The Fuscher Ache is rightly referred to as the “Pearl of the Tauern” among fly fishermen because of its pristine water quality.
The right tributary of the Salzach flows from south to north through the idyllic Fuscher Valley. It passes the villages Fusch and Bruck and flows into the Salzach at Krössenbach. The 28 km long Ache is known to by fly fishermen for its rich stock of trout, char and grayling.
The Tourism Association Grossglockner-Zellersee is a new member and is now under the umbrella of Adventure Fish Water.
Hosts with fishing expertise in the Bruck Fusch region
A plus for the fishing guest in the two resorts in the Bruck and Fusch region. Several fishing-friendly hosts are available. Are you well versed in fishing vacations? In addition to fishing passes, the individual hosts also offer various other services and facilities like:
- Drying room for the equipment
- Fishing tackle rental
- Packed Lunches
- Freezer rooms and preparation facilities for your catch
- Organization of fishing guides
Upon request, expert advice and introductions to the local fishing waters is offered.
The choice of accommodation options in Bruck Fusch is also very large. It ranges from inns to hotels from category 3 * superior to 4 *, and from cozy apartments to chalets.
The Fishing Area:
The fishing area of Fuscher Ache begins at the confluence with the Salzach and ends in the Ferleiten Valley. Surrounded by many three-thousand-meter mountain peaks from the National Park region, the landscape experience associated with fishing here is an attraction in itself. Fisherman at the Fuscher Ache can find highly varied water types. They range from quiet river passages to large swamps, rapids, rock undercurrents and gravel banks. Dry flies, wet flies, nymphs and streamers are allowed for use here.
If you walk from Fusch for about 1 hour along the Badstrasse Road into the Weichselbach Valley, you will reach the once famous but now derelict mountain resort Bad Fusch at 1188 meters above sea level. The mountain lake, known as the Bad Fuscher lake, shines with clear water and is from the middle of May fishable.
In total, three salmonids may be taken per day.
Fishing licenses / passes are available at the following locations:
- Feriendorf-Hotel-Pension Ponyhof
- Gasthof Zacherlbräu
- Hotel Lukashansl
- Hotel Restaurant Lampenhäusl & Campingplatz
- Landgasthof Hotel Römerhof
- Stop-Shop (old gas station in Fusch)
- Tourist information centers, Großglockner-Zellersee in Bruck, Großglockner-Zellersee in Fusch
Fishing in the greater area:
Fishermen who are looking for an alternative to the Fuscher Ache and the Bruck Fusch region can try their luck, for an extra fee, in some waters at the Hotel Bräurup (Mittersill) and the fishing waters Hirschbichler in Lofer. Fly fishing is also offered in the nearby Zeller Lake. In total, 185 km of fishing waters and 9 lakes are available for fishing in the vicinity of Bruck Fusch.
Not far from Bruck Fusch, the Saalach offers a stock of brown trout, grayling, brook trout, rainbow trout and bullhead. After an investment of € 1.35 million by the federal government in flood protection and shore remediation measures, a wonderful new fishing area for fly fishermen in Wals between Sohlrampe and Siezenheimer footbridge has emerged. The riverbed has been widened by 15 meters and now offers optimal conditions for fishermen.
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