Fishing in Lenzerheide

«Tight lines» at the Heidsee lake

Located in the middle of the high valley in an idyllic, park-like landscape, the two-part lake lies at 1500 m above sea level. The surrounding area is a dream for fishermen and nature lovers. A well-developed hiking trail leads around the lake, numerous benches and barbecue areas invite you to linger. You can catch char, rainbow trout, brown trout and tench. The fish are released into the lake several times per season. The two lakes are private waters and have been maintained and administered by the municipality of Vaz/Obervaz for several years.
Fishing at lake Heidsee | © Ferienregion Lenzerheide

Fishing licence prices

No 1-day and 2-day tickets will be issued in the first week of the season. Sale of day tickets from 7 June 2021.

  • Barbs are not allowed
  • Maximum of one treble hook or three single hooks.
  • Only one fishing rod per patent
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 licence

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.

Fischen am Heidsee | © Ferienregion Lenzerheide

Fishing regulations Lake Heidsee

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

Season start: 1 June 2021
Season end: 15 October 2022
Fishing is not allowed between the lake restaurant Forellenstube and the boat rental from 9.30 am - 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 licenses starts at the 7 of June 2020.
  • The maximum daily catch per patent holder is limited to 4 fish.
  • The maximum seasonal catch is limited to 100 fish.
  • Carps must be returned alive.
  • 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 must be carefully removed from the fishing rod with a wet hand and put back into the water immediately and carefully, 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, the fisherman must carry the licence and the fishing statistics on him and show them to the supervisors on request

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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Beat Kilgus
Information & Register for Fishing
P +41 76 510 95 85
info@karpfen.ch

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