Fly Fishing

According to records, Fly Fishing in Slovenia dates back over 100 years; along with the tradition of organised sport fishing. So expect to fish the majority of Slovenia’s rivers, streams and lakes, divided between the Adriatic and Black Sea drainage basins. The top fly fishing river in Slovenia being the Soča, followed by the Sava and their tributaries. Indigenous to the Soča River and a major drawcard for foreign fishermen is the Marble Trout 'Salmo trutta marmoratous'. Growing to an enormous size, it can prove difficult to catch as it lives a reclusive life beneath giant boulders along the rivers length. Whereas many species of fish are artificially stocked in Europe, it is considered rare, however good management that the fish population in Slovenia is self-sustaining. One method of maintaining this is 'catch and release' fishing. This favoured method of fishing utilises articifial flies that do little damage to the fish. Fishermen familiar with the Behm fly might know of its roots in the Soča Valley; also, amongst the world’s first artificial lures - several originated here.

 

 

 

Lake Bohinj is the largest Alpine lake in Slovenia, with a maximum depth of 40m. Fishing here is possible from either the shore of the lake or from a boat; fishing from bridges is not permitted. You are allowed one rod with either one natural or one artificial lure only. Fishing with live bait (fish, shell or bone worm) is not permitted.

Lake Bohinj

Where can i fish

The whole of Lake Bohinj, from the Savica River to St. Janez bridge.

When can i fish

1st March - 14th November

What about a licence

1 day licence from €25. A fishing licence without a written name, date and district is not valid and cannot be transferred to another person.

Licences can be purchased from the following venues:

  • Trgovina Fauna, C, svobode 12, 4260 Bled
  • Turistična agencija LD Turizem, Letoviška 2, 4264 Bohinjska Bistrica
  • Hotel Jezero, Ribčev Laz 51, 4265 Bohinjsko jezero

What fish are there

Lake Trout, Brown Trout, Lake Chars.

Lake Cerknica, the disappearing lake; when full, it is the countries largest lake. On the lake the following conditions apply. Fly fishing with one artificial fly, spinning with one artifical bait. Coarse fishing is permitted with natural baits. The use of bone worm or sculpin is not permitted.

Offering outstanding fly fishing Cerkniščica is a small, beautiful chalkstream river. Here you will find Brown and Rainbow Trout along with Chub.

Lake Cerknica

Where can i fish

Lake Cerknica from the Stržen spring to Retje.

When can i fish

1st May - 31st January

What about a licence

1 day from €16

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Avsec Igor, Gorenje jezero 23, 1384 Grahovo
  • Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia, Gameljne 61a, 1211 Ljubljana-Šmartno

What fish are there

Northern Pike, Tench, Chub, Carp, Rudd

Cerkniščica

Where can i fish

From its source to the Milavcov Dam in the village of Dolenja vas.

When can i fish

1st May - 31st January

What about a licence

1 day from €16

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Avsec Igor, Gorenje jezero 23, 1384 Grahovo
  • Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia, Gameljne 61a, 1211 Ljubljana-Šmartno

What fish are there

Northern Pike, Tench, Chub, Carp, Rudd

The Idrijca is divided into two fishing sections (upper and lower), each section managed by a different fishing club. The upper section (fishing club of Idrija) from the bridge in Spodnje Idrija to the bridge near the village of Stopnik. The lower section (angling club of Tolmin) from the village of Stopnik to where it joins the Soča.

The Bača, one of the best fly fisheries in Slovenia wends its way for 21 km towards the Idrijca River, passing through the Baška Grapa Valley. Here you will have the chance to catch beautiful Brown and Marble Trout.

With the top 5.7 km being a preserve and breeding waters for Marble Trout, the 14 km long Trebuščica finds its source under Mrzla Rupa on its journey to join the Idrijca. Another great spot for catching Marble Trout.

Idrijca

Where can i fish

Fishing Club of Idrija:

  • District A - from Bela village bathing site above Idrija to the concrete bridge at Stopnik village. In Kanomljica from the concrete bridge at Sinkovec to the confluence of Idrijca and Cerknica river. From the outflow of Oresovka to the confluence with the Idrijca river
  • District B "catch and release"- from below the confluence of the Idrijca and Kanomljica rivers to the concrete bridge at Stopnik.
  • District B "catch and take" - from below the confluence of the Idrijca and Kanomljica rivers to the concrete bridge at Stopnik, except for the section of the river from the bridge na Straži (za Jagršče) to the bridge at Maruškovec (above Želin).

