Alpine flyfishing in Switzerland- flyfishing the Grimsel and Susten region (Bernese oberland)

In the heart of the Swiss alps you'll find the most beautiful clear creeks and small rivers as well as nice alpine lakes near Meiringen.

We fish there the young Aare river, the Urbachwasser, Gadmerwasser, Trift, Miserencreek and Gentalwasser as well as alpine lakes like Engstlensee, Wannisbordsee and many other.

Due to a hard and long wintertime, fish grow up here slowly. But in the summertime, they rise eagerly all the day long to take the abundant beetle, grasshoppers and other land insects which land on the water surface. High casting skills are necesssary to fish the small pools in stronger currents. In the slower parts, fish are very shy and you have to approach the fish carefully. Nevertheless, we promise you will enjoy the fly fishing for these native and wild fish.

Barbless fly fishing is compulsory in Switzerland, we recommend therefore the flies of our partner Swissflies which are quality flies made according to our wish on HQ barbless hooks. Best flies for Swiss alpine flyfishing are big flies (sizes 10-12).

As patterns use black flies like the Swiss Mountain Midge or Black CDC Sedge, palmers like Swiss Gnat or Bivisible and where you have grass pastures, terrestrials like black ants, hoppers, Daddy Longleg or Humpy.

We recommend for the first time a professional guiding by Swiss Bamboorods guiding services. Only these local experts can show you how and where to fish and have access to some of the most beautiful waters.

For your holidays in the region of Berner Oberland's region of Meiringen and Interlaken, we suggest the Reichenbach Lodge where you can get also the necessary fishing licenses.

See the report as published in "Der Fliegenfischer"

See the video on how a big fish is hooked by Tony Chamberlin

Swiss alpine fly fishing- the fish under the rock

First have look just under the rock on the right side

The fish is there waiting for food, getting quite nervous when the fly arrives....


Swiss alpine fly fishing- cow bells and fly fishing

See alpine fly fishing in the beautiful Gentalwasser

Cows give the sound, a good cast lands the fly softly in a pool of cristal clear water...


Swiss alpine fly fishing- teasing the trout

Our creeks are so clear, that we often fish on sight.

Sometimes we even cut off the hook- and fish the teasing fly- just enjoying the fish rising to our flies



Contact us to know more and to fish with us for native trout or brook trout in the beautiful Bernese Oberland.

The region of Meiringen Miseren creek
Kurt Zumbrunn fishing a quiet pool Nice wild trout and brook trout
Engstlen lake Gelmer Lake

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