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Slovenia is a truly unique place for fly fishing. It has become a popular destination for good reason. It is a stunning destination with tremendous diversity in terrain and rivers. The western part of this small country has an abundance of beautiful, fishable waters. In the northern/alpine region, the streams and rivers are cold all year long, making them highly oxygenated and an ideal habitat for cold-water fish like trout even in the hottest time of the year.
Fly fishing in Slovenia is normally a bit easier because of the low-nutrient (oligotrophic) nature of the streams – fish just have to eat all the time in order to get ready for the cold winter.
Italy Entry Requirements – Air Entryway into Slovenia
The Italian health ministry website lists entry requirements as the following:
From 1 May, regardless of the country of entry into Italy, the traveler will be required to present to the carrier (and to whoever is in charge of checking) the COVID-19 Green Certificate or other equivalent certificate which must state one of the following conditions:
- completion of the primary vaccination series or booster dose according to the vaccination plans of the countries of release with vaccines authorized by the European Medical Agency (primary series validity 9 months and booster dose without predefined limit)
- recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection (valid for 180 days from positive swab test)
- recovery after the administration of the first dose of vaccine or at the end of the primary vaccination series or following the administration of the relevant booster dose
- rapid antigen or molecular swab test, respectively within 48 or 72 hours before entry into Italy.
Slovenia Entry and Exit Requirements:
Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No
- Slovenian border officials (and at airport) no longer require proof of vaccination or negative Covid test for entry. See Slovenian police entry page.
- If you are traveling to Slovenia via another country in the European Union (EU), note that the EU requires non-essential travelers (such as for tourism) to show proof of vaccination. See the EU entry guidelines.
- Land border crossings: For travel from Slovenia to a neighboring country, see the U.S. Embassy Covid-19 pages for Austria, Croatia, Hungary, and Italy.
As of 12:01AM ET on June 12, 2022, CDC will no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight.
For more information, see Rescission: Requirement for Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Result or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19 for all Airline or Other Aircraft Passengers Arriving into the United States from Any Foreign Country.
Expert Guides – Excellent Service
We have our own two master guides (Tom and Drago) who take care of setting up the day’s agenda, etc. We have other partner guides who are independent but vetted by Tom and Drago when we need to scale up (our max party size is 8, so with that we add two additional guides – different depending on what rivers we are on.) There is a whole conversation about how rivers are managed and the stakeholders involved, to include the guides. We ensure that our guides are tuned in to American customers. I will get more profile information about them.
Slovenia is a place where relationships matter, and the team on the ground in Slovenia knows the fish, knows the waters and has in-place relationships to give you the best possible fishing experience. They are experienced anglers committed to delivering an adventure that surpasses the standard fare for fishing travelers.
Fish a Different River Everyday
There are six pristine streams – with a variety of fish, for a variety of skill levels – all within an hour of our Krka River Lodge. Our adventure starts at the waters in and around Krka before heading to the spectacular Soca Valley where we’ll fish for Marble Trout in a breathtaking alpine valley setting.
Bucket List Fish
Slovenia waters are home to variety of fish species, including Marble, Brown, and Rainbow Trout, Grayling, Huchen, and more. The guides know where the fish are biting and are ready to help you get your dream catch!
The Krka River Lodge is nestled on the banks of the Krka River, surrounded by charming hills. It lies near the source of the Krka River, which puts you right on one of the best chalk streams in the world! Hungry large browns and rainbows await you here!
Food, Culture & Fun
You’ll be hard pressed to find a better combination of food, wine, and culture to match your fishing interests – only quality here! Your fishing adventure will include a taste of the local culture and there are plenty of activities for non-angler companions to enjoy.
Fly fishing is a sure thing in Slovenia! Slovenian streams are relatively low in nutrients, so the fish just have to eat all the time in order to get ready for the cold winter. The guides know where the fish are biting and are ready to help you get your dream catch! Marble Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Grayling, and Huchen are abundant in our destination waters.
The Fishing Season
The trout/grayling fly fishing season is March 1st to October 31st. Conditions become reliable around the middle of May until the end of September, so those are preferred times. Additionally, the custom option of hunting for huchen (Danubian Salmon, like a taimen) season runs from 1 October to 28 February.
Slovenia is one of the few places in the world that the Marble Trout calls home. This beautiful fish can only be found in a few drainages and rivers of the Adriatic, including the Soca River and Idrijca River in Slovenia.
This coveted bucket list fish has a distinctive marbled color pattern of varying shades, usually olive green and brown with pale yellow or olive belly. The typical size is 12-27 inches but larger specimens are often visible in clear waters. This feisty fish is a tricky catch but is sure to be the highlight of your trip!
Brown Trout are abundant in most Slovenia rivers and are active day and night. While Brown Trout can grow quite large, 18 inches is a typical catch in Slovenia. This staple fish ranges in color from largely silver with relatively few spots and a white belly, to the more well-known brassy brown that fades to a creamy white belly, with medium-sized spots surrounded by lighter halos.
Grayling are fun catch. The species that inhabit the Soca River are unique to Adriatic waters. They average 12–18 inches. Though small in stature, a tall dorsal fin gives them big character. The Soca River variety are typically greyish-yellow with a dark tail.
