Fly Fishing Sava Bohinjka

Fly fishing adventure in Bohinj, on the most heavily stocked river in Slovenia, a paradise for fly fishermen who want to catch loads

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Half Day / Full Day
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1 March- 30 November
  • Fish on one of the most popular rivers in Slovenia
  • Catch loads of fish
  • Wander through some of the most beautiful spots in Slovenia
  • Conclude fishing with a dinner in Bled
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Professional Guide
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Souvenir
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Fishing License

Sava Bohinjka, one of the two rivers later converging to make the longest Slovenian river Sava, flows from Lake Bohinj, the biggest lake in the country. From the bridge at St John’s church to the old town of Radovljica, its pools, cascades and sandbanks are easily reachable. It also has some dams on its course, after which deep pools with trophy-sized individuals have formed. The season runs from March to November, only being interrupted in April and May when snowmelt from the surrounding mountains fill the river.

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.

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.

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 can 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 Sava Bohinjka is 50€.

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.
Uroš
I am Uroš from Kranj, and I have been very active in the Slovenian fishing scene since the age of five. I have been a member of the fishing family for almost 20 years. Together with other members, we perform a lot of fishery and aquaculture work, which you can also see by appointment. I fished in most of Slovenian lakes and rivers, but also some foreign ones. In my youth, I participated in competitions, which I later gave up due to lack of time and remained fishing only for my own personal pleasure. Now I would like to make all this knowledge and joy about fish and fishing available to others through guidance. I catch all kinds of fish and I can also say that I am an expert of all fishing techniques: from bottom fishing as well as spin-fishing, and fly fishing. The latter is closest to my heart, which is why it takes up most of my time throughout the year. I love dry-fly fishing and nymphing. In recent years, I have also paid a lot of attention to hunting the king of our waters - the huchen.
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Spent 3 days fishing this river and must say, I could easily stay there for the whole week. So many hidden spots and nice fish, and it’s flowing through one of the most beautiful parts of Slovenia
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Guys told me this river was one of the best for fishing in 2021, and it sure didn’t disappoint.
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