A small lake with boggy shore-zones. The Aichwaldsee is situated about 2 km in the south-east of the Faaker See at a height of 634m above the sea level. Its area is 3,3ha only, that`s why it is one of the less known smaller lakes.
In the west of its boggy lakesides we find a distinct vegetation of the silted up area. The brownish-green color of the water is caused by the input of humus soil out of this belt. Only a few springs with really little water feed the lake.
Conservation area. In the lake and in its reed-belt you can find yellow water lilies and some sorts of sedges. The Aichwaldsee is situated within the 24ha Aichwaldsee Conservation Area.
Pike (Esox lucius)
Bass (Perca fluviatilis)
White fish (Coregonus lavaretus) White trout
Catfish (Silurus glanis)
Bream (Abramis brama)
Carp (Cyprinus carpio)
Roach (Rutilus rutilus)
Common rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus)
Tench (Tinca tinca)
Pike-perch (Sander lucioperca)
Crucian carp (Carassius carassius)
Mainly the bream, but also red fin, roach and pike can be found here. They even caught carp there with up to 20 kg. In former years one tried to stock trout, but they got mycosis and perished. They never stocked eel in the Aichwaldsee.
The Aichwaldsee was the territory for a dense population of the noble crayfish Astacus astacus for a long time, but in summer of 1992 a wide-spread dying-off happened. First they thought of a crayfish plague, but because many fish died too and some of the crayfish survived it has remained a secret up to now. Nowadays you still can find a small stock of crayfish in the lake.