Yeah I know the thread title is kind of broad, but I looking for any kind of information on trout fishing in Europe. Specifically Germany, Czech Republic, France or Austria. I have even seen some good pictures of fishing in Italy.
I live in Germany in Kaiserslautern/Rhineland-Pfalz for the time being. I am an hour from the French border, and flying to Prague is easy and cheap. Heck, I could even drive there. Fishing in Germany is pretty restrictive. After you take the three day class and get licensed, the challenge becomes access. It really makes you appreciate the priveleges we enjoy in America.
I am really interested in the Czech Republic. Seems wide open and easy to get licensed. I am sort of hoping that it's the sort of situation that I could go with a guide once to learn the ropes and do it on my own in the future.
I have already done some internet research but if anyone has any personal experiences with guides/outfitters or personal experience in general that would be appreciated. I can't stand the thought of only fishing when I get back to the states, which isn't often enough.
I have only been to France, but if you want to up your game, I would say that you would be hard pressed to find a better place to do it. I went to the Rhone Alps/ Jura region.
You can go to Austria. The landscape seems to be amazing, and all the guys I know who went there said it was great!
Slovenia is a disneyland for flyfishing.
Croatia seems to be good too.
Swizerland has good streams too.
I think in Germany there are very good rivers too.
Sweden is famous for her huge graylings!
If you want to come in France... well, you have to know it will be tough! No porn fishing here.
But that's a challenge.
From Germany I think Meurthe et Moselle region isn't so far.
But careful, the trout fishing season will end around september 15th.
The trout in France are very combative.
c'est ša rigole.
Thanks. The fishless rivers in France are legendary. Fishing for imaginary fish is better than not fishing at all. It's really sad that the access is so good there yet the fish aren't. For me the advantage of France is that it's a stone's throw away. I actually rode a mountain bike to France and took the train back last month.
Originally Posted by Clema74
I keep forgetting about Slovenia. The appeal for the Czech Republic and Slovenia is that expenses should be less and there is plenty of opportunity.
do you read other languages as french or german?
I would agree the trip to France has helped a lot.
I have a friend who fished Slovenia and he said it was crazy. The only thing is that in these other countries they stock fish. In France you are fishing for all wild fish that have been there for centuries. That was one of the cool things, I caught real brown trout and grayling.
What region of France? I live close to the French border in Germany by Saarbrucken.
Slovenia and Czech fish are stocked? That doesn't sound right, but it wouldn't shock me. I met a guy who was moving back to the states who fished Czech constantly and he said it was like like going to BC or Montana.