Water body data:
Water surface 200 hectares, length 6 km, width up to 1000 m, water depth up to 45 m.
The following fish species are found in the Hennetal Dam:
Pike (up to 15 kg), pikeperch (up to 10 kg), lake trout (has been used since 1993), eel (up to 2 kg), perch (up to 2.5 kg), carp (up to 15 kg), tench (up to 3 kg), roach, bream, small whitefish
Minimum sizes / closed seasons (legal in NRW):
Pike 45 cm, closed season from 15.02. to 30.04., Zander 40 cm, closed season from 01.04. to 31.05., Lake and brown trout 50 cm, closed season from 20.10. to 15.03., Eel 35 cm, Carp 35 cm, Tench 20 cm
Roach, bream, vendace and perch are not subject to restrictions.
Catch limit:No more than 3 trout per day.
Fishing practice:2 rods and a baitfish sink (1x1m)
One hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. Night fishing allowed from 01.06 to 30.09. All bait except live bait fish. Boat fishing (with muscle-powered boats) including trolling is allowed with all fishing permits without additional fee.
Requirements for fishing at the Hennetalsperre:
1. fishing license
2. Fishing permit contract (FEV) for the Hennetalsperre.
Prices for fishing permit contracts:
Prices can be found on the Ruhrverband website.
Issuing points for fishing permit contracts (FEV):
Knaus Campingpark Hennesee, Mielinghausen, Tel. 0291-952720
Bürgerbüro Meschede, Franz-Stahlmecke-Platz 2, 59782 Meschede, Tel. 0291-205181
Agravis Kornhaus Westfalen Süd, Gebkestraße 28, 59872 Meschede, Tel. 0291-902210
Notice:The Hennetalsperre is managed by professional fishermen of the Ruhrverband with funds from the professional fishery. Their exclusive tasks are Hegebefischung and extensive fish stocking to maintain and promote a fish population adapted to the water body and attractive for anglers.
Recommendation:Boat fishing: Observe the temperature stratification of the reservoir water in summer with the main stay of the fish in depths up to approx. 15 m.
can be obtained from https://www.hennesee-sauerland.de/freizeitmoeglichkeiten/freizeit/angeln/.