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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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October Fly Fishes well!

Hey there!! Getting into the second half of October month fly fishing in Slovenia – so far- so good! Weather cooperates, having the average temperatures around 18degrees ALL rivers in Slovenia fine to fly fish at.. Some have normal levels, other a bit low but in general safe to come and fish! If talking dry flies, emergers down to #18 will do fine..

Note No. 1:  UNICA RIVER hence October 1st dropping the price of the daily permit from regular Eur 99,00/day down to Eur 79,00/day. River fishing well during the day, take the oportunity while the weather lasts! Fishing permit available also in the Fauna fly shop Bled. Open daily at 08am

Note No. 2: during the working days of the week, the Institute part of the Sava Bohinjka can go white from time to time.. obviously the construction works at the bridge Log are not yet finish! See our previous news to find the map where this particularity might be happening..

Hack – this one just landed in the Sava Bohinjka yesterday;

brown-trout-sava1Rainbow trout fishing rolls on as well… but the larger ones are getting a bit selective in feeding.. If they become interested for the surface food, than you might be ending up with a midge “20! Well, if this is not quite your class of dry flies, than good old streamer will do the job well..

Weather wizzard for the next week

More or less seems to be safe… the only two days of the rain probably won`t rise the levels since at the moment most of the fly fishing rivers in Slovenia are considered to be low.

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Video from the river – Sava Bohnjka Bled fishing club

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September`s increasing fly fishing

As the weather kind-a settled down to nice and autumn-like, the fly fishing gradually increasing! Positive feedback from most popular fly fishing areas – Sava Bohinjka with her 3 fishing clubs would see good fishing in the Bled club waters and the Institute while the very upper part – Bohinj was very busy in the last week due to the festival of flowers and fishing – lots of visiting anglers made a proper jam around bridges Brod and Savica! The festival ends this Sunday Sept 29th.. onward we expect normal amount of anglers also in the very upper – Bohinj fishing area. Construction works at the Log bridge are not messing up with the water colour – safe also in that chapter..

The Radovna river should be mentioned at this point – offering a nice hide out from the crowds and a stronger dry fly feeding mode of the trout than on the Sava Bohinjka river.. Lightweight rod will handle those fighting trout easily and put a smile on your face for sure! Getting lost out there in the Radovna river valley with just your fly rod nearby is a unique and unforgettable experience.. Trout will probably not be massive in size but will surely fight like a small devils and hitting on your dry with a lightning fast takes!

Big Sava river – Radovljica fishing area is starting to warm up for the autumn`s Grayling finale, already showing first good signs of Grayling feeding more intensively that in the early September! Nymph fishing fanatics – get ready!

Soca river news – hm… the massive river tourism activities of August left some signs… fish is rare and one needs to work well to get a dozen of the strikes per day.. if you want to have the most out of the Soca fishing day – hire a Guide.. they know for those secret pockets and bends where the Marbles seek their hiding place from the human traffic..

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End of September is a good time to offer yourself a full or half day Guided tour on one of the Bled nearby rivers! Pleasant temperatures during the day, good water levels and skilled fly fishing Guide along is the perfect recipe for a successful fly fishing day! Feel free to contact any time and ask for the availability!

Fishing weather Wizard guessing:

The last days of the September and first week of October seems fine! Put your fly fishing trip in motion without having too much of the fear regarding high levels or the rainy days… in fact there is only one truly rainy day in the forecast – use it to visit me in the Fauna fly shop Bled haha.. we shall chat a bit? We had prepared good Autumn`s discounts for ya!

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What flies will they Fish be taking during the upcoming days!? Well we hope the ones that we sell in the Fauna fly shop Bled :-) Few examples below;

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Construction works on the river calmed down!

Finally we discovered the fault of having a white water from time to time in the section of the Sava Bohinjka called “The Institute” it was this bug of some 10T weight who walked a bit in and out of the river haha… now the path to the pillars of the bridge Log is established, the mean machine will not need to touch the water any more. Clear river is the result and as long as the boys don`t finish their work (at least a month) we fly fisherman in the Sava Bohinjka are safe from the milky water!

