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
Moments of catching the Hucho-Hucho are valuable! With the catch or without, they deserve to be framed forever! Many hours of your time and also funds can be spent before the fishing rod bends down! Our Hucho Fishing Guides spend their best efforts to capture all the Hucho catches on the videos you can watch at home later again and again! Filming in difficult conditions with little light, frozen fingers and fighting fish is not an easy task. The videos below were taken by a simple cameras and by no-pro camera users.. Thank you for understanding on the quality. Subscribe to our >>> YouTube Hucho Fishing channel <<< and receive news about new and exciting video footage delivered by our Hucho Fishing Guides!
Let us all enter the fishing year 2021 positive and with a style! Hucho Hunters are on the move to deliver you some content to watch at home – staying strong and determined that we gonna fight the virus and meet on Slovenian river doing flyfishing again!! Soon!
KHA-BANG again! Another King size Hucho smashed on the streamer!! This time our skilled Hucho Guide AL was the Playmaker – and he did a very good job! Watch below!
Wooo – this rings the big bells! Gin clear waters of the Sava Bohinjka, daily passes of the fisherman and yet – nobody knew this King was hiding in the pool that he had been caught at! True master of the shadows the huchos are! Watch the video and enjoy in the Gorgeous body rotation of the Monster Hucho of some 125cm and only estimated to some 45-50 Lbs! Hucho was released back to his home river! A very noble act from our young fisherman Luka S.! Big congrats also from us – FFB team!
For more Hucho Fishing video content please visit our You Tube channel Fauna Fly Fishing Slovenia. Come on the Hucho fishing yourself and we shall do our Best that you will find yourself in our Hucho fishing Movies too!
Fly Fishing in general could be performed in just every country of the world, as long as it has at least one fish specie within her borders.. We think that for every visiting fly fisherman, a country he is about to visit should be having a kind of i.d. fish card, which the visiting fisherman could be checking out and deciding if those are the species he would be targeting or not.. Well, here is our Slovenian Fish ID card;
Wikipedia says; The grayling (Thymallus thymallus) is a species of freshwater fish in the salmon family Salmonidae. It is the only species of the genus Thymallus (the graylings) native to Europe, where it is widespread from the United Kingdom and France to the Ural Mountains in Russia, but does not occur in the southern parts of the continent.
In readers more friendly language; Grayling is a very appreciated fly fishing specie, since it mostly feeds on insects and many times becomes very selective with that.. lots of skills are needed if you find a feeding grayling and it decides that a bug he is after must be tie down on the hook size 24! Once hooked, Grayling fights very well, many times performing spectacular jumps and fast runs down the stream.. Mostly smaller flies should be used if you target the Grayling, either dry or nymph.. Fluorocarbon leaders and tippet material is a must if facing a clear water river which are usually a home of this magnificent fish. Not growing more than 56-58cm is not among the largest fish species of Slovenia, but is surely among most beautiful ones, especially because male Grayling owns a beautiful flag-like dorsal fin. Most famous Slovenian rivers to fish for the Grayling: Unica river, Sava river, Soca river, Idrijca river
Fishing season for the Grayling: May – November
Marble Trout (Salmo Truta marmoratus)
Wikipedia says: Salmo marmoratus (marble trout) is a species of freshwater fish in the Salmonidae family. It is characterised by a distinctive marbled color pattern and high growth capacity. The marble trout is found in only three basins and two rivers of the Adriatic sea basin. Its average size is 30–70 cm. The largest specimen in Slovenia was a 117 cm and 24 kg female (found dead), largest living specimen caught was 120 cm and 22.5 kg. There are reports of individuals weighing up to 30 kg.
What would a Fly Fisherman say; Catching a Marble Trout is in fact almost the same as if going for a Brown Trout.. a couple of hundred thousand years ago, they were one and the same fish specie.. As a smaller Marble Trout is often caught with a nymph or dry fly, larger ones prefer a bigger meals – other fish or bull heads if possible! Marble Trout can not be found in any Slovenian river.. only the one that outflow into the Adriatic sea will have a Marble Trout in their ripples and pools.. (Soca river and her tributaries Lepena, Koritnica, Baca, Idrijca river with her tributaries, Rizana river, and few other, less known streams of Slovenia).