Rainbow Trout is everyone’s favorite import! This non-native fish is great fighter and is a fun catch. They range from a typical size of 18 inches to well over 24 inches. They are abundant in most Rivers in Slovenia. Rainbows are typically blue-green or olive green with heavy black spotting over the length of the body and a signature reddish lateral stripe stretching from the from gills to the tail.
Huchen (Danube Salmon)
The mighty Huchen, also known as the Danube Salmon, is a rare fish that can only be found in the Danube River and its tributaries. Including the . This monster-sized fish can grow to well over 4 feet. Like the Marble Trout, this predator fish has a slender body with a large head, sharp teeth, and strong mouth. The coloring on this shiny fish goes from black to white on its back and silvery grey on its sides, with a light grey or white belly. A true bucket list fish, the Huchen is a challenging catch!
This predator fish is greenish with red fins and five to eight vertical dark bars on its side. They can be found in the plants and reeds of lakes, slow-moving rivers and streams throughout the Alpine country. An adult perch can vary greatly in size from 6-15 inches, but the typical size is under 10 inches.
There is tremendous diversity in terrain and rivers in Slovenia. We can (and will!) change regions and rivers during the fishing day in order to give you the best opportunities to fish. With an abundance of alpine, limestone, and lake waters within a one-hour drive from each other, fly fishermen have a great opportunity for good fly fishing conditions practically every day of the season.
In the northern/alpine region, the streams and rivers are cold all year long. During the Summer, dry fly action works practically all day, not just during mornings and evenings as is typical elsewhere. The central and southern region of Slovenia has limestone (Karst) rivers that are much slower and rich with food. These slower running waters have banks covered with vegetation, and meander through grass fields. Even though wading is easier, fishing there requires different approach with spooky and faster growing fish. Some people will call it a classical ‘chalk stream’ or ‘spring creek’ approach.
There are few rivers that are some kind of combination of both of these types, which makes them even more interesting. Needless to say, alpine streams are highly dependable and responsive to precipitation, while the limestone waters offer a comfortable buffer time of 24-36 hours. This buffer time or ‘delay’ is very important, because it means that usual short rainy periods usually do not ruin fishing plans.
The Krka River Lodge is nestled on the banks of the Krka River, surrounded by charming hills. It lies near the source of the Krka River, which puts us right on one of the best chalk streams in the world! Hungry large browns and rainbows are biting right outside your back door!
Krka River Lodge will serve as home base for much of your adventure. After a day on the water, relax on the terrace, enjoy the gardens, and retire to a comfy room in beautiful surroundings!
Each room includes:
– Single or Double Bed – River or Garden View – Private Full Bathroom – Work Desk – Free WIFI – Coffee/Tea Maker – Warm Breakfast
Slovenia’s electrical standard is 230 volts / 50 Hz. Electrical outlets have an opening for 2 tubular pins, not flat prongs, so be sure you have an adapter that’s compatible before travel. Most modern electronic devices (including your laptop and phone charger) are capable of 220v or 110v, but you will still need the adapter plug. Be sure to verify this prior to using the 220v outlet!!! Please see this link for more information:
http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/ Slovenia takes Type C and Type F plugs on this chart.
Depart the US on overnight flight to Venice Italy. Morning arrival at Venice’s Marco Polo International airport. The Water Man Adventures Team will greet you at the airport. you will have a three and a half hour ride to the village of Krka and your accommodations for the next few days.
You will have a morning departure for the drive back to Venice (about 2 ½ hours). Water Man Adventures can provide recommendations for Accommodations, restaurant and sights while you stay in Venice.
Travel Documents Required:
For Americans, a valid passport is required to enter Slovenia, Italy or any arrival port in the rest of the European Union. For US citizens, no visa is required to enter or exit the country. Slovenia is party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter Slovenia for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes
without a visa.
Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. There are no entry or exit fees for travelling to Slovenia, Italy, or the rest of the EU. You must carry your passport at all times. We strongly encourage each of our international travelers to make multiple photocopies of the information page of your passport, and pack them in each piece of luggage. Should you lose your passport during the trip, this information will make it easier for the US Embassy to reprint your credentials.
Required proof of health insurance that is valid in Slovenia. While healthcare is excellent in Slovenia, we also recommend evacuation insurance. It’s relatively inexpensive and you are likely to not need it. Details will be provided upon booking.
Please contact our Adventure Travel Team to customize your trip and for rates!
– All meals. Breakfasts are at the lodging accommodations, lunches will be either brown bag or at a local establishment, and dinners will be at different locations each night.
– All non-alcoholic beverages, with the exception of including 1 bottle of wine per two persons at each evening meal
– Overnight accommodations as described
– All fishing with guides (2 to 1)
– Twenty five custom made flies per person
– Meals before arrival in Slovenia and after departure
– Items of a personal nature (phone calls, excess baggage charges, etc.)
– Any other unplanned expense
Front Range Anglers recommends all anglers to have Medical Evacuation Insurance- we recommend Global Rescue, and we HIGHLY recommend Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance. FOR ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: Jessica Minard at 617.210.8106 (direct) or email [email protected].
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