Fishing on Lake Hallstatt

Fishing in the Austrian fjord

"Uniquely gorgeous" - these words immediately come to mind when rowing a boat across Lake Hallstatt. While gentle waves rock the vessel back and forth, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the 2000-metre-high Krippenstein and the surrounding landscape. No wonder that this lake in particular is a true paradise for fishing enthusiasts!

Reinanke, brown trout or char?

Whether by boat on Lake Hallstatt or on its shores - fishing or angling is always a pleasure on the fjord-like waters. Before the streams of tourists fill the lake with their stand-up paddles or e-boats, fishing in the early morning hours is a real treat for all rod-carriers. Incidentally, at one of the most beautiful lakes in the Salzkammergut, which is shared by the three communities of Hallstatt, Obertraun and Bad Goisern, the Reinanken (whitefish) have overtaken the char - today the lake is one of the best whitefish lakes in the whole of Austria, although not so long ago it was dominated by the char. Regardless of whether you are travelling with your own boat or renting a suitable vessel from the local boat hire companies - we wish you every success fishing on Lake Hallstatt.

One more thing: according to the Federal Forestry Office, magnet fishing is generally not allowed on Lake Hallstatt. Guests would have to contact the Federal Forests Real Estate Department for any permission.

Fishing on Lake Hallstatt


Buy licence online now

For all hobby anglers and weekend fishermen who want it easy and convenient: On hejfish.com you can buy a day ticket for fishing or angling on the numerous lakes and waters of the Salzkammergut without long waiting times. This saves a lot of stress, leaving more time for pure enjoyment of nature.

Other fishing and angling areas in the Salzkammergut region

Fishing in the Mühlbach in Bad Goisern

Fishing on the Koppen Traun in Obertraun

Fishing and Angling in the Salzkammergut

Free accommodation for your fishing vacation in the Salzkammergut

Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.