FLY FISHING in the Walster and Hubertus lake – Austria
These are situated among the wonderful, romantic nature preserves in the area around Mariazell. The area is noted for its natural beauty dating back to the times of Kaiser Franz Josef when it was his favorite hunting area. The “white Walster” and “black Walster” are a spawning and breeding area and protected year round.
The Walster river has a length of 6.5 kilometers (4 miles) and Hubertus Lake is 14.6 hektar (approx. 36 acres) and 8 meters (26 feet) deep. The Walster river is notable for its clear water and exceptional grayling to challenge the most demanding fly fisher. It meanders through the spectacular Walster valley. There one finds a multitude of waters which change from deep pools to trickling streams. The beginning of the Hubertus Lakes District works like rain going through a sponge and filtering water naturally with few exceptions. One can fish clear waters over the course of the season, also with melting snow. The Walster river flows to the gorge of the Salza. Many guests compare this part of the Salza to the “Steiermark of Canada” with Class I. This is an exceptional water highlight.
We obtain the licenses in very limited numbers.
Belly boat license
A part of the Hubertus lake can be fished with the belly boat. Gladly you can rent belly boats for a rental fee of € 15.00 per day. Access points only at the dam – or outflow at the church north side. Use of the belly boat at your own risk. Refer to our fishing regulations.