FISHING ON DRINA RIVER
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Fishing on Drina River
The river Drina is rich with many fish varieties (app. 30species) such as Huchen, Trout, Catfish, Common Nase, Chub, Common Barbel, Danubian Roach and others.
The most famous fish of Drina River is the famous mladica (english huchen or latin Hucho hucho). It is protected species that was almost wiped out by the construction of dam at Drina River in Visegrad. Drina is a natural habitat for this fish. Otherwise, this fish belongs to the group of fish that grow in trout inhabited rivers, meaning it is sensitive to pollutions. Many hunters arrive with the desire to catch Mladica (Tamien), which is considered to be the Queen of Drina River.
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FISH SPECIES IN DRINA RIVER
TAIMEN / HUCHO - HUCHO
Taimen is the ultimate mega-trout. They are the largest member of the salmonid family. Drina river is world known for taimen and every year unofficial world championship in taimen catching is held here.
The taimen is becoming a more well-known game fish, particularly for fly fishermen. Catch-and-release with barbless hooks is practiced in many areas to conserve dwindling populations of this species. While the taimen is sometimes (often illegally) harvested commercially, its low price and slow growth and reproduction make it more valuable as a game fish.
In some situations we have seen struggles with taimen that lasted over 5 hours.
While trout can be caught with a normal rod and reel, fly fishing is a distinctive method developed primarily for trout, and now extended to other species. Understanding how moving water shapes the stream channel makes it easier to find trout. In most streams, the current creates a riffle-run-pool pattern that repeats itself over and over.
Our fishing instructors will make sure that you catch this beautiful fish.
Trout are an important food source for humans and wildlife including brown bears, birds of prey such as eagles, and other animals.
Pike are a great fish to catch, they come in all sizes and are relatively easy to target if you know what you are doing. They come in trophy sizes and can put up an awesome fight.
They bite hard all year round regardless of season and time of day. Mid of February tends to be a hot time to land some big pike, however; these fish can still be found all year.
The nase has a spindle shaped physique, with a blue-grey metallic-coloured scales and orange tail. It has relatively sharp lower lip. Generally, the fish range from 25 to 40 centimetres in length, and weigh about 1000 grams. However, specimens have been recorded up to 50 cm long and 1.5 kg in weight. The maximum recorded life span of the fish is 15 years.
This gregarious species is found in deep water with a fast current, often in the back waters of bridges or in rocky outcrops. It dwells near the bottom where it feeds on algae and other aquatic plants. Nase fish on the whole stay in shoals.
FISHING GUIDE CALENDAR WITH MAP
|Fish kind (english, serbian and latin names)||Fishing period (day/month)||Fish size (size in centimeters)|
|Taimen (Hucho - Hucho)||01/03 - 01/09||100 cm|
|Trout||01/10 - 01/03||25 cm|
|River Salmoniade||01/10 - 01/03||20 cm|
|Common Nase||01/03 - 31/05||25 cm|
|Pike (Stuka)||01/02 - 31/03||30 cm|
|Barbus Barbus (Mrena)||01/05 - 15/07||15 cm|
|Carp (Saran / Cyprinus carpio)||01/04 - 31/05||30 cm|