HUCHEN (Danube Salmon)
Slovenia`s most appreciated fish!
and eaven Fly Fishing for Huchen, has become a real
obsession among lots of fishermans in last few years.
Not so far back, Huchen fishing was reserved for
elite members of some Slovene fishing clubs and
v.i.p. persons only. Since joining EU, strict rule
has become more loosen and finaly Huchen thrill
has become accessible also to wider fishing public.
Nevertheless, charm of noblety stays.
HUCHEN fishing is so special?
answer is, because the fish it self is a special
one. Being on the top of the food chain in the rivers
which have their outflow in the river
Danube (this is where the name Salmon Danube
came from), it`s behavior is very dominante and
superior. It can also grow in size considerably!
representatives caught can reach 50kg and exceed
lenght of 150cm!
HUCHEN fishing is so demanding?
are several facts which make Huchen fishing one
of the most demanding fresh water fishing.
- Huchen fishing season is in winter time (in
Slovenia season lasts from 15. November till 14th
February) ,meaning you are facing very low temperatures
which are freezing the lines, fishing reels, fingers..
- Heavy tackle is required and a lot of tiredful
- Large Huchen does not eat every day.
- Huchen is a predator of the night, so there
is a lot of dawn&dusk fishing.
- Strike is often in vain, since the mouth
of Huchen and jaws are very bony.
- One of good conditions for fishing is also
when the rivers like Sava Bohinjka, are flooding
and that means extra attention with walking on
the river banks or wading in.
Why do I need a guide for
As first, there is a general fishing law
in Slovenia, which requires that Huchen fishing
must always be done in a pair. This law is than
furder adjusted by some fishing clubs, which require
also that a guide or a companion is a member of
the club. Beside that, there are also more practical
reasons why you need a guide, such as:
- Security reason in case of injury, slide
or other inconveniences which can happen in winter
- Leading you to the Huchen hot-spots,
hidden pools etc..
- Helping you with the landing of biger
- Professionaly unhooking and releasing
How can we help you to
catch your first or your bigest Huchen!?
Fly Fishing was always a big pleader of the initiative
to open Huchen fishing to wider public. And since
this goal was achieved, we could become what we
always wanted - your No.1 assistant in Huchen hunt.
facts which speak for us:
- Our base - Fauna
Fly fishing Lodge, is located on the very
bank of the Sava Bohinjka river and several Huchen
are actualy our neighbours ;-)
- We are specialised for the "most likely
to catch Huchen" river, Sava Bohinjka.
- Best local guides guide for us all with several
years of Huchen fishing experiences.
- In the last 3 years we had been guiding lots
of fishermans from all parts of the globe and
land & released more than 200 Huchen
- Beside guiding, edjucation of our clients
and passing forward Huchen fishing knowledge is
our main goal.
- We put a lot of efforts in development
of Huchen fly fishing by tying variouse Huchen
streamers, testing most suitable fly lines,
- Constantly exploring new and Huchen
famouse districts like Sava
Radovljica guarantees always new thrilling
- Check our Fishing
news archive for more images!