Want to try your hand at "royal fishing," as fly fishing is sometimes referred to here? We welcome you to cast your rod in the pristine, glass-like waters of the rivers Lima, Tara, Ljuča, and Ćehotina in the captivating sport of "catch and release" fly fishing. Explore spectacular fly fishing spots and learn about the wild, endemic fish that live there.
Fly fishing spots:
- Mrtvica Canyon (Mrtvica River)
- Andrijevica (Lim, Zlorečica Rivers)
- Berane (Lim River, Bistrica River)
- Bijelo Polje (rivers Lim, Ljuboviđa and Bistrica)
- Plav (Lake Plav, Lim River)
- Gusinje (Ljuca River)
- Kolašin (Tara River)
- Mojkovac (rivers Tara and Ravnjak; Lake Biograd)
- Pljevlja (Ćehotina River)
- Savnik (Bijela, Pridvorica, Komarnica, Tusinja)
- NP Durmitor - Žabljak (Crno Lake, Riblje, Vražje and Zminičko Lake, Tara River)
- Podgorica (Morača river, Cijevna River)
The most humane, most challenging, and most lucrative style of fishing in Montenegro
How did Montenegro end up on the world fly fishing map? Fly fishing in Montenegro became immensely popular thanks to the cities of Plav, Gusinje, Andrijevica, and Berane, which hosted the European Fly Fishing Championship on Lake Plav and on the rivers Ljuča, Lim, and Zlorečica.
This beloved form of "nature therapy" also has a long history on the Tara River, particularly in the area near Mojkovac, an exemplary location for this sport.
Requirements for fly fishing in Montenegro
When fly fishing in Montenegro, you must follow the Law and Bylaws of Freshwater Fisheries. You are only permitted to fish with a single hook in a fly fishing zone. Fishing is permitted on a daily zone permit issued by sports clubs that manage fish stocks.
The vast majority of fly fishing spots in Montenegro mandate using the “catch and release” system, and you are required to use nets and flies without a return hook.
Fly fishing in Montenegro's heart - Mrtvice Canyon
Mrtvice Canyon, with its quiet shores surrounded by rolling meadows, picturesque villages, verdant forests, vertical cliffs and rocks, and clear water is a perfect site for fly fishing. Fly fishers have the chance to spot brown trout here. From May to October, you can go fishing. Keep in mind that in this zone, you can only fish using the "catch and release" system.
Fly fishing in Andrijevica
The Lim River and its tributaries are included in the fly fishing zone in Andrijevica. Zlorečica's larger tributary, formed by Kuckaja and Perućica, is extremely cold and clear. Brown trout, European grayling, and rainbow trout are all potential catches. The best months for fly fishing are September and October. “Catch and release” fishing only.
Fly fishing in Berane
Berane has access to the Lim River's banks. Near the town, there is a 3-kilometer-long fly fishing zone. Be on the lookout for grayling, brown trout, chub, and large huchen, also known as Danube salmon. “Catch and release” fishing only.
Where else can you go fly fishing in Berane? All year round you can enjoy the Berane Bistrica. The beauty of wildlife will take your breath away here. If you're looking for a more difficult challenge, the canyon section is the most difficult. Wild brown trout inhabit this fly fishing area. “Catch and release” fishing only.
Fly fishing in Bijelo Polje
If you are an avid fly fisher and you find yourself in Bjelo Polje, head over to the Lim, Ljuboviđa, and Bistrica rivers! The Bistrica river zone is located 7 kilometers from Bijelo Polje and offers fly fishing from the Lozna Luka bridge to the Bistrica delta in Lim. Why is this the best location for you? Because you'll be challenged by rapids, whirlpools, cascades, and clear water teeming with European grayling, trout, and Danube salmon.
Find the stretch of river from Gubavački bridge to Gošino bridge and enjoy salmonid (grayling, trout, Danube salmon) and cyprinid fish species on the Lim River.
The fly fishing district on the Ljuboviđa River extends 500 meters upstream and 500 meters downstream from the Ethno Village "Vuković." Trout abound in these waters.
Fly fishing in Kolašin and Mojkovac
What distinguishes this zone as one of the best for fly fishing? The Tara River lies in this section (between Kolašin and Mojkovac) as well Biogradska Gora National Park, and the interplays of rapids, deep whirlpools, and waterfalls makes it a unique and ideal spot for fly fishing.
Rest areas are plentiful along the accessible and easily passable coast, which is surrounded by the Biograd rainforest. “Catch and release” fishing all year round. You can also fish in the Biograd and Kapetanovo lakes, which are rich with endemic and brook trout species.
Fly fishing in Durmitor National Park
Lose yourself in the pristine mirrors that almost seem to stare into your soul: Montenegro’s iconic glacial lakes, or "mountain eyes!" Fly fishing is permitted in four of the 18 glacial lakes: Crno (Black), Riblje, Vražje, and Zminičko Lakes. The waters teem with brown and brook trout, and the best time to go fly fishing is from May to September.
The Tara River possesses so many iconic features, including Europe’s deepest canyon ideal for canyoning adventures. Fly fishers have also long been drawn to the Tara River. Fly fishers have the chance to catch (and release) grayling, Danube salmon, and brown trout in its clear waters. Enjoy the fly fishing season that lasts from June to October.
Fly fishing in Šavnik
Mountain massifs, plateaus, river valleys, and canyons with large altitude differences characterize the terrain of Šavnik, which complements the beauty of the rivers Bijela, Pridvorica, Komarnica, and Tušinja, where fly fishing is permitted. This area is rich in brown trout, and the best months to fish will be May-June and September-October. We believe this might just be your favorite spot if you enjoy picturesque and secluded destinations.
Fly fishing near Pljevlja
The Ćehotina is a 125-kilometer-long river that flows through both Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, where it empties into the Drina. Be on the lookout for grayling, Danube salmon, and brown trout. From June to November, the fly fishing season is open. “Catch and release” fishing only.
Fly fishing in Plav
The river Ljuča, part of Lake Plav, and the source of the Lim River (4 km) await you in this breathtaking fly fishing zone. This zone is distinguished by its abundance of grayling. Fly fishers can also anticipate potentially catching brown trout, Danube salmon, blatnjača or “muddy" trout, northern pike, chub, and common nase. The fly fishing season here is completely determined by the amount of snow remaining in Prokletije, which determines if the waters have thawed and the region is navicable. As a result, the season begins between April 1 and May 15.
Fly fishing in Podgorica, the capital
Two fly fishing zones operate on the Adriatic basin's Morača and Cijevna rivers. “Catch and release” fishing is permitted on the Morača River from the Millennium Bridge to the Union Bridge, where you can catch Adriatic trout, marble trout, tooth trout, grayling, and cyprinids. Fly fishers can enjoy a year-round season.
The fly fishing zone on the Cijevna River is 2 kilometers downstream from the border with Albania. The river teems with Adriatic trout.
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