Danube salmon

Danube salmon
Danube salmon

Danube salmon - Hucho hucho
This is a landlocked salmon, found in Sava river and its tributaries. It is a close relative of the Mongolian taimen. Fishing for it is only permitted in winter time (November - February). The smaller fish feed on flies and other aquatic life, but with age their diet changes to be almost exclusively other fish, with the occasional small rodent.

On the Sava bohinjka and Sora rivers, the odds on catching one on a fly (fish or scalpin imitation) are pretty good.

Spawning time: March - June
Can grow up to 140 cm (55 inches), 22 kilos (55 pounds)
Up to 30 inch fish can be regularly caught