great and successful day on the water, there is the opportunity to share your own experiences and adventures with like-minded people in the evening at the fishermen’s regulars’ table.

With the Ennstal fishing voucher, passionate fly fishers and anglers have three reasons to be happy, because they can also use the fishing waters of the neighboring hotels …

Comfortable and cozy

The bright and cozy double rooms and family rooms as well as the spacious family suites promise a peaceful stay (with breakfast buffet / half board). Thanks to the comfortable beds, nothing stands in the way of a good night’s sleep. Self-catering apartments with exclusive all-wood furnishings offer the ideal conditions for an undisturbed vacation with the family. In order not to have to cook yourself, the rich half board can also be booked here at any time.

Styrian delicacies

Guests of the Gasthof Pension Appartements “Zur Gams” are spoiled culinary with hearty homemade products and Styrian specialties. Host Roland recommends especially the game specialties from the own hunting ground or the freshly prepared (and on request self-caught) trout. All the sausage, ham and bacon specialties from the house butchery should also be tasted. The excellent cuisine also includes an original vaulted wine cellar with top class Austrian wines.

Pure nature in the surroundings

For a great change of pace from fly fishing, there are numerous hiking opportunities and excursion destinations in the Schladming-Dachstein vacation region – a true paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Whether mountain biking, guided alpine hikes, paragliding or rafting – here the whole family can enjoy the vacation. A recreational facility with a swimming lake and beach volleyball courts, tennis courts, and horse-drawn carriage rides complete the extensive on-site recreational offerings. In the idyllic garden, an asphalt stick track with rental sticks is available for guests in the evening!

Roland Rüscher, owner of the Gasthof Pension Appartements
Roland Rüscher, owner of the Gasthof Pension Appartements “Zur Gams

“Every fisherman and fisherwoman is introduced to the waters by me personally, I take him or her to the most beautiful spots and show where the fishing is good.
This allows me to quickly build a good relationship with my (fishing) vacation guests.”

To the interview with Roland Rüscher >>>

Territory info

Duration: Brown trout, char, rainbow trout, eel rod and huchen

Fishing season: mid May – late December

Fishing ticket: Day ticket available from € 65.00



Fly fishing area “Donnersbach” in Donnersbachwald
The Donnersbach is an alpine, crystal clear and largely unobstructed, well-structured mountain stream with varied flowing stretches, small pools and a short dammed area.
The area has a length of 9 km and stretches from the reservoir at the beginning of the valley to the weir system on Lahrerweg and is a pure fly fishing route in which only barbless fishing is allowed.
The fishing water covers the entire Donnersbachwald valley and flows directly past the “Gasthof zur Gams”.

Fish species:

  • Brown trout
  • Brook trout

Terms of use:

  • Fishing is only permitted within the blue marked zone.
  • Fishing is only permitted with a fly rod, fly or nymph.
  • The closed seasons and minimum dimensions must be observed.

You will receive detailed instructions on the fishing guidelines on site. Day tickets are available at the inn.

Fish ponds at the Gasthof Pension Apartments “Zur Gams” *** S
Right next to the inn are several fishing ponds where budding fishermen can try their first fishing attempts. Fishing courses for beginners are also held here.
Rental equipment is available for guests and can be borrowed. Your catch will either be made into a delicious dinner or packed and refrigerated until your trip home.

Fish species: Rainbow trout, char

Terms of use:
– Fishing with protective hooks with bait, spoons, flies, nymphs or spiders is permitted
– you will receive detailed instructions on the fishing guidelines on site

Fishing grounds on the Enns
The Enns offers varied fishing on 3 sections in a wonderful river landscape. The upper reaches of the Aich to Au are characterized by beautiful trickle stretches and slowly flowing areas, while the areas from Trautenfels to Stainach are characterized by fast flowing stretches.

Fish species: Brown trout, rainbow trout, grayling, brook trout, pike, head, occasional huchen and eel rod

The fishing area from Trautenfels to Stainach
The area begins at the Trautenfels bridge and ends at the Sallaberger bridge near Stainach. Both banks can be used from 16.3. – 15.9. be fished with spinning rods, wobblers, spinners, flies and bait fish on the system. After that, only fly fishing is permitted.
The distance from the Gasthof zur Gams is approx. 18 km.

The fishing area from Aich to Au – fly fishing Aicher Enns
The Enns is a pure fly fishing area from the Assacher bridge to the Prugger bridge and may only be fished with the fly rod. Slow flowing sections, trickle stretches as well as deep gullies allow magnificent trout and grayling to thrive. Brown and rainbow trout are stocked every year.
This area is about 30 km away from the guesthouse Pension Appartements “Zur Gams”.

Fishing in the Zeiringerteich near Stainach in the Ennstal
The Zeiringerteich is located south of Stainach, approx. 20 km from our inn. It has an area of about 7 hectares and an average water depth of 2.5 m, and carp up to 18 kg have been caught here.

Fish species: Carp, pikeperch, pike, catfish, amur

Terms of use:
– Fishing with 2 rods with 1 bait each allowed.
– The use of keep nets is prohibited
– Reset carp and amur without exception
– Only 2 fish per day ticket (of which only 1 predatory fish)
– It is forbidden to take fish alive
– Nordurfer is a closed area – do not fish or enter
– Adhere to closed seasons and minimum dimensions
– Throw the day pass after fishing (even if no fish has been taken) in the mailbox at the entrance to the pond

Day tickets & detailed instructions on fishing guidelines are available at Gasthof zur Gams

Guesthouse Pension Apartments zur Gams

Gasthof Pension Apartments “Zur Gams” *** S
Thunderbolt 69
8953 Irdning-Donnersbachtal- STEIERMARK
Tel: +43 (0) 3680 213
Fax: +43 (0) 3680 400 13

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