Rivers

  

Pliva

The river Pliva is located in the northwest of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the town Šipovo near the village Pljeva. It is a 25 m wide and 1 to 3 m deep mountain river.

It has an extraordinary color, purity and diversity of underwater species; it is surely one of the most beautiful fly-fishing rivers in Europe. Pliva's spring is in the village Pljeva, 6 km upstream from Šipovo. Some of the most beautiful fly fishing in the country is along a 5 km portion of the river which runs from this spring to the center of the small town of Šipovo. The river together with the entire Pliva Region creates a special and untouched natural environment and represents a diamond of the world's natural inheritance that will take your breath away.

The river Pliva is very rich in Pliva's native grayling that can reache up to 60 cm in length. Although you can easily see a school of graylings, catching a grayling often tires even experienced fisherman because Pliva's clear water and plentiful nutrition allow the fish to grow extremely strong. For that reason, fly fisherman from around the world covet Pliva's graylings as significant trophies. The wild nature of these fish in addition to the extra thin leader (0.10 - 0.12) required to catch them could lead to a lengthy fight lasting more than an hour. However, your patience and efforts will be rewarded. Our experienced team recommends Pliva to all fly fishermen ready for a challenge and a noble duel with Pliva's grayling. Let us be immodest and claim that fly fishing fans highly respect the river Pliva because they find it a challenge for proved masters of magic called fly fishing.