When Fly fishing for the Marble Trout, keep an eye on the insect activity on the river you fly fish: a small hatch can trigger the Marble Trout to go feeding on the surface while before she was sitting down deep, showing no real intention for the passing nymphs, drifting dries or streamer.. the fish can be quite fastidious and also very careful in feeding especially if you fish the popular fly fishing areas, with many anglers during the duration of the fly fishing season April – October. If you go for a Trophy sized Marble Trout, which snatches for a small nymph maybe only once in a week – streamer will have to be a choice of yours.. And if it happens that you are on the river when it starts to rise after a longer period of the low levels – a catch is almost guaranteed! Big Marble is on the top of a food chain in the river she dwells – a rainy or a bit smoky water colour helps her to come closer to their pray – other fish more successfully – that guarantees better option that the attack will be a success – simple logic, but it works. Remember – big marble comes out on the first few hours when the river has start to rise up the levels! Once the river is in a longer period of high level – forget.. Marble already caught her meal and is again down deep under her favourite rock.. More luck the next time 😉
Marble Trout can cross-breed with the Brown trout.. offspring are called Marble crossbreed.. beautiful marble skinned fish with red specks coming from the brown trout parent.. but the crossbreed are sterile and can not reproduce further. If you see one single red dot on the supposedly Marble trout caught – uups, you got a cross breed one.. but it still counts the same
Marble Trout fishing season: April – October
Brown Trout (Salmo trutta fario)
At this point we will not be asking a wikpied. what she saying about the Brown Trout, since every fly fisherman most likely has this Trout in his home river. World wide fly fishing specie inspiring Fly fisherman with their numerous skin variations and even shapes of the body! We believe Brown Trout is a mother of fly fishing since most likely the first ever artificial fly landing on the surface of some middle age lake or river was taken exactly by – brown Trout!
In Slovenia, Brown Trout can be found in most of the rivers. The sad truth about that is, that because of the expanding dominion of a rainbow Trout, Brown is more and more pushed in the smaller streams and rivers, where it can get more shelter and living space. Rizana, Radovna, upper areas of Idrijca, Unica and the canyons of the Sava Bohinjka is where you would most likely catch a Brown trout before the rainbow one.
Brown Trout deciding to go on the feeding move, she will most likely be searching for a larger bait – fat juicy sedge on the last minute of the day – sure catch! Large May fly under the overcasting tree – sure catch! Streamers of all type – give them a chance but if possible very early in the morning or late afternoon.. during the day time Brown Trout prefers to stay down low, or even in some rock-hole not exposing their position to the potential predator.. and they are very good in doing that! Brown Trout can gain in size significantly – larger one caught in the Sava Bohinjka was around 90cm and she toke the lure which was cast to catch the Hucho!
Brown Trout fishing season: March – September
The rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Is a trout and species of salmonid, native to cold-water rivers and also some Slovenian lakes. This very common Fly fishing specie is maybe not enough appreciated due to the more famous Brown Trout, Marble Trout, Grayling etc.. But who of us would reject a strong take of the dry fly and a screaming fly reel pulled down the stream by a big Rainbow trout? Nobody. If you are more of the beginner, or first time on some Slovenian river, this is probably the first specie you will be catching and releasing. Rainbow trout is able to reproduce themselves and you might come across some very beautiful skin patterns – depending of the river you are fly fishing at.. Rainbow Trout can be caught as much as with nymph, dries, streamer, egg patterns – you name it – she`ll take it! BUT – at the right time only! On the catch and release areas, Rainbows can become pretty well skilled and will reject your favourite fly if not presented on the right way or not being tied on the leader light enough!
The largest and the most wild Rainbow Trout in Slovenia can be found on some power station lakes, where you target them from the belly boats. Wild `bows will grow up to 80cm and will take a good half an hour of strong drill before you would be landing them! See our Fishing Guides page for more details!
