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Soca River

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International Airport

VCE - Slovinia

Season

May 20 to September 30

Capacity

16 rods per week

Species

Marble Trout, Rainbow Trout…

LOCATION
Soca River, Slovenia

PRIMARY SPECIES
Marble Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Grayling

SEASON OF OPERATION
May 20 to September 30

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
There are no set arrival and departure days for trips to Slovenia. Weekend arrival and departures are the norm for guests coming in from North America

ACCOMMODATIONS
One of the great joys of fishing in Slovenia is that our guests get to stay at the Hotel Hvala, right in the heart of central Kobarid. This wonderfully charming hotel is family run; its facility is about as inviting as one could hope to fish from. Because the hotel is located in downtown Kobarid, the numerous sights and sounds of this friendly town are just a short walk from the hotel lobby. The 31 rooms are large and have plenty of space. Each room comes with private bath, Satellite TV and phone. The hotel has a sauna, bar and one of the best restaurants in the entire country. The restaurant is renowned for its seafood, with a 30-year tradition of providing both seafood and freshwater fish dishes considered works of art. Guests can expect to dine on trout roll in fennel sauce, crawfish with polenta, shellfish Dalmatian style, salt-covered bass, haddock, turbot with baked potatoes, forest berries, etc. Mediterranean culinary specialties are served with a wide selection of excellent wines.

DESTINATION CAPACITY
16 anglers per week

THE FISHING
The famed Soca River and its tributaries, form one of the most beautiful valleys in all of Central Europe. Known as the “Green Pearl of the Alps”, this watershed offers countless options over more than 150 Km of extremely well managed streams. This area is a trout lovers dream and offers one of the most unique trout fishing trips in the world. The four principal species to be targeted are the brown trout, rainbow trout, grayling, and the fabled and rare, marble trout. The Soca and Idrijca Rivers, and their tributaries, are densely populated with trout and the river system encompasses a variety of scenarios that are suitable for the beginner as well as the highly skilled angler. Coming from the Alps and Bovec, the upper Soca will range between 6 and 70 yards in width with a varied profile of fast and slow waters. Extremely tight confines highlight the cave section of water from Bovec and Kobarid, where the Soca widens out into a glorious valley. The lower Soca beats, are spectacular and offer a good mix of fast and slow waters, some of which is an extraordinary iridescent blue.

The Idrijca River is a major tributary of the Soca and it offers great value for anglers. It’s easier to fish than the Soca in terms of water speed yet still holds the same varieties of fish as does the Soca. The Idrijca offers 40 km of easy to fish water, set in a beautiful valley. This system offers a great alternative for anglers when conditions are not ideal on the Soca due to thunderstorms, etc. For anglers looking to fish small, fast rivers, this area does not disappoint. The Koritnica, Baca, and Tolminka tributaries of the Idrijca will please the more experienced anglers. The Ucja tributary of the Soca also tends to gravitate the more experienced anglers to its challenging waters. These inaccessible and far less frequented canyons are always productive. The Most Na Soci Lake provides beautiful still-water for those who are looking to target the big marble trout and grayling.

BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
This is a walk and wade fishing trip where the guides drive guests to the various locations in modern 4 wheel drive vehicles.

GETTING THERE
Guests have several choices to get to Kobarid. The easiest way is to fly directly into the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, located only 65 miles from Kobarid. The most popular way to get to Kobarid is to fly in and out of Venice Italy, which is just under 100 miles from the Kobarid. We have a shuttle service pick up and drop off from both airports, if requested. Many of our guests elect to spend a few days enjoying the sights and sounds of Venice on either the front or back end of the fishing trip and we will happily take care of all of these arrangements.

Slipstream is a full service travel company that can handle international airfare, as well as a host of other services relating to your trip. Please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703 if you’d like assistance.

INCLUDED IN PRICE

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

U.S. and Canadian may enter Slovenia with a valid passport for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. The passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. Passports are not required by EU nationals with a valid national ID.

RATES FOR 2016-17

$3,150 USD DBL