Czech rivers and lakes
Where to go?
Probably the most famous river is the Vltava River in South Bohemia, where the 16th annual World Fly-Fishing Championship in 1996 was held. After WFFC the Vltava River became more popular and the number of anglers dramatically increased. Moreover the river suffers from big canoeing in summer so that fishing is worse than in the past. In North Bohemia there is the Ohre River, which was Mecca of Czech fly-fishing in the past. But it is over. The situation below the Nechranice Dam changed a lot. A poor stocking of local clubs, cormorants and finally too many anglers who didn´t accept “catch and release” philosophy, caused that fishing is poor there. Luckily there are still wild and clean rivers and lakes in North Bohemia, which can offer the top fly-fishing on wild trout and native graylings.
First of all it is the Jizera River, especially upstream from the town of Semily. More downstream the river is more crowded but the surrounding with sandstone rock formations and castles is unforgettable. The second one is the Labe River near the town of Vrchlabi. Black Nisa Lake in the Jizera Mountains offers an atmosphere of Scandinavian lakes and nicely coloured brook trout can be caught there. May and the 1st half of June and 2nd half of August are generally the best for trout fishing. The most suitable months for graylings fishing are June, September and October. But anyway each month in the season has its own beauty and fishing is never poor.
We hope that you will enjoy your stay in the Czech Republic and you will come back next year and bring your friends with.
Tight your lines!
Rivers and lakes
There are many rivers and lakes in the whole Czech Republic but not all of them are suitable for fly-fishing. The aim is not to give you a complete list of them. But we would like to focus on the most interesting rivers and lakes in our area. We have been fishing them for ages and every year we have the newest information on them.