Rivers & Fish

Our Rivers

Soča

Fish: Trout, Barbel

Soča is the biggest of our rivers, springing from the alpine valley of Trenta. The top part is mainly trout water. It flows through the picturesque gorge to the confluence with Lepena river.

Tolminka

Fish: Trout, Grayling

Tolminka Springs deep in the Triglav National Park in the valley Polog. The river carved it's way towards Soča through a steep valley, a gorge at places, finaly opening up a bit when it reaches the Tolmin basin.

Učja

Fish: Trout, Grayling

Učja enters Slovenia from Italy and flows for another 6,1 km before confluencing with Soča. This is a remote fast river with dificult acces but spectacular scenery.

Idrijca

Fish: Trout,..

Idrijca springs under the village Vojsko in the hills above Idrija and is our second largest river. It first flows toward South East to Idrijska bela, making a turn towards Idrija (NE), than slowly turning again towards the Soča valley (NW).

Bača

Fish: Trout,..

Bača springs under Slatnik and Lajnar carving a deep valley Baška grapa (lit. Baća ravine). During the whole length of 21,4 km of pools and runs it's guarded by trees and followed by a road and a railway.

Nadiža

Fish: Trout, grayling, chub and barbel

Nadiža springs in Italy, enters Slovenia, forms an 11,9 km long arch and returns to Italy again. Untill it comes under Seldo it flows in a tight valley with rapids and deep pools, then the valley widens and uder Robič the river almost disapears in the thick gravel deposits.

Kneža

Fish: Trout, grayling

Kneža is a typical Alpine river collecting its water from under Vogel and Rodica, flowing for 8,3 km through a tight valley towards the valley of Bača .

Trebuščica

Fish: Trout,..

Trebuščica springs under Mrzla rupa and makes a 14 km long way until reaching Idrijca at Dolenja Trebuša. Its first part (5,7 km) is a fish breeding reserve for the genetically pure marble trout.

Our Fish

Grayling

Thymallus thymallus


Grayling is an endemic salmonid species to our rivers. It lives is all our rivers except Kneža, Koritnica and Bela. In our waters it grows to 60 cm (23,5') and 2 kg (4,5 lb) in weight. It is well known from its long lively colored dorsal fin. It feeds almost exclusively on aquatic insects because of its soft mouth but the larger specimens go for other smaller fish as well.

Because of its notoriously cautious feeding habits and its special looks this fish is vary prized by fly fisherman.

Season: May 15th - October 31st
Min. size: 45 cm

Marble trout

Salmo trutta marmoratus


The Marble trout is an endemic species of the Adriatic watershed. It grows considerably larger than other species of fish in our waters. The biggest specimens documented were over 120 cm (47') long and weighed over 20 kg (44 lb). It is discernible from other trout by its unique marble pattern and a disproportionally large head which takes a quarter of its full body length. It feeds on aquatic insects, but mainly on other fish.

Because of its size and elusive nature the "Marble" is very sought after and is considered a true achievement of every fly fisherman.

Season: April 1st - September 30th
Min. size: 60 cm

Chub

Leuciscus cephalus cabeda


Chub is an endemic species from Cyprinidae family typical for Adriatic region. Usually this fish lives in shoals. Its body is cylinder shaped and it has quite large scales all overs its body. It can grow up to 70 cm (25,5') and to 5 kg (11 lb) in weight. It feeds on aquatic organisms, plants and fruit.

Because it is considered a white fish it has been frowned upon by fisherman, but this fish can be a real fighter and can be very difficult to catch on a fly.

Season: April, July - October
Min. size: 30 cm

Rainbow trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss


Rainbow trout is an allochthonous species in European rivers. It established itself because of easy farming and adaptability to different man made and wild habitats. It does not crossbreed with marble trout but it competes with it for food and space. It is easily discernible from other fish from its rainbow colored flank and small black dots on its whole body. It can grow to 80 cm (31,5') an up to 8 kg (17,5 lb) in weight. It is not a very picky feeder eating both aquatic insects and other fish. The rainbow trout reproduces naturally in our rivers so “wild” specimens are common.

Because of its aggressive nature and a strong fight, it is quite an interesting fish for fisherman.

Season: March 26th - Oktober 31st
Min. size: 26 cm

Barbel

Barbus plebejus


Barbel is like the chub an endemic cyprinid species and it also lives in shoals. It has reddish colored fins and whiskers by which it can be distinguished from other fish. It grows up to 70 cm (27,5') and 4 kg (9 lb) in weight. It is generally a bottom feeder eating aquatic organisms and plants. It lives mainly in Soča from Kobarid down, Idrijca and the lake at Most na Soči.

Season: April, July - October
Min. size: 30 cm

Day Card Prices

Angling Club Tolmin

64/ day

(Soca and surrounding waters)

  • • 1 day "catch and release"
  • • Discounts for more more days purchased

Angling Club Tolmin

64/ day

(Soca and surrounding waters)

  • • 1 day "catch and release"
  • • Discounts for more more days purchased