Angling Club of Tolmin:

  • from Stopnik until it enters the Soča

When can i fish

Fishing Club of Idrija:

  • District A - 15th May - 30th September
  • District B "catch and release" - 1st April - 30th October
  • District B " catch and take"- 1st April - 30th October

Angling Club of Tolmin:

  • 1st April - 31st October

What about a licence

Fishing Club of Idrija:

  • 1 day licence for District's A, B & Trophy from €90
  • 1 day licence for District B "catch and release" from €60
  • 1 day licence for District B "catch and take" from €70

Angling Club of Tolmin:

  • 1 day "general" licence from €66
  • 1 day "catch and release" licence from €52

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Bencinski Servis Petrol, Idrija
  • Kmetija Želinc, Cerkno
  • Hotel Hvala, Kobarid
  • Gostilna OBREKAR, Dolenja Trebuša 12, 5283 Slap ob Idrijci
  • Martinov Hram, Trg Golobarskih žrtev 27, 5230 Bovec

What fish are there

Marble Trout, Hybrid, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling, Italian Barbel, Chub

Bača

Where can i fish

All bar the uppermost 3 kilometers of the river.

When can i fish

1st April - 31st October

What about a licence

1 day licence from €52 (this is a special "catch and release" licence for the Soča (between the Volarje and Kamno bridge), Idrijca (from Slap to the bridge in Idrija pri Bači), Bača (from Klavže to the confluence with Idrijca river), Tolminka (entire stream), Trebuščica (entire stream). You may fish all "catch and release" sections and all other non "catch and release" sections of the rivers, but you must release all fish you catch - that means everywhere.

1 day licence from €66 (this is a General Licence for the Soča River (+ lake Most na Soči), Nadiža, Idrijca (without "catch and release" section), Učja, Bela, Bača (without "catch and release" section), Koritnica, Kneža, Tolminka (without "catch and release" section) - you may change rivers throughout the day.

Licences for longer periods are also available.

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Gostilna SLAP, Slap ob Idrijci 28, 5283 Slap ob Idrijci
  • Penzion ŠTERK, Most na Soči 55, 5216 Most na Soči
  • Pisarna Ribiške družine Tolmin, Trg 1. maja 7, 5220 Tolmin
  • Hotel Hvala, Trg svobode 1, 5222 KOBARID

What fish are there

Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Marble Trout, Grayling

Trebuščica

Where can i fish

This river is 14 km long with the top 5.7 km being off limits to fishing; the remaining 8.3 km is available to anglers.

When can i fish

1st April - 20th October

What about a licence

1 day licence from €52 (this is a special "catch and release" licence for the Soča (between the Volarje and Kamno bridge), Idrijca (from Slap to the bridge in Idrija pri Bači), Bača (from Klavže to the confluence with Idrijca river), Tolminka (entire stream), Trebuščica (entire stream). You may fish all "catch and release" sections and all other non "catch and release" sections of the rivers, but you must release all fish you catch- that means everywhere.

Licences for longer periods are also available.

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Gostilna SKRT, Most na Soči 62, 5216 Most na Soči
  • Hotel ZLATA RIBICA, Idrija pri Bači 86, 5216 Most na Soči
  • Gostilna SLAP, Slap ob Idrijci 28, 5283 Slap ob Idrijci
  • Pisarna Ribiške družine Tolmin, Trg 1. maja 7, 5220 Tolmin

What fish are there

Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Marble Trout, Grayling

Located some 15 km from Ljubljana, this is a small but attractive fly fishing spot. With a fast current in the upper section, slowing down in the lower, its best in spring and autumn.

Iška

Where can i fish

The entire length of the stream.

