A very warm welcome to East Tyrol, the home of the original Tyrolean brown trout, the golden Drau grayling and the mighty Danube salmon.
In medieval times monks from the Brixen monastery set off and made their way up to 2,500 metres above sea level to stock up the mountain lakes of East Tyrol with brown trout. A colony of these fish has remained unchanged ever since in the lake at Anras, which is part of our Lesser Drau waters. Innsbruck University started to take samples here and examined the fish genetically. Since then research into the original brown trout, the continued raising and restocking of the fish has become a European project.
Fly fishing between the Dolomites and the Alps
10 beats on 5 rivers with a total length of over 70 kilometres are awaiting the fly fisherman who chooses the Sonne in Lienz as his hotel.