RIVERS

Slovenian waters cover a surface area of 12.000 hectares, around 4.000 hectares are salmonid waters, the rest are mixed and cyprinid.

The watercourses are divided into the large Danube river basin and the smaller Adriatic basin.

Danube (Black Sea) basin 

Principle river is Sava with tributaries

Indigenous Species:

Brown Trout (Salmo fario)

Grayling (Thymallus thymallus)

Danube Huchen (Hucho hucho)

Introduced Fish:

Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Adriatic basin

Principal river is Soca with tributaries

Indigenous Species:

Marble Trout (Salmo marmoratus)

Grayling (Thymallus thymallus)

Brown Trout (Salmo trutta m. fario) river Rizana

Introduced Fish:

Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Brown Trout (Salmo trutta m. fario)

rivers of

the danube basin

SAVA BOHINJKA

SAVA DOLINKA with tributary Radovna 

 

UPPER SAVA (Radovljica, Tržič,

Kranj, Medvode) with tributaries

Tržiška Bistrica

Kokra

Selška Sora and Poljanska Sora

MEŽA

SAVINJA

KAMNIŠKA BISTRICA

LJUBLJANICA

UNICA

 

RADEŠČICA

KRKA

KOLPA

rivers of

the adriatic basin

SOČA with tributaries

Lepena

Učja

Tolminka

IDRIJCA

with tributaries

NADIŽA

REKA

RIŽANA

VIPAVA

lakes and ponds

JESENICE

JASNA

ADRIATIC BASIN

 

RIVER SOCA

SOCA & Tributaries, The emerald queen of the Alps, Alpine river, gravel bottom

Opening season: April 1st to  November 1st

Tributaries: Lepena, Ucja, Tolminka, Idrijca with Baca

 

Terrain varies from: deep gorges, shallow rapids, gentle current with wide alluvial gravel plains, accumulation lake

 

Fish species: Marble Trout, Grayling, Rainbow Trout, Marble Trout Crossbreeds, Brown Trout

Indigenous: Marble (species of European importance), Grayling

Marble Trout Repopulation Project

 

Snow melt and rain: snow melt starts in the beginning of May, even April and lasts at least till June.

Flies: #8-#20, darker stoneflies, dear hair sedges, cased caddies nymphs, BWOs, F-flies, large stoneflies, hare’s ears, pheasant tails, micro nymphs, perdigones, klinkhammers, large jig streamers, yellow scud flies, gnats. Colors: natural colors, olive, natural hare’s ear, pale yellow, white, orange, red, green hot spots

  

Outdoor & Tourist Activities: fly fishing, rafting, kayaking, zip line, parachuting, canyoning, mountain biking and cycling, skydiving, hiking, panoramic flights, paragliding, adventure parks, sport climbing, caving, zorbing, riding, museums, oldtimer train

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RIVER IDRIJCA

IDRIJCA & Tributaries

Opening season: April 1st to October 31rd or November

Tributaries: Baca, Trebuščica, Cerknica, Kanomljica

 

Terrain varies from shallow and deep rapids, slower running flats to deep basins

Fish species: Marble Trout, Marble Trout Crossbreeds, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling. Lower part holds Barbel and Chub

Snow melt and rain: usually not a disturbing factor, after heavy rain the river recovers quickly

 

Flies: #8-#20, elk wing sedges, BWOs, large stoneflies, wooly buggers, march brown nymph, hare’s ear, pheasant tail, micro nymphs, perdigones, parachutes and klinkhammers, scuds. Colors: olive, natural hare’s ear, rusty brown, pale yellow, orange and red hot spots

 

Outdoor & tourist activities (Link): hiking, cycling, rock climbing, horse riding, mushroom hunting, hunting, museums, lace school, no rafting or canoeing 

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RIVER VIPAVA

VIPAVA

Opening season: April 1st to October 31rd

Tributaries: Hubelj

 

Terrain varies: rich vegetation on both banks of the river, fast flowing rapids, slower running flats, deeper basins

Fish species: Marble Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling

Snow melt and rain: usually not a disturbing factor, after heavy rain the river recovers quickly

 

Flies: #8-#20

 

Outdoor & Tourist Activities (Link):  Winestronaut, SUP tours, canoeing, kayaking, paragliding, mountain biking

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DANUBE BASIN

 

RIVER SAVA BOHINJKA

SAVA BOHINJKA & Tributary, Alpine river

Opening season: April 1st to November 14th

Tributaries: Mostnica

 

Terrain varies: pools, cascades and sandbanks alternate, fast flowing splashing sections, a few dams with deeper pools behind them

Fish species: Grayling, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Huchen, Chub, Barbel

