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The Kupa

The river Kupa starts  from a limestone  well, which is located within the Risnjak National Park, as is the spring part of the river (7km). In its upper, salmonid part, the Kupa is a typical spring-fed river. More than twenty rivulets and streams join the Kupa in the first 30 kilometers of its flow. This produces a relatively stable water temperature and a mostly favorable water level during the whole fishing season.The Kupa is a real mountain beauty with a greenish color. Its water is clean and crystal-clear. The Kupa flows through a rocky bed in which moss and algae are predominant as far as underwater vegetation is concerned. There are brown trout, grayling and huchen (Danube salmon) in the Kupa.

Fishing is only allowed with one fly-rod and one artificial fly. Use of barbless hooks is mandatory. All fly-fishing methods are allowed, except between April 1 and May 16 when only streamers are allowed.

Fishing areas: The whole part of the river Kupa which is maintained by the Sport Fishing Club Goran, from the spot where the river Čabranka joins the river Kupa, downstream to the village of Kavrani. This is a single fishing area.

Guiding - information

Milan Kupresanin is your best choice for a guide in northern Croatia. He lives in Zagreb and can reach the rivers within a short time.

The information about this river was provided  by Milan Kupresanin. Thanks a lot Milan for joining us fishing some of the beautiful Croatian waters!

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