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Situation with the river levels improved – but…

Seems like that we fly fisherman need to deal with some issues considering our rivers all the time? :-) Just when the levels nicely recovered and went back to almost normal, the government decided that is about time to fix the damaged bridge in the area of Log – Bohinj.. why that a problem? Because from time to time an excavator machine needs to cross the river bank and doing that spoils the clear colour for a while.. Before you scream out loud – this does not happen every day and even if it does, it lasts for few hours only.. at least this is what we had been promised from the river wardens – if it`s about to believe them.. ?

Long story short: If you go to fly fish in the so called INSTITUTE part of the Sava Bohinjka, guaranteed clear water is from the LOG BRIDGE UP. Log bridge down stream you are 80% to be clear, 20% you gonna see some smoke in the water…  BOHINJ fishing area (Petrol station Boh. Bistrica upstream to the lake Bohinj) – safe to fish water clear! ALL BLED fishing area ok to fly fish..

see the graphic map where we indicated “attention” areas..

Situation on the river Sava Bohinjka, Bled fishing area Military bridge September 11th 14:30 hours

Sava-bohinjka11092019 from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

Fishing weather as far as we can see – GOOOOOD !!

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Levels jumped up :-(

As we kind-a hope not to happen, Sunday 8th sept. the rain hit down hard and had pushed several rivers up during one night! This morning the situation in the north-west Slovenia – around Bled town if to be precise is a bit murky – still drizzling and with the levels of the Sava Bohinjk, Dolinka, Sava, Radovna all up..

Good news is that the rain is about to stop in a couple of hours and hence onward there will be sun on the sky till the end of the week.. Sava will need a day or two to recover the levels, the Radovna will be probably clear already tomorrow, September 10th. Unica river and also the Krka river which are in the inland areas of the Slovenia are fine to fly fish. Fauna fly shop provides also the permits, maps, navi data, flies etc.. a good hide out for the next two days till the Sava drops down the levels..

Radovna-sava-sept09 from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

Fishing weather wizard saying:

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Ooops, some rain arrived?

What seems to be just a rainy end of the week September 7-8th, might turn into a bit more wet than we expected!? Forecast for today evening and tomorrow – Sunday 8th had changed a bit and is now showing stronger storms covering north-west area of the Slovenia… Hm… as for the moment of this update ( Morning September 7th 9:00 am) all the rivers are still perfect to fly fish at, tomorrow morning might already be different… we have to wait and see what happens. Fauna fly shop opens on Sunday 8-10am, feel free to call us if you have some questions concerning fly fishing…

Sava-Bohinjka-Sept07 from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

Last days of the ending week, the Radovna river was a good hide out for the ones seeking some Brown Trout feeding from the surface – dry fly fishing yeah! Sava Bohinjka on the other hand also saw some dry fly activity but there was a very significant difference of the fly size that the fish was feeding on… while the Radovna Trout easily went on sizes 12, Sava`s T-s were much more picky – see the image and compare the coin – than guess the hook size! :-)

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Fishing weather Wizard saying:

Monday September 9th, the sky shall open! Ha, ok – good guess… but what brings the next 48h – let`s see…. anyway we shall be out there on the river Monday morning and scouting the situation – stay tuned…

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September`s Fly Fishing approaching!

Dear Fly fishing colleagues, we do apology for the absence of the Fly fishing news from Slovenia – but hey brains of the admin are just sponge made and need a proper soaking from time to time :-) I am back now and you will get the updates more frequently hence onward!

While the August saw a lot of this on the rivers:

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It has not seen a lot of the fly fisherman for the obvious reasons.. many human traffic along the most known rivers, intense heat, low levels with lazy feeding fish etc.. Now all this is gone and September 2019 started in a good manner.. with some showers that chased away the non-fisherman and polished the river bed of most north-west Slovenian rivers..

Here is some fresh video from the Bled fishing club of the Sava Bohinjka;

Sava-bohinjka02092019 from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

As far as the short-therm weather prognosis for the Sava Bohinjka, Radovna, Soca, Sava; Until September 7th all seems to be fine and safe… After that date there might be some rain on the way but who knows how much of it.. ? Suggesting you to stay tuned with our fishing news page to see how things are progressing and in which direction..

Hoping for yet another smashing September and October fly fishing! Last year is was superb!

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