Rainbow Trout fishing season: March – end November
Hucho Hucho (Salmon danube)
This could be a whole new chapter to write about and in fact, on our upper menu, you will find a dedicated content about this magnificent and noble Land-locked Salmon, some times called also European Taimen. Hucho-hucho is a typical winter time fishing specie or a largest calibre! Since Hucho-hucho is the top food chain ruler of the river he lives at, not many can be present on a mile length if we can say so. Yes, that makes them hard to catch and every catch means an angler`s personal trophy!
If you are about to go Fly fishing or spin fishing for the Hucho-Hucho, prepare yourself for a bit different fishing than you usually do during the summer season. Here is where the man separate from the boys.. Harsh winter condition on the Sava Bohinjka, Sava, Sava Dolinka or some other less famous Hucho-hucho fishing streams will offer beautiful nature but to-the-bone cold too.. For more details please press the Huchen Fishchen menu on the top of this page..
Hucho-Hucho fishing season: November – February 15th.
Thrilling 2018-2019 Hucho Fishing season entering the final 10 days period! Fever is getting high, river is getting into the normal levels and the expectations are high! Make sure you follow us in the media, making sure you participate in body or mind at this grand finale! there will be more of this to post!
Hucho-Hucho fishing in Slovenia is not allowed all year round. This special fishing is usually allowed in winter. The exact opening of the season depends on the rules of various local fishing clubs. But the end of the season is the same in all the Hucho-Hucho fishing areas – with 15th February.
October`s Hucho fishing conditions
With the month of October, the first Slovenian rivers open their Hucho fishing, along with the regular fly fishing season. This is the only month in which visitors can fly fish for trout or spin/fly fish for the Hucho. The weather is usually nice and not too cold. No snow on the shore makes fishing easier. The only problem can be leaves, which drift down the river and hang more often on the baits. Lists of fishing areas open in October:
Sava river (some times called the Sava Radovljica river or Big Sava river)
What kind of fishing conditions can be expected this month? This is not a rule. The weather is a very variable factor. Fisherman which do not like snow or cold weather should choose October as their visiting month. Since the beginning is on it`s start, Huchos are a bit less careful with striking which can result better chance of catching one.
November`s Hucho fishing Conditions
More Hucho fishing areas open for the spin and fly fishing. The temperatures are still nice, but the day is getting shorter. The Hucho fishing is increasing and more anglers are roaming on to the rivers. Usually no snow in November. November`s rain is a welcome fishing condition – Hucho prefers to hunt in the opaque rainwater. Good rain gear will be your best friend if the weather turns to get rainy. We are used to cast all day long in the rain – when you expect THE STRIKE, you won`t even feel the rain.
List and characteristics of the Hucho-hucho fishing areas open in November:
Sava (Radovljica, aka. the Big Sava)
Sava Dolinka (opens on November 1. Fly fishing and spinning is allowed).
Sava Bohinjka (opens on November 15. Fly fishing and spinning is allowed). The opening Hucho fishing day on the Sava Bohinjka river is a very popular date, with many locals and visiting anglers out there on the river. A very good chance to get the carefree Hucho or taken spot on your favourite pool .. a good dilemma to consider..
What kind of fishing conditions can be expected this month? In the last few seasons November month has been very sunny and pleasant. More demanding fishing conditions due to clear water and sunny days but also more active Hucho. Nature of the Sava Bohinjka river is very nice at this time of the season. A pure joy to be out there, with or without the strike you do not go home empty hart-ed. The weather is a very variable factor so do not take this above as any kind-a warranty or promise. 😉
December`s Hucho fishing conditions
From 1st December all Huchen fishing areas are open for fishing. Regular fly fishing for trout and grayling is closed. With the experiences of the last seasons, December does not bring much snow. Hiking along the rivers is easy. Temperatures are already at zero degrees or less, fly lines can freeze. The day length gets shorter. PLEASE NOTE: The Huchen Guides are under pressure for Christmas and the last week of December. Early bookings for the guides are highly recommended! List of fishing areas of the Decembers and their characteristics:
Sava Radovljica (so called “Big Sava”)
Sava Dolinka (From the power station Moste downstream till the confluence with the Sava Bohinjka river at the settlement Lancovo)
Sava Bohinjka (Bled and Institute fishing areas. The very upper part of the Sava Bohinjka – Bohinj fishing club does not have winter Hucho fishing available)
Sava Bohinjka Institute area requires minimum of 2 anger team to meet the criteria for obtaining a fishing permit.
