By the end of October, the fishing season in Slovenia is slowly unwinding, mother nature puts the autumn clothes - in specter of vivid brownish to red brownish colors - on. Here an then we get a spell of splendid weather, where sun baths in the crystal-clear waters and fish go into feeding frenzy – classic case of Indian Summer, at least in my books. The fishing gets as good as it goes, but for guys and gals out there, please respect the brown trout, as they are preparing for the spawning season. There is great sport to be had with the dry fly on graylings and some nymphing on rainbows.
Last week of October we’ve got a call of regular guest from Russia. We hooked up with him and his colleague on Savinja River. The trophy part of Savinja Ljubno Club waters is renowned for holding a good number of big trout. Morning was rather chilly and we were met with slow fishing. As soon as the sun went up, the activity was immediately pumped-up and we were shown mercy of good number of big to huge fish. The Baetis (mayfly) nymphs’ size 16 were putting them into state of high activity, which showed in a number of big fishes landed. Also, Slovenian classic egg flies were held in high regard – not willing to go into discussion, to the approach, but they did the trick. You’ll not see low quality fish in those waters, so full-fined trout are a normal catch in those waters. Few graylings were put into the mix. Unfortunately, the dry sport wasn’t as great as the weather held promises.
Although planning to explore the upper Soca for a second day, the big fish spell was haunting both angler and they decided to approach the same water the day after. Nothing wrong with that, other than to rebook the hotel. We had another day of screaming reels, good laughs and few large fish landed also for a novice fly fisher. All in all, the great two days spent on upper Savinja. If you are not shy of big fish, don’t hesitate to give upper Savinja waters a try! If your fishing mileage is low, or just wanna explore something new, don’t hesitate to contact us.