Three River Fly Fishing Tour
This is a once in a lifetime fly fishing holiday that gives you an opportunity to fish for grayling and trout in some of the best, yet least commercial European rivers. For this trip, we have hand-picked our three favourite rivers, each different and characterised by distinct flows, size, transparency, and natural setting, but all found within epic mountainous wilderness.
During the trip, you will get a chance to fish for record-sized grayling in the southernmost destination in Europe. You will also have an opportunity to try your luck in catching some large brown trout, as well as the scary huchen!
Last, but not least, you will also experience a three-day rafting/canoeing wild camping trip through one of the world’s deepest, and arguably most beautiful canyons, giving you highly privileged access to some of the best and most remote and best fly fishing locations in Europe.
- Fly fishing on three epic rivers
- Opportunity to catch record-sized grayling, brown trout and huchen
- Remote, non-commercial locations
- Breathtaking mountain setting of northern Montenegro
- Three-day rafting/canoeing wild camping trip through Europe’s deepest canyon
- Day 1: Meeting in Žabljak, travel to Plav and overnight stay in a mountain lodge.
- Day 2: Lim and Ljuča rivers. Travel to Pljevlja and overnight stay in a motel.
- Day 3: Ćehotina river. Travel to Žabljak and overnight stay in a motel.
- Day 4: Short journey from Žabljak to Tara River. 3-hour rafting/ canoeing to the first wild camping spot. Fishing for the afternoon.
- Day 5: 3-hour rafting/canoeing to the second wild camping spot and fishing for the rest of the day.
- Day 6: Morning fishing followed by a three-hour rafting/canoeing trip to Camp Grab. Overnight stay in mountain lodge-style rooms.
- Day 7: A chance for an early morning fish before breakfast. Drop off to Žabljak.
Our meeting point is Žabljak. Depending on where you land, it’s a 3 hour drive from Podgorica and a 5 hour drive from Tivat. From here there is another 2 hour drive to Plav – our first fishing location. If, because of the time of your arrival, we are unable to reach Plav by 9pm we would advise that you spend the night locally and travel the next day. If this is the case, please let us know before making the booking and if necessary, we can assist you in finding suitable accommodation for your first night in Montenegro.
On the first night with us, you will stay in a lodge-type accommodation in Plav.
You will spend the day fishing the catch and release sections of rivers Ljuča and Lim. These rivers are the southernmost destinations in Europe for grayling fishing. They are also rich in brown trout and huchen. Grayling are most commonly between 30 and 35 cm long, but 40-55 cm individuals are often captured as well. The size of brown trout usually ranges between 25 to 50 cm. All fish in these rivers are wild and were never mixed with any imported species.
In the evening, we will travel to Pljevlja for an overnight stay in a motel.
On day three, you will get a chance to fish in two catch and release locations along Ćehotina river. Ćehotina is the third-longest river in Montenegro, rich in brown trout and grayling. The most commonly caught specimens of both species range between 20 and 45 cm.
In the evening, we will travel to Žabljak, for an overnight stay in a motel.
In the morning, we will make our way from Žabljak to Tara River. The leg of Tara River fishing will take you on a three-day rafting/canoeing tour through the deepest canyon in Europe, along one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. On the first day, there is a three hour-paddle to the wild camping beach where we will set up camp and fish for the rest of the day.
Wild camping in the canyon provides access to the remotest and least fished sections of the river with an epic backdrop and breathtaking views. These sections are rich in record-sized specimens of grayling, brown trout and huchen.
We will depart in the morning for a 3-hour raft/canoe journey to the second wild camping location where we will set up camp and fish for the rest of the day.
The morning will be spent fishing before setting off on a 3-hour rafting/canoeing trip to camp Grab, our final stop along the river. The remainder of the day can be spent relaxing in the camp, fishing, or exploring the surrounding nature. Overnight accommodation at the camp is in comfortable mountain lodge-style rooms.
On the last day of the adventure, after breakfast, we will drop you off back to Žabljak.
If you are staying for longer in Montenegro you can always join us on another adventure 😊
The recommended tackle for this tour is AFTMA class #3 or #4 rods & a floating line with a longer leader and a tippet between 0,10 to 0,14 mm.
Further information, including the recommended type of flies, depends on the time of the year and will be provided prior to the trip.