Best fly fishing in Europe

A section dedicated to fly fishing places in the old continent, with large format pictures, specific reports, hints on flies, insect photos and hatches informations. From the farthest north to the deepest south. The only way to experience more is to get there.
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GERMANY



 River Treene Language:

When I think back of a river, the most filling and vivid memory is often the one of the arrival in the morning dew..

SPAIN


by www.pyreneesflyfishing.com

 Prepireneo Language:

The waters of the rivers of the Prepirineo, running through limestone rivers are rich in organic matter

SPAIN


by www.pyreneesflyfishing.com - photos N.Payal

 The Ibones Language:

The "ibones" are mountain lakes that are located above 1,600 m of altitude between the French and the Spanish Pyrenees

EU

 Saltwater pike Language:

Morphologically comparable to a Mediterranean of the north east countries, the Baltic sea is characterized by a lower salinity..

Norway

 River Neiden                   Language:

A first class salmon river with plenty of big sized fish. The river Neiden is an un-tamed river running through Finland and Norway

Italy

 River Flumendosa                   Language:

The river Flumendosa sources from the Gennargentu moutain and runs through almost half of the island.

Norway

 Sea trout                           Language:

Some days spent fly fishing for sea trout in the northern sea of Norway ..

Italy


 by Paul Majeran

 River Mera                           Language:

The Mera can provide a nice alternative to the well-known Adda. The river can be fished along the stretch from the lake Mazzola (just short before the lake Como) and the village of Chiavenna.

Germany


 by Luis Villas Tomé

 German Traun                           Language: English, Espanol

After reading a lot in the Internet, I decided to visit the private fishing waters managed by Rudi Heger in the Bavaria region, an hour and half drive east of Munich

Austria


 by Luis Villas Tomé

 Großarl valley                           Language: English, Espanol

Our destination -Austria- the Großarl Valley by the village of Hüttschlag. I had been here a few years ago and I had promised to return

Norway


 

 Lake Hernarajärvi                    Language: English, Deutsch Italiano

The lake is reachable from the road with about one hour walk. After a steep climb that lasts 40 minutes, we reach a plateu...

Norway


 

 Porsanger fjord                           Language: English, Deutsch Italiano

If it wasn't for the white snow on the mountains at horizon, this turquoise water would trigger reminiscence about the Caribbean Sea

Italy


 

 Orco alpine stream                           Language: English

Here in Italy in most waters the official trout season begins the last Sunday of February. Quite a lot of snow fell this year on the mountains, we decided to pay a visit to the no kill zone of the Orco creek at the village of Noasca

Italy


 

 Ala di Stura                           Language: English

A no kill zone in the western Alps in the italian region of Piedmont. The union of the two streams:  Stura di Ala and Stura di Viù, originates the Stura di Lanzo, a stony bottom alpine river with low temperature water and good flow

Norway

by Paul Majeran

 River Børselv                           Language: English Deutsch Italiano

Finnmark is a vast, scarcely populated area in the very north of Norway. The nature here is largely intact, due to little pressure from population.

Portugal

by Josè Rodrigues

 Carp fly fishing                           Language: English Français

Josè Rodrigues introduces us into the secret of fly fishing for wild carp in Portugal.

Sweden

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 River Vindel                            Language: Read English Deutsch Ialiano

The Vindelaelven river holds big grayling and the amazing Ammarnäs trout.

Spain     

by J.Jaras

 The province of León              Language: Read English Espanol

Juanjo Jaras intruduces us, with a bird's eye view looking, to the region of León in Spain. In the report he presents some of the best places for brown trout fly fishing in lakes and streams.

Germany

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 Lake Lauchert                     Language: Read English Deutsch lesen Leggi Italiano

This lake in middle Germany, fed by chalk a stream, is a fine reservoir. Surrounded by lawns and with wooden benches on the shore, it offers good fishing of sized brownies.

Spain

by A.Satué

 Spanish Pyrenees       Language: Read English    Espanol

It is a wild river, a pure river, steeped in history, born in the Pyrenees mountains and that gived his name to the current region in which it is located, Aragóns.

Scotland

by D.Pepper

 SCOTLAND SALTWATER       Language: Read English

Making the most of Scotland, for me isn’t about playing the bagpipes while wearing a kilt and eating shortbread, it’s about putting up with a storm, 40mph winds and driving rain because you just love being out there in it

Spain

by P.Redondo

 EL RIO TORMES       Language: Read English    Espanol

Someone names this place "Little Patagonia" for a very good reason.  No doubt, who fishes in this section has the possibility to catch the fish of the life

Finland

by A.Huhtanen

 Char on the Finnish highlands    Language: Read English

It is first of july and summer is finally here in North Finland ,Kilpisjärvi. Thermometer show +16c, and sun is shining!

Sweden

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 The grayling of river TjulÃ¥n     Language: Read English    Deutsch lesen    Leggi Italiano

The Tjulån hosts big grayling, fish can some days be very moody but grayling can grant astonishing surprises when they enter the right mood. Fish over 50 cm are caught on regular basis..

Norway

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 Salmon on River Aelva    Language: Read English    Deutsch lesen    Leggi Italiano

The Äelva is a untamed river which flows into the Bindalfjord. A pristine river in an unspoiled nature with mixed run of salmon and sea-trout.

