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This year, our fly fishing trip to Bled, took place in the mid June, because we wanted to fish on higher water level. The choice was right!

This year I was fishing with Martin and my father and we had a great day on Radovna river. We mostly fished on the upper part which is situated in Triglav national park. Pure wilderness with marvelous native brown trouts. We started and finished with dry fly tied on our lines. Most of the success was with mayflies tied on hooks #14 and caddis flies tied on #12.

I really suggest to visit Radovna in June when the water level is little higher. It is 100% success.

Peter

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Hello everyone!

Yes, yes I am still breathing…

One year passes very quickly and here is the report of two days of fly-fishing in Bled.

Like always, with my friend Martin, the trip started on the upper part of Radovna river. The water level was lower than in the last two years, but we still had a great day. We fished upwards with different dry flies, but had most success with caddis flies tied with deer fur on hook 10-12#.

We had a curious situation when Martin accidentally caught a grass snake (Natrix natrix), but he managed to release her without harm.

In the afternoon we moved toward the vintgar gorge and finished before the sunset.

The beauty and the quietness of the Radovna valley impresses me every single year and I hope for many more.

 

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This year is really strange. It rains and rains and it doesn´t seem that it will stop. The average water level of Vipava river is twice as normal…

Last afternoon I decided to go fishing soon after a big storm ended. I went to Vipava catch&release part and had a really great time. The moisture was very high and I was quick all wet.  First I started with some nymph and had some bytes, but as it become darker the fishes started to rise very intensively. Small mayflies were the first to emerge, so I used F-fly. tied on hook #16. After this also caddis fly started to emerge so I tied some CDC elk tied on #14 hook, but the best was about to happen…  Huge number of big mayflies filled the air, the trees and the bushes all around the river. Fishes rose like crazy (even jumping out of the water) and it was like in a fairytale. I fished with big CDC mayflies on hook #10 and I caught almost all species that can be found in this salmonid part. Most of them were graylings.

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This weekend i went to my “traditional” two fly-fishing day trip to Bled. With my friend Martin decided that this year will go sooner than other years, just to see how is the fish activity with highier water level. A few days before the trip I was a little sceptic because of so much rain that has fallen… My scepticism was soon forgotten.

Like always we started on Radovna river. At first sight we saw that it was at least 10 centimeters higher than last year, so we decided to go fishing almost on the beginning of the fishing area. Fishes were extremely active on the surface, and we soon achieved that big caddis dry flies were the best choice. We spent almost the whole day on the upper part, catching only native brown trouts and I can easily say that I had the best fishing day on Radovna. This really is a Slovenian pearl, and I hope that it will remain forever. I recomend this river to anybody who will or want to fish in Slovenia. It is true that there are not big fish, but the pictures below don´t need a comment.

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