Basic information about flyfishing in the Czech republic
About the Czech republic:
As you can see on the map below, Czech republic lies in central Europe between Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria. Some of you remember the Czech republic and the Slovak republic together as Czechoslovakia. Both countries agreed to separate in 1993. The Czech republic is a member of the European Union since 2005. We still have our own czech currency - the czech crown, CZK. The exchange rate is app. 1 EUR = 28 CZK, 1 USD = 23 CZK. The capital is Prague, the best destination if you want to fly. If you want to come by car, contact us and we'll recommend the best route to the place of your holidays to you. The country is pretty safe, problems are with theft only. Don't leave money, passports, cameras, radios and other valuable things in your parked car or without any supervision! The weather conditions are average, temperature usualy variates between -10 and 5 degrees Celsius during winter, 5 to 20 degrees during spring and autumn, 20 to 30 degrees in summer. All services you may need are available at a comparable level as you are accustomed to from western european countries.
According to the fishing rules you may fish from 16th April to 30th November, but in some places even all year round. Cold spring months are good for nymphing, summer months for evening dryfly fishing. October ,November and December are good for grayling fishing with nymphs and small dry flies.
We can devide the Czech republic into two parts: Bohemia (western part) and Moravia (eastern part). Very nice and good flyfishing places in Bohemia are in the south - Vltava river and Otava river (16th World Flyfishing Chamionship rivers). Good flyfishing place in the north-west is the Ohre river (downstream from the Nechranice dam). Also smaller rivers and streams provide good flyfishing conditions - Mze and Strela rivers in the west. Labe, Orlice, Chrudimka, Upa and Stenava rivers in the eastern part of Bohemia. Good flyfishing conditions in Moravia you can find in the south - Dyje river, Svratka and Svitava rivers. Smaller but very beautiful places you can find in the north Moravian area - Moravice river, Morava river, Branna river, Bela Jesenicka river. A more detailed guide can be found in our Rivers & Lakes sections.
You can fish mainly for brown trout and grayling, on some places also rainbow trout, brook trout, chub, dace, barbel, perch, pike, pikeperch, carp and danubian salmon.
You have to have a state licence (100 CZK, you can buy it at the local town halls) and a fishing permit for the venue you want to fish (approx. 500 CZK/day, you can buy it in a local Czech or Moravian Fishing Union office or in some tackle shops or from private owners).
No problem ! Prices app. 300 -1.500 CZK. We can arrange it for you as a part of our guiding service (for more information contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or via tel: +420 777 349 220 - also SMS).