Come Fishing in Koppanyszanto, Hungary 



Hungary hosted the 2007 World Coarse Fishing Championships at Lake Velence - halfway between Lake Balaton and Budapest. More and more British fishermen are now visiting Hungary and it continues to be one of the leading coarse fishing destinations in Europe.  Lakes vary in size from the huge Lake Balaton - almost 50 miles long x 8 miles across  (Forty times larger than Windermere ) to small unfished waters. Fly fishing can be enjoyed on rivers near the Slovakian border in northern Hungary. Unfortunately, most fish caught by the Hungarians ends up on the dining table but the Hungarian Fishing authorities and private lake owners do re stock waters on a regular basis.

The most popular fish caught include Carp, Cat fish, Zander (Pike/Perch), Bream and Pike. Carp over and Cat fish over 100lb / 45 Kg have been caught. The world record for a carp at 101lbs ( 46Kg ) was broken in Hungary in June 2012. It was caught at night on a birdfood boilie at the impressive commercially-run 11.3-hectare (28-acre) Aqua Lake, a former gravel pit near the truly massive (146,500-acre) Lake Balaton. Because many Hungarians fish on a regular basis, tackle permits and bait shops can be found in most towns and villages.

There are several lakes within twenty minutes drive of the campsite and cottage.UK fishing licences are accepted and escorted trips are available. See our Excursions page.