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HUCHO-HUCHO 2020-2021 Opening – Lock Down not for us – Locals

Dear All! At the moment of this update, we are exactly in the middle of the 2 week lock down, which has started with November 16th – exactly on the Hucho-Hucho fishing opening date! That has of course prevent many of you to come for the opening – we remember – all the hotels and private B&B were and still are closed to host tourists..

But for us, who are in the local fishing clubs, the season has normally opened and we were experiencing some very nice fly fishing days out there on the Sava Bohinjka river.. No very big Hucho landed yet, since we are facing very clear water levels, but several 80-ers were landed and released..

Here a little bit of the summary what is going on down here – to help you following the situation with the covid restrictions and fishing;

COVID NEWS

  • Hotels, B&B, Apps, Restaurants and Bars remaining closed at least until November 30th. After that date- Government of SLO has not decided yet..
  • Every entry in Slovenia must have a covid-free test no older than 48h or must go in the quarantine  (on his costs).
  • All retail stores and shopping centres which are not having food, garden or mechanical or construction materials remaining closed at least until November 30th. What will happen after that date the Government has not decided yet…
  • Online sale of the product can run normally.. ( www.faunaflyshop.si ) deliveries come on a regular delivery time.
  • We accept provisional bookings to fish Hucho-Hucho in December and later, if the restrictions are off – booking is valid – if the restrictions stay – bookings get “cancel” with no cost.
  • Fishing on the rivers is allowed and fishing permits can be obtained..
  • No movement on the rivers or anywhere else due to the police hours from 21.00 – 6.00am. No fishing can be allowed during the Police hours.

Hucho Fishing News

Clear water conditions, no tourist fisherman on the rivers, just few locals… Huchos active but already very careful due to the high transparency of the river.. Some nice ones were already landed by the locals, but we were not able to get images, since you know.. if a local angler releasing the Hucho, usually the place of the release remains secret.. especially if the photo was made during the day time.. Here some images from the river Sava Bohinjka

Some Introduction Video we created for the 2020/2021 Hucho opening day! A bit of happy emotions along with some catches… A warm up for the season we could say :-)

News from the FaunaFlyshop.si

Exciting NEW HUCHO STREAMERS added today! 

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Now we are PROPERLY LOCKED!

Latest COVID news…. and latest Fly Fishing reports… 1st BAD, second GREAT, choose what you prefer to read first!

COVID:

  • To enter Slovenia from ANY Country – a NEGATIVE Covid test no older than 48h is needed from today. Yes, even from Austria and Italy and Hungary.. Nobody (but about 10 exceptions listed below) can enter without having Covid free test. If enter Slovenia with no test – 14days Quarantine must be attained.
  • Hotels, B&B, Life-not essential shops, Bars, Restaurants remaining CLOSED to further notice.
  • To enter Slovenia with a business reason, if owing an real-estate or needing some medical treatment – covid test is not needed. If you do not look infected of course.
  • If you are in Slovenia already – or you get yourself the mentioned test – Fly fishing on the rivers IS ALLOWED. Just as in any “normal” fly fishing season.
  • If you have a residential address in Slovenia – you are restricted to your residential community borders (Obcina in Slovene language). So you can not reach any river in Slovenia

All that mentioned, we will be having OPENING HUCHO-HUCHO Fishing on the Sava Bohinjka, with several bookings made for the 16-19th November – under a big Question… We and the Hucho Guides are monitoring situation daily – the same we suggest to all the groups that booked the trips for the Huch opening! Final decisions will be taken at the end of this week! 

Regular fly fishing on the rivers this days was VERY NICE with strong sun at the midst day hours and even rising Grayling! Few images from today Sava Bohinjka

A short slow motion of a Grayling release.. see what speed he triggered once being touched a bit!

Grayling release from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

More Effective nymphs added to the Faunaflyshop.si! Some models that were sold-out in October are back on the stock!

 

 

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We might have a weekend October 10-11 fishable!

It seems like there might be and OPTION TO FLY FISH on the Saturday and Sunday October 10,11th! River is dropping! The smaller Radovna and Lipnika river might be just perfect, since those two dropping faster than the bigger rivers.

Should we mention that on the SAVA RADOVLJICA (Big Sava river) Hucho-hucho fishing is already open as well as the regular fly fishing. Two methods allowed at the same time on the same river.. One day fishing the Hucho, second day going for the Grayling :-) Very unique combination of the two exciting sports!

Here the VIDEO from the river, taken October 8th on the military bridge, Bled fishing club, Sava Bohinjka

New arrivals also from SIMMS Autumn-winter CAPS AND BEANIES!!<<<<

Here the VIDEO from the river, taken October 9th on the same place – military bridge, Bled fishing club, Sava Bohinjka. You can COMPARE the dropping rate of the river/day!

Get yourself some warm SIMMS GLOVES AND SOCKS! Fishing days are many – health only one! <<<

Here also a short walk-by video of the Moste Lake, Belly boat paradise on the Sava Dolinka.. few of you guys asking for the colour..

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Rainy week started

Fishing conditions on Monday September 28th are not nice… Rain and cold temperatures invaded west of the Slovenia.. and north as well.. strong river currents will prevent some reasonable fly fishing at least until Wednesday, the 30th.. keep in touch with the weather reports and plan your fly fishing trip more to the end of the week..

Saying that, FAUNA FLY SHOP in Bled will be temporary closed until October 2nd! For the weekend October 3,4 and onward we are back again! We would like to prepare well, get new stock and Rock `n roll into October`s fly fishing in a style!

Feel free to call us on our info phone +38641633147 if you need some specific info.

