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Fishing in Slovenia

Slovenia, often described as the green pearl of the Alps offers some of the most spectacular European streams. Preserved and improved fish habitat, crystal clear waters, excellent populations of wild brown trout, rainbow trout and grayling. It is not rare to catch a local subspecies named marbled trout Salmo trutta Marmorata weighing sometimes up to 10 pounds. In Slovenia, there is an abundance of fishing.

The Fishing Associations work hard to take you to the best fishing locations. Fishing in Slovenia is well preserved and the environment’s well-being is of great importance. The country is largely forested with many varieties of deciduous trees on the hillsides. There is very little heavy agriculture, creating the perfect natural habitat for wildlife, with copious varieties of butterflies and birds, and a profusion of wildflowers. This, in turn, all helps with the prolific insect hatches that create some of the most spectacular fishing in Europe. Slovenia’s fauna and flora have to be seen to be believed!

When it comes to fly fishing in Slovenia river Soca what comes to everyone’s mind. Soca is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful waterways of Europe. It starts as a wild alpine river in the heart of the Julian Alps, The river has preserved its rarity from the very source in Trenta Valley until the Toontown.

Late August and September are the best time for fishing at the Soca river.

Slovenia also offers natural chalk streams on the Krka and Unit, famed for their brown trout and trophy grayling.
Species diversity is the name of the game in Slovenia: you can expect to catch brown trout, rainbow trout, grayling, brook trout, “Danube” salmon, or even the elusive and mysterious marble trout -THE trademark of Slovenian fly fishing!

Marble trout love the clear and cold water of the Soca and they reach record sizes that every angler would love catch and boast about. The record catch was a 20 kg marble trout. Brown trout and Soca grayling are two other species indigenous to the river.

If you are in search of superb grayling, brown trout or rainbow trout, fly on crystal-clear Slovenian rivers like the Sava Bohinjka, the Radovna or the Soca, Slovenia is the place to visit!

The waters are renowned for their sky blue glacial colors, for example, the Soca river and its tributaries.
All anglers can find water that suits their fly-fishing abilities and inclinations. If you are new to fly-fishing, you can enjoy learning and improve your fishing abilities on the Sava Bohinjka or Radovna rivers. If you are an expert, you can test your stalking and rivercraft skills on the challenging Soca, Tolminka or Idrijca rivers.

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