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Whooow…. That is the the catch not every angler will have in his lifetime!

Levels of the Sava Bohinjka dropping and huchos moving back to their home pools…. While we have had high water for almost two month and Huchos were roaming on unusual places, making us chase them here and there – January is lowering the levels and the beast is seeking deeper areas to hide….

While in the below gallery you can see some glimps of our various Hucho fishing trips, spectacular nature of the Sava Bohinjka river and happy anglers, the below video is which needs most of your attention! Watch and enjoy. And remember – you can also do that – if you believe strong enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Ending the 2019 in a style – Hucho Hucho fever!

Finally Bled and the Sava Bohinjka river remaining out of the rain and flood situation that lasted almost a month and a half! Rivers are returning into their normal channels and the Huchos are coming back to their home pools – enabling us to located them more easy than in high water situation when the big-boys Huchos roam around and seek for new territories and feeding opportunities!

Another great day out there on the Sava Bohinjka river, chasing the Huchos!! Super company, nice weather and aggressive strike of the 90-er at the ends of the fishing day! What more to expect!!? The first January`s end of the week (3-5th) is “Hucho frenzy” sold-out! Any Hucho hunter eager to try his skills – report in after that date please! WISH YOU ALL PROSPER 2020, thank you for your time spent with our Guides, pages, news, e-mails etc.. we consider you as one big happy fishing family! Tight lines till we meet again! Matej

Fauna Fly Shop Bled starts to operate again in January 3rd – emails might see delay in replying since we are all on the Hucho-Hucho fishing or Guiding. thank you for your patience!

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Fishing Hucho – Snow put the fish on the move!

December month we go and fly fish for the Hucho! With the changing weather every serious hucho fisherman should be on the river, especially if the change means snow! Somehow this weather situation puts the Hucho in action to feed! The last week, fish activity was increasing as you can see in the gallery below – rainbow trout was striking well.. It was just a question of time when the Huchen will make mistake and grab the streamer! And it did.. Medium sized, but nevertheless a very good looking healthy fish it was! Bigger Huchos usually pick up the action a bit later since their stomachs don`t need to feed as frequent as the younger Huchen must. But they will need to feed – sooner or later :-) When that happens – one can just hope to be there at the right spot!

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Nice looking Hucho

 

 

A little bit of the scenery and side catches from our Hucho-hucho fishing day

Video of the Hucho-hucho catch – fly rod did the job well!

 

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Strikes reporting in – Huchos on the move!

Rainy November about to say goodbye and December knocks in with the colder and more dry days! Waters of the Sava Bohinjka river going back to their normal levels and the Huchos moving with them too! While in the higher levels Hucho-hucho usually roams around and away from his home pool, with the dropping water they return to the home pool areas.. this makes them a bit more easy to locate and locating them is a half of the strike-on project!

Fishing condition for the week ahead seems to be steady.. a bit of everything but not flooding up or snow blizzard events… GOOO HUCHEN FISCHEN – or Fishing the same for us :-)

 

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KA-BANG! Another Giant Hucho-hucho grabbed the lure yesterday

Jep – who comes 1st gets 1st! Early days of the 19/20 Hucho-Hucho fishing season were tough because of the weather and rain and levels and high water etc… But seems like also the Huchos were thinking that the anglers will be staying at home because of that? NOT. They went out on the river and they haven`t went out there on the wet for nothing..

Yesterday`s Huchen beast of 110cm and 14,50 kgs!

 

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Fishing conditions and the weather for the next days – FINE! GOGOGOGOGO Hucho anglers haha.. !  😆

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The levels slowly, but steadily dropping!

Maybe is not even worth mentioning, but in the Institute part of the Sava Bohinjka is still possible to fly fish! Having the 5th week of rain, we had almost forget what does that mean.. to fly fish..

EXCEPT if you are a hucho-hucho angler! If so – this video should be very encouraging! Levels dropping down and are like this already good enough for the spin fishing. Fly fisherman will be out in a couple of the days if the weather stays at least light rainy.. Light rain has now become a luxury conditions hahaha.. Forecast does not yet show some heavy storms or a zillion litter water per square meter, so programmed Hucho tours still stand!

Keep in touch!

sava-bohinjka21112019 from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

 

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Opening Hucho fishing day was a struggle for the fly rods

As you can all see from the news, November of 2019 is as wet as it can be! Raining continuously for weeks, natural result was increasing levels of all rivers in Slovenia.. Usually that is not a problem for the Hucho-Hucho fishing – as long as you do not grab the fly rod to do the job; up to a certain level fly rods can still handle the situation, but once the river jumps up massively, than the spin rods are the only solution if you still dare to approach the rivers!

