on the gacka river
The rest of the unit and most inhabitants live outside the fortress, in clay-covered houses built on thick poles amid water.
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LOCATION: only 150 Km from city of Zagreb
We invite you to discover the source of the Gacka River, the third-longest subterranean river in the world. Gacka is an extremely clean, rich in oxygen river, while also being famous among fishermen for the fact that the trout from the Gacka River grows up to 5 times faster than in any other karst rivers.
Endless possibilities for nature lovers. From crystal clear waters of the river Gacka to rugged peaks of Croatia's beloved mountain Velebit.
what you can do around otočac
LOCATION: only 15 Km away from the National park of Northern Velebit
National and nature parks near otočac
LOCATION: only 2 Km away from the main Croatian A1 highway
Although essentially a karst river, Gacka is extremely slow and quiet with a uniform flow of water. Apart from the uniform abundance of its source, Gacka is known for its stability and small temperature fluctuations. The average annual water temperature is 9.4°C (7.9°C in winter, 10.8°C in summer), which is particularly suitable to the fish of the salmonid family.
what Can you Catch?
From the fish species, Gacka is renowned for its brown trout (Salmo trutta), truly being a mecca for all passionate anglers. Because of the abundance of food, the brown trout of Gacka grows 5-7 times faster than in any other trout water in the world. The largest specimens of the Gacka's trout have been known to grow up to 5 kg. The angling season on the Gacka River opens from 1st of March and closes on October 31st.