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Fische im Netz, im Hintergrund die Berge
Fische im Netz, im Hintergrund die Berge

"Petri Heil" - Good luck!

at Lake Mondsee and Lake Irrsee

Normally it's always like this:

Mondsee is known far and wide, Irrsee is a rather unknown body of water.
It's a completely different story when you ask a fisherman!
Because Lake Irrsee has always been very popular with fishermen!

Fishing at Lake Mondsee


Lake Mondsee is known for its whitefish and char stocks, but also for many other fish species, including pike, carp, perch, trout, zander, eel and bream.

Angling begins on 1 April and ends on 2 November; with the exception of April, fishing may take place day and night.

Fishing is only allowed from the shore.

Two rods are allowed (five hooks and one hook), the daily catch is four fish.

The best fishing spots:

Parking bays after Plomberg (Kienbergwand), the sandbank in Kreuzstein or the public bathing areas, provided there is no bathing activity yet.

Please note the closed seasons, minimum sizes and exclusion zones!
The use of an echo sounder and live bait fish is prohibited on Lake Mondsee and Lake Irrsee.

Fishing at the Irrsee - possible all year round

The small, protected lake with its large, also protected shore marshes offers a variety of fish species such as carp, tench, pike, zander, whitefish and bream.

Angling for vendace, trolling for pike and catfish.
Bottom fishing - the muddy bottom is best suited for carp, tench and bream.
The Irrsee is purely a hobby fishing lake, there are no professional fishermen.

With daily or weekly licences you can also buy a boat ticket - but without an e-motor.

The best fishing spots: On the eastern shore of the Irrsee (by the public bath) when there is no bathing activity yet, i.e. early in the morning or late in the evening in summer. Promenade in Zell am Moos, public bath Zell am Moos as well as at the other baths (e.g. in Laiter).

Fishing tip: On the south shore of the lake - near Hotel Pöllmann there is a reed bed which is a good fishing spot for carp. Damage to reeds, rushes or water plants must be avoided at all costs!

Fish of the Year 2023 - Huchen

With the election of the "Fish of the Year", the Fisheries Association points out the endangerment of fish stocks in our waters and wants to draw attention to the necessity of living conditions. The species chosen is representative of several fish species with the same requirements.

Interesting facts:

The huche has an elongated and almost rotund body. The elongated head, clearly flattened at the top, has a strongly toothed jaw and a deep oral fissure reaching behind the eye.
The adipose fin is large and elongated, while the other fins are relatively small. The caudal fin is clearly notched. The dorsal colouration is grey to brown, its ventral side is lighter, its back and flanks are covered with small, dark spots.

The huchen usually grows to 60 cm to 120 cm, in exceptional cases over 170 cm and weighs over 50 kg. Huchen are sedentary hunters in larger flowing waters. There they prefer deep pools. Once the huchen has taken over a territory, it defends it vigorously against competitors.

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Huchen feed almost exclusively on other fish. Fish fry, crayfish and insect larvae are eaten by young huchen.

Source: Fischlexikon.eu

Huche ©IStock

Huche - Fish of the Year 2023

Huche ©IStock