Located in Western region, the Soča is a jewel and is a national treasure of Slovenia. It is one of the most beautiful rivers in the world, and is protected by law. From its source to the small town of Tolmin, its wild character has been preserved.
The Soča’s beautiful waters are full of marble trout, rainbow trout and the Soča grayling. The marble trout can grow to enormous sizes, with the record standing at 44 pounds! Each season, trophy-sized fish of several kilos are caught. The Soča overflows its banks occasionally in May in June from melting snow. The best periods for fishing are in April and in August and September. Some stretches of the Soča are not accessible because it flows through deep unfishable gorges. However, there are enough places along the Soča with easy wading and thus good fishing access. One great part of the Soča is its tributary - the Lepena – which is a smaller and more easily accessible stream this is also rich with marble trout, but without grayling.
Allowed Methods of Fishing
Fly fishing 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.