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Fish in Slovenia

Get to know more about most popular fresh water and salt water fish species in Slovenia, from Trouts and Huchens to Carps and Tuna

Fresh Water Fish

Pike Fish
The name of the Northern Pike, or Pike for short, derives from the old English word for a pole-weapon, as it resembles a Pike in shape.
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The Catfish is the largest freshwater fish in Slovenia. Its home is in calm, deep waters, and prefers a slightly more contaminated environment.
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Picture of a barbel fish
Given away by its characteristic reddish fins and whiskers, the Barbel is common in the rock-bottom, slow-flowing parts of the Soča River near the towns of Idrija and Kobarid as well as the lake at Most na Soči.
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The most sought-after fish in Slovenia, very popular in sport fishing industry.
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Picture of a huchen fish
The Huchen or “hucho”, is undoubtedly Slovenia’s top predator species.
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The Grayling is one of Europe’s most popular fly-fishing species, which has seen quite a steep decline in population around the continent.
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Sharing many of Slovenia’s waters with the Brown Trout is the gorgeous Rainbow Trout.
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As Slovenia’s most widespread Trout species, the Brown Trout can be caught at sizes ranging from 25 (min. size) to 50 cm.
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Fisherman's catch, big marble trout
Marble trout is Slovenian pride and joy. Also known as Adriatic trout it is inhabiting a few rivers in the western parts of Slovenia, the most famous being river Soča.
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Salt Water Fish

Dolphinfish (Mahi - Mahi)
Dolphinfish have been swimming in the Adriatic for ages, yet they’re still considered a lesser known and rather unusual fish.
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Sea Bass
This predatory fish feeds primarily on smaller fish, crustaceans and tiny invertebrates.
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Dentex fish
Dentex is a saltwater fish that belongs to the Sparidea family.
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School of Tuna fish
A picture of tuna fish in the water
There are 15 types of Tuna, ranging in size from 50 cm to 4.6 m and weighing up to 684 kg (bluefin Tuna).
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The Red Scorpionfish is a marine predator that feeds on various sea animals.
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Swordfish
This predatory fish can grow up to 450 cm in length and weigh up to 680 kg.
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