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Bohinj and Bled, as well as a number of other mountain lakes, offer excellent angling. The watershed of the Gorenjska, encompassing the Sava and its tributaries, forms part of the greater-Danube river basin. Characteristic fish species include huchen, brown trout and grayling.


Bohinj is famous for its brook trout which may be caught using a lure (fly) or other line technique at some designated places on the lake. Sports fishermen may also be interested in chub (top-water), burbot (bottom-water) and pumpkinseed in the shallow waters.

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Bled Lake

Bled Lake boasts numerous trophy carp, some of which are in excess of 20 kg, as well as catfish, pike and zander. Drag line fishing is possible from a boat as is angling from the lake’s bank.
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Kranj and its surroundings

The variety of lakes near Kranj include the lake Trbojsko jezero (Lake Trboje) with its assortment of nase, chub and barbel, and Brdo Park, featuring a total of 11 fishponds. Three of them are open to sport fishing. In the eleventh pond, which is also the most beautiful, you can fly-fish for trout or grayling.g. The seventh pond is open to all types of sport fishing for rainbow trout and brook trout, while carp can be caught in the third pond.

The area of Jezersko features the lake Planšarsko jezero with small brook and rainbow trout, and Preddvor is home to Lake Črnava, a well-known grayling spawning grounds.

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The list of popular day-trip destinations in the Municipality of Cerklje includes the ponds Lahovče and Češnjevek. Together with the surrounding forest and other forms of vegetation, the ponds are a reserve for various animal species. The ponds are intended for farming of various fish species and offer fishing experiences for beginners and experts alike. The Čenjevek pond is part of the ecological network of European protected areas – a Natura 2000 site. The forest stream by the pond is the habitat of the Balkan goldenring, the largest dragonfly in Europe.

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Kranjska Gora

The trout is a very smart fish and very difficult to catch. If you are a true fisherman, you will – with a sigh – release the caught fish back into the crystal clear water of the Jasna Lake or river Sava Dolinka. If not, you can take home no more than 3 fish. In addition to the brown trout, there are also rainbow trout and Arctic charr.
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River fishing

The upper reaches of the Sava and its tributaries are salmonid watercourses. The Sava Dolinka has brown and brook trout, whereas Sava Bohinjka boasts grayling, huchen and chub. In summer, the fishing at Triglav's Radovna River - which contains brown, rainbow and brook trout - is a memorable experience.

The Sava river is an excellent river which, in addition to brown and rainbow trout also features grayling of amazing size, as well as huchen weighing over 10 kg. Anglers will also find wild Mostnica stream interesting, though special rules apply to fishing; for the most part the Tržiška Bistrica, Kokra, Sora and other watercourses in the region also contain salmonidae.

Fishing permits and rental

Waters and reserves are managed and supervised by angling associations which form part of a national association of Slovenia; local permits, available from a variety of sources, are mandatory for fishing. Equipment may be rented, while experienced fishermen may be hired as guides. Reel and line fishing, using flies (lures) or natural bait are all permitted; some reserves, however, implement a strict catch and release. Seasonal restrictions may also apply to some waters.