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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
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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.

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. It’s a predator fish with large, sharp teeth. This olive greenish creature can grow up to 130 cm in length and can weigh more than 20 kg, with the minimum size set at 70 cm. Calm, peaceful waters are its preferences, like lakes, ponds and middle to lower sections of rivers. The Pike season runs from the beginning of May to the end of January.

Season: May 1st – January 31st
Slovenian record: 137 cm, 24 kg (53 lbs)

The Catfish is the largest freshwater fish in Slovenia. Its home is in calm, deep waters, and prefers a slightly more contaminated environment. It can grow up to 3 m in length and weigh over a staggering 100 kg. The average length of Catfish caught in Slovenian waters is around 1 m. A 95 kg (209 lbs), 255 cm long trophy-size Catfish was caught in Lake Slivnica, while the most common Catfish areas are in the lower Sava River, Lake Bled and other slower flowing rivers. Fishermen use techniques of spinning, fishing with float and ground fishing.

Season: July 1st – April 30th
Slovenian record: 266cm, 99kg (218lbs) and 237 cm, 115kg (253 lbs)

Sharing many of Slovenia’s waters with the Brown Trout is the gorgeous Rainbow Trout. It’s an incredibly adaptable fish and can be found in both manmade and natural habitats – flowing or standing. Thanks to its Rainbow-coloured flank and tiny black dots, this Trout is easily distinguishable from other fish. It can reach a size of 90 cm and weigh up to 10 kg, with the average fishing size between 26 (min. size) and 50 cm. The Rainbow Trout is much braver and more aggressive than its Marble and brown counterparts, which makes its powerful flight tough but very enjoyable. You can catch this creature from the end of March until the end of October.

Season: March 1st – November 30th (Soča river April 1st – November 30th)

Fishing guides

Timotej

I have been a carp angler all my life. I started fishing with my father on my local river Drava. Later on, I turned my attention to many other beautiful Slovenian lakes and rivers. I specialize predominantly on big fish and have so far been quite successful, as my record carp stands at 30.5 kg from the local waters of Šmartinsko Lake, where I have been a member now for quite some time and I know the lake like the back of my hand. I hope to see you as soon as possible to go and catch some prime Slovenian big carp.

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Things to know

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

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.

Our fishing guides are experienced local anglers, who know the rivers well, so they will provide the best guiding out there. Meet our fishing guides >

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

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

Accommodation is provided for fishing holidays, it can also be arranged for day trips for additional charge.

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