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    Quote Originally Posted by izak View Post
    Maybe tihs is more for the other guys also keeping an eye on this thread. I fished Bosnia in August last year. Fished the Ribnik, Pliva and Una. I doubt if there would be much to do for your wife and daugther but from a fishing perspective it is excellent. I got 6 full days fishing all inclusive including transport, food, accomodation and a full time guide for little over 1100 euro(excluding flight to Zagreb).

    The Pliva were my favorite. Ribnik is also magical, full of fish mostly grayling with some massive wild browns swimming around. This is a river where you can catch a 5kg brown. The Una were my least favorite and wont bother going again. We fished close the the hatchery at the bridge and I caught 70 small trout that escaped from the hatchery in an hour.

    The Pliva and the Ribnik is a differet story altogether, very technical and I were glad I had a guide. 6x and 7x are the norm here. My guides had to teach me how to nymph, that alone was worth the entry price. I learnt more in that one week than in the last 10 years.
    Izak
    That sounds like an interesting trip and good value, do you have a guide/outfit you would recommend?

    Cheers Colin

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdenb View Post
    If you prefer to stay in a town, where there's some bars and restaurants, etc. then I would recommend Kobarid. It's not too big but not too small either and will suit you well if you'd want to go out for beers at night. It's very central and allows you to easily reach several rivers. There's a flyfishing shop there as well and it has several places to stay. Of a high standerd is Hotel Hvala & Restaurant Topli Val Hotel. If you are really in to gourmet cuisine, you should visit restaurant Hisa Franko. Although that's more of a place to take your wife for your anniversary then your fishing mates for a beer!

    Tolmin is also a good option. It's a bit bigger and closer to the Idrijca river for example. The guide I mentioned can help you out with places to stay as well, if you'd like.

    By the way, I am in no way affiliated with him. I am just a happy customer.

    If there's any more info I can help with, just let me know.
    Hi pdenb

    Do you know what the Sava or the Radovna are like to fish ?
    They are near the town of Bled which seems like a good spot to set up base.

    Thank you
    John


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    Quote Originally Posted by jmmugan View Post
    Hi pdenb

    Do you know what the Sava or the Radovna are like to fish ?
    They are near the town of Bled which seems like a good spot to set up base.

    Thank you
    John


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    Hi John,

    I know about the rivers but must admit I have never fished them. Both the Sava's (Sava Donlinka and Sava Bohinjka) are very well known for fishing and many of my countrymen visit Slovenia just to fish these rivers. I don't think you can go wrong with them. Over here they do have the reputation that they are a bit more stocked with fish and so some people prefer other rivers. But that's a matter of taste and frankly I personally like to fish and definitely don't mind a combination of wild fish and stocked fish, if it's done well. I have visited Bled, it is one of the more touristy places in the country, but still not incredibly busy compared to touristy places in other countries in Europe. I have also never fished Radovna an couldn't tell you much about it, other then that it's mentioned on many of the sloveninan fishin websites as a fishing destination. My advise would be this: Slovenia has many, many rivers, and all are going to provide really nice fishing. It's just because they have so many great rivers, that picking one over the other gets difficult, but in the end you really can't go wrong.

    Sorry I can't give you more specifics on those rivers, but I would vouch for the fact that youll have a great time on these rivers.

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    Just back
    Stayed in bled and fished the Sava

    Had any incredible guide Tina. Visit Planafly.com to make contact with her

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    Been looking into Slovenia also, not necessarily on a strict budget but don't have copious amounts of cash to just choose somewhere and go. So in that sense Slovenia was a destination I had chosen.

    Been reading up on it for a wee while as I would prefer to try arrange it myself rather than paying travel companies who charge pretty much more than i'm willing to pay.

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    Hi!

    Yes, DIY in Slovenia is much easy, I did it several times... But I would not say it is cheap as day tickets are in the 60-100euros/day and for trout I think it is a bit too much (and plenty stockies ). If you add transportation, hotel, etc... you must have some money in your pocket.
    But it is a nice place where I had much fun in the rivers, moreover with good food.
    What is civilization? A distinct thing or an advanced stage in barbarity? (H.Melville)

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    I also have to take into consideration the extra travelling costs are there are no flights from Scotland.

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    Suggest you contact Kevin Smith at Fly Fishing Holidays in Slovenia!
    There's no one better for fishing in Slovenia
    Good luck
    Tony M

    Who's Counting?.............. A Fisherman's Journey | My mission…'to catch a trout from a river in every county'

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    I never understand why people 'book' fishing trips with these 'travel agencies for fishing'. You know you're paying too much. You're just adding layers of people who need/want to earn money from your trip. Middle men trying to earn as much as possible by sending as much people as they can to some spots where either the fishing might not be good, and 'it's your fishing skills thats supposedly the reason you dont catch anything', or they ruin good spots by sending lots of people who stomp the river, 5 at a time with 2 guides. Is it just out of convenience? I can understand you'd do it if you're a senior maybe. If you're not sure whether there will be fish or not, the research can be done online or through friends. You can spend some of the money you save on a good guide. Maybe it's different if you go to Mongolia or some other remote place. But we're talking mainland Europe. And to make things even more easy, everyone speaks English.

    Anyhow, I've been to Slovenia quite some times now and that is a destination you can easily do by yourself. All you need to know can be found online and tehre's plenty of people who will gladly help if you ask. The first time I went, a Dutch guy, who later became a full time fishing guide in Slovenia, gave me some good tips on where to fish, where to buy licenses, etc.

    I'm going to Slovenia again next September. Booked a flight, rented a car, booked a place to sleep. Wil buy licenses when I get there. Easy. Will gladly answer any question I can to help anyone wanting to go there.

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    Sounds like Slovenia has been fairly well covered.

    I would suggest looking at Italy, Alto Sarca, plus others, which drain into Lake Garda.

    Search you tube for Trentino fishing, lots of it, very accessible, easy to access miles and miles of fishing. They even have a fishing office in Trento, walk in and book the rivers you want. We caught Browns, Marble trout and Grayling in good numbers with a few specimen sized.

    For the family, lake Garda area offers much, we mountain biked in the Dolomites, paddled and sailed on Garda, canyoning (brilliant fun). Not to mention food and evening entertainment.

    I could see me taking the family back, which is not something I could say about other places I have fished.

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