Fly fishing river Gacka

Fly fishing river Gacka


Contact us for details about fly fishing, guiding, rods, artificial flies and accommodation at Gacka river.


Fly fishing river Gacka licence  – 34 euro/day

Fly fishing river Gacka guiding 100 euro/day, 50 euro (4 hours), 35 euro (2 hours)

Fly fishing river Gacka equipment rent 15 euro/day (rod, reel, line, for outfit ask for size)

Apartments from 13 euro/person/night (In March and October).

Where to catch fish successfully ?

Angle in front and on a river eddy, and you will see what angling pleasure is…

On the Gacka river there are several eddies and depts. They are know among local population as abysees. Let us look at them from the source of the Gacka downwards: the Ivakov vir, Kastelišće (presumably named after the world castle since it is located just below the little church of St. Francis at Lešće), the Kriva jama (upward from the mouth of the Sinaćka Pućina to Gacka), the Vir- jama (on the very place where the Sinaćka Pućina joins the Gacka), the Kolakov vir, the depts of the Crvena resa, the Ostovićeva jama (above the former Gacka Hotel), the pit where the Kostelka Brook joins the Gacka, the Grčićka Vir (upstream the second bridge, the first bridge after the bridge on the Lešće-Perušić road), the Vrbanac Dubine (upstream the second bridge), the Maruškićeva Jama (downstream the second bridge), the Cvitković vir (downstream the third bridge, 1 km), the vir-jama Šatrić (downstream the fourth bridge; probably the deepest part of the Gacka bed), and the Mažareva jama (downstream the fifth bridge). Many tales and legends are told of each of these eddies and pits.

( Štefanac Milan,ćićo: “The River Gacka, the EuropeanQueen”)

How to angle on the Gacka ?

Five anglers- six theories of angling…

The best time of day for angling in April, May and September is from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 to 9 in the evening. In July and August it is from 6 to 10 in the morning and from 6 to 8 in the evening. – The best time for angling is when the moon is full. Angling is ideal from the new moon to the first quarter. The east and west winds are unfavourable to anglin, while the south and light north winds are much more favourable. – It is not recommended to walk on the walk on the riverbank, if not badlyneeded. It is better to wait on the spot where fish are know to feed. – in view of the Gacka stream, one should angle in the east-west direction and on the left riverbank, particularly so if the angler is right-handed. – Results are better when using nymph or wet flea as baits. This is to say that angling will last longer, access to fish habitats will be easier, and the bait imitation will at the same time be simpler and less complicated.

(Štefanac Milan, ćićo: “The Gacka River, the European Opalscent Queen”)


Area A – fly fishing only

Area B – fly fishing and spinning

Area c – Catch & release

Area D – Grayling


Fishing season on river Gacka and tributary: 01st March – 31st October.

Fishing season at Grayling revir: 15th May – 31st December (Tonković source – Church of St. Franjo).

Fishing is forbiden in Karlo’s channel(Otočac) from Vivoze bridge to Poljica tunel.

GAME PRESERVES Tributaries Kostelka and Knjapovac


Brown trout
65 cm
Rainbow trout
40 cm
30 cm

Daily catch: 1 piece brown trout or 2 rainbow

Weights and floatsare not allowed to be used in fishing with an artificial fly. Every fisherman, who doesn`t observe the regulations mentioned in this fishing licence of carries the fishing or carries the fishing-tackle forbidden in particular area, will be taken both the fish and the tackle away. He will allso not be allowed to fish in this area within a year. We must also kindly warn you to keep off the meadows as much as possible and leave your cars on the approaching roads.

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