Marble & brown trout
Marble & brown trout are perhaps the most popular fish species in Slovenia.
The first one is also known as the queen of the river. It’s one of the largest European salmonids and can grow up to 120 cm in length. Marble trout inhabits clear mountain brooks and rivers that flows into the Adriatic Sea. Successful fishing for the largest of marbles is in spring and in autumn, when there is a significant rise in the water level. This is the perfect time for streamer fishing. In summer months or when the water levels are normal or low, nymphing and dry flyfishing are the most suitable techniques.
Brown trout is abundant in the streams of the Danube basin. On average, brown trout grows up to 50 cm in length, every year several trophy specimens up to 80 cm are caught. In Slovenia, brown trout inhabits every relatively clean stream. Anglers fish them with dry flies and nymphs. When fishing on a streamer, anglers can expect bites of larger or even trophy fish. The latter live mostly in deep chalk rivers, that offers abundance of food and shelter.