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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Strong Sun and cold water – Optimal for the Fly Fishing?

Yes, July in particular nice this year! Like the nature would like to redeem herself for the wet June we had been facing previously. Evening showers or even storms keeping the rivers in good shape and keeping the fish active also during the day. Normally, July would be having some action on the river early in the morning and late afternoons, but now one can nicely fly fish also during the day. Sava Bohinjka having average angler visit, if you come to our Fly shop we can decide which of the 3 areas of the river is less busy on a chosen day..

COVID- no new restrictions except wearing masks when you enter in some shops. SLOVENIA does not have any major infection increasing and is consider safest Balkan area state for the visit! If you follow basic hygienic rules – you almost have no chance to infect yourself if visiting Bled area and surrounding villages! news:  A WEEK of promotional Simms Cap sale!  Use cupone caps20 at the basket check-out process! 

Weather forecast for the following days – ALL GOOD and SAFE TO COME!


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Hoop – finally some positive birds on the horison; so we heard, that with May 15th, Germany might be opening the borders! That could be the sigh, that other countries shall follow soon! Keep and eye on this date since it might be a marker point for fly fishing in Slovenia go back to normal! Fauna Fly shop in Bled is in stand-by and will re-open as soon as somebody will be allowed to travel to Bled again! Can`t wait to meet you guys again!!!!!!!!


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Matej landed a Hucho

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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Cold mornings and pleasant FLY FISHING during the day

September as we will remember for a long time! Sunny weather brought lots of the fly fisherman out here on the Sava Bohinjka river to get some autumn Trout or Grayling on possibly dry fly. But despite the nice weather, colder water makes fish feeding very selectively when we talk surface feeding (dry fly). Many refusal on typical autumn patterns of the dries, can get you into trouble.. Your fly box must have patterns down to size #22 if you want to persuade a mouth or two to kiss the surface :-)

27.9.2018 from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.

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Spring time FLY FISHING Sava Bohinjka river

While the snow melt water is finally almost gone – hatches are in boost! Already seen several strong hatches of the May flies and Stone flies  in late evening time. Also during the day one can catch well with some stimulators or other caddis patterns.. in short – dry fly period is almost here! Weather seems to be steady with no big rain drama on the way. Light showers can happen every day but they are only a welcome thing to have out there on the river – they boost the hatch! Welcome to visit and try yourself!  😆


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The home of visiting fly fisherman

Fauna Fly Fishing Lodge`s gallery

Away from the urban hustle and bustle, Fauna Fly Fishing Lodge in Slovenia offers attractive and peaceful accommodation amongst beautiful scenery and unspoiled nature. Looks out over one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe, the Sava Bohinjka. Bled town can be reached in 10 minute drive! But being a fly fisherman you will surely prefer the proximity of the unspoiled nature, pure river and lovely Brown trout, Grayling or Hucho-Huchos residential to it.. Every Guest of the Fauna fishing Lodge will feel that he is welcome and appreciated. 



Surrounding river nature of the Fauna Lodge and the Sava Bohinjka is a home of many flies. In the seasonal time river explodes in massive hatches of Danica fly, May Flies, Ephemera families, Tricoptera families and of course the fascinating – super large Perla Maxima – Stone flies! If you are a fly tier, finding those patterns should be really easy! Fauna Lodge staff is highly aware about the importance of fly tying. A small handy table and a tying vise are always there! Welcome to seat down and tie your winning pattern!  :-)

Fauna Lodge nearby
Fauna Lodge nearby

More experienced fly fisherman (and fly fishing Ladies – will all the respect), will find the canyons of the Sava Bohinjka river as a perfect hide-out from the majority of a fly fishing visitors roaming on the river banks during the high fly fishing season. If planning your fly fishing vacations in hot summer months, Fauna Lodge is the right place to be! Collecting a fresh breeze, blowing up the river canyon area, the Lodge`s area never gets too hot! Top your lungs with the river spirits and oxygen! How the world turns.. this is becoming more and more rare luxury!

