Enjoy a few beautiful days at a fly fishing course-
at the famous SALZA in the nature and landscape reserve MARIAZELLERLAND.

MARIAZELL - GUSSWERK: "Welcome to the Salza "the river of the big graylings and bears"! Waters rich in fish, crystal clear and ecologically particularly valuable allow us fascinating and delightful glimpses of nature.

The name PIJAWETZ has been a guarantee of educational quality for guests from near and far for many years.
We take care of you courteously and competently. In over 40 years we have developed the Gebetsroither casting style in a practice-oriented way and adapted it to today's conditions. Our casting technique is easy to understand and gentle on the musculoskeletal system. Also ideal for youth and ladies. Our strengths are advice and expertise. You will be introduced to:

- correct behavior on the water and gentle handling of the fish
- casting school and presentation technique
- ABC of basic fly fishing equipment and knot tying
- insect lore and successful patterns
- ecological near
- natural water construction and management

For years we have been offering our guests fly fishing training at the highest level!


Prices subject to change, typing errors excepted.We assume no liability for property damage or personal injury during the courses, nor for postponements due to weather conditions. Our general terms and conditions apply exclusively.


1. Day: 9.00 a.m.: casting training on the well-kept lawn, learning the simple basic cast with derivations.

2. Day: 9:00 am: learning by doing! Repetition and implementation of what was learned the day before, gaining practical experience on standing water and in the afternoon on flowing water, practice of the roll cast and important offering techniques, error analysis....comfortable sitting together.....

3. Day: 9.00 a.m.: We go to the water immediately. "Practice makes perfect." On flowing water different sections are fished, water structures are explained, insects are shown and practical tips are passed on.....

Course objective:  Being able to catch fish on your own with a fly rod. First steps on the water and basic knowledge.


The course price per person includes a Styrian fishing guest card, fishing licenses during the 2nd/3rd day and free rental equipment! Young people up to 14 years old accompanied by an adult pay -20% of the course fee.
Per instructor only up to 4 persons, so it is easier to learn!
For the second or third day you need wading boots, these can be borrowed from us for a small rental fee.

2 days € 280,00 per person
3 days € 390,00 per person


Don't buy any equipment before your fly fishing course. Test and form your personal opinion during the course days. You will develop a good feeling for waht roducts you need in a short time. We will be happy to advise you on material, possible uses and applications. Better buy after the fly fishing course specifically and save money. 


The beautiful landscape offers companions the ideal environment to do sports, hiking, going for walks or just to relax. At Greifensteiner's you'll find the best cardinal slices and the house's game specialties come from our own hunt. In Kohlhofers Holzhackerhütte you can hear many a true story. Probably the most beautiful panoramic view can be enjoyed at Gasthof Leitner, and many a guest will remember the "last sip" in the Zirbenstube while sitting comfortably together for a long time to come. One has itself afterwards "at short notice" also already in the leather trousers tailor's shop in Mariazell the own Krachlederne to measure let.

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Fly fishing courses