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Fly Fishing Idrijca

Fish for unique and elusive Marble Trout on the Idrijca River.
Duration
Half Day / Full Day
Season
1 April - 30 November
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Fishing License

This beautiful river is a fisherman’s treasure-trove. Idrijca is the only river in Slovenia besides Soča, where you can catch a Marble trout, and as you can see from the photos below, a really big one too! Marble trout from Idrijca isn’t the same as the one from Soča river though, it has its own pigmentation pattern that is unique for this river. That’s the reason why fly fishermen who come to Slovenia often set their eyes on catching both subspecies.
Besides Marble trout, Idrijca hides other beautiful fish as well. You can catch yourself a Brown troutRainbow trout and even Grayling.
Idrijca is one of the most fishing-friendly rivers in Slovenia, suitable for beginners and pros.

Your fishing adventure starts in the morning, when you meet with your guide who explains everything you need to know for a good day’s fishing on the Idrijca river. Your target fish will be Marble trout, Brown trout, Rainbow trout and Grayling. In order you don’t run out of energy, breaks for refreshment and food will be held every now and then. Our goals at the end of the fishing session are pain in your legs, a big smile on your face and many photos of your captures.The fishing trip can last all day or half a day, depending on your preference.

Fish

The Marble Trout is the trout family’s biggest and most iconic representative. It can grow up to 130 cm in length, 22 kg in weight, and has a distinct olive-green marble pattern which makes it stand out from other members of its family.

The Grayling is one of Europe’s most popular fly-fishing species, which has seen quite a steep decline in population around the continent. But do not threat, this fish is well-preserved in Slovenia’s waters. Although an increasing number of 50 cm Grayling have been reported in recent years, the minimum size catch measures 45 cm. Characterised by their colourful dorsal fin, Grayling prefer to swim in calmer sections of rivers and fishing with the use of an artificial fly makes it a perfect catch throughout the mid-May to end of October season.

Season: Ordinary Grayling: April 1st – November 30th (Soča river April 1st – November 30th)
Adriatic Grayling: May 16th – November 30th
Slovenian record: 63 cm

As Slovenia’s most widespread Trout species, the Brown Trout can be caught at sizes ranging from 25 (min. size) to 50 cm. It’s mainly found in upper and middle reaches of rivers and streams, Karst waters being home to the largest. This wonderful fish’s colour patterns can vary between dark grey, copper-red, olive green, or yellow-brown, sprinkled with red, white and black spots. The Brown Trout is a beauty that can be found in most popular fishing spots around Slovenia. The fishing season runs from March to November.

Season: March 1st – September 30th

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

Žiga

I graduated in forestry engineering, but fishing has been a passion of mine since I was 3 years old when my dad first took me fishing. I enjoy all types of fishing techniques, but for the past 20 years I have focused mainly on fly fishing and spin fishing. Nymphing is still my favourite. I’ve gained my experience while fishing on practically every Slovenian river and lake. I’m fluent in English and German.

Branko

I started fishing at the age of 6. I spent most of my young age fishing on lakes, but when I discovered fly fishing, it instantly became my biggest passion. I’ve been fly fishing for more than 20 years now and during that time I have fished most of Slovenia’s rivers. I am a member of many fishing clubs and a competitor in the National Championship for 3 years now. My favourite rivers for fly fishing are Soča, Idrijca, Savinja and Tolminka. I am also a big enthusiast of fly tying.

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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.

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

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 fishing holidays, the permits are already included in the price.

For day’s fishing trips you get lunch box, snacks, and drinks. We can
make a brake in a nearby restaurants if needed. As for fishing holidays, besides food and drink mentioned above, you also get breakfast and dinner in the hotel.

You can buy a package of local flies under extras for every fishing trip, in case you run out of them, you can buy them from a guide, but price will be a bit higher.

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

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