Šumbar Lake

Crna Mlaka Croatia

Gallery image of Šumbar Lake, Crna Mlaka Croatia
Gallery image of Šumbar Lake, Crna Mlaka Croatia
Gallery image of Šumbar Lake, Crna Mlaka Croatia
Gallery image of Šumbar Lake, Crna Mlaka Croatia
Gallery image of Šumbar Lake, Crna Mlaka Croatia
Size of lake icon

SIZE

45 hectares

Number of swims icon

SWIMS

-

Number of anglers icon

ANGLERS

-

Carp stock level icon

STOCK

High

Carp weight up-to icon

CARP

80lb +

Lake difficulty icon

DIFFICULTY

4/5

Lake map available icon

LAKE MAP

Yes

Night fishing allowed icon

NIGHT FISHING

-

Šumbar Lake

Sumbar Lake, located in the beautiful, sunny Croatia, is a big-carp mecca. It is regarded by many as the BEST venue in Europe to catch fish over 50lb.  It consists of several large lakes, among which are Veliki Bajer, Desni Bajer or Dugi Bajer and Eko Lake. The lakes are in a resort area and are utilized primarily for sport fishing.

The lakes lie about 7 km northeast of Karlovac in the middle of a forested area, north of the Kupa river. The Šumbar Lake complex is not naturally occurring. The first lake formed in an area where clay had been excavated starting in the 19th century. Veliki Bajer (Big Lake) was excavated for clay starting in 1969.

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Facilities

  • Bait Available
  • Tackle Hire
  • Expert Guide
  • Bait Boats
  • Rowing Boats
  • Lockbox
  • Disabled Access
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Toilets
  • Food
  • Showers
  • Hot Water
  • BBQ
  • Car Parking
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Yes
  • -
  • Yes
  • -
  • -
  • Yes
  • -

Specifications

Use:

Type:

Size:

Swims

Max Anglers:

Stock:

Carp Weight:

Difficulty:

Night Fishing:

Fishing

Public Lake

45 hectares

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-

High

80lb +

4/5

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Rules

All carp and grass carp MUST be returned unharmed -CATCH RELEASE ONLY. Swim borders lie in the middle between two anglers 3 rods maximum NO Zig Rigs Use of boats, bait boats and drones are allowed (with special permissions). A minimum line thickness of 0.35mm must be used. Braided line only on spod and marker rods. NO shock leaders or leaders of any description. Maximum lead is 4oz/ 120 grams Only barbless or micro barb hooks in sizes 4,5,6,7 or 8. No long shank patterns. Grass Carp must not be retained at all. Only carp over 20kg/44lbs may be retained in a floating retainer. Please take your pictures as soon as possible. Carp sacks are NOT allowed. When taking picture, the fish must be placed over the unhooking mat. You must be kneeling or squatting down. You must not stand while taking pictures with the fish. The maximum time allowed for pictures is 3 minutes. (ask for help from a fishing ranger if necessary). ALL carp and grass carp over 20 KG must be returned using weighing sling, not your landing net. DO NOT leave rubbish or unused bait in your swim. Particularly cigarette ends and bottle caps. Please use bins provided for all line and food waste. You must use unhooking mats at all times. 42” landing nets or bigger required and they must have knotless mesh. DO NOT leave rods unattended. No driving around the lake at night Please drive carefully around the site. The speed limit is 5km. If necessary parts of the lake may be closed and will be clearly marked. DO NOT have any lights facing the lake, particularly car lights. No open fires. You are only allowed to use the barbecue or stove. You may wade 10 meters away from the bank DO NOT interfere with other anglers DO NOT hammer nails in the trees. DO NOT hang things on trees less than 4 meters high. Rangers may make ticket, rig, line, and bait check periodically. You will be asked to leave immediately if you break any of these rules.

