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The Soča and its tributaries are a paradise for fly fishing, the only permitted method of fishing in the Soča Valley. The famous marble trout, grayling and rainbow trout are the fly fishers' favourites.

Enjoy the nature, the hum of the rivers and the crystal clear water. The depths of river pools in the Soča Valley will enthuse you with their tranquillity, liveliness and colourful underwater world. The emerald green pools of the River Soča, the daydreaming grey-green corners of the River Nadiža, the alpine character of the pure Tolminka River, the elitism of the mysterious Trebuščica River and the sense-awakening Idrijca River

Fishing Districts and Fishing Areas in the Soča Valley

The Soča Valley has two fishing districts, controlled by Zavod za ribištvo Slovenije (Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia) and Ribiška družina Tolmin (Angling Club of Tolmin). Fishing is not allowed in rivers and waters that are outside these districts. 

An interesting and diverse character of the rivers enables fishermen to find at least one river in the Soča Valley, where fishing is possible even in bad weather.

Fishing district 1: Catch and take 


Fishing district "Catch & Release" (No kill)

Common Fish and Fishing in the Soča Valley

Soška postrv (Soča Trout) – Salmo trutta marmoratus is one of the most famous fish of the Soča Valley. It is endemic to the Adriatic river basin and primarily inhabits the Zadlaščica reserve. Check, which fish you may catch and take in the fishing areas of the Catch and take district. It is not allowed to keep fish from the Catch and release district.

FISH DESCRIPTION AND SIZE LOCATION OPEN SEASON

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Marble (Soča) trout
(Salmo trutta marmoratus)

Endemic in the Adriatic river basin, this fish can grow to 140 cm and weighs up to 24 kg. All waters. 1.4.–30.9. 60
Grayling
(Thymallus thymallus)
An indigenous salmonid, this fish can grow to 60 cm and weighs up to 2 kg. The Soča (downstream from Mala korita), the Koritnica (downstream from Kluže), mouth of the Učja. 16.5.–31.10. 45
Brown trout
(Salmo trutta fario)
This non-indigenous trout breeds successfully with the marble trout; it can grow to 70 cm and weighs up to 6 kg. Lives in all waters apart from five locations with pure marble trout. 1.4.–31.10. 26
Marble trout and brown trout hybrids The appearance of these fish varies; they can grow to 1 m and weigh up to 10 kg. Locations with the marble trout and brown trout. 1.4.–31.10. 26
Rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
This fish was released into rivers from fish farms; it can grow to 80 cm and weighs up to 8 kg. The Soča (downstream from Mala korita), the Koritnica (downstream from Kluže), mouth of the Učja. 1.4.–31.10. 24

 

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More information about fishing in the Soča Valley:

Tolmin Angling Club (Ribiška družina Tolmin)
Trg 1. maja 7, 5220 Tolmin

T: +386 (0)5 38 11 710 E:  W: www.ribiska-druzina-tolmin.si

The Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia (Zavod za ribištvo Slovenije)
Sp. Gameljne 61 a, 1211 Ljubljana – Šmartno

T: +386 (0) 1 24 43 400 E:  W: www.zzrs.si

 

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