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Enjoy the view in Upper Austria

Fly-fishing in the Gosau reservoir

Gosau, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • pets allowed
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for pushchairs

At the Gosau reservoir in the idyllic rear Gosau valley, you can fly-fish in a cosy atmosphere. Enjoy beautiful hours at the lake and look forward to great fish catches in this breathtaking landscape.

Good luck for fishing in the Gosau reservoir

Follow your passion and enjoy a few cosy hours with your family and friends at the Gosau reservoir. In the reservoir and also in the reservoirs at Klaushof (trout pond) in Gosau you can try the spinning rod, i.e. a hook. Only simple hooks are allowed, triplets are forbidden here.

The energy from Gosau’s water

The Steeg power plant in the front valley of Gosau reservoir, the Gosauschmied power plant at the Gosau reservoir and the Gosau power plant at the Lake Gosau are operated by Stern & Hafferl Verkehrsgesellschaft. The water flows from the Lake Gosau into the Gosau reservoir and from there in the 8 km long Gosaubach, whose stream bed is reserved for fly-fishing, on to the reservoirs at the Klaushof and to the storage power station in Steeg. A total of 15,000 Gosau households can be supplied with electricity using the power of the glacier water.

Fishing regulations in Gosau

Fishing is forbidden in all the tributaries of the Gosaubach!

Gosaubach flow course:

  • one fishing rod, only with fly/nymph

  • fishing permit: three salmonids per day

Reservoirs (Gosauschmied, Klaushof):

  • one fishing rod with one hook
  • no stubble fishing, no fishing with worm or dough
  • no triplets
  • minimum dimensions:
    • Grayling 32 cm
    • brown trout 30 cm
    • rainbow trout 28 cm
    • brook trout 25 cm
    • arctic char 28 cm

  • Crab fishing is forbidden without exception!

You can find more information about the licenses in prices/conditions.

We have collected the fishery hot spots on the Dachstein Salzkammergut Website.

Experience a 360° Panorama tour through the Gosau valley...

Fishing season: 1st may until 15th of september


800 m

Accessibility / arrival

by car
from Salzburg:

motorway exit Golling - Abtenau, Russbach, Gosau
Gosau: after the "Pass Gschütt" junction turn right onto the "Gosausee Landstraße", after approx. 5 km you will reach the Gosau reservoir.

from Linz:
motorway exit Regau - Gmunden, Bad Ischl, Bad Goisern, Gosau
Gosau: at the "Pass Gschütt" junction drive straight ahead onto the "Gosausee Landstraße", then after approx. 5 km you will reach the Gosau reservoir.

by bus (irregular on Sundays):
from Bad Ischl: bus in direction to "Gosausee" (Lake Gosau), get off at the bus stop "Hintertal b. Gosau Freilichtmuseum". The Gosau reservoir is on the left hand side.

from Rußbach: bus in direction to Gosau, at the terminus change "Gosau Abzweigung Pass Gschütt" changte to bus in direction to "Gosausee" (Lake Gosau), get off at the bus stop "Hintertal b. Gosau Freilichtmusuem". The Gosau reservoir is on the left hand side.

Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at https://www.oebb.at/en/ (train) and https://www.postbus.at/en(bus).

  • Parking space: 20
Parking fees

no parking fee

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • other recreational sports: Fishing
  • Gastronomie vorhanden : Gueshouse Gosauschmied
General price information
  • day ticket (reservoir): € 25.00
  • license (reservoir): € 15.00
  • day ticket: € 33.00
  • 3-day ticket: € 80.00
  • annual ticket: € 550.00
  • license: € 25.00

fishing license:

Annual tickets are only available from Energie AG.

Payment methods
Other payment methods
Cash payment
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Please get in touch for more information.


Fly-fishing in the Gosau reservoir
Gosauseestraße 5
4824 Gosau

Phone +43 800 818000

Contact person
Klemens Kirchmair
Energie AG Oberösterreich
Böhmerwaldstraße 3
4021 Linz

Phone +43 732 9000 - 3822

Legal contact information

Energie AG Oberösterreich
Böhmerwaldstraße 3
AT-4020 Linz
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