When can i fish

What about a licence

1 day licence from €11

Licences can be purchased from: 

  • Ribiška družina Barje, Hladnikova 11, 1000 Ljubljana
  • Ms. Marija Susman, Iška 1, 1292 Ig

What fish are there

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling

Inhabited by several types of trout, this special chalkstream river runs close to Ljubljana. Expect to find large Brown Trout and Graylings. Only fishing with a fly rod, one artifical fly and a single hook without barb is permitted here and it is a "catch and release" system only.

Iščica

Where can i fish

From the spring in the town of Ig to the bridge in Hauptmance.

When can i fish

1st March - 30th November

What about a licence

1 day from €29

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Gostilna Rupert, Ig 162, 1292 Ig
  • Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia, Gameljne 61a, 1211 Ljubljana-Šmartno

What fish are there

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling

Just a short distance of between 10 and 15 km's from Ljubljana, Kamniška Bistrica is an amazing fly fishing area. The river is broken into three districts; district 25 runs from the first bridge under its source to the bridge in the village of Stranje, district 26 runs from the bridge in Stranje to the dam in Homec, and district 27 runs from the dam in Homec to where it joins the Sava.

Kamniška Bistrica

Where can i fish

The entire length of the stream (fishing for trout and grayling in districts 25 and 26 is permitted with one rod and one artifical fly only (dry, nymph, wet streamer) tied on one barbless or crushed barb hook only. Spinning is forbidden. In district 27, fly fishing and spinning is permitted).

When can i fish

District 25: 1st April - 30th September

District 26: 1st April - 30th September

District 27: 1st March - 31st October

What about a licence

1 day licence from €25

Licences can be purchased from: 

  • Gostilna PRI PLANINSKEM ORLU, Stahovica 20, 1242 Stahovica
  • Gostilna PRI GAMSU, Stahovica 31, 1242 Stahovica
  • Bar FONTANA, Perovo, 1240 Kamnik

What fish are there

Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Located in the northern part of Slovenia following two of the mountain crossings into Austria, both of these rivers are superb fly fishing rivers. Fast flowing water, rapids and deep pools for the fish to hide.

Kokra

Where can i fish

From the upper dam at Povšnar (Jezersko) farm, to the dam at the Sava (Standard) factory.

When can i fish

1st April - 30th

What about a licence

1 day from €21

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Trgovina Šport Danilo, Smledniška 34, 4000 Kranj
  • Trgovina Pravi ribič, BTC Ljubljana- Hala D
  • Hotel Bor Preddvor- Jezero Črnava, Hrib 4a, 4205 Preddvor

What fish are there

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling

 

Tržiška Bistrica

Where can i fish

From the castle in Jelendol to where its joins the Sava River.

When can i fish

1st April - 30th September

What about a licence

1 day licence from €15

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Gostilna Smuk, Retnje 40, 4294 Križe

What fish are there

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling

The Kolpa is a chalksteam river running along the border with Croatia in the south of the country. Its beauty is what attracts and captivates visitors to its banks. Full of pools and rapids it provides a host of ideal hiding places for Brown Trout amongt the other specie you will find along its length.

Kolpa River

Where can i fish

From the confluence with the Čabranka river near Osilnica to the lower dam in Kavrani

When can i fish

1st April - 15th October

What about a licence

1 day from €20

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Penzion Jezero, Rudnik 18, 1330 Kočevje
  • Hotel Valentin d.o.o.TZO 64, 1330 Kočevje
  • Bistro TJAŠA, Kočevska Reka 28, 1338 Kočevska Reka
  • Trgovina Kolpa, Fara 3a, 1336 Vas
  • Gostilna Jasenc, Roška 8, 1330 Kočevje
  • Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia, Gameljne 61a, 1211 Ljubljana-Šmartno

What fish are there

Brown Trout, Nase, European Chub, Rutilus Pigus, Barbel, Huchen (special permit required),

If you are looking for spectacular scenery and an abundance of fishing opportunties then go no further, These four rivers are sure to captivate even the most fastidious angler.

