Fly fishing is a sure thing in Slovenia! Slovenian streams are relatively low in nutrients, so the fish just have to eat all the time in order to get ready for the cold winter. Our guides know where the fish are biting and are ready to help you get your dream catch! Marble Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling, and Huchen are abundant in our destination waters.
Slovenia is one of the few places in the world that the Marble Trout calls home. This beautiful fish can only be found in a few drainages and rivers of the Adriatic, including the Soca River and Idrijca River in Slovenia.
This coveted bucket list fish has a distinctive marbled color pattern of varying shades, usually olive green and brown with pale yellow or olive belly. The typical size is 12-27 inches but larger specimens are often visible in clear waters. This feisty fish is a tricky catch but is sure to be the highlight of your trip!
Brown Trout are abundant in most Slovenia rivers and are active day and night. While Brown Trout can grow quite large, 18 inches is a typical catch in Slovenia. This staple fish ranges in color from largely silver with relatively few spots and a white belly, to the more well-known brassy brown that fades to a creamy white belly, with medium-sized spots surrounded by lighter halos.
Grayling are fun catch. The species that inhabit the Soca River are unique to Adriatic waters. They average 12–18 inches. Though small in stature, a tall dorsal fin gives them big character. The Soca River variety are typically greyish-yellow with a dark tail.
Rainbow Trout is everyone’s favorite import! This non-native fish is great fighter and ans a fun catch. They range from a typical size of 18 inches to well over 24 inches. They are abundant in most Rivers in Slovenia. Rainbows are typically blue-green or olive green with heavy black spotting over the length of the body and a signature reddish lateral stripe stretching from the from gills to the tail.
The mighty Huchen, also known as the Danube Salmon, is a rare fish that can only be found in the Danube River and its tributaries. Including the . This monster-sized fish can grow to well over 4 feet. Like the Marble Trout, this predator fish has a slender body with a large head, sharp teeth, and strong mouth. The coloring on this shiny fish goes from black to white on its back and silvery grey on its sides, with a light grey or white belly. A true bucket list fish, the Huchen is a challenging catch!
This predator fish is greenish with red fins and five to eight vertical dark bars on its side. They can be found in the plants and reeds of lakes, slow-moving rivers and streams throughout the Alpine country. An adult perch can vary greatly in size from 6-15 inches, but the typical size is under 10 inches.