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Re: Fishing in Lake Zurich

Having read the rules and been out several times with the said legal hook, worm and sinker but never even got a bite.
Has anyone actually caught a fish with a worm as bait in Zurisee?
Or are the Swiss fish "permit aware" and won't bite unless you have the permit?
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Re: Fishing in Lake Zurich

Re-discovered my fishing gear in the garage after living here for 15 years....waste of time fishing in Zurisee or the Walensee (where I live) might get a few small trout if you are lucky (there are sea trout in the Walensee supposedly). Get yourself over to Pfaffikersee or Greifensee for bream and tench....no permit required if you use one hook (remember the Swiss are "fishing for food" and can use a line with several hooks which needs a permit). Hooks must not have a barb. I caught several bream on my first effort with worm and swimfeeder in Pfaffikersee.

Go talk to the guys at Sportfish in Wetzikon...fabulous shop and they can tell you about the rules the Swiss are so fond of. The most bizarre of which is you must kill what you catch above a certain size which I find sickening. However if someone asks why didnt you kill that bream...tell them your target species is tench and vice versa.

Pfaffikersee had dedicated fishing platforms.....which were quite decent.
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Re: Fishing in Lake Zurich

I have seen big carp lurking under the wooden footbridge in Rapperswil in Summer months. Problem is the fish are generally too dispersed in such a huge lake and the amount of food going into the water from surrounding vegetation is very limited so the fish population is very poor. You might get the occasional little perch from the bank but that is it....oh and no peace and quite from the huge number of people walking around the place.
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Re: Fishing in Lake Zurich

...you might get barbel where the river that runs through Zurich enters the lake around the boat/ferry pier where there is a good flow of water. I have seen decent numbers of barbel in Lucerne just as the river enters the lake.

In summer you get large numbers of small roach in the canal that runs behind Globus
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The most bizarre of which is you must kill what you catch above a certain size which I find sickening. However if someone asks why didnt you kill that bream...tell them your target species is tench and vice versa.
That one is not a valid excuse There are better ones and valid ones:
https://www.petri-heil.ch/endlich-klarheit/

Some species cannot be released no mater what.
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Re: Fishing in Lake Zurich

excellent article...thanks for that. So as long as I am releasing the unharmed fish for ecological reasons (maintaining the fauna and ecological balance of the lake) and I do not set out with the "intention" of releasing every fish I catch I am in the clear it seems. Individual decision on an individual fish...fair enough. This is important for everyone to know, the bream in Pfaffikersee are well over 22cm.

Killing a fish for "sport" is quite disgusting...likewise any other animal. It is a pleasure to catch them and even more satisfying to see them swim away unharmed...maybe to catch them again when they are a bit bigger. I do agree though, non-native species should be removed for the health of the lake..... just wait until the American signal crayfish turns up here and see what damage that can do...likewise the grass carp. No problem dispatching injured or sick fish either, that is just common sense.
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Killing a fish for "sport" is quite disgusting...likewise any other animal. It is a pleasure to catch them and even more satisfying to see them swim away unharmed...maybe to catch them again when they are a bit bigger.
And others think that this (catch & release) is just plain torture and sadistic. If go for a hunt you do it with cause and not just for the lolz.

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I do agree though, non-native species should be removed for the health of the lake..... just wait until the American signal crayfish turns up here and see what damage that can do...likewise the grass carp.
Already here. The signal crayfish http://www.flusskrebse.ch/de_unsere_krebse.htm
as well as the grass carp https://www.aargauerzeitung.ch/aarga...ssen-126870138. As you may read in the previously linked documents it is one of the species which you are not allowed to release.
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Re: Fishing in Lake Zurich

Lürking around the Männerbad. That can be dangerous. You will probably attract more than fish!



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Hi All,

Having read all the posts detailing the myriad ways you can get yourself beaten up, strip searched and hauled off to jail for crimes such as snorting loudly on a Wednesday, I thought I better check if anyone knows am I going to get hung, drawn and quartered for sticking a hand-line in Lake Zurich to try yank out some of the fat looking fish I've seen? In particular, would it be wrong to lurk around the mannerbad near Selnau (behind Paddy Reilly's) aiming to catch dinner? I know that sounds wrong for many reasons but more interested in local regulations.

Any advice appreciated.

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