Koritnica

Where can i fish

From the bridge on the Bovec/Trenta road to its confluence with the Soča

When can i fish

1st April - 31st October

What about a licence

Catch - 1 to 3 days from €69 - €173

Catch and Release - 1 to 3 days from €59 - €148

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Hotel Alp, Trg Golobarskih žrtev 48, 5230 Bovec
  • Camp Klin, Lepena 1, 5232 Soča
  • Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia, Gameljne 61a, 1211 Ljubljana-Šmartno

What fish are there

Marble Trout, Cross breed of Marble Trout and Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling

Lepena

Where can i fish

The entire stream

When can i fish

1st April - 31st October

What about a licence

1 day licence from €59 "catch and release"

1 day licenice from €69 regular daily fishing licence for the Soča, Lepena and Koritnica Rivers

Licences can be purchased from: 

  • Hotel Alp, Trg golobarskih žrtev 48, 5230 Bovec
  • Kamp Klin, Lepena 1, 5232 Soča
  • Hotel Hvala, Trg svobode 1, 5222 Kobarid

What fish are there

Marble Trout, Rainbow Trout

Tolminka

Where can i fish

The entire 10km length, with the exception of the gorges

When can i fish

1st April - 31st October

What about a licence

1 day licence from €52 (this is a special "catch and release" licence for the Soča (between the Volarje and Kamno bridge), Idrijca (from Slap to the bridge in Idrija pri Bači), Bača (from Klavže to the confluence with Idrijca river), Tolminka (entire stream), Trebuščica (entire stream). You may fish all "catch and release" sections and all other non "catch and release" sections of the rivers, but you must release all fish you catch- that means everywhere. Licences for longer periods are also available.

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Kamp Koren, Drežniške Ravne 33, 5222 Kobarid
  • Hotel KRN, Trg M. Tita 1, 5220 Tolmin
  • Pisarna Ribiške družine Tolmin, Trg 1. maja 7, 5220 Tolmin
  • Gostilna SLAP, Slap ob Idrijci 28, 5283 Slap ob Idrijci

What fish are there

Marble Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling

Nadiža

Where can i fish

The entire stream

When can i fish

1st April - 31st October

What about a licence

1 day licence from €66 (this is a General Licence for the Soča River (+ lake Most na Soči), Nadiža, Idrijca (without "catch and release" section), Učja, Bela, Bača (without "catch and release" section), Koritnica, Kneža, Tolminka (without "catch and release" section) - you may change rivers throughout the day.

1 day licence from €52 (this is a special "catch and release" licence for the Soča (between the Volarje and Kamno bridge), Idrijca (from Slap to the bridge in Idrija pri Bači), Bača (from Klavže to the confluence with Idrijca river), Tolminka (entire stream), Trebuščica (entire stream). You may fish all "catch and release" sections and all other non "catch and release" sections of the rivers, but you must release all fish you catch- that means everywhere. Licences for longer periods are also available.

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Pisarna Ribiške družine Tolmin, Trg 1. maja 7, 5220 Tolmin
  • Hotel ZLATA RIBICA, Idrija pri Bači 86, 5216 Most na Soči
  • Restavracija FRANKO, Staro selo 1, 5222 Kobarid,

What fish are there

Marble Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling

Despite its short 8km length, the Kneža is a wonderful alpine river. Flowing into the Bača between the villages of Kneža and Klavže the water is incredibly clean and populated with Marble and Brown Trout. You may also find some of the hybrid species as well.

Kneža River

Where can i fish

The entire stream

When can i fish

1st April - 31st October

What about a licence

1 day licence from €66 (this is a General Licence for the Soča River (+ lake Most na Soči), Nadiža, Idrijca (without "catch and release" section), Učja, Bela, Bača (without "catch and release" section), Koritnica, Kneža, Tolminka (without "catch and release" section) - you may change rivers throughout the day.

1 day licence from €52 (this is a special "catch and release" licence for the Soča (between the Volarje and Kamno bridge), Idrijca (from Slap to the bridge in Idrija pri Bači), Bača (from Klavže to the confluence with Idrijca river), Tolminka (entire stream), Trebuščica (entire stream). You may fish all "catch and release" sections and all other non "catch and release" sections of the rivers, but you must release all fish you catch- that means everywhere. Licences for longer periods are also available.

