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Happy angling – fishing in Nidwalden


Nidwalden offers a host of fishing opportunities in Lake Lucerne and in cool streams. You'll soon forget the hectic pace of everyday life…

The clean waters of Nidwalden are home to many different species of fish, including trout, whitefish, pike, zander and perch. Fishing in Nidwalden requires a cantonal fishing licence; licences of various durations are available.

If you're visiting Nidwalden, you can obtain a "tourist licence" that's valid for one week: you'll need to confirm the address of your accommodation. Licences are issued in Stans by the cantonal department of hunting and fishing.

Where to buy

Are you a guest in Nidwalden? You can buy daily and weekly patents from the following retailers:

- Isufisch Fischereiartikel Stansstad (daily patent & holiday patent)
- Kanton Nidwalden, Amt für Jagd und Fischerei (online)

Prices fishing patents

Daily patents

per day CHF 24.-

Weekly patents

for tourists per week CHF 22.-
(confirmation letter of hotel / Camping bookings necessary)

Patent for 2 weeks

flate rate CHF 88.-
(confirmation letter of hotel / Camping bookings necessary)

Monthly patent

flate rate CHF 120.-
(confirmation letter of hotel / Camping bookings necessary)


Location and contact

Amt für Justiz
Jagd und Fischerei
Kreuzstrasse 2
6370 Stans
+41 (0)41 618 44 88