Know before you go

A quick guide to provide you with all of the essential information needed before getting here and enjoying your time fishing.
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How to prepare for a fly-fishing trip to Slovenia?

When to go?

Even though it is possible throughout the whole year, the best time to go fly-fishing in Slovenia is in spring and autumn. The best months for most rivers to be bustling with fish are April, May and September. These are the months with a perfect combination of fewer tourists and warm-enough temperatures. In summer, it’s better to look for rivers which are not around any popular landmarks, as there can be quite many visitors to them. While winter is not the best time to catch most species, it’s the only time to fish for the great Huchen.

Hintersee lake

Which river to choose?

This choice depends on many factors, like the desired fish, preferences for surrounding and of course the time of the year. If you want to fish for the Brown or the Rainbow Trout, then you’re in luck since you can find them in almost every river in Slovenia. Now its iconic relative, the Marble Trout, is a different story. It can only be found on the rivers of the Adriatic Basin, like Soča and its tributaries. Grayling on the other hand is more abundant, but you still have to pick your spots if you want a better chance of catching it — We recommend Unica, Sava or Savinja. For hunting the big Huchen, Sava would be your best bet. Don’t worry, multiple days mean you can always choose more than one river to fish at. For an easier time organizing that kind of holiday, check out some of our fly fishing holidays.


Are there permits needed?

Yes, you will need a permit to fish in any of the Slovenian waters. Except for the sea, all of the rivers and lakes here are divided amongst fishing clubs. Each one of them issues permits for a few rivers and lakes under their management. You can buy most of these permits online or physically at the location in nearby restaurants, bars or hotels.


Should I come well-equipped?

That depends on the way you travel to Slovenia, as going by plane can mean you cannot take a lot of things as easily as if you go by car. For sure, take your fishing tackle, as it doesn’t take much space and your own is always the most trustworthy. To spare you the extra luggage, we offer you the rental of all the necessary or special equipment you will need during your fly-fishing days here. Rods, waders, the landing net, excellent homemade flies, you name it! — You can be sure you’ll have all you need when you go fly-fishing with us.

Benjamin Silberberg
Verified Customer
Absolutely incredible. Started the day on the Soca and quickly moved on to the Tolminka. After a hike, Branko found us a hole filled with more than fifteen 40-80cm rainbow and marble trout. Sight fishing at its best. Fished that spot the whole day as it was such madness and no need to move. The feeling of watching a trout take my dry fly in crystal clear water then hooking and landing it is amazing. The fishing won't always be so hot, but i highly recommended you call these guys now as it was the highlight of my trip to Europe.
Chris X
Verified Customer
Very friendly guides! Very helpful and accommodating. 3 days of fly fishing at beautiful locations throughout Slovenia. Fishing was fantastic and wrist couldn’t take anymore from large Brown and Rainbows Trout. Guides knew water and knew proper technique to trigger strikes from pressured fish. Service helped arrange rental car and lodging. None better!!!
Phillip Hensley
Verified Customer
I went fishing on the Soca River with the help of Fishing Guides Slovenia during early July 2021 and had the experience of a lifetime. The whole day went perfect, the fishing was simply fantastic and the scenery of the Soca River made the whole trip worth it. My guide, Ziga, was a expert when it came to fishing and knew exactly what to do to catch fish all day long, as well as a very nice person. Mitja, the gentlemen who helped set up the fishing trip, was extremely kind and helpful throughout the process of getting everything in order and made sure the day went smoothly. I will definitely be back to fish more with these guys and I highly recommend the same to anybody interested in catching big Slovenian fish.
Verified Customer
My second time in Slovenia Fly Fishing and another absolutely incredible experience. Organisation and communication with Mitja was perfect and guiding with Žiga absolutely aweseome. I caught countless of beautiful rainbows, browns, greyling and...Marmorata. 5 stars for this great experience. Tight lines - Karl.
Jan Daniel Wolters
Verified Customer
Fly fishing in Slovenia with guides Žiga and Timotej has been a absolute delight. These guy’s know what they are talking about. They will spot the fish and can tell you how to catch it, be it dry, nymph, streamer or French nymping and can assist you with everything you need. Great catches on some of Europe’s most beautiful rivers and excellent company. Highly recommended!
To make your fly fishing trip the best ever, our local guides will lead you to prime fishing areas where you’ll be able to catch your dream trophy fish.
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