by Bernard Demarteau
by Olivier Degeorge
par Olivier Degeorge
Last Report - may '98 (french version)
This small bavarian village, stuck between mountains, has always welcomed
me with a smile. Also considered by many as a holiday resort, Ruhpolding is rustic as well
as confortable. The lovely church with a bulb-shaped roof overlooks the town centre and is
surrounded by wooden houses with windows decorated by geraniums. The typical restaurants
and the warm "Grüß Gott" welcome will add to the seduction.
You will certainly fall in love with the Weiße Traun, a turqoise 5-10 m
wide river flowing from the mountainside. In Ruhpolding trout do not swim ... they fly in
mineral water. These browns and rainbows indeed look nice against the white gravel bed.
The river is rich in insect life, from ephemerids in various sizes to caddisflies and
fluorescent yellow needleflies in the summer. When a substantial hatch is occuring, trout
will come out of their hiding places and will get into position for the evening rise. In
these conditions a real show is about to happen offering shiver down your spine and
usually a real happiness at the end of the day. Once hooked, these lovely rainbowns from
the traun will take off as rockets, will make the reel scream and rest against the current
to offer a superb fight... I am still haunted by them in my dreams.
Frau Eisenberger, our host, offers clean and angler friendly accomodation
for a very reasonable price (35-45 DM), including breakfast. You will also have access to
the fridge and stubli where, under the close eye of an Alaskan salmon, you will have tea,
tie flies and tell other fellow anglers the latest adventures of the day.
||Weiße Traun (4 km)
width: 5-10 m; depth 0.5-1 m.
Sägebach (3.5 km)
width: 3-4 m; depth 1 m.
Fishing ticket: 100 DM/week
||Browns and rainbows (up to 60 cm...)
The verty occasional grayling (I've never seen or caught any...)
||May (wet, nymph and dry fly fishing)
July (excellent evening rises)
St Valentin, 12
Ph: 00 49 86631859
Price 35/45 DM per night and per person (including breakfast)
|My average catch
||In average per day:
(May 1996) 15 trout 25-40 cm
1 trout over 40 cm
During that fishing trip 3 trouts over 45 cm.
||bad during 4 days (rain)
excellent during 4 days
8 days with an average of 5 h fishing/day.
Last Report (french version)