Fishing area: Sava Bohinjka

Explore the secrets of the river pools and enjoy the tranquillity and excitement of watching for fish.

The Sava Bohinjka is formed by the merging of the Mostnica and Jezernica rivers, which originates in Lake Bohinj and flow through a narrow valley, sometimes squeezed into a gorge. This river is home primarily to salmonids such as the brook trout, grayling, rainbow trout, Danube salmon (or huchen) and whiting. The only permitted method of angling is fly fishing. Fishermen can choose their method: catch and keep or catch and release.

The first part of the fishing area extends from the outflow of the Jezernica River from Lake Bohinj to the road bridge under the Bohinjska Bistrica River, which is managed by the Bohinj Fishing Society. The second part, administered by the Slovenian Fishing Institute, runs from this bridge to the dam at Soteska.

The fishing season runs from 1 April to 14 November.

Fishing area map in Bohinj

Fish species and fishing seasons for Sava Bohinjka


Rainbow trout

Brown trout



24 cm

28 cm

40 cm


1 Marec – 14 November

1 April – 30 September

1 June – 14 November

Daily catch limit:

  • 3 rainbow trouts or
  • 1 brown trout + 2 rainbow trout or
  • 1 grayling + 2 rainbow trout

The only permitted way of fishing is fly-fishing by using all types of strings, however, without any extras that would change their initial features. Fishermen can only tie one fly, nymph, appetizer strimmer, tied to a single hook.

Fishing rules for Sava Bohinjka

  • Hooks without barbs can be used in the river.
  • Weight is permitted.
  • Fly-fishing with artificial flies are permitted.
  • A permit is required (with name and date).
  • Only three salmonid fish can be caught.
  • Caught fish must be marked by inserting X under daily catch.
  • After catching the third salmonid fish fishing must be stopped.
  • Only one fish larger than 40 cm may be caught per day per permit.

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Clean waters and smart fish make for good and interesting fishing. Enjoy unspoiled nature with easy access to fishing spots where every angler can find their own corner.