Danube salmon fishing

A rarity in the river Gail 

Apart from trout and grayling, the Gail is one of the few streams in Austria with a strong population of huchen. The huchen is also known as Danube salmon and can be caught in the fishing area of the Hermagor-Presseggger See Borough from the Gail Bridge in Möderndorf to the Gail Bridge in Postran. Use of spinning and fly rods (max. one wobbler) is permitted.
The bait must be at least 12 cm long. The fishing line or tapered leader must be at least 0.40 mm thick.

Unfortunately, fly fishing due to the flood in autumn 2018 is not possible!


Fish species fishing season minimum size/length Tariffs
Huchen 1. Oktober - 31. Dezember 90 cm  
      day-pass € 80,-
      week-pass € 100,-
      month-pass € 150,-
      additional fishing guest permit € 5.00 (1 week) and € 13.00 (4 weeks)


Information & Tickets: 
Fischereireferat der Stadtgemeinde
Hermagor-Pressegger See
Außenstelle Kühwegboden 13
9620 Hermagor
Tel. + 43 (0) 4282 2333-240