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Belly Boat Catfishing Vipava River

Fishing for Slovenia's biggest predator from a belly boat.

Duration

Full day

Season

1 July- 30 April

Fish

Huchen, Pike, Catfish, Rainbow trout

Price: 

From 249€

Included in price of Belly boat Catfishing Vipava

Professional Guide
Food & Drinks
Souvenir
Fishing License

Vipava Belly boat Catfishing Extras

Lures
Rod
Transfer
From 249 € / person

Description of Belly boat Catfishing on Vipava river

The Vipava is a coastal river known for its giant Catfish. Rather small in size, the river is inhabited by lovely species measuring over 2 meters in length and reaching enviable weights. The Catfish were deliberately settled in the Vipava River to help reduce its excessive fish population. As a top predator, it later multiplied and now reigns as king in the depths of the Vipava.

The trip starts by taking a Belly boat ride down the Vipava in the company of our expert guide and fish in the tranquillity of nature. Breaks are taken for refreshments and you can also float ashore to try to catch a river monster from there. 

Highlights

  • Start in city center
  • Ljubljana Marshes (natural reserve)
  • Church of St. Michael (by architect Plečnik)
  • Gorge of Iška river
  • Birdwatching 
  • Prehistoric pile dwellings area

What to bring

  • Comfortable sport clothes
  • Sport shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Small backpack

Fish in Vipava river

When you hook a 173 cm catfish only then you realize just how useless the flippers are against such a beast.
Robert Rees
A friend who recomended the Belly boat trip caught a 201 cm giant when fishing on Vipava river. I wasn't that lucky, but nevertheless managed to catch 3 catfish of up to 150 cm in size.
Damien Webb
When reeling in a big catfish while bouncing about in my Belly boat, my heart was racing so hard that I thought I was going to have a heart attack. But the effort sure paid off once the fish was finally landed!
Harley Read
  • When you hook a 173 cm catfish only then you realize just how useless the flippers are against such a beast.
    Robert Rees
  • A friend who recomended the Belly boat trip caught a 201 cm giant when fishing on Vipava river. I wasn't that lucky, but nevertheless managed to catch 3 catfish of up to 150 cm in size.
    Damien Webb
  • When reeling in a big catfish while bouncing about in my Belly boat, my heart was racing so hard that I thought I was going to have a heart attack. But the effort sure paid off once the fish was finally landed!
    Harley Read

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people are in a group?

What should I wear ?

It is important that your clothes are comfortable. It is recommended that you also have some warmer and windproof clothing with you as temperature can drop or in case of cold wind. You can always leave excess clothes in the van after consulting with our guide.

How many people will be in a group?

We believe that your experience will be better in smaller groups. Therefore, there will be a maximum of 8/6/5/4 guests per guide.

Who will be our guide?

On our tours you will have professional local guides. Our guides will make sure that you will have expert guiding combined with great fun and memorable experience.

What should I bring with me?

Bring enough water, some snacks and sunscreen or other sun protection. You can also bring trekking poles if you are used to them.

What in case of bad weather?

Even though Slovenia is small, it has quite diverse climate, so it is not unusual that there is nice weather somewhere else. In that case, you will be kindly suggested a different tour where the weather will be nice. If offered alternative tour doesn’t suit you or if the weather is not suitable for hiking, you will receive a full refund if you have already prepaid our tour.

Am I fit enough?

The tour is flexible and it can be adjusted to your preferences, skills and fitness. Nevertheless, you should be comfortable having a 3-hour hike on a moderate terrain.

Is the tour kid friendly?

Children are also welcomed on the tour. Children should be able to hike for a few hours with breaks. If you are planning to go on a tour with young kids, please let us know in advance and we can adjust the tour if necessary.
Every reservation gets individual guiding, max. 3 people per guide,
in case of bigger groups you will be accompanied by 2 or more guides.

What happens in case of bad weather?

In case of bad weather, especially rain, when the rivers are
flooding, we choose another similar destination where fishing is possible.

What should I bring with me?

You can bring any piece of equipment you want, but we also provide
complete gear in case you don't bring anything or you need to borrow something.

Who will be my fishing guide?

Our fishing guides are experienced local anglers, who know the rivers well and have the knowledge on how to catch the most fish, so they will provide the best guiding out there. Meet our fishing guides here >

Where can I buy a fishing permit?

We help you buy a permit on your arrival, either on a website or in
a shop.

What about food and drinks?

For day’s fishing trips you get lunch box, snacks, and drinks. We can
make a brake in a nearby restaurants if needed.

Can I buy local flies?

You can borrow lures from a guide, but have to pay a deposit in case you lose any.

What about accommodation?

Accommodation can be arranged for additional charge.

How many people are in a group?

Every reservation gets individual guiding, max. 3 people per guide,
in case of bigger groups you will be accompanied by 2 or more guides.

What happens in case of bad weather?

In case of bad weather, especially rain, when the rivers are flooding, we choose another similar destination where fishing is possible.

What should I bring with me?

You can bring any piece of equipment you want, but we also provide complete gear in case you don't bring anything or you need to borrow something.

Who is my guide?

Our guides are experienced local anglers, who know the rivers well and have the knowledge on how to catch the most, so they will provide the best guiding out there.

Where can I buy a fishing permit?

We help you buy a permit on your arrival, either on a website or in a shop.

What about food and drinks?

For day’s fishing trips you get lunch box, snacks, and drinks. We can make a brake in a nearby restaurants if needed.

Can I buy local flies?

You can borrow lures from a guide, but have to pay a deposit in case you lose any.

What about accommodation?

Accommodation can be arranged for additional charge.

FAQ

FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

What should I wear ?

It is important that your clothes are comfortable. It is recommended that you also have something warmer with you in case of a temperature drop or cold wind. You can always leave excess clothes in the van after consulting with our guide.

How many people will be in a group?

We believe that your experience will be better if the group is smaller, so there will be max 8/6/5/4 guests per guide.

Who will be our guide?

All our tours are guided with a professional local guides that will make sure that you will have great fun.

What should I bring with me?

Bring a bottle of water (you can always refill it), and sun protection. We will provide bikes, helmets and first aid kit.

What in case of bad weather?

Even though Slovenia is small, it has quite diverse climate, so it is not unusual that there is nice weather somewhere else. In that case, you will be kindly suggested a different tour where the weather will be nice. If it doesn’t suit you or the weather is too bad for cycling, you will get a full refund.

Am I fit enough?

The tour is adjustable to your skills and fitness. We use e-bikes so the hills will not be a problem. However, you should be comfortable with a few hours of activity.

Is the tour kid friendly?

Children are also welcome as long as they can cycle independently. Please let us know in advance so we can prepare a smaller bike and adjust the tour if necessary.

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