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Brown Trout

The classic fly-fishing species of trout every angler has heard about.

The Brown trout is the most widespread indigenous fly-fishing species in Slovenia, but it is not native to the Soča River. The locals introduced it to Soča’s waters to increase the number of fish in the river. Its size of 25-80 cm in length is a worthy challenge for every angler who has to look for its yellow-brown body sprinkled with red, black, or white spots if they want to catch it.

History

Brown Trout is the most widespread indigenous fly-fishing species in Slovenia, but it is not native to Soča. It was introduced here to increase the abundance of fish in the river. Since it can mate with the Brown Trout and produce a hybrid, this led the native Marble Trout to almost disappear.
A beuatiful brown trout
A beuatiful brown trout

Body shape and color

The fish can be caught in sizes from 25 to 50 cm, but can also reach 80 cm in length and 10 kg in weight. Its yellow-brown, olive green, dark grey or copper red body is sprinkled with red and sometimes black or white spots. Be careful, the hybrid with the marble trout can sometimes also have red spots, making them harder to distinguish.

Fishing for the Brown Trout

The Brown Trout fishing season on the Soča River starts on the 1st of April and finishes on the 30th of November. Even though it has less prestige than the Marble Trout, it is a classic fly-fishing species since the middle ages, which will be a worthy challenge for any angler long after we’re gone.

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