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.. ( www.faunaflyshop.si ) 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
Finally Bled and the Sava Bohinjka river remaining out of the rain and flood situation that lasted almost a month and a half! Rivers are returning into their normal channels and the Huchos are coming back to their home pools – enabling us to located them more easy than in high water situation when the big-boys Huchos roam around and seek for new territories and feeding opportunities!
Another great day out there on the Sava Bohinjka river, chasing the Huchos!! Super company, nice weather and aggressive strike of the 90-er at the ends of the fishing day! What more to expect!!? The first January`s end of the week (3-5th) is “Hucho frenzy” sold-out! Any Hucho hunter eager to try his skills – report in after that date please! WISH YOU ALL PROSPER 2020, thank you for your time spent with our Guides, pages, news, e-mails etc.. we consider you as one big happy fishing family! Tight lines till we meet again! Matej
Fauna Fly Shop Bled starts to operate again in January 3rd – emails might see delay in replying since we are all on the Hucho-Hucho fishing or Guiding. thank you for your patience!
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!
Fishing conditions and the weather for the next days – FINE! GOGOGOGOGO Hucho anglers haha.. ! 😆
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!
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!
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!