The history of the Angling club Meran

About us

Values and activity of the association

For the Angling Club Meran, the passion for fishing and the love for nature are of great importance.

To achieve both we do not only spend time with our fishing rods on the waters, but we also invest a lot of time and resources in cultivation and care of the fish stocks. We pay special attention to the care and the promotion of the marble trout that is he typical fish in the waters here in South Tyrol. We constantly repopulate our rivers, streams and lakes with young fish and eggs. We  also work closely with the responsible regional offices to improve the aquatic habitats. Also important are our club events, in our fisherman's house directly on the river Etsch, we hold specialist lectures, film screenings and fly tying courses. We cultivate friendly relations with other angling associations. Once a year we meet and fish together in memory of the deceased club members.

Founded in 1909 by a handful of passionate and far-sighted anglers in Meran, over the decades the Angling Club Merano has developed into a exclusive and traditional association of our beloved hometown.

The Angling Club Meran consists by statute of no more than fifty members. Since its foundation, the main purpose of the association has been to administrate its fishing waters in a far-sighted way. Our goals are to maintain and develop a natural and sustainable fishery, to promote a river's renaturation program and to motivate young people achieving these goals.

In our fisherman's house, the old and lovingly by members restored railway station of Töll, regular meetings take place. With these events we try to educate to respectful and sensitive fishing. Of course celebrations are also held in our fisherman's house.

In recent years fly fishing has become more and more relevant.

The indigenous marble trout and the grayling are specially promoted fish species by the Angling Club Meran.

Currently Thomas Haller is the chairman of the association. He is supported by highly competent and experienced board members.

„Fly fishing is not a sport, because feeling with nature can not be a sport. Fly fishing is not a way of life. But it requires an attitude that is emphasized by the love and the knowledge of nature - only then the elegance and beauty of this passion become visible.“