Norway

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 Lake Akeleietjønna & co         Language: Read English    Deutsch lesen    Leggi Italiano

After a long drive on dirt road, we start our walk through the tundra. Our goal is a group of small lakes, framed by snowed mountain tops in Norway , about 150 kilometers below the arctic circle

Finland

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 The river Könkämeno        Language: Read English    Deutsch lesen    Leggi Italiano

Up north in the arctic circle, through endless forests and tundra, the Könkämeno in Finland, one of Muonio river's upper branches, is a top water for the arctic grayling

Germany

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 Wolf in the Black Forest    Language: Read English    Deutsch lesen    Leggi Italiano

Heavy rain has been falling during the all afternoon but at dusk the sky has cleared up. The next morning some clouds hang over the trees but there is no rain in sight and the water is perfectly clear ..

Sweden

A report by P.Majeran

 The river Lainio            Language: Read English    Deutsch lesen    Leggi Italiano

Up north, within the arctic circle, the Lainio is a tributary to the mighty Torne River, we intend to try our luck with the atlantic salmon...

Belgium

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 Amblève             Language: Read English    Deutsch lesen    Leggi Italiano

The Ambléve springs in Belgium on the Hautes Fagnes upland in the province of Liège. It runs for 93 km and then it flows into the Outher. I had the chance to be guided through this catch and release fishing reserve

Sweden

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 Lake Naakajärvi             Language: Read English    Deutsch lesen    Leggi Italiano

We have just landed from the chaotic, polluted metropoles of Europe and eager to bathe in the silent nature. The place charms us at first sight and in a moment, in the realm of our emotion it gains the nickname of Lake Nirvana ..

Italy

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 The River Piave            Language: Read English    Deutsch lesen    Leggi Italiano

Framed by the Dolomites, the Piave has its source in the Carnian Alps and it flows into the Adriatic Sea, northeast of Venice. Famous as the last line of resistance of the Italian army during World War I, it is today a river with wonderful C&R stretches, large fish, pleanty of hatches and turqois water.

Austria

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 The Kleine Drau             Language: Read English    Deutsch lesen    Leggi Italiano

The kleine (=little) Drau in the south of the austrian region of Carinthia has all the characteristics of a "pure breed" chalk-stream.

Austria

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 The river Mur           Language: Read English    Deutsch lesen    Leggi Italiano

This very long fly-only no-kill stretch spans from emerald alpine stream to lime-bottom turqouis water

Austria

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 The Rotguelden alpine lake     Language: Read English    Deutsch lesen    Leggi Italiano

A wonderful day on an alpine lake, fly fishing for trout and .. big landlocked grayling

Slovenia

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 The river Soča                  Language: Read English    Deutsch lesen    Leggi Italiano

The Soca river: with its the turquoise colour and the rich fish population is definitely a unique gem of nature that each fly angler ought to visit

Germany

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 The river Schwarza             Language: Read English    Deutsch lesen    Leggi Italiano

Located in the former East Germany, framed by the Thuringian forest, the Schwarza upper part has top quality waters and plenty of hatches.

Austria

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 The Vellach             Language: Read English    Deutsch lesen    Leggi Italiano

The Vellach is a river in the southern part of Austria, in the Carinthia region, close to the border to Slovenia.

Slovenia

Photo: S.Ostermann

 The river Savinja               Language:      

It is a typical alpine stream, with stony bottom and clear cold waters. The water is categorized as 1st class quality

Germany

A report by P.Majeran

 Fly fishing on the Leinleiter   

Fly fishing in a little brook, tiny water but big surprises, Paul shows what nice fish such a small stream can host ..

Germany

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  Blau, a chalk stream      Language:    Der Kreidefluß im Herbst    Sulla risorgiva in Autunno

The Blau is a wonderful chalkstream in Germany close to the city of Ulm. Here a report of a day in autumn on this beatiful river.

Italy

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  Black bass of Coghinas     Language:      

The Coghinas hosts one of the most voracious predators of the European fresh waters: the black bass, almost unknow in the north of Europe, it is widely spread in the south ..

Sweden

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  River Lutaur

The alpine region of Norrbotten covers an area that is almost a fourth of the entire United Kingdom.  There are more then 20.000 lakes and thousends kilometers of rivers ...

Italy

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  River Dora Baltea

The reserve that streches between Mazzé and Villareggia in Piedmont (north Italy) is well populated with trout and some nice grayling

Sweden

Photo: P.Majeran

  Lakes fly fishing in Lappland

There are so many lakes in Lappland. When on fishing trip, no matter where one is staying or what fish you're after, you will be sourrounded by wonderful stillwaters ...

Sweden

Photo: P.Majeran

  The grayling of the Weijeströmmen

Astonishing landscapes, untouched nature, a wild river and a stretch full of grayling visited during the midnignt sun period in Lappland ...

Germany

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  River Enz in the Black Forest

The banks are bushy and rich of vegetation but it is possible to wade almost everywhe-
re.  The river here hosts big trout, fish of 60 or more cm. are not rare ...

Austria

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  River Ybbs

The water is cristall-clear to the unlikely. Grayling, brown and rainbow trouts raise everywhere, often a small precise pattern can make the difference...

Italy

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  Stura di Lanzo

At the feet of the alps, this reserve had been close for fishing for several years before opening as a No Kill ..

Germany

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  Nagold

The Nagold runs through the Black Forest, in the german region of Baden-Württemberg. The stretch presented here is about 2 Km. long ...

Denmark

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  Konga Au

Brown trout and sea trout in one of the most famous 'Auen' in Denmark ...