Behind the Fauna Lodge
Canyon Sava Bohinjka behind the Fauna Lodge

No need for you to study various maps, GPS navigation and so on.. Just relax and we will take care for you, advising about everything you will need to know regarding the fly fishing areas, fishing permits and fly choice.. We are looking forward to your visit already!fauna-lodge2

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Feel like at home!

Fauna Fly Fishing Lodge B&B

Fauna Flyfishing (Shop) Bled on who`s page you are at the moment, is a private tackle/guiding enterprise, not offering accommodation capacities directly. But we do cooperate with the Fauna Flyfishing Lodge, which we highly recommend to our visiting fisherman as a place of their stay while fly fishing in Slovenia..

A short introduction of the facility;

Fly fishing lodge Fauna, is situated in a peaceful location on the bank of the River Sava Bohinjka and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. Located in the midst of the Bled and Bohinj region, it makes a perfect base for fishing along the length of the River Sava Bohinjka.

Away from the urban hustle bustle, the Fauna fly fishing lodge offers attractive and peaceful accommodation amongst beautiful scenery and unspoilt nature, and looks out over one of the most amazing rivers in Europe, the Sava Bohinjka. Located in the heart of the Bled and Bohinj region, it is a perfect base for fishing along the length of the River Sava Bohinjka or on the nearby River Radovna. For example, there are two excellent stretches nearby – the Institute and Bled Trophy sections of Sava Bohinjka river, being just 2km and 5km away from the lodge respectively. The lodge offers 10 beds, comprising two double-bed rooms and two three-bed rooms. Our high-standard accommodation offers great comfort and meets the demands of the most fastidious guest, whether a fly fisherman or simply a tourist. Welcome to contact Fauna Lodge`s friendly staff any time for more information or bookings.



What else can Fauna Lodge offer you:

  • Information centre for Slovenian fly fishing waters
  • Transport
  • Guide
  • Storehouse for waders and other fly fishing tackle.
  • Drying Locker box where you will be able to dry or remove the moister from all of your fly fishing gear over the night! NO HOTEL OR OTHER BB Has established a drying Locker for the Fly fishing guests!
  • Free wireless internet connection.

Threw the years, Fauna Fishing Lodge has became a place of stay where you can meet new friends and share your experience with the people who are sharing your passion – fly fishing!

International fly fisherman
Happy faces leaving the Lodge. See you next season!

Choosing a place of stay, where every single persons you gonna meet knows what the Fly Fishing is all about, will make you feel relaxed and always in good mode! Sharing your impressions from a fishing day with Lodge`s staff or another fly fisherman you gonna meet on the garden –  the fishing debate is open!  :-)

Fauna Fly fishing Lodge offers loads of help to their guest, enabling them to reach nice fly fishing spots either in proximity of the Lodge or wider on the area of Sava Bohinjka river. As it might look easy once you are on the spot, river still remains a part of wilderness, which deserves respect and careful approach. Small paths, hidden passages are not listed in navigation systems of modern electronic devices.. That is why a hint from a local fly fishing experts can have a big value when planning your fly fishing day anywhere in Slovenia.

The valley of the Sava Bohinjka river
The valley of the Sava Bohinjka river

Rivers are almost like a live beings – changing their character, behaviour and the path they run at.. Passages appear and after next high water disappear again. Where once was a deep pool, you find a gravel bed and where the flat, sandy isle stood – deep current runs now! This is part of our life but for you it means valuable advise and fishing information you can rely on!

Fauna Fishing Lodge is a project of fly fisherman made for the fly fisherman! And since the time and tradition are the only judges one can trust, our 28th anniversary in assisting worldwide anglers and fly fisherman to discover Slovenia needs no comment. Having a question you want to find out? Just send us an e-mail and we will see if a perfect fly fishing tour via Slovenia can be set-up for you!

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