Here is the situation of the Sava Bohinjka on September 28th at the SELO bridge – Bled fishing club

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Massive Grayling Sava river

Annual inventory and regular disinfection process

Hi everybody! As we are all aware, to keep the fight with the covid strong, this year we had decided to make the yearly Inventory and regular disinfection of  our retail Fauna Fly shop in Bled earlier – this week.. Weather is rainy and we do not expect much anglers to seek our assistance…

Saying that, FAUNA FLY SHOP in Bled will be temporary closed until including October 3rd! We would like to prepare well, get new stock and Rock `n roll into October`s fly fishing in a style!

Feel free to call us on our info phone +38641633147 if you need some specific info.

Looking forward to see you with October 3rd!! Matej

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Nice September for some Dryfly fishing!

Luckily we can post that the fly fishing conditions entering the second half of the September month are still good! Most of the rivers in Slovenia are at their optimal or low levels. Sava Dolinka tends to be white, even in the upper areas above the Moste Dam.. that effects also a bit the Sava river from the confluence down. We believe that the Sava Dolinka might clear out in the last week of the September – just perfect to plan some Grayling trips!

If you meet the hatch on the rivers these days – it is going to be a challenge.. small chironomidaes, tiny emergers, small ants.. leaders 7X are obligatory. If you happen to meet a larger trout not too deep down, you might as well present a big dry fly.. like the Stimulator or so.. 3/5 attempts they will go for it! But you do not want to mess up the strike – Only once you get the bait usually. Than fish loose their interest..

Faunaflyshop Bled opens daily at 08am to help you out with some advice about where to go and what areas to fly fish.. September is a popular FF month and there are several German groups of the fly fisherman on the area of Bled in these days so make sure you consult with us regarding the less busy areas and rivers. Looking forward meeting you!

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Sava Bohinjka

August Fly Fishing – all good!

Marching towards the middle of the August month – and on the rivers still good fly fishing conditions! Mostly all rivers you might be after – Sava Bohinjka, Soca, Radovna, Sava, Savinja, Unica are having normal summer levels which in 2020 are in fact not low due to several stormy days in the beginning of the month. There is of course some summer action on the rivers like water sports, kayak guys etc, but not that many since the COVID situation has reduced the tourism in general. If you go on your Fly fishing day early in the morning and return by 11am hitting the river again after 17pm – you did most favour for yourself..

Weather forecast is for now ok – but local storms can be expected almost every few days..

I will go on a summer break this Friday the 15th, returning back to the Fly shop with September 1st. In between, Fauna fly shop in Bled will be operating on a SHORTER OPENING HOURS, CALL THE PHONE BELOW TO MAKE SURE WE ARE OPEN AT THE TIME OF YOUR VISIT!

Assumption day opening hours AUGUST 15th and Sunday AUGUST 16th 9:30 – 10:30am only.

Fauna fly shop cell ph.: +38641633147

Take care, we will be posting here with Sept. 1st again

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Rivers nicely fishable

Rivers Sava Bohinjka, Radovna, Sava, Soca, Idrijca and Unica are now having nice fishable levels and your plans for fly fishing during this end of the week August 8,9 and into the following week can be considered SAFE! Weather is nice and sunny with daily temperatures around 30 degrees.

ALL GOOD!

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Some Fly Fishing and COVID-19 information

Hi there dear All! It has been a while since we last publish water levels of the Sava Bohinjka river.. wonder why hm hm … :-)

Now the borders are getting open for most of the EU countries and the 1st anglers arriving by the end of this week – if the water levels will cooperate! We do have a very wet June.. like the Covid would not do enough damage – now the rain will prolong the river-off situation.. :-/

The video is showing water level close to bridge Log – Institute part of the Sava Bohinjka river.

Sava Bohinjka as found on June 10th from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

COVID-19 INFO: All the citizens from the “covid safe” country list CAN ENTER SLOVENIA without the quarantine period of 14 days. UNFORTUNATELY ITALIAN ANGLERS ARE NOT YET ON THE SAFE LIST, so they need to wait a little bit more.. Hopefully the situation will change soon and they will be able to come on the fly fishing without the quarantine period!

List of countries

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Croatia
Hungary
Austria
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Estonia
Finland
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Latvia
Lithuania
Liechtenstein
Norway
Slovakia
Switzerland

To get ready for some later DRY FLY fishing action out there on the rivers. we had knocked down our DRY FLY selection for 20% enabling you to fill your dry fly boxes and be ready to meet the Surface feeding frenzy weeks of the late June and Early July. Welcome to visit us on the    www.faunaflyshop.si  

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HOW TO CROSS THE BORDERS AND GO ON FLY FISHING IN SLOVENIA??

Very confusing news regarding this topic… as far as we know, this gets you in Slovenia easily:

  • Showing no fever or other signs of some flue when meeting the custom officers
  • Showing them some confirmation of either hotel, pension or BB that shows you have a valid booking at their place.
  • Austria, Hungary, Croatia less strict controls
  • Italian border – more strict control and a bit longer lines to wait – but if showing the above, they should let you in.

In Slovenia, with June 1st ALMOST ALL restrictions are already taken away and also larger hotels start to accept their guests. No more need to wear masks – unless you want to wear them yourself. Fly fishing is normally performing – as any years in the past. No restrictions.

Levels are in general FINE and NICELY fishable!

Fauna Fishing Lodge starts to operate normally with June 1st, make sure you do not wait too long with your booking if planning to come in late June – we are almost on 70% of our booking capacity by now!!

Water is very clear and bottom washed out – stock with some >>GOOD FLUOROCARBON<< – you will be needing it!

 

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