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Pisarna Ribiške družine Tolmin, Trg 1. maja 7, 5220 Tolmin
  • Hotel ZLATA RIBICA, Idrija pri Bači 86, 5216 Most na Soči
  • Restavracija FRANKO, Staro selo 1, 5222 Kobarid,

What fish are there

Marble Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling

The Krka is both exciting and beautiful, the perfect environment for trout. This 93km river is home to all of the species normally found in the Danube basin. The Radeščica is tributary of the Krka and is in plentiful supply of Brown and Rainbow Trout. The best time for fishing in this area is spring and early summer.

Krka

Where can i fish

From the Krka spring to the dam belonging to the Zagradec power plant; except in the Višnjica stream

When can i fish

1st March - 30th November

What about a licence

Catch and Release - 1 day from €45

Catch and Take - 1 day from €35

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Gostilna Magovac, Krka 13, 1301 Krka
  • Trgovina Miša, Krka bštev, 1301 Krka
  • Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia, Gameljne 61a, 1211 Ljubljana-Šmartno

What fish are there

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling

Radeščica

Where can i fish

The entire length of the river

When can i fish

1st March - 30th November

What about a licence

1 day licence for catch and release from €27

1 day licence from €30

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Ribiška družina Novo mesto, Seidlova 8, 8000 Novo Mesto
  • Turistična kmetija Koren, Dolga vas 5, 8360 Žužemberk
  • Gostilna in prenočišča Štavs, Podturn 28, 8350 Dolenjske Toplice

What fish are there

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling, Huchen

Rising from the depths of the Kamnik Alps the Meža river is divided into two fising districts. The commercial section (district one), is open year round, whilst the trophy part (district two), is open from March to October.

Meža

Where can i fish

District one - from the wooden bridge in Otiski vrh to the wreckage of the railway bridge in Dravograd

District two - from the first bridge in Ravne na Koroskem to the wooden bridge in Otiski vrh

When can i fish

District one - 1st January - 31st December

District two - 1st March - 30th September

What about a licence

District one - 1 day licence from €15

District two - 1 day licence from €21

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Istrabenz Fuel Service, Koroska cesta 49
  • Kristal steklastvo ADAM, Podklanc 29, Dravograd

What fish are there

Brown Trout, Grayling

Obrh is the Karst river, it does not have a strong current. The number of fishing permits for the fishing season is restricted to 100. Due to the limited number of permits and natural conditions of the river, it is abound with fish. The permitted daily catch is one brown trout or one rainbow trout or one Grayling. You are restricted to fishing with one fly, tied to a single hook. It is mandatory to use barbless hooks.

Obrh

Where can i fish

The entire length with its tributaries

When can i fish

1st April - 30th November

What about a licence

1 day €200

Licences can be purchased from: 

  • Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia, Gameljne 61a, 1211 Ljubljana-Šmartno

What fish are there

Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Pike

The Drava River enters Slovenia from Austria wending its way through north-eastern Slovenia before crossing into Croatia. Along its course it passes through stunning scenery and historic Maribor. It is managed by five different organisations and therefore broken into five fishing sections. Meanwhile Ptuj Lake is managed exclusively by the Ptuj Fishing Club. Located along the path of the Drava, this man-made lake is the largest permanent water body in Slovenia.

Ptuj Lake

Where can i fish

The entire lake

When can i fish

1st May - 30th September

What about a licence

1 day licence from € (information not available at this time)

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Hotel Poetovio, Vinarksi trg 5, 2250 Ptuj
  • Anka, Dravska ulica 10, 2250 Ptuj

What fish are there

Nase, Pike, Pike-Perch, Wels, Carp

Drava River

Where can i fish

Section one - from the border at Dravograd to the Vuzenica Dam hydro power plant - Koroška Fishing Club

Section two - from the Vuzenica Dam hydro power plant to the Ožbalt Dam hydro power plant - Radlje Fishing Club

Section three - from the Ožbalt Dam hydro power plant to the Maroborski Otok Dam hydro power plant - Ruše Fishing Club

Section four - from the Maroborski Otok Dam hydro power plant to the former ford between Dvorjane and Starše - Maribor FIshing Club

Section five - from the former ford between Dvorjane and Starše to the border at Zavrč

When can i fish

No information available at this time

What about a licence

1 day licence from € (information not available at this time)

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Hotel Poetovio, Vinarksi trg 5, 2250 Ptuj
  • Anka, Dravska ulica 10, 2250 Ptuj

What fish are there

Roach, Chub, Barbel, Bream, Nase

The Radovna, yet another top European fly fishing location, is a spectacular apline river with powerful currents, deep pools and huge fish. From the brige in Srednja Radgona to stunning Vintgar Gorge you are bound to come across many Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Chars.