What kind of fishing conditions can be expected this month? This is not a rule. The weather is a very variable factor. Strong rain is possible at the earlier days of this month, while closer to the NY rain is over or turns into snow or rain-snow.. Day time length is the shortest in all the Hucho-Hucho fishing season.. Consider that if you qualify for the Full day Guiding sessions..
January`s HUCHO FISHING conditions
Typical winter Hucho fishing month. In the face of global climate change, January in Slovenia is poor with snow. Sunny but cold days are usually more demanding for fishing. Very low temperatures can be a fly fishing problem. With grease on the rings we prevent the rings from freezing. January brings the most catches, as the frequency of the fishermen is high and the Huchos are hungry. All fishing spots are open for HUCHO Fishing. Gloves are of high importance especially if you fly fish for the Hucho.. sliding wet lines threw the fingers being exposed to -5 Celsius or less, can be a painful experience.. We had find out that the Simms Guide Windblock gloves are actually the best that is for this purpose.. (Always on the stock at the Fauna fly shop in Bled)
February`s Hucho fishing condtions
The last two weeks of the Hucho Fishing season belong to the February month! Grand finale time is how we usually call February. Month is usually snowy, so fishing is more challenging. Nervousness of the ascending anglers, everyone wants to catch his huchen before the end of the season. If you were hesitation all of the winter time go fishing Hucho or not, now is the last train to catch! Early booking for the guides is recommended. ALL FISH AREAS AND THE HUCHO FISHING SEASON CLOSING WITH FEBRUARY 15th.
Every Hucho Fishing month has its positive and negative side. It is not possible to say which one is best for your visit. The fisherman must decide to consider his own ability and available time. Fauna Fly Shop Bled will ensure that you get the best help, regardless of the time you visit.
If you have specific questions about the Hucho-Hucho fishing season and have found no answer in the above lines, do not hesitate to contact us now!
Fishing for the Hucho-Hucho either with a spin or Fly rods, has in the recent decade become almost an obsession! Because of the rarity of the specie and significant huge size that it can grow to, this magnificent Land locked Salmon has to be a crown jewel of every serious angler seeking for large predator Trophy. And it`s not so long ago, that the Hucho-Hucho fishing was allowed only for the elite members of Slovenian fishing clubs and VIP’s members of the society. (Should we mention a former Yugoslav president Tito at this point)! After Slovenia joined the EU, the rules have been relaxed significantly. As a result, fishing for this majestic Salmon Danube (Latin name Hucho-Hucho) these days became available also for the wider fishing public, keeping several restrictions as a heritage of the previous times. As far back as we can remember, Hucho-Hucho has been considered as a mightiest resident of the Slovenian rivers which outflow in the Danube and further into the Black sea. But do not get mislead: this is NOT a migrating Salmon. Hucho-Hucho is born in the river and stays more or less in the same river all of his life. It can age more than 15 years and reaches up to 150cm in size!
Why Hucho-Hucho fishing or fly fishing should be so special!?
The simple answer would be because the behaviour or should we say the character of the Hucho-Hucho is very special and challenging. The Hucho is the most dominant and territorial fish in the rivers that flow into the Danube, whence the Hucho-Hucho originated from. At the same time, the Hucho is also the highest link in the food chain and can thus reach enormous sizes. Even the continent`s average size for the specie says a lot: from 90-120 cm! With every year and every inch, the Hucho becomes more experienced and thus harder to catch! This beautiful Danube salmon can live for more than 17 years. Imagine the skills the robber is developing at this time! A very difficult task for every fly or spin fisherman!
