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;


  • 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.. ( ) 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

Exciting NEW HUCHO STREAMERS added today! 





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Lovely Selo bridge- Bled fishing area

November`s great Fly fishing – but we remain closed!

The action of closing down most facilities in the country – not urgent to a daily life needs has been prolonged for another week – possibly until November 8th! Accommodations can not yet accept any new guests.. Shops like Fauna Flyfishing Bled can sell online only.. quite a nightmare especially when looking how nice November can be now these days out there on the rivers! Fishing is allowed but if you are a visiting fly fisherman – it needs to be a one day stand.. unless you sleep in your car on some unauthorised parking hah… nothing new to say at this moment regarding the covid and the general information.

We shall flyfish as much as we can and post some images for you guys – to help you bridge this “dry moments” while you could be here with us, enjoying November`s sun..

What`s new in the   Nice and catchy new Nymphs added recently – New TMC hooks added as well!



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Scenic image of Trout!

A sunny end of the week!?

Here the latest Video from the Sava Bohinjka- Friday October 16th – Bled fishing club still suffers from strong current, upstream in the Institute and Bohinj a bit better. Saturday will have the 1st fisherman, while Sunday and Monday October 17,18 should be ok for the fly fishing in all 3 sectors of the Sava B. river.

Fauna fly shop in Bled opens daily at 8:30am – welcome to visit :-)  open 24/7 – welcome to visit too :-)

Wednesday October 14th – out there on the Sava Bohinjka Bled fishing club;

The awesome year 2020 with the stup.covid situation decided to go in the history in style! Bringing 1st snow down on October 12th! While we should still be casting those dries at pleasant 18 degrees, we needed to put out winter closing instead and switch down to nymph and streamer..

Good news is, that this should be temporary messup and the situation with the weather and warmer temperatures should return in the second half of the month October. Hopefully. Since high mountains have snow now, rivers of the north-west Slovenia should be dropping fast and go clear possibly till the end of this week, October 18-19th. We shall be posting levels on Friday morning, welcome to visit.

Covid-situation: hm… we could say – a bit chaotic when it goes for crossing the borders with Slovenia: I had spoke with few flyfisherman from Italy and Austria – they told me nobody ask them nothing when they crossed the border. Others had to show covid-negative test not older than 2 days.. what we advise – if you go to fish for 1 day, maybe try your luck. But if it goes for a several day visit, make the test and make sure you will have your flyfishing tour a success..

With far less people than normal – you will have a lot of the comfort on the rivers, so is worth making the effort with the arrival.

Here some images of the October 12th – weird fishing weather but… fish were there :-)

Check out also the late Autumn series of MINI PARACHUTES in the! Very effective on Grayling!<<<<


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Sava Bohinjka - Savica

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..

20201008_143207 from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.



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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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Beautiful Adriatic Grayling

Flyfishing into week September 7-13th

As you can see on the video below – weather a bit rainy this morning September 7th.. but remarkably the levels still down and almost on perfect! If to believe the weather forecast, the rain shall stop around noon time and the rest of the week should be NICE for the fly fishing activities!

Sava Bohinjka September 7th from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

Weather forcast for the rest of the week – BLED and the north-west part of the Slovenia.. (Soca, Radovna, Sava river fishing basin)


Some new items added to the recently – welcome to visit!


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What was hiding under the rocks

July Fly Fishing staying fresh and active!

Kind-a special July 2020 – as the whole year being very particular – showers and storms keep the temperatures on the rivers at the normal degrees. No super hot heat waves like in 2019, levels of most Slovenian rivers remaining low but fishable. Unica dropped below 40cm level which might mean very selective feeding of Grayling.. the rest of the major rivers like Sava Bohinjka, Soca, Idrijca, Radovna etc. will prefer smaller patterns, darker in general and of most importance – 7X tippet material! No wonder fly will do any good if you gonna attach it on a 4X tippet material hah!

Weather forecast for the coming week:

fishing-weather-21-29     news:

New, fresh stock of the AQUASURE wader repair glue and some other minor SIMMS goodies to be found in the Fly Fishing accessories group!



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Into July 2020 we Fly fish!

Cheers from Fauna Fly Shop Bled! Some updates regarding different fly fishing concerning issues!

Fishing conditions on the rivers of Slovenia are fine and close to perfect if we consider deeping into July; showers are keeping the daily temperature around 25 degrees and the rivers on their optimal levels. Mix weather is not good for the non-fishing river activities like kayak, drifting boats etc- again a positive thing for a fly fisherman. If you get a cloudy day, fish will be active also during the day. If very sunny, it is worth waking up early and rather catch some nap in the mid day time, returning to the rivers later afternoon. Fauna fly shop opens daily at 8am, but you can also get a permit for the next day and wake up early.

COVID UPDATE: From tomorrow, July 4th, BELGIUM and the NEDERLANDS coming to the GREEN, covid safe country LIST and the citizens can enter Slovenia with NO PROBLEMS.  

Weather wizard for the next days: ALL SAFE FOR A FLY FISHING TRIPS!


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Fauna Fly Fishing shop Bled

Established far back in 1989, Fauna fly fishing shop Bled celebrates 30th anniversary this year. Lots of the fly fishing material for you to browse, thousands of locally tied Flies and multi language assistance in the store is a warranty your visit will be well rewarded!

Fauna Fly Shop welcomes you!

Official distributors for Fly fishing Brands


Not large on the square meters, but very long in the time of ruling the Slovenian Fly Fishing scene, Fauna Fly Shop Bled will warmly welcome every one interested for the noble sport of the Fly Fishing! We respect every single visit and Guests since all of them are a part of our three decades long story!


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Fauna Fly Shop Bled – CONTACT

Branch Office and Fauna fly shop Address:   Company registration data:

Fauna Flyfishing BLED                                                   Matej Gartnar s.p., Rodine 30, 4274 Žirovnica
cesta svobode 12,                                                            IBAN: SI56070000003574734
4260 BLED – Slovenia                                                     BIC:  GORESI2X at Gorenjska banka d.d. Kranj
Established: 2020, previously being 23 years employed as a manager in the same branch

Cell phone: +38641633147

We speak English, German, Italian, French, ExYugoslavic, Czeck & Slovak, a bit of Russian, you name it – we speak it! 
We do not return missed calls but we do reply on SMS-es during our office hours.
Note: If you are using Gmail as your e-mail provider, check also spam folder when waiting for our reply to your message!

Opening hours JANUARY – MARCH
Week          9:00 – 13:00
Saturday    9:00 – 12:00
Sunday, Holidays CLOSED
Opening hours APRIL
Week          9:00 – 13:00
Saturday    8:00 – 12:00
Sunday, Holidays CLOSED

Opening hours MAY – OCTOBER

Week  8:00 – 13:00, 16:00 – 19:00

Saturday    8:00 – 12:00

Sunday, Holidays: 8:00 – 10:00

Week          9:00 – 15:00
Saturday    9:00 – 12:00
Sunday, Holidays CLOSED

Detailed map of Fauna Fly Shop location in Bled town

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