Snow melt and rain: snow melt can affect the water in April and May, after rain river recovers quickly

 

Flies: #8-#20 Slovenian sedges all sizes, BWOs, gnats, ants, CDC sedges, coachmans, midges, elk wing sedges, hare’s ear, pheasant tail, micro nymphs, perdigones, parachutes and klinkhammers, olive scuds. Colors: black, brown, olive, rusty brown, green, orange and red hot spots

 

Outdoor & Tourist Activities (Link): Savica waterfall, Lake Bohinj, hiking, cycling, rock climbing, horse riding, other adrenaline sports like Zip line Vogel, Bohinjski Flyer, paragliding, adrenaline park, exploring Govic cave, no rafting or canoeing 

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RIVER SAVA DOLINKA

SAVA DOLINKA & Tributary, Alpine river

Opening season: April 1st to October 31st

Tributary: Radovna

Terrain varies: large damn, pools, cascades and sandbanks alternate, fast flowing splasihing sections, fast flowing river

Fish species: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling, Huchen

Snow melt and rain: snowmelt can affect the water in spring, after heavy rain Sava needs a few days to recover

 

Flies: #8-#20 CDC sedges, coachmans, midges, elk wing sedges, hare’s ear, pheasant tail, micro nymphs, perdigones, parachutes and klinkhammers, olive scuds, Slovenian sedges all sizes, BWOs, gnats. Colors: black, brown, olive, rusty brown, green, orange and red hot spots

 

Outdoor & tourist activities (Link): Zelenci spring, Triglav national park, Pericnik waterfall, Mojstrana, Slovenian Alpine museum, rock climbing, Lake Jasna, Vrsic pass, Kranjska Gora, Planica the largest ski jumping center

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RIVER UPPER SAVA

SAVA & Tributaries, is formed when rivers Sava Bohinjka and Sava Dolinka merge

Opening season: March 1st to November 30th

Tributaries: Lipnica, Tržiška Bistrica, Kokra, Sora, Kamniška Bistrica, Ljubljanica, Savinja

Terrain varies: long rapids, deep pools, wide cascades, Sava is our largest, longest and strongest fly fishing river

Fish species: Grayling, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Huchen, lower parts hold Nase, Barbel, Chub as well

Snow melt and rain: snowmelt can affect the water till summer, after heavy rain Sava needs a few days to recover

 

Flies: #8-#20, elk wing sedges, BWOs, large stoneflies, wooly buggers, march brown nymph, hare’s ear, pheasant tail, micro nymphs, perdigones, parachutes and klinkhammers, scuds. Colors: olive, natural hare’s ear, rusty brown, pale yellow, orange and red hot spots

 

Outdoor & Tourist Activities (Link): hiking, cycling, rock climbing, numerous museums, tunnels under the old town Kranj, Kokra canyon, Brdo castle, Plecnik's arcade and fountain, Sum waterfall, Dovzan gorge, Radovljica old town, rafting, canoeing, horse riding, Kropa town, minigolf and golf, lake Bled

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RIVER UNICA

UNICA & Malenscica, Chalk stream

Opening season: May 1st to November 30th

Tributary: Malenščica

Terrain varies: Karst terrain, a bit from narrower, shallower upper part to deeper, slower running water down the current, it forms curves with deep pools, usually easy to wade in, some banks can present a challenge to enter

Fish species: Brown Trout, Grayling, lower part holds Pike as well

Snow melt and rain: snow melt doesn't affect it. During prolonged rain it can rise up to a few meters and floods the entire Planinsko Polje area

 

Flies: #8-#20 mayflies, gammarus, stoneflies, caddis flies, BWO's, Duns, F-flies, Witches, Red tags, Pink flies, colors: natural colors

Outdoor & Tourist Activities (Link): Postojna cave, Škocjan caves, Planinsko polje, hiking, cycling, trekking, bear watching, Prestranek Castle Estate, Adventure park

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RIVER SAVINJA

SAVINJA& Dreta, Lučnica,  Alpine river

Opening season: April 1st to October 31st

Tributaries: Dreta, Lučnica

Terrain varies from riffles, pockets, deep pools and dams

 

Fish species: Brown Trout, Grayling, Rainbow Trout, Huchen, lower part holds Nase, Chub and Barbel as well

 

Snow melt and rain: snow melt can persist till first half of May, after ehavy rain Savinja needs a few days to recover

 

Flies: #8-#20

Colors: copper and silver toned nymphs, from mayflies, sedges, stoneflies to streamers

 

Outdoor & tourist activities (Link): Rinka waterfall, camping, Gornji Grad mansion, rafting, canyoning in Cuc waterfall, paragliding, climbing garder, Logar valley, Peca underground mountainbike, caving 

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