Why is Hucho fishing challenging and difficult!?
There are several facts that make Hucho-Hucho fishing one of the most challenging freshwater fisheries. In the below lines we will swiftly enlighten few basic fishing facts for all of you who are facing this challenge for the first time. Skilled Hucho fisherman knows all that and can continue to the Gallery Hucho page 😀 Reading the below should not terrify you too much.. The truth is that all the efforts with catching the Hucho will be well rewarded as soon as you manage to land your 1st one!
The Hucho-Hucho fishing season is in the middle of the winter. In Slovenia, the season lasts from 15 November to 14 February. There are some high minus temperatures to be expected.
Heavy tackle and many ground-loosing streamers or lures are required.
The gear suffers just like the anglers, rods and rollers often freeze, fly lines should be cold water type or they will fall apart after the 1st cold fishing day.
Capital Hucho-Huchos does not eat every day, so the angler needs to achieve some physical endurance and sustainability to be around with his streamer when the Giant moves on the hunt.
The Hucho prefers to catch at dawn and dusk time, so fishing during this parts of the day brings better chance for the Hucho strike. At the same time this means waking up at 05am and returning from the river in the dark.
Many times the opening few casts are performed in hard dark without fisherman seeing where exactly he casts to! Sounds easy? Close your eyes and try to target a patch with your lure or streamer.. One inch too long and you will end up in the tree on the other side of the river loosing those precious moment when the darkness emerges into the dawn.. Headlamps? Yes, of course they are in use to arrive to the spot.. but if you are fishing clear water rivers, than lights are found disturbing for the fishing. After years of Hucho fishing, anglers get used to fish in the low light conditions..
The first strike you would be having is often in vain because the jaws of the Huchos are very hard and bone-rich. Strong setting of the hook and only the best and sharpest hooks should be in use for Hucho fishing!
Very good conditions for fishing on the Huchos are when the rivers starting to rise the levels leading into higher and murkier water conditions. River banks can be more dangerous if covered by higher water levels – some extra precocious is recommended.
Why do I need a fishing guide for the Hucho Fishing?!?
Firstly, a Slovenian law states that the Hucho fishing must always performed in pairs. This is considered as a basic rule. On top of that basic rule, some elite Hucho-Hucho fishing clubs can apply additional rules and fishing obligation, to further protect the Huchos. One of the most recognisable additional rule is to require the Guide, which needs to be a member of the club governing the river area. But there are several more pro-s for you not being alone on the Hucho-Hucho fishing;
For the security reasons, it is advantageous to have a Hucho guide with you. In winter there are many dangers on the river. A skilled and experienced guide can sometimes save a life!
The Hucho Guide will take you to the best hot spots and hidden pools, no one knows the river better than a local Slovenian Huchen fishing guide!
It is not easy to handle a 15 kg + Hucho and at the same time to keep the fly or spin rod, while standing on a rock or on some icy surface found along the river during the winter time.
Without a Hucho-Hucho guide, you would not be seeing 10% of the photos on this Hucho page.
For the Hucho to be professionally unhooked is of greater importance for his future health and well being. With proper handling, the fish has a very good chance of swimming back to the river without any injury or one drop of the blood spilled. This is out most goal of every proper Hucho Fishing Guide.
How can the Fauna Fly Shop Bled help you with catching your first or biggest Hucho!??
Fauna Flying Fishing Bled Co., has always been a big proponent of the initiative to make the Hucho-Hucho fishing accessible to the wider fishing public. And since that mission was finally achieved, we have been able to reach our goal to become No.1 Assistant / Guide for Fishing the Huchos. Reliable services and Friendly Hucho Guides, accurate logistics and trustworthy communication have been what we have achieved while creating more than a decade time in the Hucho fishing and fly fishing. Many happy visitors can confirm this, no doubt.
Some facts that speak for us:
Our base – the Fauna Fly fishing Lodge, is located in the immediate vicinity of the Sava Bohinjka river and several Huchos are our neighbours so to speak 😉
We specialize for the Hucho-Hucho fishing areas of the Sava Bohinjka, Sava Dolinka and Sava (Radovljica) river areas.
