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Carp Fishing Šmartinsko Lake 3 days

A 3-day fishing of lake giants on the most popular Carp fishing spot in Slovenia.
Duration
3 days
Fish
Season
1 March - 31 December
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Professional Guide
Barbecue dinner
Fishing License

Not only is it one of the largest artificial lakes in Slovenia, the Šmartinsko Lake is the current record holder for the biggest Carp ever caught in this country, topping the scale at 34.6kg (76 lbs). It was caught and released in November 2013. Situated in an incredibly stunning environment, the lake is home to the Carp, Grass Carp, Roach, Wels, Zander and Pike, among others.

Fishing on this lake can be very productive, so it may not be such a big surprise if you end up with one or two 20 kg+ fish on the bank in one day. With the right approach and techniques provided by our guide, a good catch is bound to swim your way. The guide takes you to the lake, helps set up camp and fishing gear, so you can start fishing as soon as possible. In case you need additional tips, your guide is always available nearby. On your last day, the guide also helps tidy up and drives you back home or to your hotel.

In order to book this trip, reservation must be made for minimum of 2 persons.

Fish

The most sought-after fish in Slovenia, very popular in sport fishing industry. With it’s cylindrical shape, big head and unique fleshy mouth ending in typical moustaches, it is easy to spot.

Season: all year
Slovenian record: 34.6kg

The Catfish is the largest freshwater fish in Slovenia. Its home is in calm, deep waters, and prefers a slightly more contaminated environment. It can grow up to 3 m in length and weigh over a staggering 100 kg. The average length of Catfish caught in Slovenian waters is around 1 m. A 95 kg (209 lbs), 255 cm long trophy-size Catfish was caught in Lake Slivnica, while the most common Catfish areas are in the lower Sava River, Lake Bled and other slower flowing rivers. Fishermen use techniques of spinning, fishing with float and ground fishing.

Season: July 1st – April 30th
Slovenian record: 266cm, 99kg (218lbs) and 237 cm, 115kg (253 lbs)

Fishing guides

Timotej

I have been a carp angler all my life. I started fishing with my father on my local river Drava. Later on, I turned my attention to many other beautiful Slovenian lakes and rivers. I specialize predominantly on big fish and have so far been quite successful, as my record carp stands at 30.5 kg from the local waters of Šmartinsko Lake, where I have been a member now for quite some time and I know the lake like the back of my hand. I hope to see you as soon as possible to go and catch some prime Slovenian big carp.

Martin

I’ve been a carp fisherman for ages, but in recent years, this sport has become a great part of my life. I spend over 100 day per year fishing, spending all my free time by the water, mainly in Slovenia and neighbouring Croatia. As a member of the Bled fishing family, Lake Bled is my prime fishing location. It’s also where I set my record of catching a 27.8 kg fish.
My other favourite fishing spots are Šmartinsko Lake, Lake Slivnica and the Ljubljanica River. I’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge with you and help you catch your next trophy-size fish.

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Things to know

Every reservation gets a private guide.
You can bring any piece of equipment you want, but we also provide
complete gear in case you don’t bring anything or you need to borrow something. It is recommended
to bring your own end-tackle.

Our fishing guides are experienced local anglers who know the lakes well and have the knowledge on how to catch the most and the biggest fish, so they will provide the best guiding out there. Meet our fishing guides >

We help you buy a permit on your arrival, either on a website or in
a shop. For fishing holidays, the permits are already included in the price.

One evening our guide prepares a barbecue dinner for the team, it can also be arranged to bring you something from the supermarket.

Accommodation before or after fishing can be arranged for additional charge.
We can provide boilies and particle, price and quantity are discussed after your reservation.
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