Slovenia!!!

Thomas Williams

Habitual Line Stepper
#1
Ok so on Monday I'm headed back to the most amazing place I've ever fished. I was there in early June and just never got around to posting the photos. This was the clearest water and most stealthy technical fishing I've ever had to do. The fish could see you from 100' away. We were crawling up to holes and scouting them for twenty minutes before creeping closer. I caught some amazing fish. My first Grayling and some big beautiful Marble Trout. Plenty of rainbows mixed in. Enjoy!
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"Only when the last tree has been felled, the last river poisoned and the last fish caught, man will know that he cannot eat money."
 

Steve Call

Active Member
#4
Great pics. Thanks for sharing.

I have a friend who fished Slovenia about 5 years ago. Your photos of the scenery and fish confirm what he's said.
 

Rob Ast

Active Member
#6
Amazing pics. With water that clear you can see why stalking is required. Do this fish hang in the choppier riffles for cover? By the head shape am I correct in assuming the marble trout is a char species? Thanks for sharing.
 

Thomas Williams

Habitual Line Stepper
#8
Yes I believe they are a member of the char family. Ill have another report this weekend. The coolest part of the trip was the guide told me im the first person in 18 years of fishing the rivers that hes seen someone catch a marble on a trout spey. It was pretty sweet. I just picked up a go pro and plan to make a short film this time.
 

Thomas Williams

Habitual Line Stepper
#13
The bluish water you see is the Soca river. It's all glacier fed and it's predominantly limestone I believe. The streams that have more of the emerald green coloring are all tributaries of the Soca. I'm fishing after melt. I chose to fish Slovenia because I live in Germany which gives me prime access to a fishery not many people will ever get the chance to fish. Big fish beautiful water and amazing scenery. It was amazing.


"Only when the last tree has been felled, the last river poisoned and the last fish caught, man will know that he cannot eat money."
 

Thomas Williams

Habitual Line Stepper
#15
Well that makes sense, they introduced brown trout to the river systems and they began crossbreeding with the Marbles. They stopped immediately but were worried for awhile that they would get bred out. You can still find a couple but for the most part the Browns are in only one tributary in the area I fish along with some Brookies.