Slovenia

Fishing in Tolmin, Slovenia

The Tolmin fishing district covers ten beautiful rivers:

•Soča •Kneža
•Idrijca •Korjtnica
•Bača •Nadiža
•Trebuščica •Učja
•Tolminka •Bela

All offer unique experiences for fly fishermen, some where fish may be taken and some catch-and-release only. The rivers, Trebuščica, Upper Bača, Kneža, Koritnica, Nadiža, Učja and Bela are wild fisheries with the Lower Bača, Soča, Idrijca, Učja and Tolminka being stocked with rainbow trout, marble trout and adriatic grayling.

What Types Of Fishing

The most attractive species in the district is the marble trout. It is an endemic species found in all the local rivers. It grows to a much greater size than all other species of trout in the region, with the largest individuals exceeding 120 cm in length and 20 kg in weight. It is named for its distinctive marbled pattern, which is most pronounced on the gill covers and on the large head, which can be as much as a quarter of the whole body length.
The local grayling is another beautiful sport fish and fishermen can also catch brown-marble hybrids, brown trout, rainbow trout, adriatic chub, and Italian barbel.

Fishing permits

The fishing permit is valid only for the person and the day entered. A child under the age of 15 may also fish on your permit, but under your supervision and responsibility. Available are also discounted permits for 3 and 5 days. There are many shops and officies to sell licences throughout the Soca Valley.

Local rules

Flyfishing is the only kind of fishing allowed and you are restricted to one fly only, tied on a single hook, no doubles or trebles are allowed.
You may fish with dry flies, wet flies, nymphs or streamers. Any type of line and leader can be used.
It is mandatory to use barbless hooks on all rivers.
In the reservoir, fishing from a boat is allowed.
All marble trout longer than 70 cm and grayling longer than 55 cm that you retain must be reported to the Tolmin Fishing Club.

Daily limits

The permit for the Zone 1 entitles you to retain three (3) salmonids per day, but only one (1) marble trout and one (1) grayling. The permit allows you to keep only one fish over 50 cm per day.
In the Zone Catch & Release it is not allowed to take any fish.
When you fish with Catch & Release permit in the Zone 1, you are also not allowed to take any fish.

ZONE 1:

• The Soča: from Bovec to the bridge at Kamno
• The Soča: from the bridge at Volarje to the confluence with the Tolminka
• The river Učja: from the State border to the confluence with the Soča
• The river Bela: from the village of Breginj to the confluence with the river Nadiža
• The river Nadiža: within territory of the Republic of Slovenia
• The Soča reservoir: near Most na Soči
• The Soča downstream: from the dam at Podselo to the Vogršček brook
• The river Idrijca: from the bridge in the village of Stopnik to the bridge in the village of Idrija pri Bači
• The upper Bača: from the village of Podbrdo to the dam in the village Klavže
• The river Koritnica: from the confluence of the Huda and the Žventarska Grapa to the confluence with the Bača
• The river Kneža: from the source till the confluence with the river Bača

ZONE Catch & Release

• The river Soča: from the bridge at Kamno to the bridge at Volarje
• The river Idrijca: from the bridge at Idrija pri Bači to the confluence with Bača
• The lower Bača: from the dam in the village Klavže to the confluence with the river Idrijca
• The river Tolminka: from the source till the confluence with the Soča (with the exclusion of the Tolminska Korita gorge stretch)
• The river Trebuščica: from the village of Gorenja Trebuša to the confluence with the river Idrijca

Reminder of Rules

• One fly only tied to a single hook
• No doubles or trebles are allowed
• Dry flies, wet flies, nymphs or streamers allowed
• Any type of line and leader
• It is mandatory to use barbless hooks on all rivers
• In the reservoir fishing from a boat is allowed.