Catch and retain and catch and release fly fishing on Soča river, Slovenia.

Fly fishing in the fly fishing paradise – Soča valley

The Soča river with it’s typical emerald color and the indigenous marble trout are certainly two great reasons for every fly- fisherman to test his skills and luck in Soča valley, Slovenia.

The only permitted method of fishing on Soča river is Fly fishing. The Bovec fishing grounds are divided into two areas: Catch and Retain and Catch and Release.

Good to know

Half Day Trip

  • Duration: up to 6 hours
  • Price per person:  110 € (fishing permit not included)

All Day Trip

  • Duration: up to 9 hours
  • Price per person: 180 € (fishing permit not included)

Equipment rental

  • Fly-Fishing Rod: 30€ per day
  • Fly-Fishig Waders: 30€ per day
  • Meeting point: Outdoor Galaxy Agency and Shop, Kot 1, Bovec.
  • Reservation: Booking in advance is required   

Fly fishing permits

The fishing grounds are under the competence of the Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia and the Tolmin Fishing Club. The season in the Catch and Release area is from 1 April to 31 October.

Fishing areas

Catch and Release

  • Soča river (from the Lepenjica and Soča confluence to Kršovec; from the bridge at Čezsoča to the Kamno bridge),
  • Učja river (from the Slovenian-Italian border to the confluence with the Soča).
  • Catch and Retain

  • Soča river (from the Brvce bridge to the Lepenjica and Soča confluence; from Kršovec to the bridge at Čezsoča),
  • Lepenjica stream,
  • Koritnica river (from the bridge at Kluže to the Koritnica and Soča confluence).
  • Fish

    In the Bovec fishing grounds you can find the following fish:

    Marble trout (Salmo Marmoratus)

    • Description and size: Endemic in the Adriatic river basin, it can grow to 140 cm and weighs up to 24 kg.
    • Location: All waters.
    • Open season: 1.4.–30.9.
    • Minimum size: 60 cm

    Grayling (Thymallus thymallus)

    • Description and size: An indigenous salmonid, this fish can grow to 60 cm and weighs up to 2 kg.
    • Location: Soča (downstream from Mala korita), Koritnica (downstream from Kluže), mouth of the Učja.
    • Open season: 16.5.–31.10.
    • Minimum size: 45 cm

    Brown trout (Salmo trutta fario)

    Description and size: This non-indigenous trout breeds successfully with the marble trout; it can grow to 70 cm and weighs up to 6 kg.
    Location: Lives in all waters apart from five locations with pure marble trout.
    Open season: 1.4.–31.10.
    Minimum size: 26 cm

    Marble trout and brown trout hybrids

    Description and size: The appearance of these fish varies; they can grow to 1 m and weigh up to 10 kg.
    Location: Locations with the marble trout and brown trout.
    Open season:
    1.4.–31.10.
    Minimum size:
    26 cm

    Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

    Description and size: Released into rivers from fish farms; it can grow to 80 cm and weighs up to 8 kg.
    Location: Soča (downstream from Mala korita), Koritnica (downstream from Kluže), mouth of the Učja.
    Open season: 1.4.–31.10.
    Minimum size: 24 cm