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
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!
Fishing conditions and the weather for the next days – FINE! GOGOGOGOGO Hucho anglers haha.. ! 😆
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!
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!!
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!
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.
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.. 😕
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:
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:
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;
Rainbow 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.
Video from the river – Sava Bohnjka Bled fishing club
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..
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!
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;
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!