  • Description
    Šumbar Lake
    Sumbar Lake, located in the beautiful, sunny Croatia, is a big-carp mecca. It is regarded by many as the BEST venue in Europe to catch fish over 50lb.  It consists of several large lakes, among which are Veliki Bajer, Desni Bajer or Dugi Bajer and Eko Lake. The lakes are in a resort area and are utilized primarily for sport fishing.
    
    The lakes lie about 7 km northeast of Karlovac in the middle of a forested area, north of the Kupa river. The Šumbar Lake complex is not naturally occurring. The first lake formed in an area where clay had been excavated starting in the 19th century. Veliki Bajer (Big Lake) was excavated for clay starting in 1969.
    
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  • Facilities
    • Bait Available
    • Tackle Hire
    • Expert Guide
    • Bait Boats
    • Rowing Boats
    • Lockbox
    • Disabled Access
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Toilets
    • Food
    • Showers
    • Hot Water
    • BBQ
    • Car Parking
    • Dogs Allowed
    • Yes
    • -
    • Yes
    • -
    • -
    • Yes
    • -
  • Specifications

    Use:

    Type:

    Size:

    Swims

    Max Anglers:

    Stock:

    Carp Weight:

    Difficulty:

    Night Fishing:

    Fishing

    Public Lake

    45 hectares

    -

    -

    High

    80lb

    4/5

    -

  • Rules
    All carp and grass carp MUST be returned unharmed -CATCH RELEASE ONLY.
    Swim borders lie in the middle between two anglers
    3 rods maximum
    NO Zig Rigs
    Use of boats, bait boats and drones are allowed (with special permissions).
    A minimum line thickness of 0.35mm must be used.
    Braided line only on spod and marker rods.
    NO shock leaders or leaders of any description. Maximum lead is 4oz/ 120 grams
    Only barbless or micro barb hooks in sizes 4,5,6,7 or 8. No long shank patterns.
    Grass Carp must not be retained at all. Only carp over 20kg/44lbs may be retained in a floating retainer. Please take your pictures as soon as possible. Carp sacks are NOT allowed.
    When taking picture, the fish must be placed over the unhooking mat. You must be kneeling or squatting down.
    You must not stand while taking pictures with the fish.
    The maximum time allowed for pictures is 3 minutes. (ask for help from a fishing ranger if necessary).
    ALL carp and grass carp over 20 KG must be returned using weighing sling, not your landing net.
    DO NOT leave rubbish or unused bait in your swim.
    Particularly cigarette ends and bottle caps. Please use bins provided for all line and food waste.
    You must use unhooking mats at all times. 42” landing nets or bigger required and they must have knotless mesh.
    DO NOT leave rods unattended.
    No driving around the lake at night
    Please drive carefully around the site. The speed limit is 5km.
    If necessary parts of the lake may be closed and will be clearly marked.
    DO NOT have any lights facing the lake, particularly car lights.
    No open fires. You are only allowed to use the barbecue or stove.
    You may wade 10 meters away from the bank
    DO NOT interfere with other anglers
    DO NOT hammer nails in the trees. DO NOT hang things on trees less than 4 meters high.
    Rangers may make ticket, rig, line, and bait check periodically. You will be asked to leave immediately if you break any of these rules.
  • Lake Map

    Advice for fishing in Croatia can be found HERE.

    Map of Šumbar Lake, Crna Mlaka Croatia
  • Lake Video
  • Location

    Advice for fishing in Croatia can be found HERE.

    GPS:
    Lat 45.601291656494
    Lon 15.733329772949

  • Contact

    ADDRESS

    Šumbar Lake, 10450, Crna Mlaka, Croatia

    PHONE

    07500 016 608

    EMAIL

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    WEBSITE

    Website

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Lake Map

Map of Šumbar Lake, Crna Mlaka Croatia

Lake Video

Location

Advice for fishing in Croatia can be found HERE.

GPS: Lat 45.601291656494, Lon 15.733329772949

Contact

Šumbar Lake, 10450, Crna Mlaka, Croatia

07500 016 608

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