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Fishing Season

Spend relaxing hours while fishing in a peaceful and quiet atmosphere

Fishing Season in Slovakia - Best Time
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There are approximately 900 fishing reserves on the territory of Slovakia. One of the most famous places is a reservoir in northern Slovakia—Liptovská Mara, on the Váh river near Liptovský Mikuláš in the Liptov region. There you can find graylings, rainbow trout, and brown trout (salmo trutta). The best season for fishing there is from the middle of April until December.

Reservoir in northern Slovakia—Liptovská Mara
Reservoir in northern Slovakia—Liptovská Mara

Another suitable spot for fishing is the Hron river in the Pohronie region. The upper Hron is appropriate for spinning and fly-fishing, while the lower Hron—just for spinning. In the lower Hron, you'll find diverse spices of fish such as sheatfish, zander, carp, pike, barbel while fishing in the upper Hron offers grayling (Thymallus thymallus), brown trout (Salmo trutta), and rainbow trout. The best time for catching trout is June and grayling during September and October.

There are also many other great rivers and lakes for fishing in Slovakia, namely the Danube river, the Laborec river, the Váh river, the Orava river, the Poprad river, Hornád river near the town Spišská Nová Ves, and others. During the fishing process, you'll enjoy marvellous and colourful views, a calm atmosphere, and fresh air around. Keep in mind that all fisherman need to have a special fishing license to legally fish in Slovakia.

Fishing season in Slovakia depends on region, and fish variety. For instance, in the Liptov region fishing starts from the middle of April until December while in the Pohronie region from June until December. Also, take into account that certain species of fish experience closed season which is often mid-March–May, but also winter, and autumn months for other species.

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