Unspoilt nature and freshwater creeks bubbling in the midst of forests so very much characterize the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. This is the ideal terrain to make a fisherman’s heart jump up with joy.
In response to much demand, we have pleasure in offering web pages on Fishing in Inland and Border Waters of the Grand Duchy. These pages give details of the different species of fish stocked in Luxembourg’s waters, but also of the legal requirements (licenses, minimum catch length, when to fish what, etc) in order to fish in Luxembourg.
It is well worth noting that many a Country Hotel have their own fishing grounds which are open to guests, and where the chef will be only too pleased to cook the day’s catch for your table. The National Tourist Office has a list of Hotels and Camp sites that offer fishing.
And -talking of cooking- you might like to check out some typical Fish recipes from Luxembourg.
Friends of fishing might be interested to hear about the House of Fishery (“Haus der Fischerei”) in Oberbillig, just across Luxembourg’s border in Germany, the other side of Wasserbillig. The House of Fishery offers a unique experience centered around the subjects of fish, fishing, and local waters, not only catering for the fisherman, but also offering many additional attractions, such as the multimedia Fishery Museum, which presents on two floors many intriguing and surprising facts on both the history and the current state of the regional fishery. In addition, the historical fishing boat “Resi”, anchored on the river Moselle, just outside the museum can also be visited.
Visitors may purchase regional fish products in the adjoining fish shop, which also sells home-made smoked fish. The house also offers conferences and seminars for groups in the subject of environmental education, and offers (group) accommodation, a biological laboratory, and a demo-kitchen.
You’ll find the “House of Fishery”, coming from Luxembourg, either by taking the ferry from Wasserbillig to Oberbillig, or by crossing the river (by bridge) in Grevenmacher, then direction Trier to Oberbillig. The house is situated directly on the river banks, and is signposted from Oberbillig. For further information and opening hours, contact:
Haus der Fischerei
Tel: +49 (0)6501-603671
Fishing in Luxembourg is regulated by the:
Services de la Gestion de l’Eau
51-53, rue de Merl
Tel: (+352) 26 02 86-1
Fax: (+352) 26 02 86-63
We are most grateful for their support in supplying us with all details on Fishing in Luxembourg.
Many more details on Flyfishing in Luxembourg is on the excellent “Claude’s flyfishing site”
Luxembourg Travel Tips