High Altitude Fly Fishing for Trout in Bulgaria

  • Сезон: Summer

  • Кога: 4 days, 3 nights

  • Трудност: 2 Moderate

  • Адвенчър: 2 Adventurer

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High Altitude Fly Fishing for Trout in Bulgaria

AUG – SEPT 2020

High altitude fly fishing for trout in one of the most fascinating and alpine mountains in Bulgaria and in the Balkans

Pirin mountain is the second highest in Bulgaria and definitely the most alpine one in the country. It is part of the same called National Park – one of the 3 in Bulgaria with more than 170 high altitude glacier lakes. Some of them are closed for fishing but many others are open. Fishing is allowed during weekends and national holidays with artificial lures and flies only. Dry fly fishing for brown trout above the three line in pristine nature is what this trip offers to you. Fishing season is short – it starts early June and closes end of September. July and September are the best months to be out there. It is recommended for you to be in a good physical shape for 2-3 hours hiking per day with your backpack.

We would recommend using a 4 to 6 wt – 9 to10 ft rod with a floating WF line to match. Leader needs to be long. Streamer fishing with sinking lines can also be effective if you are fan of it. This is important as the lakes are gin clear and fish can be really spooky. Waders are not necessary.

Apart from fishing we will be above 2000 m. asl. in the most attractive mountain in the country. Clean and pristine nature and breathtaking views are everywhere.

Accommodation: You may choose to sleep in a hut or in a tent. Bivouacking in Bulgarian national parks is only allowed near the huts so both options are pretty close each other. Please let us know in advance what is your choice in order to arrange whatever needed. If you choose to sleep in a tent but do not have your own bivouac equipment, you may rent it from us. The huts we plan to use in this program provides basic accommodation and food.
If you need additional accommodation in Sofia before and/or after the program, we may arrange this for you. Just let us know in advance. Prices are about 35 Euro for a double and 50 Euro for a single room in 3* hotels.

Food: Some of the meals will be in the huts and others – out in the nature. This would not be a problem having in mind that the program is pretty short and also having a picnic is tastier. This will depend also on weather condition based on which we will decide where to go. It is our job to do a food shopping in advance based on your own preferences which will be discussed with you after sign in. All required cooking equipment will be provided by us. Of course, you should bring some of the food in your back packs.

All this makes our fishing trip very special and a little bit adventurous compared to all other ones in our list.
This program will be guided by Stanislav Mankov – a world famous fly fisherman and definitely the best in the region. He gives a great rank to each of his tours and there is no doubt you will take a lot from his knowledge.
For more information regarding this trip or tailor made trip suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

*The program will be performed with minimum 3 and maximum 4 persons.

Photos from previous adventures

Price Includes


Transfer from Sofia to Bansko & back.

Fishing Guide

Certified fishing guide.


Fishing licenses


3 overnight stays in a mountain hut or tent.


3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners and all cooking equipment.

Price Does Not Include


Any food not included in the program; Snacks and alcohol


Travel and mountain insurance. If you don’t have such we may assist you to get it.

Personal expenses

Any personal expenses; optional stay in Sofia.


Flight tickets to Sofia, Bulgaria

Fishing and Bivouac Equipment

Fishing equipment could be rented for 15 Euro/day. We can assist for bivouac equipment.

Day 1
Transfer from Sofia to Bansko – our top mountain resort. Afternoon river fishing in the area. Accommodation in Demyanitza hut or Vihren hut or pitching a tent close to them.

Day 2-3
Each day we will choose some of the allowed fishing lakes as per the regime of the Pirin National Park. Be ready for 2 – 3 hours hiking. Fishing during the bright part of the day. Sleeping in a hut or in a tent.

Day 4
Going down to Bansko. Possible river fishing if time is available. Transfer back to Sofia.

* Due to the dynamic situation of COVID-19, we have the right to make changes to the program in order to comply with all anti-epidemiological regulations. The health and safety of each participant is our main priority.


Stanislav Mankov
Certified fly casting instructor
Езици: English and Russian

Stanislav Mankov has been into fly fishing since age of 14. Over 150 days per year spent on water for the last 15 years and taking part of many national & international competitions, several times a national champion. He has been working as a fishing guide for over a decade - organizing trips mainly on the Balkan countries but also to other places around the world. In constant search for new and interesting destinations. AAPGAI & EFFA certified fly casting instructor.


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