Cooperating with the best local Hucho fishing Guides with many years of experience. Satisfaction guaranteed.
In the last 12 years, we’ve been welcoming fly fishermen from all over the world, catching and releasing more than 200 Hucho!
In addition to the guiding, the training and the passing on of our knowledge in the matter of Hucho fishing is our greatest concern.
Constantly exploring new Hucho spots and the well-known Hucho-Hucho Rivers to guarantee you always new and exciting Hucho fishing expeditions!
Visit our Gallery or YouTube channel to see more photos and videos!
Few specifics and useful tips for planning of YOUR HUCHO fishing tour!
Since the last few seasons were a Hucho fishing success, we have decided to take another step forward to bring you the adventure of the Hucho fishing even closer! For the newcomers in the Fishing for the Hucho, you will find the below useful tips for your first or New Hucho fishing expedition:
2-3 fish days are usually enough to hack a fish if the conditions are right. Some lucky fishermen can catch the Hucho in one day, but that’s more of an exception than the rule. And yes – there is NO guarantee that the fisherman will catch a Hucho, even if he/she fishes for a week!
A 6 hour fishing day (when the water is clear) is optimal for three hours in the morning and three hours in the evening. We named this “effective Guiding” and can be find under that mark also in our price lists and offers.
Endurance Hucho fishing throughout the day certainly increases odds but fishing is tough. Only a few fishermen survive more than 3 full days, as it involves a lot of harsh terrain walking and heavy tackle casting.
Hucho fishing usually starts very early in the morning so guests should arrive one day before the first fishing day.
Fly fishing on Hucho requires some basic experience! But even if never tried – our Hucho Guides will do their best to train you to the level at which you will start to comprehend the overall philosophy of the Fly Fishing for Hucho-Hucho. Casting a large streamer and heavy fly lines – is a skill for itself, doing it in the dark – unforgettable 😆
Fishing equipment must be suitable for this purpose. Fly rods 9/9 or 9/10 also 11ft will work, depends of the river you go to and it`s level status.. Gear overall is too large chapter to talk it here, if you are in doubt what to bring with just contact us any time, specify what you have and we will be advising you what to take with. The rest you can either purchase or hire from the Fauna fly shop Bled (us).
Pay attention to these points and send us your booking request to our Fauna Email. We will inform you immediately about the availability and the latest Hucho-Hucho prices and offers.
Click on the above image and see what those Huch`s are after!
From time to time administrator of the page Fauna Fly Shop Bled needs to prove he understands what is he writing about…. Landing a 95-er Hucho-Hucho yesterday, missing the magical tag 1M for just a few cms! Great, that means I will need to go back to the Sava Bohinjka soon! Can`t wait!!! Feel free to contact us regarding any info you need or the HuchenGuide to hire for experiencing the Europe No.1 fishing catch yourself! Cheers!
Der Sava Bohinjka Fluss ist ein glücklicher Ort für unseren leidenschaftlichsten Huchen-Angler – Mr. Jan! Erfüllen Sie sich seine langen Träume mit einem wunderschönen 111cm Huchen auf einer Fliegenrute! Fisch wurde unverletzt zurückgegeben! Wir gratulieren !!
One idea for the FLY FISHERMAN HUCHO-HUCHO and other one for the SPINNING population of the Hucho hunters Both can work – or both can fail. With the Hucho there is almost no certain rule.. except one – He will make you suffer before you land him 😆
As told before, a catch like this does not happen every day neither every river or pool has such a beauty dwelling in it.. Showing our gratitude to the Nature and the River, we all toke out most care to Release the Hucho-hucho back unharmed. The actual battle which lasted 45 minutes is cut-out with the intention to not reveal the pool where this Hucho dominates.. at the moment of this news, the season is in full swing and many would like to see Him on a wall of their living room. Not us. That is why ONLY THE RELEASE is shown out to the public. Surely every true Catch & Release angler will understand us. Thanks for watching!! We salute you!