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Yesterday was my first 2011 visit to river Idrijca.

It was very hot and the water level was low.  You could see the fishes from a long distance, but  they were very cautious, and soon when you tried to approached them they run away.

I was not alone. I was with my friend Martin, who has a nose for fishing in this kind of situation. Most of the fishes were caught in the rapids. Grayling was caught on small dry fly, meanwhile trout on nymph and streamer.

It still would be a great fishing day, if the fish on the last two pictures would not strike at the end of the day. It sure made our fishing day unforgettable!

One thing is sure – Idrijca never disappoints!

I think this is enough speaking, let the pictures talk.

Peter

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This river is situated in central part of Slovenia. It is a small river with karstic characteristics. The main reason why i mention this river is it´s big grayling population. Here you can also find brown trout, rainbow trout and danube salmon. The river is relatively calm, with some rapids. Other characteristic of this river are red coloured stones, because of its specific chemical compounds.

Because of it´s size the best period for fishing is in spring with highier water level. Light gear, bamboo fly rods with small nymphs and dry flies are the best option for this river.

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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