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Last day I visited one of the most difficult rivers in Slovenia – Ucja river. This small river is difficult because of it´s almost unreachable position – the river runs through a deep canyon with lots of waterfalls and big stones on the path. The only reachable parts are 2: before it runs into the Soca river and at the border with Italy – we fished this part.

We were fishing upstream and for the whole time it rained moderately. We used nymphs, streamers and also dry flies. Most of the fishes were marble trouts with some hybrids and brown trouts. After some hours of rain the water level started to increase rapidly so we were forced to finish the fishing.

The beauty of this stream is it´s surroundings (you must be physically trained) and it´s inhabbitants with marble trout in forefront. On the opposite, the river is very dangerous, especially if it is raining. For example: we started fishing with a flow of 2 cubic meters per second and finished with 8! All in a few hours.

Suggestion for all who will visit this river: BE CAREFULL!!!

 

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Peter

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After the Soca river this is the second most visited river in Slovenia. It flows in north – western part of  Slovenia in beautiful countryside. It is an alpine river which can be divided in 3 parts. Already the spring takes a breath away with an 78 meters Savica waterfall which bring a lot of tourist´s. After a few kilometers of fast rapids it flows into Bohinj lake which is also very crowded by tourist´s. After the lake the river became slower and wider. Toward the end of the course it flows in an very beautiful and hard reaching canyon. After it flows near by another well-known town and lake – Bled. Near the Village Radovljica it meet´s Sava Dolinka river and together flow on as Sava river.

For fishing it is interesting almost the whole year. In spring, summer and autumn it is possible to catch trout´s (rainbow, brown trout) and grayling´s in the Bohinj lake also arctic char and  lake trout – Salmo truta lacustris. In the winter the absolute king and the only fish opened for fishing is the huchen or Danube salmon – Hucho hucho. It grows more than a meter in length and 20 kilograms in weight.

Because of the water clearance is very easy to locate the fish, but on the other hand harder to catch it.

The Savica waterfall.

The upper part, before the Bohinj lake.

Bohinj lake.

The middle part (ex trophy part).

Peter

 

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