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
Observe in the title image how the Hucho beast tries to mask himself among a flock of chubs!! Smart – but not enough!! A smarter being came to the river in the dusk time CONGRATS Dejan! This one was clever to trick!
Well, glad you surfed on the page… this here is worth your time reading: Yes, it did happen in the past that somebody got 2 Hucho-huchos in one day. Maybe even three.. But I do not quite remember when some one landed two OVER 1M size in one fishing day!?
But Hucho-hucho fishing is full of surprises and what seemed to be impossible to achieve – happened yesterday! Visiting team of CH anglers, Robin Ruffini and Andy Furrer on their 1st time visit in Slovenia, chasing Hucho on the Sava Bohinjka river.. Day 1 went by with a lost strike, which was a stressful experience, especially since that might be the only strike of their visit.. But the faith had other plans… Day 2 a shower of the rain milked up the river a bit.. When already wanting to leave the pool, AL got that special feeling – go, Robin, make one more cast… BAAAANGGG!!! 115er on line!! All that drama etc and they thought that`s it.. let us finish this special day in a relax atmosphere – we already have our trophy fish.. But in the evening…. BAAANGGG No.2!!! 110-er!!!?? OMG!! Speechless I am regardless all the text I had just wrote!! Haaack.. how can now one repeat this new Hucho fly fishing tag!!?? but like we said – EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE with this DEMON of Hucho!!
As some anglers consider that having a HUCHO FISHING GUIDE is just another person walking the river with you (and if the Huchen guide is not a Pro. that might even be true.. FB is full of “wanna be hucho guides” in real life, Hucho Guide is what makes all the difference when the moment of your glory happens!! Hooking a fish is 70% but the rest is landing and handling it! Here is when you learn what a good Hucho guide means!
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!
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!
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!
Keep on positive spirits in early year 2021 and wait for the next chance to meet us on the Hucho fishing rivers or Slovenia! Meanwhile we wait for your visits to become possible – hucho fishing is rolling on – by a local FFB team members, contributing our share of positivism into this hard times! Keep strong and enjoy the Hucho catches and releasing Videos!
Year 2020 with the virus drama prevent many visiting anglers to reach Slovenia for the winter Hucho-hucho fishing! Since we can not do much about that, what we can do is – feed you some of the Huchen fischen action back to your quarantine homes!
How the skilled Fly rod handles a Hucho of 115cm!
What looked like a classic – hard clear water chasing for the spooky Huchos – was not that at all! Regardless the low and clear water which usualy makes Hucho-hucho become very careful – even shy, this morning some thing was in the air – or should we say in the water!? Fish was nervous and we saw them cruising up and down the rocky bank of the Sava Bohinjka. They did not really want to move to the mids of the river to expose them self.. But down there deep in the shadows – they were nervous! The big boss – was chasing away smaller competition all morning long.. And than, that very fish dissapeared from our sight.. a bad sign? Not at all! That can mean two things – either Hucho swam away – or was hiding for the ambush! In our case it was this second! Once AL made the long backcast to the rocky pool and the streamer dissapeared down to those rocks – oh man… the pull was like hooking a small car! The camera maybe missed only 15sec after the hook was set – it was early enough to caught so called 1st volcano that angry Huchos do by hitting the surface, trying to get rid of the hook! Luckily AL mastered the fight to perfection and the King finally surrended.. but it was a long fight as you will see.. Those muscles did not want to give up at all!
Looking at the battle, one can now understand why all the material used for the Hucho-hucho fishing should be of the 1st class! Especialy the Hooks and tippet material!
All our >> HUCHO STREAMERS << are tied on world`s sharpest Japanese hooks TMC600SP! The hooks were designed to cut into the jaws of the Tarpon – and do pretty good job also with the jaws of the Huch-hucho!
And a catch like this Hucho – 125cm over 23kg surely deserves that!! December 12th – Sava Bohinjka river – Luka Serianz Bled fishing club member:
Well – how could I be a proper administrator of this Hucho-hucho fishing dedicated page, if I would not be a Hucho fly fisherman myself!?
As I had been writing so many happy stories for other hucho hunters in the past years, Luck some how avoiding giving me a 110+ beast (honestly – even 101+) cm Hucho! Several of our Hucho fishing Guests that I or AL have been Guiding, got larger Hucho than myself! As much happy as I can be because of that! But hey – Guide should know better yea? I am learning and selling wisdom to our guests – be patient with the Hucho fishing – not your skills not your Guide, not even your streamer – the stars will decide when will be YOUR HUCHO DAY! I was following my own advise – and I was well rewarded for that!!