The same happened on the Sava Bohinjka which saw the premiere opening Hucho-hucho day last Friday, the 15th. AL any I went out immediately to test the currents and how they would be meeting the Fly Fishing Teams which were about to come the next days… Unfortunately this what you see on the video below was far the best what happened, and in the next days river went even higher and darker, forcing us to cancel the arrival of the fly fisherman to later dates in the month…

But before you make some conclusion on this: at this and even a bit worst fishing conditions of the opening afternoon day, a local member landed a 110cm er with a spinning rod! Unfortunately we were not able to get the copy rights to post the catch here, but it will surely circle on the social media, since it was a magnificent animal indeed!!!! Hucho fishing needs a different approach than trout fishing – no level is too high for the Hucho to go out hunting!

River is now settled on her high levels and it will need a few days to start getting back to normal – if no new rain arriving. Once the current starts to return to it`s original river bed- that is a very good moment to target the Huchos – while they returning to their home pools, often grab some snack along – if lucky, your streamer or lure :-) everything is ready to go as soon as the river calms down a bit. Stay tuned!!

Opening-day-hucho from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

Weather fishing wizard guessings:

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GETTING READY FOR THE HUCHO-HUCHO OPENING SEASON THIS FRIDAY!

All right – the Game is knocking on the doors! This Friday November 15th all areas will be open for the Hucho-Hucho fishing and fly fishing! At the moment the weather is like you all can see on your forecasts – rainy. Surely not friendly for the comfort of the Fisherman, but has this ever been an issue when talking Hucho-Huco? Not. :-)

AL and I went out there on the river yesterday to get an impression about how the levels would respond to the Fly rods.. Was ok. Trout and also Huchos are closer to the banks than usual, to avoid strong currents. If you know where to search, the fish will be there!

Sava Bohinjka is on her upper level tag, but still fishable. Local hunters and visiting Guests still have a green Lights for the opening. Nex few days will be deciding about the opening remaining fishable or we will see sky-high conditions.. some more rain on the radar unfortunately :-/

Lets stay positive and see what happens.. we will be posting frequently on this page hence onward!

High water casting – getting ready for the HUCHO! from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

 

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November`s Fly fishing started with..

We said goodbye to another great October month and at the same time welcome the November – except that the second is far away from nice for now; Heavy rain in the early few days of the November pushed most of the rivers in Slovenia high and coloured. Several rivers closed down with October 31st and what is left open in November is at the moment too high for some reasonable fly fishing.

Keep in minds that the Sava Bohinjka will be fishable in all 3 sections till November 14th.. But this week hardly.. Tuesday 5th is delivering more rain and that surely won`t improve the fishing situation on the river..

If some fisherman on the area and don`t really know what to do – there are two smaller artificial lakes open where fly fishing can land some Trout! Give us a call or pop in to talk things out. Fauna fly shop open daily from 900-1500 hours.

Sava Bohinjka as on November 4th from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

Weather fishing wizard guessing:

well, this time there is not much guessing needed – do not expect any major improvement in the north-west Slovenia till the end of this week.. more of the water on the way towards our area as we speak..  😕

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October entering in the finale fly fishing

Few more of the Fly Fishing days left till the end of October, which again – the third year in a row happens to be a top fly fishing month! In all the month there were only 3-4 poor weather fishing days, but even those were do-able with a streamer and heavier nymphs! All the rest – sun and dry/nymph action!

Let us refresh some key dates considering the Fly fishing season at this point;

  • Sava Bohinjka at Bled (lower) and Bohinj (upper) fishing area will remain open for the fly fishing till November 14th
  • Sava Bohinjka Institute (middle) fishing area will remain open for the Fly fishing until November 30th
  • Radovna will be closing for fly fishing with October 31st
  • Sava Dolinka will be closing for the fly fishing with October 31st
  • Sava river (Big Sava) will close for the fly fishing with October 31st
  • Unica river remains open for the Fly fishing till November 30th
  • Soca river closing with October 31st

Weather fishing wizard guessing:

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It seems that the Indian summer of the October is ending…. early next week can still be pleasant and quite warm, while the Wednesday will turned to be much colder – in best case! Might bring also few snow flakes.. but definitely temperatures are going down big time. Keep in touch if you have some fishing plans on the way…

Holidays opening time of the Fauna Fly Shop in Bled:

  • October 31st:   8:00 – 10:00am
  • November 1st 8:00 – 10:00am
  • November 2nd 9:00 – 12:00
  • November 3rd   CLOSED
  • November 4th onward    9:00 – 15:00

 

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