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Unpredictable – but fishable week ahead!?

As promised, Fly fishing news Slovenia back with this morning`s fresh visit on the Sava Bohinjka river – Bled fishing club waters.. While the video can only show you one river, also the rest of them in the north-west Slovenia have the same characteristics – clear but stronger than usual. But now – let us forget this “stronger than usual” issue; we have had like 4 groups fly fishing on the river yesterday and the weather conditions were mix – again.. shower, little sun, wind, sun etc… THEY HAD ALL REPORTED BACK GOOD DRY FLY ACTION!

It seems like 2016 is happening all over again – Mixed weather kept major of the Fly fishing population off the rivers till the end of May month. And than, when we and the weather pages declared – sunny week – 250 anglers were on the river the next days! So, read the lines here: yes, you need to have a light rain jacket handy all the time. But while the rain is not poring down – fishing is great! And there are hand-full anglers on the rivers only! Many seat at home and wait that they get a solid and reliable GO! for the sunny weather.. but when that happens, the sun will be hammering down with 25+ degrees, triggering some snow melt for sure. Now it stays on up to 18 Celsius maximum, which is not really causing any snow melt yet or just a week one, hardly noticeable..

Sava Bohinjka levels 20.5.2019 from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

This is the best and the closest data and forecast we can give you at the moment.. all the rest is a mixture of all kind of the weather possibilities..  feel free to call us in the Fauna fly shop if you want some detailed question to be answered, or leave your comment in the comment box below the news.. we shall keep up with the situation on the river also during the week, stay tuned..

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HEY! Fly Fishing approaching – if we go well threw Sunday 19th!

18.5.2019 UPDATE TO THIS RELEASE: Sunday 19th May will be a bit or bit rainy again – so lets take some reserve to the below news.. Monday Morning we are back with the video of the latest happening on the Sava Bohinjka. Welcome to check.. have a nice end of the week!

17.5.2019 Finally some optimism for our dear Fly Fishing visitors, local followers and guests – weather seems to slowly but steadily coming back to “normal”! While tomorrow`s Saturday might still see some shower, onward seems to be ok! River levels at the moment of this update are in general fine – except Unica staying higher than normal, Big Sava river still strong in current and the Sava Dolinka still being white.. none of the rest fly fishing rivers can be called low – but we can say normal or close to normal and in general – clear which is the most important. Fish are active and the hatches are growing daily! Cmon now guys – half of May was lost already – let us wet the lines now what say ya!!!?

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What was flies were baiting well during the last couple of days;

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Wind is the biggest fishing issue right now

What a strange fly fishing season in Slovenia we fall into? Harsh weather conditions just don`t want to end! But humans – we adapt.. history proves that! Fly fisherman which already came to visit (and also the locals) are fly fishing regardless the windy weather and cold temperatures.. after all – rivers are clear.. as a strongest surprise in the last few days was a dry fly activity in the conditions nobody expected to happen – wind and low temperatures! Ephemears hatched well, but the trout and grayling refuse to take them.. at the end blue duns, bwo-s or even mosquito of a lighter coloures were the right choice! How you were able to present them in the wind is another story, but the fact is – dry fly worked well in the last days..

Fishing news 14th May 2019 from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

Well working fly patterns in the last couple of days – Sava Bohinjka river upper areas

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Few images from the Sava Bohinjka, two days ago – upper areas

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Rain jacket still not to be put away..

Ahh.. just like you and every normal fly fisherman also we are bored to write about the showers and levels.. Luckily they do not mess up too much with the color of the rivers – you can see is clear and fishable. In fact – many anglers do fly fish on the area this days.. but they always have a light rain jacket close.. seems like tomorrow, Saturday May 11th is safe with the rain, while the Sunday May 12th will be pissing down again.. we will be in touch Monday May 13th to report what is going on with the fly fishing on the area of Bled.. stay tuned!

SAVA Bohinjka-10-may-2019 from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

Fly Fishing Weather wizard saying:

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Drizzling down but rivers hold on well

Today, May 9th should be the most wet day of the week.. As for now, drizzling down a bit, not really messing up with the levels.. As we thought to go making a Fly fishing conditions movie this morning, I had changed my minds and only toke one image from the wooden bridge of Log – Institute part of the Sava Bohinjka. Why? Because we do not know what will happen over the night and we shall roll the camera rather tomorrow – confirming the upcoming weekend fishable or not. But at the moment all seems to be fine and we have a 90% GO..

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Windy weather but is getting better!

Turbulent Fly Fishing week in Slovenia it was, with a snow-like temperatures during the weekend of May 4-5th! Today, Monday 6th the air remains chilly, but the sun is out! Most of the north-west rivers are a bit above normal levels except the Sava Dolinka is also white in colour. Soca clear, Idrijca clear, Sava Bohinjka clear but strong in current at least in the Bled fishing part. Radovna clear, strong current but dropping fast. Krka – good levels, contact us for more news, permits, area maps, guides etc..

