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Yet prior to visiting Bosnia, I like many others, conjured up imagery of a war-ravaged land which dominated the newsroom headlines of the early nineties, as much as the modern day Iraq or Afghanistan.Even today many would not dare grace this majestic country for such prejudices, which become entrenched when my plans, discussed with fellow fishermen, friends and family alike are often met by the response: "why on earth would you want to go there?"But being a true adrenaline junkie at heart, this kind of response only excites me further. The opportunity to visit a destination where many have not been (nor would dare to go) is to me what adventure fishing is all about! It has the potential to throw up the most rewarding outcomes for those who dare to go one step further. and Bosnia does just that, at a fraction of the cost of many other prestigious destinations!river ribnik, Bosnia & Herzegovina24

RibnikBihacBanja LukaMostarZenicaTuzlaSarajevoriver ribnik, Bosnia & HerzegovinaBest times to visit: Late May/June & Late September/October in time with prolific fly hatches on the rivers and higher water levels.Currency: Bosnian Mark (BAM or KM) exchange rate approx: £1 = 2.2 BAMUnique items for this destination: Very fine tippet, nymphs & dryflys down to size 20 and finally thermal under wader wear is a must!Easiest way to get there: Short haul 1.5hr flight to either Zagreb or Split in Croatia, followed by a 4 hour road transfer over the Bosnian border to Srnetica mountains.