Bohinj and its 45 km of crystal-clear water is a true haven for fishermen and exceptionally rich in Brown Trout, Grayling, Lake Trout, and Brook Trout. The fishing season spans from April to October.
Only fly-fishing is allowed in rivers, while all other types of fishing is possible in the lake.
On rivers, fishing methods vary with the season, the type of water, and the angler's personal preference.
Dry fly, nymph or streamer are all popular techniques, although they depend on water condition.
As regard to the rods, five- to nine-weight rods that are 8 1/2- or 9-feet long are commonly used.
The Sava Bohinjka is a beautiful alpine river which pours out of the Lake Bohinj, it flows through grand scenery before joining the Sava Dolinka near the small town of Radovljica.
Brown trout, Grayling, and Rainbow trout, Huchen and the Danubian salmon (Hucho hucho) all thrive in the river.
The pebble and gravel bottom is rich in all types of insect food. The level of the Sava Bohinjka is regulated by Lake Bohinj and is usually very constant. The fish can be both selective and cautious providing a challenge to the true fly fisherman, many of whom fish solely on this river because of this, and because of the breath taking scenery.
In the upper parts of the river brown trout abound to Soteska bridge. The Grayling is distributed throughout the river but the specimen fish are to be found in the lower reaches. In the deeper holes an ever increasing number of Danubian salmon have been observed each season.
According to the Fisheries Research Institute the Sava Bohinjka must be considered as one of the finest rivers for this large fish.
The choice of stretch depends on the season, the fast flowing stretches are best fished using wet fly or nymph. Large hatches of insects occur in June and both the Trout and Grayling become very active. In the height of summer the fish are exceedingly shy and are best sought in the currents and fast water stretches.
Lake Bohinj is our largest alpine lake of glacier origin. It lies in the Triglav National Park. It's surface area is 3,18 km2 and maximum depth is 44m.
Lake is rich with Lake Trout, Lake Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Chub, and cyprinids.
Fishing is allowed with one gear and one natural or artificial lure only. Spinning, Fly-fishing and coarse fishing, using dead natural baits, are allowed. Felt-soled wading shoes or boots are recommended.