Radovna River

Where can i fish

Catch and Release - from the bridge in Srednja Radovna by lake Kreda to the outflow of the hydroelectric plant HE Radovna in Spodnja Radovna

Catch and Take - from the outflow of the hydroelectric plant HE Radovna in Spodnja Radovna to Vintgar Gorge

When can i fish

1st March - 31st October

What about a licence

Catch - 1 day from €50

Catch and Release - 1 day from €39

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Fauna Bled, C.svobode 12, 4260 Bled
  • Gostilna Vintgar, Podhom 64, 4247 Zg. Gorje
  • Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia, Gameljne 61a, 1211 Ljubljana-Šmartno

What fish are there

Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout

At its most appealing in spring, Rižana is the perfect choice year round. Lots of bankside vegetation makes ideal hiding places for Marble and Hybrid Trout. Its proximity to the coast and higher water levels early in the season allow for more life than others rivers still waking from the winter.

Rižana

Where can i fish

District one - from the source of Rižana river to the dam at "Porton"

District two - CATCH AND RELEASE from the dam at "Porton" for a length of 200 m (barbless hooks only!)

District three - from the end of the "CATCH & RELEASE" area to the dam at "Norbed"

Distrcit four - from the dam at "Norbed" to the outfall into the Adriatic sea

When can i fish

1st March - 30th November

What about a licence

1 day from €20

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Gostišče Zorko, Vanganel 38, 6000 Koper
  • Fish Market Koper, Pristaniška Ulica 3, 6000 Koper
  • Gostišče Turk, Cesta Med Vinogradi 34, 6000 Koper

What fish are there

Marble Trout, Hybrids, Rainbow Trout

Reka

Where can i fish

Fishing is permitted from the road bridge between Zabiče and Sušak villages, to the entrance at the Škocjan Caves. There is a "catch and release" section from the Feznar Dam to the Cerkvenikov Mill

When can i fish

1st March - 30th September

What about a licence

1 day licence from €20

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Ribiški Dom, Pod vasjo Soze
  • Bar Irena, Bazoviška 28, Ilirska Bistrica
  • Gostilna Pri Sotlarju, Buje 3a, Vremski Britof

What fish are there

Brown Trout, Hybrid Trout, Common Carp, Pike

The Sava River wends its way across Slovenia stopping for nothing as it passes by picturesque landscape on its way to becoming one of the tributaries of the Danube. Due to the abundance of food at the start of the season the fish can be quite picky, however the fishing is generally good. Grayling grow to incomparable size in this river. The Dead River Branch near Ribče; what is lacks in appeal, it makes up for in potential. Conveniently located just off the main road to Litija.

Sava River

Where can i fish

The Sava from the outflow of the Ljublanica on the right bank to the bridge in Litja without its tributaries and dead river branch at Ribče and Jevnica

When can i fish

Salmonid: 1st March - 30th September

Ciprinid: 1st January - 31st December

Danubian Salmon and Pike: 1st October - 14th February

What about a licence

Salmonid - 1 day from €16

Ciprinid - 1 day from €11

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Gostilna Juvan, Zgnornji Hotič 31, 1270 Litija
  • Dnevni Bar IVY, Senožeti 4b, 1262 Dol pri Ljubljana
  • Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia, Gameljne 61a, 1211 Ljubljana-Šmartno

What fish are there

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Huchen, Grayling, European Chub, Barbel, Nase, Rutlius Pigus, Roach, Vimba, Common Bream, Common Carp, Pike

Ribče - Dead River Branch

Where can i fish

Beside the road from Dolsko to Litija, the entire branch.

