Fly Fishing Radovna

A perfect fishing experience for beginners, river with a nice population of fish and easy access to the fishing spots

duration
Half Day / Full Day
SEASON
1 March - 30 November
  • Enjoy private stretches of a small stream
  • Catch lots of fish
  • Fish in the middle of the alpine forest
  • Let no one disturb you during your fly fishing experience

Included in price

Professional Guide
Souvenir
Fishing License

The Radovna River emerges straight from under the highest Slovenian mountain, Triglav. In the beginning kilometre of this green-tinted river, it’s too shallow for any fish, but that changes after the first dam when you can already see brown trout. The river is appealing because of its location in Triglav National Park and the picturesque unspoiled surroundings. When the summers in Slovenia get hot, the Radovna valley offers a more refreshing climate to fish in.

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.

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 are 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.

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 Radovna river is 45€.

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 lical 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
Martin
I have an angling predispositions in my genes, since the whole myle part of the family have been passionate anglers. Where I come from, the waters are rich with fish and it wasn't hard to get in love with the sport. in recent years I devoted my time to guiding, trying to show what rivers in my area have to offer. My favourite methods of fishing are fly and spin fishing. During my career I've caught some nice fish, among those are hucho 100+cm, pike 103cm and grayling 57cm.
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Cory Redmond
Fish are not enormous but there’s literally loads of them! If I could choose between a few bites from big fish and 32 bites from smaller fish would definitely chose the latter.
Juan Piscatora
I was a beginner and I went to try my luck on Radovna river. The fish are really in abundance and even I managed to catch some of them, even though in the beginning I was loosing them a lot. In the end of the day I improved by mile and was landing most of them. It was great
Terry Corney
Radovna river is in my opinion one of the best spots if you want to catch a lot and just care about the number of bites. Recommend.
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