News Fishing Slovenia May 6th 2019 from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

Fishing foretell for the coming week – Levels improving day by day while the air remains cold and windy. Thursday should be the worst, but not more than a shower or two.. other days seem to be pretty safely dry.

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Pssst-don`t tell your fishing buddies: regardless the cold air and winds, as soon as the wind calms down and the sun heats the air just for a few degrees – hatches are triggered! Soca, Sava Bohinjka, Radovna will have more or less ephemeras and smaller may flies out, while inland rivers like Unica and Krka already see some sedge hatches in progress!

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The Fly fishing day before May 1st

Dear Fly fishing friends, surely several of you and us consider May 1st – 2nd will be a fly fishing opportunity! And in fact – it is, but not a perfect one we could say.. Considering that the north-west Slovenia is still in the rainy/cloudy atmosphere, this fishing news after all can be considered as “not bad” one..

For all who still hesitate or are unsure about the levels of the Sava Bohinjka, here are the latest:

Slovenia Fishing news Sava Bohinjka April 30th 7.30am from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

Radovna river today is already totally clear and the currents are let us say.. some 5cm above the normal ones. See our previous post from yesterday for the video.

MAY 1st and 2nd are Holidays in Slovenia – Fauna fly shop opens 8:00 – 10:00 am only. On both of the dates – May 1st AND 2nd. Welcome to visit!

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Catching a window of the opportunity!?

Behold – after a rainy even snowy Sunday of April 28th – some dry weather on the horizon! Since the areas with the altitude above 800m had snow and not rain, rivers did not jump as high as expected! Sava Bohinjka will be reasonably fishable tomorrow  – at least in the middle or upper sections, while Bled part could have first visitors During May 1st and 2nd.. Levels will not be low as usual, but will be clear – fishing possible.

Radovna river was found ok even this morning April 29th which means it will be a surely safe river to go during the next days..

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Weather fishing forecast for the following days shows some showers but they should not be messing too much with the levels… the bigger question comes after Sunday, May 5th.. but still some time till that date.. keep staying with Fauna news page, we will try to keep you updated – several groups in a low start to visit, so we understand you want to be updated with the latest fly fishing conditons..

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A NOTE for the Festival of Work, MAY 1st and 2nd! On both days Fauna Fly shop operates only in the morning 8:00 – 10:00 hours. Try to wake up early enough to “catch us” open  😆

 

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Fly Fishing condition in Slovenia still not stable

As expected the rainy week will prolong also into the weekend of April 27-28th.. Meaning that the larger rivers will not be dropping down the levels so fast as expected. As a sample we show you comparing videos of the Radovna and Sava Bohinjka river.. smaller one already ok for the Fly Fishing while larger one still high and opaque.. We heard that also other smaller river like Lepena, Baca, Trebuscica, Trziska Bistrica might also be fishable for the upcoming end of the week – but always better to check with us or some nearby river hotel about the actual coloration of the streams.

What kind a fly fishing weather can we expect in the next days? Prognosis goes for the north-west Slovenia;

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Video from the Radovna Mill`s area and the Sava Bohinjka Boh.Bela bridge.. Both taken in the morning of April 26th

Radovna Sava Bohinjka fishing conditions as on April 26th from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

An idea about a fly or two that might or did work well in the previous days – various Trout streams and the rivers

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A NOTIFICATION FROM THE FAUNA FLY SHOP IN BLED: Since April 27th is a Holiday, our Fly shop will be open like on the Sundays – 8:00 – 10:00 am.

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Fly Fishing Slovenia – be aware higher levels!

We expected some rain to fall – but quite a lot of it fall down – boosting up most of the river levels in north-west Slovenia! Sava Bohinjka, Radovna, Sava Dolinka, Soca, Idrijca having high levels and opaque water colour… the video is from the Institute part of the Sava Bohinjka river.. Hints and tips:

  • Seek for a smaller type of the rivers like Lepena, Lipnika, Baca, Trebuscica etc..
  • Call us in the Fauna fly shop if you are not sure what to do with your fly fishing plans or you are already on the area of Slovenia.. we might be having a fishing solution for you!
  • Monitor the weather forecast for the next days and when you see the sun is out – add 2 days which is usually enough for the levels to drop down on “almost normal”
  • Stay with us and follow this page since we will upload GO! news for the fly fishing as soon as we will be able to declare the levels normal again.

Weather forecast for the next days:

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Latest video from the Sava Bohinjka river – actual levels found on April 24th at 14:30 hours – double bridge area of the Institute fishing beat..

 

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