Above: brook and brown, both 41cm.
Below: brook, 42cm. As if to reflect the
cloudless sky, the body was tinted in emerald
The confluence with Salzach offers wide open space. There we fished with
muddler and zonker patters. We only managed to catch small to medium fish
there, but trophy fish up to 10 pound are reported here regularly (particularly
A river of absolute top class!
Due to the river's lower elevation, trout
here apparently enjoy richer diet for longer
part of the year. In addition there are regular
entries of even bigger fish from Salzach.
A monster greyling of 62cm was once caught
in this river.
And here again, big ant pattern worked miracles.
Blunt presentation to fishy pockets produced
numerous big fat trout around 40cm! Simply
The 1st Visit - May '03
Driving out the village of Mittersill east
to the direction of Zell am See, a popular
tourist resort, you will soon see the sigh
for the village of Uttendorf on your right.
Get off the road, cross the bridge over Salzach,
and turn right immediately thereafter into the narrow road on the river's embankment.
In some 300 meters you will come to a point
where the Stubach runs into Salzach, and
here you can park and start fishing.
Unlike many other rivers in the area, Stubach in its lower beat is quite
big. Ranging from 10 to 20 meters in width, it flows gently through the
lush woods and the meadow field. Due to the trees that grow on both sides,
fishing from the bank is limited. Thankfully, wading is easy on the sandy
bottom. Stand in the centre of the current and cast to the shady pockets
underneath the overgrowth is the way to go.