Fishing on Lake Weissensee

Cast out into Carinthia’s cleanest lake

Enjoy fishing without territorial boundaries on the 6.5 km², fjord-like and mostly undeveloped Lake Weissensee. One fishing licence is valid for the entire lake. Fishing season begins on 10 May and ends on 20 November.

Lake Weissensee is home to 22 species of fish - from Reinanke and carp to pike and perch - and varies in depth from 5 to 99 metres, meaning you will enjoy all types of fishing here. Every business offers its own free lake access and most have their own fishing boat. You can also rent rowboats and electric boats from the Domenig boat hire in Neusach.

Numerous accommodations offer special services to fishing fans that are sure to make your fishing holiday at Lake Weissensee especially enjoyable. These services include not only fishing boats, but also early-bird breakfasts, freezers to store your catch, and get-togethers for anglers.

The highlight of every angler’s year is the traditional international "Golden Trout of Lake Weissensee" competition held each springtime. Throughout the season, a list with the heaviest catches is kept and an event to protect pike and perch stock takes place in autumn.

The "Golden Trout of Lake Weissensee"

You’ll see plenty of fishing rods around Lake Weissensee from 3 - 5 June 2021 - during the “Golden Trout of Lake Weissensee” international fishing tournament.

Over the past 49 years, this fishing competition has been held on Lake Weissensee each springtime. Around 200 anglers happily answer the Weissensee agricultural community’s invitation.

This competition is about catching the heaviest pike, carp, perch and chub, and the heaviest tench, Reinanke and of course the heaviest lake trout! The day’s catch can be observed at the daily weigh-in and the winner is named at an awards ceremony. But there’s more to the competition than just winning - it’s about having fun, too. A festival with prize giving ceremony, music, dancing and entertainment takes place on Saturday, 5 June 2021.

The 25nd Event to Protect Pike and Perch Stock from 25 September -2 October 2021

You can enjoy especially wonderful autumn days when predators are their hungriest! All anglers are warmly invited to this event.

All fishermen and women who have a valid fishing licence for Lake Weissensee are eligible to participate. Catches will be weighed at Schuler’s Weinstube in Techendorf every day from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

In the individual ranking, the five heaviest pike and the three heaviest perch are rated and awarded with a trophy. The overall weight is crucial in the overall standings. The most successful fishermen and women can win holiday vouchers and vouchers for guest fishing licences. 

Ice fishing

Go ice fishing in the Weissensee region from 1-8 March 2021.

Take the opportunity to indulge in your favourite hobby, even when it’s cold out.

Purchase a day pass for € 29.00 or a week pass for € 66.00.

Important ice fishing information:

  • Fishing licences are available from the Weissensee Information Office (Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12:30 pm and 1:30 pm-5:00 pm). 
  • The same fishing guidelines and minimum size limits apply as in summer.
  • You can drill your own hole in the ice or pre-drilled holes are available. Holes in the ice must be clearly marked (e.g. with spruce branches, wooden boards, etc.)
  • Please see the fishing licence for closed seasons and minimum size limits.


Issuing offices for fishing licences:

Weissensee Information, Techendorf 78, T: +43(0)4713/2220
Hotel-Gasthof Weissensee, Gatschach 3, T: +43(0)4713/2214
Gasthaus Wassermann, Stockenboi 21, Tel: +43 (0) 4761/280