Fly-fishing on the river Soča or one of its tributaries (Tolminka, Bača, Idrijca, Trebišica…) or river Nadiža is the jewel in Slovenia’s fly-fishing crown. It is not just the beauty of the crystal clear emerald water, but also it’s setting in the Julian Alps that attract fishermen from all over the world each year. Get your licence and look for large marble trouts, browns, rainbows and grayling that are waiting for you to make your wish come true. For those who don’t have experience or equipment, we are happy to organize EQUIPMENT RENTAL and GUIDING with the most experienced local guiders that have several years of experience of fishing on many of the local rivers and are happy to pass on their knowledge to ensure you have the perfect fishing holiday. We can arrange guides and equipment as well as purchase of your permits in advance ready for when you arrive.
Any questions please email with your requirements.
Fly Fishing Seasons
Marble Trout 26.3. – 30.9.
Rainbow Trout 26.3. – 6.11.
Graylig 16.5. – 31.10.
The unspoilt valleys that run through the Julian Alps range from mountain gorges to fertile plains. These valleys form the Soča and Sava river systems. The Soča river drainage is fed from and runs over limestone, throughout its length and is rich in insect and fish life. With tributaries that also offer a variety of equally pleasurable fishing and fish there is always a memorable days fishing on the Učja, Nadiža, Bela, Tolminka, Idrijca, Trebuščica, Bača, Koritnica (baška) and Kneža as well.
The Soča and its tributaries are famous for its indigenous Marble Trout (Salmo marmoratus) now found only in a few river systems, there is also the adriatic grayling, rainbow trout, marble/brown trout hybrid, brown trout, chub and barbel. The crystal clear insect rich limestone waters may allow you a glimpse of these fish if you are lucky enough to spot one off a bridge or rock.
Low impact farming with mainly forest and pasture plays a large part in maintaining this superb natural environment. With a vast amount of accessible water ranging from glides and drop pools to tumbling mountain streams, the fishing in the Soča Valley has something that lives up to every fly-fishermans dreams.
Included as part of your fishing permit are numerous tributaries of the Soča which offer equally excellent fishing.
The Soča Tributaries
Tolminka – Tolminka offers a diverse days fishing flowing from the mountains then into the Soča near Tolmin. It is a beautiful, clear fly-fishing water. It certainly is one of the most attractive fly-fishing districts in Slovenia, inhabited by marble and brown trout but also some grayling in the lower part.
Bača – Bača is a first class fly-fishing river flowing into the Idrijca river. This is a excellent all season dry fly river. Large marble trouts, browns, rainbows and grayling can all be caught here.
Idrijca – Idrijca is worldwide famous fly-fishing river. Not just for its natural beauty and scenery but also for trophy size fish that are beautiful as they are big. But catching one may test your fishing skills.
Trebuščica – A real gem of a river. The nature around Trebuščica river offers an extremely peaceful fly-fishing experience but also with exciting dry fly or nymph fly-fishing. It will be a day to remember catching great browns, marble trout and grayling.
Nadiža – Nadiža is unique as it does not become a tributary of the Soča until it enters Italy. It is also warmer than all the other waters. But with its deep pools and rocky flows you are guaranteed to catch a variety of attractive fish on almost any day.
The fishing on the Soča and its tributries are run by the Ribiška Družina Tolmin fishing club. They have a website where you can find out more information on permit prices, river conditions and history of the club.