When can i fish

1st March - 31st December

What about a licence

1 day from €15

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Gostilna Juvan, Zgnornji Hotič 31, 1270 Litija
  • Dnevni Bar IVY, Senožeti 4b, 1262 Dol pri Ljubljana
  • Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia, Gameljne 61a, 1211 Ljubljana-Šmartno

What fish are there

Rainbow Trout, European Chub, Barbel, Nase, Rutllus Pigus, Vimba, Common Bream, Common Carp, Tench, Pike

Finding its source under the Komarča Ridge, from springs fed by the Seven Lakes Valley, the Sava Bohinjka is better known as the Savica and features the Savica Waterfalls along its path until it reaches Lake Bohinj. It is one of Slovenia's best fly fishing rivers. Famous for its huge Brown Trout and Graylings its on its way toward becoming one of the best fishing locations in Europe. Its sister, the Sava Dolinka starts its journey at the emerald green springs of Zelenci, wending its way to join with the Bohinjka and become the start of the mighty Sava River. Both the Bohinjka and Dolinka are rich with Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Graylings. 

Additional fly fishing is possible along the Sava Dolinka at Pisnica and Bistrica. Anyone with more information on these locations are most welcome to share those details with us so that we might update this.

Sava Bohinjka

Where can i fish

Catch and Release - Sava Bohinjka from the railway bridge in Bitnje to the first road bridge in Soteska Gorge; not the tributaries.

Catch and Take - Sava Bohinjka from the road bridge under Bohinjska Bistrica to the train bridge in Bitnje and from the first road bridge above Soteska Gorge to the dam in Soteska Gorge; not the tributaries.

When can i fish

1st April - 30th November

What about a licence

Catch - 1 day from €69

Catch and Release - 1 to 3 days from €59 - €148

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Fauna Bled, C. svobode12, 4260 Bled
  • LD tourism, Mencingerjeva 10, 4264 Bohinjska Bistrica
  • Penzion Tripič, Triglavska 13, 4262 Bohinjska Bistrica
  • Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia, Gameljne 61a, 1211 Ljubljana-Šmartno

What fish are there

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Grayling, Huchen

Sava Dolinka

Where can i fish

From the village of Kranjska Gora to the town of Radovljica

When can i fish

1st April - 30th September

What about a licence

1 day licence from €20

Licences can be purchased from: 

  • Trgovina Fauna Bled, C. svobode 12, 4260 Bled

What fish are there

Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Grayling

The Upper Savinja Valley is one of the most striking mountainous landscapes around Slovenia. The Savinja, a typical alpine river is birthed under Okrešelj as a beautiful 90 meter waterfall called "Rinka". From here it flows down and is joined by the Dreta as is passes through incredible natural surrounds before itself joining the mighty Sava.

Savinja River

Where can i fish

District one - from the confluence with the Lučnica RIver down to the Savinjska bridge in Ljubno.

DIstrict two - from the Pekovski Dam in Ljubno to the Kolencev Dam in Okonina

District three - from the Logarska Valley down to Luče, also the Lučnica River and the trophy part of the Savinja from the Savinjski Bridge to Pekovski Dam.

When can i fish

15th April - 31st October

What about a licence

Catch and Release - 1 day licence from €50

Licences can be purchased from:

  • FIshing Club of Ljubno, Na pečeh 10, 3333 Ljubno ob Savinji
  • Gostilna Ledenica, Loke 2, 3333 Ljubno ob Savinji
  • Mozirje FIshing Club, Cesta v gaj 2, 3330 Mozirje

What fish are there

River Trout, Grayling, American Trout, Salmon, Barbel

 

Dreta River

Where can i fish

The entire length of the Dreta, 22km. It is managed by the Mozirje FIshing Club

When can i fish

15th April - 31st October

What about a licence

1 day licence from €40

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Mozirje FIshing Club, Cesta v gaj 2, 3330 Mozirje

What fish are there

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling, Danubian Salmon

The Soča River quite easily takes the lead in the competition for Slovenia's best fishing and most beautiful river. The river is managed by three separate organisations. The Soča also plays home to the only indigenous species of trout in the western river system of Slovenia; the "Marble Trout", a true draw card for many foreign and local fishermen alike. The illusive Marble Trout grows to a healthy size, with the world record trout reaching a sumly 120.7 cm, weighing 25 kg. Just don't expect them to jump on your fly too quickly.

