Fishing in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

A great catch on holiday in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee

Relax, slow down and enjoy the peace and quiet. Experience it for yourself in nature, in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee and the surrounding area. If you go fishing here in the heart of the Salzburger Sportwelt, you’ll certainly be able to relax, unwind and enjoy your adventures in the impressive nature.

Fishing in Lake Zauchensee and the Zauchbach stream

An Eldorado for fly-fishing is Lake Zauchensee and the Zauchbach. Lying at the bottom end of the alpine village of Zauchensee, Lake Zauchensee is only ten kilometres from Altenmarkt. This idyllic natural lake at 1,350 m above sea level is owned by the Schneider family from Altenmarkt.

Lake Zauchensee and the small Zauchbauch have a large stock of char, rainbow and brown trout. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a grayling. The Zauchbach, an overflow from Lake Zauchensee (2.5 km long, 2 to 3 m wide), is easy to master even for less experienced fly fishers with its slight gradient of 1 to 3%.

Fishing season: beginning of May to end of October
Minimum living size (MLS): 26 cm
Prices: Day ticket for Zauchensee and Zauchbach from € 38
More information & to register: Hotel Markterwirt,, Phone +43 (0 )6452 5420

Fishing at the Reitlehenalm

Or would you prefer to catch your own lunch? Then cast your rod in the Reitlehenalm's own fishpond at 1,280 m above sea level. Once you've caught some rainbow trout or char, you can have them cooked here (boiled or fried with garnish) or take them home with you.

Hire fishing rods at the Alm: € 3 per rod.
Bait: fishing lures, flashers, flies
Opening hours: Beginning of May until end of October
Price: Trout prepared in the restaurant with jacket potato: € 15.30/portion, or as live weight to take away: € 15 /kg
Groups please phone to register: +43 (0) 6458 8462 or +43 (0) 664 53 47 612

Fishing service at the Markterwirt in Altenmarkt

If you’re staying at the Hotel-Gasthof Markterwirt in Altenmarkt on your summer holiday, you can fish in the hotel's own fishing grounds. Attractive fishing packages are available for guests. The host Franz Schneider, himself a passionate fly fisherman, gives tips and tricks and helps beginners to master the art of fly fishing.

If you want to eat your catch for your meal the same evening, the Markterwirt's chef will be happy to prepare the trout or char for you as part of the half-board package.

Fishing in the game and leisure park

Untertauern (15 km)

15 km away in the "Fürstenbrunn" pond complex in Untertauern, young and old can catch their own fish. Whoever wants to can also have their own catch grilled or smoked at the fishing hut.
The large "Fürstenbrunn ponds" in the wildlife and leisure park are home to brown trout, char, rainbow trout, salmon trout and carp. The fish stocks come partly from our own breeding.

Fishing rod rental at the fishing hut: € 4.50
Licence per fisherman: € 3.50
Price per kilo for trout: € 12.20
Price per kilo for carp: € 9.80
Contact: Phone +43 (0) 6455 238,,