Fishing and hunting
Cerkno region offers ideal conditions for an attractive hunting in unspoiled nature, where one can enjoy in peace and quiet, looking at all the natural sights that nature has created through the centuries. Nature is rich in fauna, notably with chamois and deers.
The crystal-clear Idrijca River with its numerous tributaries offers an ideal natural habitat for fish, which is why the river attracts many visitors and fishing enthusiasts. Speciality of the Idrijca River is marble trout.
The oldest records on fishing in these parts appeared in medieval land registers around 1300, and the first written fishing rules were laid down in the Mining Rules of the Idrija Mercury Mine as early as in 1580.
Fishing in Idrija’s waters offers visitors a genuine experience in unspoilt natural surroundings, a healthy way of spending their leisure time, an ideal holiday and relaxation. Fishing is not only an obsession of the association’s members, but is becoming an increasingly more desirable sport attracting numerous domestic and foreign visitors, primarily from neighbouring countries. The Idrija Fishing Association sells around 1500 fishing licences each year to visitors from abroad.
Fishermen are devoting tireless endeavours to preserving the breathtaking natural environment in the picturesque Idrija region located at the meeting point of the prealpine and Karst worlds. They are fighting a constant battle against negligent littering, depositing of wastes and water pollution, regularly organize cleaning campaigns along river banks, and strive to arouse ecological awareness. Thanks to their efforts as well, this part of Slovenia, reputed for its rich natural and cultural heritage, is becoming an increasing more attractive destination for numerous visitors from other parts of Slovenia and European countries.
At hotel Cerkno we offer fishermen and hunters special discount when spending vacation at us. We also sell fishing licences and provide contacts to local hunting associations.
Fishing license price list
Catch & release zone A+B 90 €
Catch & release zone B 60 €
Catch zone B 70 €