(18 km from Innergschlöß to the confluence of the Isel in Matrei including all tributaries and artificial channels)
The Tauernbach is a natural mountain stream with excellent water quality and an outstanding brook trout population as well as many char and a few rainbow trout. Shorter leaders and larger flies are favorable.
This area, with one of the most beautiful high valleys in the Eastern Alps, is located in the Hohe Tauern National Park. It is reachable only by foot or horse-drawn carriage from the Matreier Tauernhaus. This area includes high alpine trout fishing, rapid water, and deep water levels but also clear, clean channels at the Venedigerhaus and not to mention, Austria's highest mountain.
From the confluence of the Landeckbach out of the valley to Berg/Gruben - exit from the Felbertauernstraße. Classic brook trout fishing area with very good trout population, deep water levels, large stones, and small eddies, especially in the area of the confluence of the Landeckbach - easily accessible. From the Raneburg-Alm out of the valley to Gruben, a good level of physical fitness is required, difficult hiking area, rarely fished area with large brook trout.
Wohlgemut-Alm, Matreier Tauernhaus:
Easily accessible, excellent brook trout population in the area from the Wohlgemut-Alm to the Schild-Alm, home of the char; the drainage channel brings continuous clear water to the Rauteralm, which is also a hideout for larger fish.
An increasingly clear mountain stream in the high-altitude Landecktal - access to the Landeck-Alm is possible - a charming excursion to the original home of the brook trout.
Between Gruben and the TAL pumping station: parking at the small artificial pond - good practice area - completely natural and untouched upstream to Gruben - for experienced hikers - rarely fished
Small trout population at the mouth of the river, last parking opportunity in Gruben.
Between the "Prosseggbrücke" bridge and TAL pumping station, fast white water with deep water levels, rarely fished, difficult to reach, only for experienced hikers, a unique nature experience.
Down the valley to the confluence of the Isel - the classic dry fly area with quiet backwaters, great fishing even during glacial melting.