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!
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
Fishing weather as far as we can see – GOOOOOD !!
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..
Fishing weather wizard saying:
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…
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!
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…
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:
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;
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!
Hi all! On the beach or at the river fly fishing!? Both sounds tempting This post is looking to the second half of the August and is guessing the fly fishing conditions you can expect.. Video will show you the levels of the Sava Bohinjka is in a very good shape considering being in the middle of the summer – perfect levels! Often showers are reducing the amount of the swimmers and are keeping the water fresh and on a good level – great recipe for some nice fly fishing. Weather will not be changing much till the end of the month – not more than 28 degrees and with showers in between… Looking this, pretty well we can guess the fishing conditions till the end of the month.
Fishing weather wizard forcast
As first we were afraid that the strong rain on Sunday 28th July will be messing up with the river levels of the north-west of Slovenia – but behold: seems like the soil was so dry that all of the fallen rain was absorbed and the river colour and levels remaining untouched – clear and nicely fishable! This coming week of July 29-August 3rd will be having mix of the weather circumstances, from showers to sun and cloudiness which is a great recipe for the Fly fishing – at least in the summer time. Less swimmers on the river due to unstable weather is a welcome information too! If it happens you are on the area shortly – no fear, GO! on the fly fishing!!
Wether fishing wizard guessing..
Seems like the Friday might bring some stronger showers… the rest seems more or less ok – even good for the fly fishing if the river stays clear! No swimmers and no boat traffic probably also better fish activity than under the strong summer sunshine… pretty well we have a GO for the end of the week fishing..
Another end of the week is here – fly fishing rolls with a normal pace but visiting fisherman should keep an eye on the coming Sunday July 28th when we expect some heavier T-storms in the nord -west and east parts of Slovenia.. (Soca, Sava Bohinjka, Savinja, Baca, Idrijca etc..) While today Friday 26th already heard some Thunders, rain still keeps away.. Very steamy air pushed the fly fishing into the earliest morning hours which can be the very best part of the day! Many fly fisherman are on the area with their families or wife, GF, BF etc along, so compromises needs to be taken.. (different nations, the same patterns of behaviour hahahha).. hitting the rivers at 5:30 am, returning to breakfast at 1000 and late afternoon till the 2100 – that works best! Sava Bohinjka, Soca, under the pressure of the regular folks but mostly during the day time.. mornings are quiet and fine..
Levels so far – normal for the time of the season and not yet too low.. Trout is picky and either hits on the midge or big Goddard caddis – sizes in between more or less do not get their interest.. Grayling hunters – early mornings try with some small klinks or red-tags down on #18-20.. few nice catches reported in during last few days – all using the mentioned flies..
Sava Dolinka not yet cooperating well, since the power station dam Moste uses a weird time-table for opening the turbines – during the night closed, opens at 800.. spoils the day nicely :-/ The rumours are out that this might come from the silent cooperation between the raft Companies and the Dam Co.. the following prefers to have higher levels during the day to perform the drifting boat tours easier.. hack – again fly fishermen pulling the shortest straw.. :-/
Stay in touch early next week, when we report back what has happened during the Sunday`s T-storm performance and with the latest river situation.. and have a great cold end of the week!
What flies to use at the moment
Fishing weather wizard saying
Dear all fly fishing fans, true – we kept you off the news for a few weeks – sorry for doing that! Nothing new in fact was going on by the Sava Bohinjka, weeks and weeks or steady fly fishing condition, trout were landed, grayling as well, hatches late evening-night almost during the day small nymphs or streamers – that is it what has been happening in the last 3 weeks.
Hence onward we are getting into the real summer with the typical summer conditions – and here is where the Fauna fishing news steps in again;
- Summer brought a lot of folks on the river banks doing all kind of different things out there.. Keep in mind that very early morning 06am till lets say 10-11am you will have all of the river for yourself, while from 11is till 18th better keep away or seek for remote corners or you will be embraced by the BBQ families, kids throwing stones, half nude woman (that we allow) and other distracting factors..
- The upper areas of the Sava Bohinjka – namely fishing club Bohinj suffers a lot from the kayak, boat, sup etc river traffic while having also the lowest levels of all 3 fishing clubs.. not saying you should not go there to fly fish but if so – read the above line.
- Institute part of the Sava Bohinjka doing well, levels fine and temperature of the river still cold enough to give the fish some fighting power.. positive feedback we receive on a daily basis!
- Bled fishing part of the Sava Bohinjka – doing fine as well. Not many anglers on the river but during the day proximity of a tourist town Bled brings some international visitors in different forms and brain capacities – top-less females we tolerate. Again – 06am be on the river if possible..
- Sava Dolinka finally getting in shape after all the spring she suffered snow melt or rain levels.. the one seeking a true robinson fishing – take the Sava Dolinka.
- Big Sava river – getting more and more interesting target while the levels of the Bohinjka slowly dropping and the Sava Dolinka getting clearer.. keep your radar on that one too!
- Krka river – low and grass growing up
- Unica river – fine but early morning and late afternoon
- Radovna river – great, with enough level, NO BOAT traffic, NO swimmers and few anglers/day only. Always fresh breeze in that valley – surely a place to be if you are a fly fisherman visiting in July..
Flies to use during this period….
going dry fly than midge is a must during the day, small gnats, micro red-tags grizzly colored etc… Streamer works as well.. olive, white are dominant colours these days… nymphs no larger than #16 reducing the shine to minimum if possible. Fluorocarbon 6X even 7X is a must. Load it in the Fauna fly shop – we always keep a fresh stock!
Weather fishing wizard saying
July is quite fresh comparing with the previous years – good for fishing we must say! More active fish and a bit less swimmers in the river.. But the storms are behind every corner if we may say so – light rain shelter jacked must be close all the time. Overall the weather is supportive for the fly fishing purposes and tours. Easily you can plan a day or two if you want..
Huuh.. yesterday Tuesday afternoon we have had a propper shower in the nord-west Slovenia! Several rivers jumped up and turned into a hot chocolate! But today, Wednesday morning, drama is over and the situation is getting back to normal.. Sava Bohinjka in the Bled and Institute part will be semi-clear during today, while up in the Bohinj area will turn normal colored already during the day.. Consider that this shower did not add to lowering the levels of the Sava Bohinjka which will keep the strong currents trend that is lasting since the early June when the sun triggered a bit of the snow melt.. But overall – fishing conditons can be declared NORMAL from tomorrow onward. Weather till Sunday seems jolly good!! Radovna river – fine, clear just stronger current. Idrijca river – fine, Soca a bit opaque due to yesterdays storm.. we will be in touch later today or tomorrow morning with more video of the upper areas…
One of the more effective ways of the fly fishing in the latest weeks;