Fly Fishing Idrijca

A must visit fly fishing river in Slovenia, a perfect place to catch a Marble trout and beautiful Grayling.

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Half Day / Full Day
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1 April - 30 November
  • Fish for the world famous marble trout
  • Journey through the forest and through the old town of Idrija
  • Enjoy the green surroundings
  • Make a break to try the fod in culinary center of Slovenia
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One of the tributaries of the iconic Soča River, Idrijca offers enjoyable fishing for both beginners and experienced fly fishermen. Its light green pools rich with sources of food are abundant with fish. Although rare, it is also a place to catch trophy-sized marble trout, which is said to be so big in Idrijca because they ate eels, who were once present in these waters, before the hydropower plants on Soča prevented its migration. The river is suitable for fishing throughout the season, especially in the early spring when Soča is usually still white and cold from the snowmelt.

You will begin fishing in the morning, when you will meet your guide at a pre-arranged spot or in front of your accommodation.
After a brief lecture on the most important things you have to look out for while fly fishing in Slovenia, you'll begin with the fishing and during the day you'll visit the best places on the river which are known to produce fish.

With the constant guidance and assistence of our guides, you'll be prepared to catch some nice specimens of trout, grayling or other types of fish residing in the river.
The trip will end in the late afternoon/evening time, with a smile on your face and a camera full of nice photos.

 

Marble Trout

Marble trout is the biggest and the most iconic species of Trout in Slovenia, while also being the rarest. It almost disappeared because of the introduction of Brown Trout into the same water and the subsequent hybridization of the two but was preserved with repopulation and careful supervision. It is only found in the river Soča and its tributaries, with the average catch 30-70 cm long, all the way up to 130 cm.

Grayling

Grayling is one of the most popular European fly-fishing species since it mostly feeds on insects and could be quite picky with them. It’s not the biggest fish but is certainly amongst the most beautiful, especially since male Graylings have a colorful flag-like dorsal fin. It grows to a minimum of 45 cm with the largest in Slovenia being caught at 63 cm long.

Brown Trout

The brown trout is a classic fly-fishing species, that every fly-fisher already knows. It’s the most widespread fish in Slovenia and can be found in most of our waters. Its size ranges from 25 to 80 cm, with the largest found in the Karst rivers like Unica. Its yellow-brown, olive green, dark grey or copper red body is sprinkled with red and sometimes black or white spots.

Rainbow Trout

The Rainbow Trout is one of the most widespread species in Slovenia, adapted to many different bodies of water in the country. They are also one of the most common catches since they bite on almost anything and put up an enjoyable fight afterwards. They can reach the size of up to 90 cm and satisfy any fisher with their rainbow-coloured flank with black dots.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many people are per guide?

There can be up to 3 people per guide, if there's more of you, your group will be assigned with 2 guides.

What happens if it rains?

In case of rain we try to find a water that's suitable for fishing, or postpone the trip. If there's no other option, we return the money for the guiding.

What do I need to bring with me?

You can bring all your equipment, not bring any at all or only bring some bits and pieces. We also provide the equiment rental service so we make it easier for you to plan your fishing in case you're travelling by plane.
You can bring all your equipment, not bring any at all or only bring some bits and pieces. We also provide the equiment rental service so we make it easier for you to plan your fishing in case you're travelling by plane.

Who is going to be my guide?

You will be assigned one of our guides, which are all experts on their fields, with years of experience in different waters across Slovenia. You can find out more about them in the guides section.

Where can I get the fishing permit and how much it costs?

Fishing permits can be bought in a few bars or fishing shops by the river, but you cn also buy them online. However, we suggest you wait with the purchase of the licenses until the day of fishing and buy them together with a help of our guide. The price of the fly fishing permit for Idrijca river vary from the section, it costs from 60 to 80€.

Is there a lunch break for food and drinks?

Of course, you can arrange with your guide to make one or more breaks in order to eat and drink. If you wish, you can also find a nearby restaurant and get a proper lunch, however in case you are fishing more remote locations it's better to have some food and drink packed to go, so you just make a pause by the river.

Is it possible to buy local flies?

Our guides always carry some flies around so you can buy them on the day of the fishing.

Can you arrange accommodation?

We can provide some proposals for you or make a reservation on your behalf.

Fly Fishing guides

Žiga
I am fishing since I was 3 years old and with age, my passion for fishing only got bigger. As a kid, I was learning about many fishing techniques, but with time, fly and spin fishing have become my favorite ways to spend time by the water. I spend more than 100 days in a year fishing on various venues, hence I know most of the rivers, creeks and lakes in Slovenia. My 3 favorite places are Soča, Sava Bohinjka and Idrijca. Nymphing is my number one technique I'm implementing whenever I can. I’m fluent in English and German.
Branko
I've been fishing since I was 6. My favourite kind of fishing in young age was lake fishing, for carp and other lake species. Later, when I discovered the art of fly fishing, this technique took over and I've been a passionate fly fishing angler ever since. In my fishing career I've visited the majority of Slovenian rivers. As a competitor in the National fly fishing championship I've gained many experience and fished in difficult conditions on pressured waters. My top 3 rivers are Idrijca, Savinja and Soča
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Loyd Han
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Loved the surroundings, the fishing was productive and the guid Žiga was great. Will definitely be back!
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Nick Meyer
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I caught my biggest grayling on Idrijca river, so i will definitely remember it! From the mist in the morning to the sun setting over the river in the evening and the abundancy of fish, from grayling to brown and rainbow trout
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Edmund Rashner
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I did a few sessions with the guides in the last years, but it is this year I won't forget, weather was hot so I had to take a swim during the day, but towards the evening fish strted baiting and it continued all until dusk.
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