Fly Fishing Adventures in the Republic of Slovenia
The Krka runs through lush water meadows in a part of Slovenia called Dolenjska. It’s a river of small waterfalls, fast runs and some deep pools, making it excellent habitat for large trout. The upper stretch of the Krka is a pure limestone (chalk) stream with both brown and rainbow trout prevailing. The medium sized trout of the Krka River are plentiful and not overly selective; however, the river also holds some excellent specimens of fish.
Location: The Krka River is a tributary of the Sava River, which eventually runs into the Black Sea. The upper section of the Krka River that holds trout is in Central Slovenia.
Fishing Area Management: The upper part of the Krka that holds trout is divided into 2 parts, which are managed by 2 different organizations: 1. The upper part of the trout-holding waters, from source of the river to the dam in Zagradec, is managed by Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia. 2. The lower part of the trout-holding waters, from the dam in Zagradec to Novo Mesto, is managed by Novo Mesto Fishing Club.
Fishing Details: The Krka River is famed for its prolific hatches of many species of sedge. Evening is the best time for catching the largest trout. The Krka is easily accessible along the entire length of the upper, trout-holding stretch. Wading here can be tricky due to nature of the limestone boulders in the river, but the effort is well worth it.
Allowed Methods of Fishing: Flyfishing only, with one fly with a barbless hook (traditional hooks must have a flattened barb). No strike indicators or any additions to tippets or leaders are allowed.
Accomodation options: The area near the Idrijca offers a full variety of accommodations, from Boutique Hotels to Lodges. Here are some examples: · Lodge options in the village of Krka · Domačija Novak · Dolenjske Toplice