Fly Fishing in Croatia 2
Sunday, 17 May 2015 | Simon
As we mentioned before, many of Croatia’s rivers are not particularly well known in the international fly fishing community, though that situation is starting to change.
This time we’ll say a few words about one of the rivers worth checking out. The river Kupa has its source in a limestone well, located within the Risnjak National Park. In its upper, salmonid part, the Kupa is a typical of many spring-fed rivers. Along its first 30 kilometres or so it is joined by more than twenty rivulets and streams. This confluence makes for a relatively stable water temperature and a pretty favorable water level for the whole of the fishing season.The Kupa is a very beautiful mountain river, of a distinctive greenish color.The waters are not only clean but crystal clear as well.
In terms of underwater vegetation, the Kupa flows through a rocky bed in which moss and algae predominate. In its waters you will find plenty of brown trout, grayling and huchen (Danube salmon).
This is a single fishing area, maintained by the Sport Fishing Club Goran. As with many of Croatia’s rivers, you are allowed to go fly fishing with only a single fly rod, and a barbless hook is mandatory.