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After more than 3 months of lower water level, finally the Vipava river raised significantly. Water flushed all organic residues that were accumulating over the summer and gave rebirth of it´s inhabitants. Even the water level was high and the wather promised more rain I grabbed the opportunity and went fishing for a few hours.

It soon became clear that my optimism had good foundations. The fishes were very active on my streamers despite turbid water. I caught marble trout, rainbow trout, but the “winner” of the day was a beautiful brown trout. I had also more bites without a catch but it didn´t bothered me, because that´s fishing.

At the end the weather said that it had enough of waiting and sent a heavy rai so I didn´t have any option as to go home… But who cared at that time – I already had my fishing plan done.

 

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Peter

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After a short night and delicious breakfast we went to Sava Bohinjka in the district managed by Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia. In the morning the weather was ideal for fly-fishing. Fishes were active on the surface and couldn´t resist our small cdc flies. There was a big swarm of red spinners but the fishes weren´t attracted to them. We caught graylings and rainbow trouts. In fact I was very surprised that the quantity of introduced rainbows was very low, and on the other side, the quantity of grayling much more than last year.

But like in all fairy tales, suddenly changed everything, because it started to rain and become windy. The surface activity ended and dry flies were replaced by nymphs. We decided to change position and also the rain was gone. On nymph I had at least 20 strikes, mostly of them were rainbow (all were about 20 centimeters), but also some grayling. I caught a big rainbow (it seemed natural) and as soon I had it in the net it started to rain again with more intensity. I waited under a bush till it ended and went to the others.

After that we went to the last position and had a chance to catch graylings on dry-fly and rainbows on nymph. And again it started to rain but this time we decided to finish our fly-fishing day and went back home.

I ´m fishing for several years now on Sava Bohinjka and I could say that the water is better now, because they don´t introduce rainbows anymore or is reduced to the minimum.

 

Peter

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The Reka river (Reka in Slovene means river) is situated in south-western part of Slovenia. It is a 50 kilometers long river with karstic features. It´s main characteristic is that disappears underground and has the longest (30 kilometers) underground path of all Slovenian rivers. After that it springs as the river Timavo in Italy, near village Duino between Trieste and Monfalcone and outflows in the gulf of Trieste.

The main attraction for fishermen is the native marble trout and brown trout, which is represented in large number. In small quantity also the rainbow trout is represented.

The only allowed technique is fly-fishing. The season starts from 1.march till 31.October. The best period for fishing is in spring.

Peter

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This small alpine river is situated on the western part of Slovenia and flows into Idrijca river. The river made it´s course through a small valley which is, in some parts, large only few meters. It´s 20 kilometers long stream could be divided into two parts. The lower part is wider and easier to fish. Fishes that lives it this part are marble trout, hybrids, grayling and rainbow trout. Because of it´s easier access this part is more frequented by fishermen despite the upper part.

The opposite of the lower is the upper part. This part is more time-consuming to reach and harder to fish, because the river is smaller and fishes more prudent and escape as soon they see intruders. But for those who like the challenge to fish with long casts and be hidden as possible in a small space, this part is ideal. The result will not fail to come, because the fishes are more interested into biting the flies!

On both parts only fly fishing is allowed.

Peter

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The Soca river (in slovene Soča; in italian Isonzo; in german Sontig) is an alpine river and is considered to be one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe. This consideration is supported by the fact that is also called “emerald beauty” (because of its color) and because of it´s astonishing surroundings, formed by Julian Alps. It is situated in the western part of Slovenia, the lower part of it flows also in Italy where it enters in the Adriatic sea. It´s total length is 137 kilometers.

From the history is known as the theater of fights between Italy and Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in the First World War between 1915-1917 (also known as the Isonzo Front by historians). This battle is till now considered to be the biggest mountain battlefield of all times.

Nowadays is also known as one of the best fishing rivers in Slovenia and in Europe. Many slovenian, italian, french, english, eastern country…, fisherman´s come to enjoy the nature outside and inside the water. The most claimed fish is the native marble trout (Salmo marmoratus) or. “trota marmorata” in italian. In slovenian language is called “Soška postrv” which means “trout from Soca”. This river is ideal for it´s habitat, because is large with deep pools. It also has medium and fast rapids which are ideal for another native species – the adriatic grayling (Thymallus thymallus). The main difference between this grayling and Danube grayling is in it´s absence of black spots in the front part of the body and it´s greyish coloration.

Other species that lives in Soca river are: brown trout, hybrids (marble trout x brown trout), rainbow trout and chub.

This river can be divided in 3 parts which represent 3 different associations that manage it. On the most part of the river only fly fishing technique is allowed, with an exception on the lower part, where also spinning is allowed.

The upper part.

The middle part.

The biggest marble trout caught in Soca river (120cm, 22,5 kilograms)!

(Source: Angling club of Tolmin)

This one was caught in july on dry-fly.

This one was caught on nymph in september.

Peter

 

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