Covering a total area of 26 hectares, the Elbe Reservoir is one of the largest and, according to many, most beautiful bodies of still water containing trout in the Czech Republic. It is right in the heart of the protected Giant Mountains National Park, with pure, cold water from the Elbe all year round making the reservoir a natural habitat for native salmon, while trout and grayling come to the tributaries for their spawning grounds. The combination of the spectacular surrounding countryside, the natural habitat of the brown trout and grayling and the regular occurrence of market-sized and trophy-sized rainbow trout and char make fishing here a highly exclusive experience. Try fishing from a bellyboat on a tributary as the sun rises over the mountains and the still waters around you are disturbed only by the ripples of feeding fish – that’s a morning you’ll never forget.
Fishing permits are available from Milan Pavlík, tel.: +420 603 900 792. Permits can be collected in person from the gamekeeper’s cottage at Labská 30 (crossroads above the Clarion hotel, towards Rovinka).
Price: 400CZK /den – no fishing licence required
Price: 400,- Kč /day - no fishing licence required
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