Slovenia Fly Fishing
the jewel of European fly fishing
The fly fishing in Slovenia is an incredible experience with great versatility in terms of locations, species and even times of the year. Much like our own fishing in the UK, it is possible to fish all year round if one wants to target different species, and is willing to wrap up warm in the winter! The rivers are situated in breathtakingly beautiful valleys and serviced by a plethora of accommodation options.
Discover the Rivers and Streams of Slovenia
Whilst Slovenia is only a small country it is hugely diverse; from its bustling coastline to the impressive Julian Alps mountain range. It is these jagged snow cap mountains that divide the fishing between the Adriatic basin to the west and the Black Sea basin to the east. Each basin offering some fantastic fly fishing rivers.
The western side is probably the most famous, it is home to the mighty Soca River and its tributaries. This is possibly the most famous river system in Slovenia due to the fact that it is home to genetically pure marble trout (Salmo trutta marmoratus). These rivers also have Adriatic grayling, although considered the same as other European grayling, it is in fact quite different in its appearance and thought to be a different sub-species. The rivers are also home to non-native rainbow trout.
The Soca System, home to great rivers such as the; Idrijca, Tolminka, Baca, Lapena, offers anglers one of the most picturesque fly fishing setting you can imagine. Mountain peaks pierce the skyline on all sides, think alpine forests sweep the valleys, and countless turquoise rivers and streams carve their way towards the sea.
The eastern side may not be as notorious, but it still offers some wonderful fly fishing and is in fact more diverse as the rugged mountain landscape flattens to lowland limestone meadows. The main river system here is the Sava and its tributaries including the Sava Dolinka, Sava Bohinjka and Radovna. They offer fantastic grayling fishing as well as chances to target large rainbow trout and good sized brown trout. In the winter months there are also opportunities to catch the elusive Danubian salmon (Hucho hucho).
The fishing in the Black Sea basin is not limited to the Sava though, a little further south there is a wonderful selection of limestone karsts, rivers very similar to our English Chalkstreams. Rivers such as the Unica and Kokra offer anglers the chance to target big grayling and native brown trout in crystal clear waters with prolific fly hatches.
The Slovenia fishing is mainly done using 3-5 weight fly rods, 7-8 weights can be used when fishing streamer patterns for large Marble trout. The dry fly fishing, when possible, can be spectacular the hatches can even bring up the smaller marble trout to feed of the surface. The majority of the time fishing will be done using nymphs but due to the water clarity this can be as exciting as dry fly fishing.
A range of Accommodations
There is a range of accommodation available to anglers and non-fishers, we have hand selected them due to their location to the fishing venues. For non-fishing guests we have a fantastic range of accommodation that are well placed for daily excursions, many of which also have onsite spa and wellness facilities.
Within easy reach of Ljubljana
Packages generally originate in Ljubljana making them very accessible for anglers from all over the world. The international airport has direct flights to several main European hubs including London Gatwick, Paris CDG, Amsterdam, Moscow & Frankfurt. As well as UAE hub Dubai.
Once in country the accommodation locations are within two hours drive away.
2022 Season Rates (Bed & Breakfast)
7 night / 6 days (Sava & Soca combination):
£2,250 per person – Single Room / Single Guide
£1,410 per person – Single Room / Shared Guide
£1,310 per person – Shared room / Shared Guide
5 night / 4 days (Sava & Soca combination):
£1,570 per person – Single Room / Single Guide
£990 per person – Single Room / Shared Guide
£920 per person – Shared room / Shared Guide
4 night / 3 days (Sava only):
£1,200 per person – Single Room / Single Guide
£750 per person – Single Room / Shared Guide
£710 per person – Shared room / Shared Guide
4 night / 3 days (Soca only):
£1,260 per person – Single Room / Single Guide
£820 per person – Single Room / Shared Guide
£740 per person – Shared room / Shared Guide