I would like to introduce you to a little river I have visited so many times before, with fly fishing rod in my hand and had a unique experience every time-in any season.
I am talking about the river Iška in proximity of Ljubljana that runs through the district managed by the Angling Cliub Barje. My report shows only photos of the gorge Iški "vintgar" in summertime: its picturesque settings and intact nature make it unforgettable. Crystal clear water that just wants you to drink it, marvelous pools and straits which hide timid little brown and rainbow trouts. But the surprises cannot be excluded: if you are patient enough, careful enough and skilled enough the river can gift you with a fish of your dreams- as I have been rewarded with a brown trout buck. You can see its picture at the end of the report.
For the perfect experience I recommend the use of short (8ft and shorter), light rod (#4 and less) as well as the use of thinner fishing lines (0,14 and less) because the watercourse itself and the fish in the river don’t allow the use of the heavier tools. This river is also suitable for Tenkara! But first of all do take your time to discover every hidden part of this secret jewel in peace.
Daily permit for Iška:
Salmonids (fly fishing »catch and take«) 15 EUR
Salmonids from 01.04. to 31.10.
For more detailed instructions I recommend viewing the Angling Club Barje web site:
For guides, food and accommodation:
Above listed permit can be bought on the web site:
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