Slovenia Flyfishing

Fly fishing in Slovenia
 
  • Country size: 20.273 km². 58% of the county is covered by forest.
  • Population: 2,1 mio inhabitants
  • Rivers and lake belong to Danube river (87 %) and Adriatic sea (13 %) river system. Total water surface 12.000 ha. 45 rivers are longer than 25 km.Fish population: 93 species of freshwater fish of which 33 protected ones. 23 species are of main sportfishing interest. 8 species of salmonid family- all fishable.
  • Principal rivers: Sava river in Danube (Black sea) and Soča river (Adria sea) drainage.

Program

General:
Complete package from – to Ljubljana Airport with a week in Slovenia including

  • 7 days accommodation, 8 days fishing,
  • All transfers during the fishing
  • 7 days accommodation, 8 days fishing,
  • All transfers during the fishing
  • Accommodation  (2 person sharing room) full board in    local hotel, B&B, pensions including  field lunch & dinner
  • Guiding 1:1, 1:2 or even 1:3 according to request
  • Complete package from – to Ljubljana Airport with a week in Slovenia including:

Not included

  • Fishing licenses which we will be purchased daily

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tackle

  • Fly rod five or seven weight each. The fives will probably only require floating lines. But some high speed sinking tips (Soča and Sava Bohinjka river) for wet fly or streamer action for seven would be good in addition to floaters. The majority of fishing will be dry fly/nymph but some situation may want us to swing to streamer. Having  the high speed sinking lines would help with this.
  • Waders – goretex or neopren
  • Polaroid glasses, sunblock

The best time for fishing is from May 20th to early August. And again from September to end of October. Fishing pressure in general is low. Monday to Friday even close to zero!

Outline sample of fishing tour

It is very active program which give guests chance testing the most famous rivers in Slovenia. Outline is as follows:

Day 1: Arrival late morning or in the early afternoon to Ljubljana Airport. Pick up and drive to Planina (80 km). Fish afternoon and evening one of the most charming Unica river (called Unec too) for Grayling and Brown trout. River is worldwide known for record size Grayling. Standard size is up to 45 cm with chances to reach magic   50 cm fish.
Accommodation in the village of Planina, Logatec in B&B or in hotel close by in Postojna. Option: hotel in Ljubljana.



Day 2: Morning fishing Unica river. Lunch and depart to river Krka, about one hour drive. Accommodation in pension situated right on the bank of the river.  Late afternoon fishing limestone Krka river.  Plenty of trout  (Brown and Rainbow). Very intensive evening hatch of sedge fly species.

Day 3: Morning fishing Krka river. Late morning depart to Bohinj area (one and half hour drive). Lunch at accommodation site in Bohinj. Late afternoon fishing Sava Bohinjka river.

 

Day 4: Sava Bohinjka river fishing all day long with siesta and barbecue by noon.

Day 5: Morning Sava Bohinjka river fishing. Transfer to Radovna river in early afternoon. Visit  famous Vintgar gorge. End the day fishing Radovna river. Return to your Bohinj accommodation. Option: accommodation in famous Bled resort.

Day 6: Morning at Sava Bohinjka or Radovna river. Late morning depart to Soca river valley via Vrsic pass. Mountain road through the central part of Triglav National park. Breathtaking view of Julian mountains on the way.  Accommodation in village Soča or Bovec. Fishing late afternoon till night.


Day 7:  Soca river fishing. During midday siesta visit Kobarid (Caporetto). Small town where Ernest Hemingway wrote his famous novel “A Farewell to Arms”. Visit Museum  of 1st World war. Along Soca river was the fire line between Italian and Austro – Hungarian army during WW1. Over one million soldiers left their lives in the valley and on the slopes of mountains during three years battles.

Day 8: Soca river fishing (time permitting). Depart  back to Ljubljana airport. Flight back home.

 

Please note:

  • Program is flexible depending on weather and local river conditions.
  • Prolonged weekend 4 days, weekend 3 days or just a single day fishing available too.
  • We can tailor suitable program to meet your request.

Ask for budget, please.

Tight lines

PASAT team

P.s. general information about rivers, fish etc. for fly fishing in Slovenia you may find in this booklet