SOCA: FISHING, BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT…
Things around Rolling Harbour are going to go a little quiet for a few days. This is one of the rare occasions when I am so excited by somewhere non-Bahamian that it has been dominating my thoughts for several days. So I am breaking my normal rule of posting (almost) entirely about matters Bahamian for a completely non-Bahamian rhapsody… We leave for the beautiful Soca River in Slovenia this evening. This is a special river for trout, and is one of the few places to find the marble trout Salmo marmorata. The mountains round here are more than 9000 feet ASL (in contrast the HIGHEST POINT ON ABACO is a towering 134 feet). The turquoise rivers have, over the ages, cut deep gorges into the rock. The waters are full of fish. Time to get me some.
Okay, so it’s not bonefishing. And it’s very far removed from the small, spooky wild brown trout I chase, with varying degrees of failure, on the chalk streams of Dorset. But as we set up our rods tomorrow morning and set out for the crystal clear water, we know it will certainly be – to borrow from Monty Python – “something completely different…”.
Photo Credits (all via Wiki, for which much thanks): Travelling Otter, Unattributed, Reinhard Kuknat, Karen Baijens, Lucash, Bojan Kolman