The Sava River competition field in Hotemez near Radece is one of the most beautiful and one of the best functionally equipped fields in Slovenia. It stretches for around 700 metres along the right bank of the river. At normal weather conditions the river is running extremely slow and is oscillating only a few centimetres due to a barrage at a hydroelectric power plant in Vrhovo a few kilometres from here. The whole competition field is therefore lucky enough to have an almost straight river line, which creates equal conditions on all competition spots. The average depth of the river here is 3 to 5,5 metres, but it can also reach the depth of 7 metres some 15 metres off the bank. Among the most common fish species at this field are bleak, carp, …
The zeal of the members of Fishing Association Radece (RD Radece), simple accessibility and competition spots prepared especially for disabled competitors were among the basic preconditions for organizing the 6th World Championship for Disabled in August 2004. The assignment of the competition from the World Confederation of Sports Fishermen CIPS and Federation FIPS is regarded as a great recognition to Slovenian fishing, to RD Radece and also specifically to fishing field in Hotemez.
Fishing permits can be bought in a bar at the gas station Petrol by the road from Radece to Hotemez and Sevnica (from 6 AM to 9 PM, sundays from 7 AM to 9 PM) or at the inn Gostisce Strnad in Hotemez.
Find out more about Radece at http://www.ktrc.si
GPS Northing (N) : 46,0571
GPS Easting (E) : 15,2022