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BREAKING NEWS!! 113 HUCHO ON A FLY ROD!!, 19.11.2018



BREAKING NEWS!! 113 HUCHO ON A FLY ROD!!, 19.11.2018
Great to see you visited our news page, finally we have sth. that is worth visiting us for! A record was broken last Saturday when talking Sava Bohinjka Hucho-hucho fishing! The very day started as so many other hucho-hucho fishing days; a well tuned team or Mr. A.Botteon and Mr. L.Cadamuro arrived to Bled, trying to make a history in their Fly Fishing life - getting a hucho-hucho with a fly rod. Gathering experiences in the previous seasons, the very strike was not happening what ever we have had done.. But if anything - a hope is what a true hucho-hucho fisherman should never lost! The high potential part of the day - early morning, passed away with nothing stopping our lines.. hopes were down a bit since in clear water situation, day time usually does not produce a predator to go on the hunt. All our remaining hopes were for the last hour when dusk could lure out some of this magnificent predators to go on hunting.. Regardless, we made our ways towards the upper areas of the Rocky Sava Bohinjka river. Guide myself going 1st, trying to spot down potential huchos before they spot us back.. at one point my step froze. We all froze. There He was.. a magnificent stealth looking beast guarding the rocks of the big pool, hiding himself by a current over-heading Him. What followed in the next 50minutes should be in the school books; Placed the fisherman on the perfect spot with the task to make one single but perfect cast to the beast. Can you imagine the pressure on the angler who needs to perform that? It is immense! But faith had her plans with us and the cast was nothing but perfect! Hucho monster went on the move as soon as streamer got close! Strike was hard and solid but the next 45 minutes were a nervous breakdown! After first run Hucho got his minds back together and re-take the position he originally had. Andrea was not able to move Him from it for the unbelievable period of 40 minutes! The #9 rod was bend down to the handle, looking as a butter stick and completely unable to move the fish from where she anchored.. finally - (but it felt like ages), King gave up and almost himself swam to my grasp and admit the win to a lucky Mr. A.Botteon, who was like running a marathon tired from the adrenaline blast :-) After we all together take some breath and photos, a reanimation of 15 minutes was offered to the Hucho to put him back in shape.. Super gentle handling we did, not one single drop of blood was spilled. Companion angler Luca C. was in great help doing this task and once again proven the rule, that Hucho fishing needs more than just a pair of the angler`s hands.. At the end, Hucho swam back himself, and behold - again taking the position he originally had - his favourite rocks. At the very moment He is still there, gathering back the strength and the skills to wrestle the next one who will dare to challenge him. It could have been you - reading this lines!! ;-) Feel free to contact any time.. Press HERE to see more images <<<



HUCHO 2018-2019 SEASON OPEN!, 16.11.2018
Long time waiting but it arrived - opening of the hucho-hucho fishing season on the Sava Bohinjka river! Fishing conditions were lovely to watch but demanding to fish - gin clear river, bottom washed up to perfection and a sunny warm day! Strong attack from the local anglers on the canyon areas and first few guests with fly fishing rods focusing more on the lover areas of the river close by or in the Trophy parts of the Sava Bohinjka. Several huchos landed, but not yet the Big Boys.. this was the nicest one, just touching the magic border of 1M. Weather is turning to snowy/rainy/colder, which should be a good recipe for some more catches?? Stay tuned!



As promised, here are the preview of arriving weekend November 10-11th fly fishing conditions on the Sava Bohinjka river. While Bled is still high, up the stream, INstitute and Bohinj will have first fly fishing outings after the high water situation of the previous week..

Sava Bohinjka Bled fishing club comparing levels Nov 5th and Nov 9th from Fly Fishing in Slovenia on Vimeo.


Dear All, we did not forget about you - but at the moment of this post, the levels of the Sava Bohinjka are still up and not quite suitable for some nice fly fishing. Except on few shallower areas of the Institute, currents are too strong.... But we keep an eye on the river and will let you know as soon as it gets down to normal! REMEMBER: MIddle part of the Sava Bohinjka, so called Institutte part with the famous wooden bridge of Log, suspending bridge of Nomenj etc places will remain open for fly fishing ALL November month. WHILE IN BLED PART HUCHO FISHING OPENS WITH NOVEMBER 15th!



Dear All.. it had to come what was much absent in September and October - heavy rain. Major rivers in Slovenia are at the moment of this update up and too high for some reasonable fly fishing. Sava Bohinjka will need like 4 days at least to recover down to fishable.. maybe a day more to be declared normal. Many of you are asking us what remains open for the fly fishing in November? Here is the list:

Rivers and sectors for the FLY FISHING:

  • Sava Dolinka Closing with October 31st
  • Sava Big (Radovljica) Closing with October 31st
  • Lipnika Closing with October 31st
  • Radovna Closing with October 31st
  • Soca river Closing with October 31st
  • Krka river Open till November 30th
  • Sava Bohinjka Bled fishing area Open till November 14th
  • Trophy part of Sava Bohinjka Bled Open till November 14th
  • Upper Sava Bohinjka Bohinj area Open till November 14th
  • Mostnica Open till November 14th
  • Sava Bohinjka Institute part (middle areas) Open till November 30th.
  • Unica reduced price Open till November 30th

Hucho-Hucho fishing

  • Sava Radovljica (Big Sava) Already Open
  • Sava Bohinjka area Bled opens with November 15th
  • Sava Bohinjka Institute arae opens with December 1st

FAUNA FLY SHOP Opening hours during Holidays:

  • October 31st Reformation Day - Closed
  • November 1st Memorial Day - Closed
  • November 2nd 9:00-12:00, 15:00 - 18:00
  • November 3rd 9:00 - 12:00
  • November 4th - Closed
  • November 5th onwards - 9:00 - 12:00, 15:00 - 18:00

EMAILS received during October 31st and November 4th will be replied on November 5th. Thank you for your attention, wish you a peaceful Memorial Halloween!!!


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