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KA-BANG! Another Giant Hucho-hucho grabbed the lure yesterday

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!

 

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Fishing conditions and the weather for the next days – FINE! GOGOGOGOGO Hucho anglers haha.. !  😆

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The levels slowly, but steadily dropping!

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!

Keep in touch!

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GETTING READY FOR THE HUCHO-HUCHO OPENING SEASON THIS FRIDAY!

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!

High water casting – getting ready for the HUCHO! from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

 

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Beautiful moment before the release of this 110cm er

Hucho Fishing Season – hints and tips

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!

fauna@faunabled.com

 

 

 

 

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Nothing like Hucho strike from the dark!

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 Huchen Guide to hire for experiencing the Europe No.1 fishing catch yourself! Cheers!

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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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A tribute to the previous Fishing news – RELEASE

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!

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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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