Fishing - Petri Heil at Heidsee Lenzerheide

Rest. Relaxation. Nature experience.

The dream for fishermen like you. Fishing in the Alpsee at 1500 m above sea level. Nestled in the idyllic high valley and part of a park-like landscape. Get the correct bait for char, tench, rainbow and brown trout. Enjoy the peace and quiet alone or with your family. Or meet up later at one of the barbecue sites at Heidsee. These are easily accessible via the well-maintained hiking trails.
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Information on fishing at Heidsee Lake

Do you want to go fishing in the Heidsee? Then you need a fishing licence. Would you like to try fishing as a group or with your school class? We also have the right solution for you.


Due to the Classic Car, there will be restrictions on the lake shore from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm during the first week of 2 and 3 June 2023.

Patent prices

You can buy day tickets from 8 June 2022.

  • Barbs are not allowed
  • Maximum of one treble hook or three single hooks.
  • Fishing is only allowed with one fishing rod
Category Price
Day licence CHF 25.00
Two day licence CHF 45.00
Week licence CHF 110.00
Two week licence CHF 150.00
Season licence* CHF 310.00
Season licence youths* (from 12 to 16 years, for non-locals) CHF 150.00

Local children and youths from the municipality of Vaz/Obervaz between the ages of 12 and 16 receive the fishing licence for free of charge on presentation of the local identity card.

*Season licences are only issued upon presentation of the SANA or Swiss Sport Fishing Brevet.

Fishing patents

The cantonal fishing licence is not valid in Lake Heidsee. Fishing licences for the lake Heidsee can be obtained from the following points of sale:

Adults and children from the age of 12 are entitled to obtain a licence. Children under 12 years are allowed to fish with their fishing rod if they use the quota of an adult fishing licence holder or to fish under the guidance of the fisheries' supervisor Beat Kilgus. A complete set of fishing equipment can be rented from the fishing supervisor (P +41 76 510 95 85). 

At the water sports centre you will find a bait machine 

The fishing regulations of the municipality of Vaz/Obervaz apply. Anything not expressly mentioned in this ordinance is regulated by the cantonal fisheries' ordinance.

SaNa courses at Heidsee

In Switzerland, the SaNa certificate is required for long-term patents (from monthly patents). For those who have not yet completed the SaNa certificate, we recommend attending a SaNa course. In the near future, a SaNa certificate will be required for all patents.

The SaNa courses can be booked online at and will take place in Lenzerheide on the following dates:

  • 14 August 2022
  • 4 September 2022
  • 25 September 2022
  • 9 October 2022

Course content
Theory and practical course directly at the lake with focus on fish identification, animal protection law, material science and practical part on the water.

Preparation courses for fishing exams (SANA) on request with Beat Kilgus.

Fischen am Heidsee Lenzerheide | © Sundroina Pictures

Fishing for schools and groups

It's easier to do it together. Learn the craft of fishing as a school class or group.

Fishing supervisor Beat Kilgus is excited to meet your school class or group.

Call Beat

Fishing regulations Lake Heidsee

The cantonal fishing licence is not valid for the lake Heidsee.

Season start: 1 June 2022
Weekly and season tickets, day ticket sales from 8 June 2022
End of season: 15 October 2022

  • Until 14 August 2022 fishing is limited to 5.00 am to 10.00 pm.
  • From 15 August 2022 from 6.00 am to 9.00 pm.
  • Between the lake restaurant and the boat rental, fishing is not permitted from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm. 

Fishing on Lake Heidsee is only allowed with a permit from the municipality of Vaz/Obervaz.
Note: The cantonal fishing licence is not valid for the Heidsee.

  • During the first week of the season, no day and two day licences are issued.
  • The sale of day licences starts at the 8 June 2022.
  • The maximum daily catch per patent holder is limited to 4 fish.
  • The maximum seasonal catch is limited to 100 fish.
  • Carp must be put back immediately and gently.
  • Fish with the correct length must not be released into the lake.
  • No second fishing licence can be acquired for the same day.
  • The minimum size for trout is 24 cm, for tench 40 cm.
  • Carps must be put back carefully.

Fishing is forbidden on the islands and the entire jetty (except picnic island).

All undersized fish shall be carefully detached from the line with a wet hand ( or cut off ) and immediately and gently reintroduced into the water, regardless of their condition.

  • The use of a brailer for landing hooked fishes is mandatory.
  • Any holding of the fish is prohibited.
  • Live bait fish are prohibited.

The completed catch statistics must be deposited in the letterbox at the Seedamm or handed in at the issuing offices within ten days of the expiry of the patent without exception. If the catch statistics are not submitted, a complaint will be filed.

  • Fish guts must be deposited in a sealed plastic bag in the waste containers.
  • Fish guts must not be disposed of in the lake or in the shore areas.
  • The catching of minnows (Bammeli) is only allowed with the Heidsee permit.
  • The taking of minnows is prohibited.
  • The minnow may not be attached to the fishing hook alive.

After the catch of a fish with the correct length the statistic must be updated immediately.

When fishing, fishermen shall carry their licence and the statistics kept on them and present them to the supervisors without being asked to do so.

The capture of wild animals for commercial purposes is prohibited under Art. 19 of the Federal Act on the Protection of Nature and Cultural Heritage.

If fish poisoning is suspected, the holder of the fishing licence must immediately report the incident to the fisheries' inspector of the municipality of Vaz/Obervaz, Beat Kilgus (P +41 76 510 95 85) or the municipal police (P +41 81 385 21 04).

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Fischen am Heidsee Lenzerheide | © Sundroina Pictures
Beat Kilgus
Information & Register for Fishing
P +41 76 510 95 85

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