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Soča river

The Soča valley, along with its tributary valleys and rivers is an area that has been settled by humans since ancient times, as confirmed by numerous archeological sites (Divje babe, Most na Soči, Tolmin, Kobarid, Bovec…).

An important piece in the puzzle of the history of fishing was filled by local prehistoric findings from beneath Kozlov Rob in Tolmin.


Left: hook from between
the 10th and 8th century BC,
Right: Hook from the 6th century AD

As a tool for the afterlife fishing hooks were found among other grave offerings. This makes it clear that hooks were used for fishing even by our prehistoric ancestors and that they were well aware of the important role fish can play in nutrition.

The fishing hooks were found in an archeological dig under Kozlov Rob in Tolmin and date from between the 10th and 8th century BC. During excavations on Toncov Grad, near Kobarid, hooks from the 6th century AD were found.


Soča river

Other interesting facts regarding the history of fishing in the Soča valley – both recent and ancient – can be found in the Almanac put out by the club for its 50th anniversary. The almanac can also be found in the Tolmin municipal library.

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