Huchen 117cm

Be patient.. be patient.. CATCH A MONSTER HUCHO!!!!!

Tic-tac, tic-tac, wait and track, wait and try.. try some more…    AND CATCH YOUR MONSTER HUCHO!! Hahaha.. Yes, I might needed a season or two more than some of you, to join the elite club of 110+ Hucho catchers.. BUT NOW I AM HERE, with my 117-er!!!!!

Sooo happy, to be able catching Him on my home river Sava Bohinjka, accompanied by my friend and Hucho-fishing bud – AL!! Superb handling of the hooked giant, if being there alone – the below images might just not be there..

Since there is no clear evidence that this Hucho would be caught before, I might just named him!? Monster Mr. Scar face released back to his kingdom!!!

C&R – protect the river kings Hucho-Hucho!!

Sincerely,

Matej

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Sie haben nur noch 10 Tage Zeit, um den Hucho zu fangen!

Dort gibt es eine schöne Möglichkeit zum Fliegenfischen auf der Save Bohinjka. Die Größe war nichts Besonderes, aber jeder einzelne Huchen-Fang ist ein eigenes Kapitel! Und als solche – unvergesslich! Noch 10 Tage bis zum Ende der Angelsaison 2019-2020 in Huchen! Die Aufregung steigt!

A nice Huchen fly fishing catch out there on the Sava Bohinjka river. The size was nothing special but every single Huchen catch is a chapter of its own!  And as such – unforgetable! 10 More days remaining to catch your dreams!!

Jeder Huchen-Fang ist ein besonderer! Manchmal kann es auch ein bisschen lustig sein

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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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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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1st Ever Hucho for him

every one has a special moment in his life and catching one`s 1st hucho-hucho surely is one of such! Congratulation to young Maks and his companion Jan to land this nice speckled Hucho-hucho yesterday evening! A premier catch for a young hucho hunter! we believe many will follow!

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One can just not get enough of this!

BREAKING NEWS – HUCHO HUCHO 113CM 15+Kg on a FLY ROD

A record of previous few hucho-hucho fishing seasons was broken last Saturday when talking Sava Bohinjka Hucho-hucho fishing! The very day started as so many other hucho-hucho fishing days; a well tuned team or Mr. A.Botteon and Mr. L.Cadamuro arrived to Bled, trying to make a history in their Fly Fishing life – getting a hucho-hucho with a fly rod. Gathering experiences in the previous seasons, the very strike was not happening what ever we have had done.. But if anything – a hope is what a true hucho-hucho fisherman should never lost! The high potential part of the day – early morning, passed away with nothing stopping our lines.. hopes were down a bit since in clear water situation, day time usually does not produce a predator to go on the hunt. All our remaining hopes were for the last hour when dusk could lure out some of this magnificent predators to go on hunting.. Regardless, we made our ways towards the upper areas of the Rocky Sava Bohinjka river. Guide myself going 1st, trying to spot down potential huchos before they spot us back.. at one point my step froze. We all froze. There He was.. a magnificent stealth looking beast guarding the rocks of the big pool, hiding himself by a current over-heading Him. What followed in the next 50minutes should be in the school books; Placed the fisherman on the perfect spot with the task to make one single but perfect cast to the beast. Can you imagine the pressure on the angler who needs to perform that? It is immense! But faith had her plans with us and the cast was nothing but perfect! Hucho monster went on the move as soon as streamer got close! Strike was hard and solid but the next 45 minutes were a nervous breakdown! After first run Hucho got his minds back together and re-take the position he originally had. Andrea was not able to move Him from it for the unbelievable period of 40 minutes! The #9 rod was bend down to the handle, looking as a butter stick and completely unable to move the fish from where she anchored.. finally – (but it felt like ages), King gave up and almost himself swam to my grasp and admit the win to a lucky Mr. A.Botteon, who was like running a marathon tired from the adrenaline blast :-) After we all together take some breath and photos, a reanimation of 15 minutes was offered to the Hucho to put him back in shape.. Super gentle handling we did, not one single drop of blood was spilled. Companion angler Luca C. was in great help doing this task and once again proven the rule, that Hucho fishing needs more than just a pair of the angler`s hands..  At the end, Hucho swam back himself, and behold – again taking the position he originally had – his favourite rocks. At the very moment He is still there, gathering back the strength and the skills to wrestle the next one who will dare to challenge him. It could have been you – reading this lines!! 😉 Feel free to contact any time..  

IMAGE GALLERY DEDICATED TO THIS BEAUTIFUL HUCHO-HUCHO BEAST

 

And Video review of landing the Hucho-Hucho! / Huchen, Sava Bohinjka Slowenien

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