FRESHWATER   >   BOSNIA
RIVERS PLIVA AND RIBNIK

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Fly Odyssey has a range of selected accommodation in Bosnia including rural farm houses and dedicated fly-fishing lodges. Each season we run several hosted trips to Bosnia during the prime dry fly-fishing months of June and September. These are hosted by two of the UK's most highly regarded fly-fishing personalities: Paul Procter and Jonathon Tomlinson (Sportfish, Reading).

Fly Odyssey offer fly-fishing holidays to Bosnia that will draw you back to the country time and time again.

  • Season: April to October
    Best dry fly months: May-June and September-October
  • Crystal clear spring fed rivers
  • Prolific mayfly hatches
  • Brown Trout and large Grayling
  • Guided fly-fishing
  • Local home-stay accommodation provides unique experience
  • Average temperatures: 10-21℃ in April, 20-34℃ in summer and 12-24℃ in autumn

We can arrange a variety of accommodation options in Bosnia. The lodging we use is always located right on the banks of the Pliva or Ribnik ensuring you have easy access to the evening rise which can be prolific. Your hosts will provide exceptional local cuisine and comfortable accommodation with a unique insight into the Bosnian way of life.

The guides are professional and attentive and will always ensure you a day to remember on the water.

WIFI connection is available in the lodges but bring your own laptop or tablet.

Both rivers offer freshwater fly-fishing like no other place in Europe. Chalkstream and Limestone rivers offer truly spectacular location and site fishing opportunities. Whether dry fly or nymph fishing there are plenty of challenges to test both your knowledge and tackle. Epic hatches of up-wing Mayflies, Caddis and Stonefly produce plump Trout and extra large Grayling. Twenty-inch Wild Brown Trout and Grayling dominate these river systems.

The evening rise will drag you into the wee hours before retreating to a luxurious riverside lodge. Both rivers offer great dry fly and nymph fishing opportunities for large Brown Trout and Grayling. Some rivers, like the upper Ribnik, have introduced Rainbow Trout into their trophy sections.

The season starts in April when there can still be snow on the ground with wintery conditions and cold snow-melt river water. Fishing can be very good however conditions can be challenging. The season really get under way from mid May and June with the fish searching intensively and aggressively for food when Mayflies, Stoneflies and Caddis all start hatching in abundance. Dry fly-fishing at this time can be really exciting with hard fighting Browns not been too selective on their food choice.

As the season progresses the water level stabilises, clears and drops especially during the warmer summer months. Along with a slight increase in the water temperature the fly hatching activity really increases. Site fishing in crystal clear water and as you would expect at this time the Trout and Grayling start to become more selective and fly size needs to be reduced to tempt them.

From September into October with fly hatching activity above and below the surface, very active nymphing can be a very productive technique especially during the cooler mornings.

We would advise all anglers to bring all the equipment they need for fishing, from waders to rods, reels, lines, leaders and tippet material. Also put some thermals in to wear under your waders as the water temperature remains cool to cold throughout the season.

The rates for this destination vary throughout the season. We offer the best available rates for this destination and do not charge for our service. By calling we are able to tailor a package to specifically suit your requirements at the best available rate. As we have offices in both the United Kingdom and Australia we can also ensure you are being quoted in your local currency. Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers and group discounts.

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CONTACT OUR AUSTRALIAN OFFICE

Fly direct to Sarajevo and then take a scenic drive to the river lodge that takes about three hours.

The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 for Fly Odyssey Ltd, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:

  1. non-flight packages commencing in and returning to the UK;
  2. non-flight packages commencing and returning to a country other than the UK; and
  3. flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the UK, which are sold to customers outside of the UK.

1, 2 and 3 provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled. 1 and 3 provides for repatriation. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Fly Odyssey Ltd.

OVERSEAS BOOKINGS

Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305
Email: enquiries@flyodyssey.co.uk

CHALK STREAMS BOOKINGS

Contact: Gilly Bate
Tel: +44 01730 825626
Mob: +44 (0)7817 304232
Email: g.bate@flyodyssey.co.uk

AUSTRALIA BOOKINGS

Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816
Email: j.laverty@flyodyssey.com.au