By the ends of January God`s year of 2020, Sava Bohinjka at the Bled fishing club waters gave me the fish of my lifetime – 117er Hucho on my fly rod! Years being behind with the size – in one cast I swing almost to the top of the Hucho catchers charts! Yes, true – no fishing like the Hucho fishing!!!!!
End of the January brought a very special day on the pools of the Sava Bohinjka river! Young Huchen fly fishing team from Switzerland managed to achieve the dreams of many! Under the command of Professional Hucho fishing guide AL, Mr. R.Ruffini landed two monster Huchos, both exceeding 110cm in one single fishing day! A goal that will need a loong time for someone to repeat! We congratulate twice!
2020 Hucho-Hucho fishing season in Slovenia – as exciting as always – many fishing days and few strikes, a true classics of the Hucho Hucho fishing! Spectacular nature and landscape of the Sava Bohinjka river making every Hucho-hucho fishing day a memorable event, if the strikes comes is considered a cherry on the cake event! Every fisherman seeking an ultimate winter fly fishing challenge – report in! Let`s see what you`r made of!
Wooow a Hucho of 115cm landed by a single hand fly rod – a true masterpiece of handling a hooked Hucho with a fly rod! Watch and learn from the best!
First snow on the Hucho river Sava Bohinjka and it triggered Hucho to go on the move! Striked on the XXL streamer and landed by a fly rod! Superbe handling of the fish done by a professional Hucho Fishing Guide – Watch and learn!
February was well under the impression of this magnificent Hucho Fishing day, which result awesome male of 116cm! Our returning guests from Switzerland finally got their efforts repay – in a best possible way!
A few latest catches on the Sava Bohinjka river – Slovenia! January 2019.. Highlights of the last weeks hucho fishing action! Frozen fingers and a happy faces – Hucho fishing mania!
Opening of the 2018-2019 Hucho-Hucho fishing season in a style; Landing a magnificent Hucho of 113cm with a fly rod! Mid day, clear water of the Sava Bohinjka river and sunshine! In theory almost impossible mission – but it has happen!
A collection of Hucho-Hucho fishing photos from many Guiding tours along the Sava and the Sava Bohinjka river. EVERY image carries memories of it`s lucky angler.. Full of emotions, those captured moments of time speak for them self. Years of dedication to the Hucho Fishing and many loyal returning fisherman enabled us to create this page.. We know how much sacrifices, cold days and hard work is behind the happy faces of the anglers. Fauna Fly Shop Bled thanks to each and every one of them for joining us in this Odyssey called Hucho-Hucho fishing mania!
Spinning fishing Hucho catches and visiting Anglers
FLY FISHING HUCHO Gallery.. Images and visiting Fly Fisherman from Worldwide!
As is hard enough to land a Hucho-Hucho by a spinning rod – twice as demanding is to do it with a Fly rod! Elite Fly Fisherman targeting the Hucho as their ultimate catch and crown jewel of their fly fishing carrier. And they have all the reasons out there to do that! Once the Fly rod gets bend down to the handle – your efforts are all forgotten and the adrenaline explodes!
HALL OF FAME – ELITE HUCHO-HUCHO catches of 110+ cm in both classes Fly and Spin fishing
There is a magical border in Hucho-Hucho fishing. It is called a Meter fish. Sooner or later one reaches that border tag. And than is when the proper Hucho-hucho fishing or fly fishing starts! Every centimetre above 100 means a hard work and also skill.. Big Huchos are smart and experienced – hard to trick them. Less than 10% of all the Hucho-hucho fishing population will break the 110cm Tag in their life.. some did. And some will do it again. Don`t give up. When the time is right and the stars are on your side – you will end up in the Elite Hucho gallery too!
HUCHO-HUCHO FISHING Scenery, Nature and winter beauty of the river Sava Bohinjka – Slovenia
True, out there on the river we all have a goal to catch a Hucho Salmon. But there is so much more out there than just the fish – Mother nature can fill one`s hart with winter beauty of no compare.. True fisherman will never go back home from Hucho fishing empty handed: The Sava Bohinjka river will fill you with the memories that might bond you down on her for good!
New Hucho-hucho catches come every winter to the above galleries! Join the anglers from around the world and catch your Hucho in Slovenia! Fauna Fly Shop will do our best to guide you towards your lifetime fishing Trophy! Send your questions anytime! We are looking forward to read from you!
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!
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!