Soča River

Where can i fish

Catch and Release - from the bridge in the village of Vas na Skali to the confluence with the Lepena and from the bridge in Kršovec to the bridge in Čezšoca.

Catch and Take - The Soča from the confluence with the Lepena to the bridge in Kršovec.

When can i fish

1st April - 31st October

What about a licence

Catch - 1 to 3 days from €69 - €173

Catch and Release - 1 to 3 days from €59 - €148

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Hotel Alp, Trg Golobarskih žrtev 48, 5230 Bovec
  • Camp Klin, Lepena 1, 5232 Soča
  • Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia, Gameljne 61a, 1211 Ljubljana-Šmartno

What fish are there

Salmo trutta marmoratus "Marble Trout", Rainbow Trout, Grayling

 

Like the Sava, the Sora is the result of two rivers coming together at Škofja Loka, the Selška and the Poljanska; all three rivers being ideal fly fishing locations.

Sora

Where can i fish

Selška Sora - from its source to the former horse ford (Železniki Fishing Club), from the former horse ford to the confluence with the Poljanščica (Sora Fishing Club)

Poljanska Sora - from its source to Barbna žaga in Hotavlje (Žiri Fishing Club), from Barbna žaga in Hotavlje to the bridge between the dams at Log pod Volbenkom (Visoko Fishing Club), from the bridge between the dams at Log pod Volbenkom to the confluence with the Selščica (Sora Fishing Club)

Sora - from the confluence of the Poljanščica and the Selščica to the dam in Goričane (Sora Fishing Club), from the dam in Goričane to its inflow into the Sava (Medvode Fishing Club)

When can i fish

Selška Sora - 15th May - 31st October

Poljanska Sora - 15th May - 31st October

Sora - 1st April - 30th November

What about a licence

Selška Sora - 1 day from €20

Poljanska Sora - 1 day from €40

Sora - 1 dat from €20

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Okrepčevalnica "Pri Kafurju", Idrijska 2, 4226 Žiri
  • Kava bar "Silva", Poljanska cesta 79, 4224 Gorenja Vas
  • Gostilna "Pri Zalogarju", Dolenja vas 1a, 4227 Selca
  • Hotel Transturist, Kapucinski trg 9, 4220 Škofja Loka

What fish are there

Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling, Huchos

A typical chalkstream river that runs through increbible nature, the Unica River is a unique fly fishing spot; well known around the world for its captivating beauty. With ample food in the water the fish grow fast here.

Unica River

Where can you fish

Unica from its source to the bridge on the road from Planina to Laze and its tributaries.

When can you fish

1st May - 30th November

What about a licence

Catch and Release:

  • Salmonid licence - 1 - 3 days from €99 - €248
  • Ciprinidi licenice - 1 day from €16

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Gostilna Petkovšek, Planina 99, 6232 Planina
  • Hotel Rakov Škocjan, Rakov Škocjan 1, 1381 Rakov
  • Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia, Gameljne 61a, 1211 Ljubljana-Šmartno

What fish are there

Grayling, Brown Trout, Burbot, Pike, Tench, Common Carp, European Chub, Rudd

There is a long history of Fly Fishing in the Vipava River, with many fisherman coming to this river each year. With ample food in the water, this chalkstream river with its enchanting green water plays home to strong fish.

Vipava

Where can you fish

From the old bridge in the town of Vipava to the dam in Kasovlje and from the Highway bridge over Hubelj Creek to its confluence with the Vipava River. The Vipava is divided into two fishing districts. District one is from the dam in Kasovlje to the flow of an old river bed into the Vipava. District two is from the flow of an old river bed into the Vipava to Otok at Batuje.

When can you fish

1st April - 31st October

What about a licence

District one - Catch and Keep: 1 day from €30 (fishing is permitted everywhere, except in the catch and release secton)

District two - Catch and Release: 1 day from €30 (you must release the fish everywhere you fish)

Licences can be purchased from:

  • Gostilna Petkovšek, Planina 99, 6232 Planina
  • Hotel Rakov Škocjan, Rakov Škocjan 1, 1381 Rakov
  • Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia, Gameljne 61a, 1211 Ljubljana-Šmartno

What fish are there

Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Marble Trout, Hybrid Trout, Grayling

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