It was middle of October during 2016 when we decided to visit again one of the best lakes in Europe for carp fishing – Sumbar lake(jezero Šumbar). To be fair we were kind of worried as time went by – the weather was awful, the fish was not active and all over this part of the continent – fish was not biting. We had company at Zajarki lake which is again – a really nice venue – had one fish for a full week.

We got to the lake and started packing. We managed to talk with a couple of anglers on the lake Šumbar. It was not looking good. Nevertheless we had a full week ahead of us, got a lot of power in us and wanted to try to catch some biggens.

We had again swim 4. We used two kind of boilies – WLC and Dynamite. We managed to catch only two fish during our stay – a 22kg common and a 19kg mirror. Overall the fishing was not good, we had 6 full days of heavy rain without any sunshine. The water level went up quite a lot and the only people catching were on the good spots on the left and in the shallow waters on the other side of the lake, near the branches.

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Hope we manage to get again on jezero Šumbar and fish better, with better luck on our side. There are some changes on the lake so it’s good to be aware of that:

– now it is allowed(during 2016) to bait with a boat two times per day

– you can buy corn from the house on the lake

– you need quite a lot of food during your stay in order to get on the fish


If you wish to see our previous trip where we managed to catch fish up to 26kg+ click here: A week at Croatian’s carp paradise – jezero Šumbar + Full movie

Tight lines

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