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Sava Bohinjka

The river Sava Bohinjka is the longest alpine river in Slovenia. The upper part is world-famous for its grayling as well as for large rainbows and good-sized browns. In the winter time, it is ideal for fly fishing for our land-locked Danube salmon.

Fishing & Fly Fishing

The pebble and gravel bottom is rich in all types of insect food. The level of the Sava Bohinjka is regulated by Lake Bohinj and is usually very constant. The fish can be both selective and cautious providing a challenge to the true fly fisherman, many of whom fish solely on this river because of this, and because of the breath taking scenery.

In the upper parts of the river brown trout abound to Soteska bridge. The Grayling is distributed throughout the river but the specimen fish are to be found in the lower reaches. In the deeper holes an ever increasing number of Danubian salmon have been observed each season. According to the Fisheries Research Institute the Sava Bohinjka must be considered as one of the finest rivers for this large fish.

The choice of stretch depends on the season, the fast flowing stretches are best fished using wet fly or nymph. Large hatches of insects occur in June and both the Trout and Grayling become very active. In the height of summer the fish are exceedingly shy and are best sought in the currents and fast water stretches.

Fish species: Brown trout, Brook trout, Rainbow trout, Grayling and Danube salmon

Fishing season: April - November (trout and grayling), December - February (Danube salmon)

Fishing permits: from 42 EUR (catch & release) per day

Tight lines!

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