Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Slovenia 2014

After the high success of the trip to Slovenia in September 2013, I decided to go again with Stuart Minnikin plus two others, Neil and Stuart J.

We stayed at Tilnik farm again, which is an amazing place. Remote, beautiful, excellent hosts in Kate and Brett plus some friendly pups.

It was another absolutely stonking trip. I had purchased a new Hardy 7'6 Jet with the CC reel especially for the trip (and beck fishing in the UK) on which I caught my biggest ever trout, a 3 1/2lb Rainbow which tore through three consecutive pools while I chased after it, before finally netting.

Revisited a beautiful mountain stream and had some very interesting hiking to get to the fishing spots! Never sweated as much in my life.

Had some fantastic food and wine, visited a local marble trout farm and had the pleasure of a guided day with Gregor Novak again.

Caught plenty of fish including nice marbles and rainbows, but still no elusive grayling (unlike Neil).

Already planning the next trip!

Fantastic welcome at Tilnik Farm 

"Small" Slovenia lunch on the first day

Fishing an urban stream...

...which produced this 3+lbs Rainbow

Another nice Rainbow

Beautiful Marble

The only Grayling of the trip

Precarious access...

...worth it

Last fish of the trip, my personal best Marble


  1. Nice write up Tom. It was a cracking trip only slightly spoilt by the extreme heat! Hope to see you next year.

    1. Thanks Stuart - already looking forward to next year!