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Slovenia offers some of the best waters for fly fishing salmonids in Europe. The valley of the Soča is also called "the forgotten valley" and the industrialisation has apparently passed him completely last century. The Soca is a jewel among the European rivers and his water colour caused by the snow-white subsoil (lime rock) is unique. Beside graylings, brook trout and rainbow trout you will also have to chance to get in contact with the largest salmonid species there, the Marmorata (Salmo marmoratus). This trout is local there and was almost lost due to management mistakes. Stocked Atlantic brown trout strains hybridised more and more with the unique Marmoratas, however, by a full-scale rescue programme the Marmorata became the dominating fish species in these waters again, although one does not usually spot larger fish (60 cm and more) during the day at all. Only in the morning and in the evening bigger fish leave their hiding places to go for a hunt. You should not be surprise when once a shade frees itself of the bottom and attacks a grayling or trout you are about to land. If you are really luck you might spot one of the really big ones the other day. These fish reach dimensions up to 1.30 m, even if fish with 1-metre length are already regarded as specimen.

Some of the Slovenian rivers also host the largest of all the European salmonid species, the Danube Salmon(hucho hucho). This massive fish can be found in many Slovenian rivers and it can reach a size even bigger than the Marmoratas.

The daily fishing licences prices of the prime waters in Slovenia are nearly as expensive as in Austria and they are usually fly only waters. Take the chance and surf my pages. Maybe you will find something suitable and interesting for you.

 

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