Press Release IBKF 2018

Lake Constance: 2017 second lowest catch result since 1936

The catch of the professional fishery at Lake Constance was 298 tons (6.3 kg/ha) in the reviewed year. This is a minus of 47 percent compared to the average of the last ten years (562.8 t) and it is the second lowest catch since 1936. The reasons for this are diverse.

This year’s International Lake Constance Fishery Commission took place under the chairmanship of Austria on June 20, 2018 in Viktorsberg. The main topics were the low catch due to the minimal nutrient matter in the lake, the high predation of the cormorants and the influence of the three-spine stickleback as well as the implementation of the patent reduction and the adaptation of fishing rules.

Recreational fishery achieved a catch of 49.4 tons in the reviewed year, which was 4.5 tons higher than last years catch. This result was mainly influenced by the further rising catch of pike (+ 3.1 t / + 20.4). A total of 11’702 fishing permits were issued at Lake Constance in 2017, which is 935 less issued permits than the year before.

Press Release IBKF 2018