Lake Bled

Slovenia

How to fish Lake Bled

If you want to fish one of Europe’s most iconic waters and enjoy some of the fantastic big fish that reside in the stunning Lake Bled, you've come to the right place. We have a limited availability of lake side accommodation 3,2 & 1 bedroom apartments on our Carp Circle guided fishing trips for each season available to book right here!

Until now, booking to fish on this fairytale lake has been near impossible. Forward booking of tickets, lake-side food, accommodation and guides have all been separate and heavily restricted due to popularity and local regulations. As such planning a viable trip has always been very difficult, that is, until now.

1, pick your dates

Select your preferred dates below and reserve your accommodation, food, tackle hire & lake guide for a single nominal deposit. Be quick, spaces are limited.

2, visit website

Visit HERE to book your swims on the lake - tickets go on sale 1st January and sell fast so don't delay. (We can't do this for you but we will remind you nearer the time).

3, contact us

Contact us by the 3rd January to confirm dates and complete your booking with us. Dates can be changed at this point should you wish (subject to availability).

Welcome to Lake Bled

Stunningly beautiful scenery, the famous iconic church on the island and carp growing to 80lb has made this one of the most desirable waters to fish in Europe.

Nestling in the foothills of the Julian Alps, Lake Bled is an enchanting scene from a childhood fairytale with emerald green forests that underline the distant mountains. A magical landscape where you'll want to spend time absorbing its unique peace and tranquility.

The Lake

Lake Bled is a glacier-formed, crystal blue lake, known for its castle and panoramic views. It's also close to Slovenia’s culture-packed capital, Ljubljana.

The lake is around 300 acres in size and very deep with depths to 30 metres (100ft) being common. There are very few shallow areas and fishing in 10+ meters are normal here on the lake.

View of whole Lake in Bled, Slovenia, Europe
The Stock

The stock is impressive holding 150 x 40lb carp, 70 x 50lb carp, 20 x 60lb carp and 2 x fish around 70lb with the current record standing at a massive 75lb!

The carp respond to bait very well and accessing one of the many productive areas whilst constantly introducing bait is the best method to catching the Bled carp.

Fisherman in water at Lake Bled with island and church in background
The Experience

As Lake Bled has one of the highest stocks of 50lb+ carp in Europe and rarely offers up anything under 30lb you are sure to land some fantastic fish.

Fishing here runs from an hour before sunrise through to 11pm.

The Town itself has all you'll need but we doubt you'll be able to take your eyes off the remarkable views from the bank of this amazing lake.

The mountains of the Balkans looking over Bled in Slovenia
Guides

Carp circle head guide Arsen Nije and European renowned Slovenian, Gašper Nahtigal make up our guiding team at this remarkable venue.

Arsen and his team of professional guides will ensure you know all you need to get the best out of the lake and find the big fish.

A WhatsApp group chat will be set up for each visiting party to ensure that you can contact the guides easily and get any information you require.

Gašper Nahtigal, fishing guide at Lake Bled in Slovenia

Where to stay

Camps

Looking out from inside tent at Lake Bleds campsite

Apartments

Lakeside accomodation at lake Bled

*subject to availability

Villa from outside Main living room Outside terrace Seating area Main bedroom Views over lake bled

Packages

7 Day Full Circle Package

Full Circle Package holidays are managed by our professional lake guides.

Included in the Full Circle Package:

  • Airport Transfers
  • Lakeside accommodation in 3, 2 & 1 bedroom apartments
  • Full fishing equipment (see below for full details)
  • Fully Guided Service

Extra Services:

  • Lake Side Delivery Service (Please see snacks & drinks menu here)
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner (Food packages available here)
  • Bait service available Boilies & Particle. (Please see bait packages here)

7 Day Drive & Survive

The drive & survive packages are for anglers who don’t want to fly and would rather drive with their own equipment but have our lake side accommodation and other services provided. Our experienced lake Bled guide will meet you on the day of your arrival and give you all the advice you need to maximise your fishing holidays.

Included in Drive & Survive:

  • Part Guided Service
  • Lakeside accommodation in 3, 2 & 1 bedroom apartments
  • Lake Side Delivery Service

Extra Services:

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner (Food packages available here)
  • Bait service available Boilies & Particle. (Please see bait packages here)

£850 p.p.

£650 p.p.

Additional Rental Options

The following items are available weekly at a surcharge:

  • Phone Charger & Solar Pack: £25

Subject to availability

What you need to know

To ensure you have the best holiday, we have prepared a list of all the things we will provide when you arrive and a shorter list of the things you need to bring to get the very best out of your time with us (Full Circle Packages only)

Equipment Provided

  • Carp Porter
  • Solar 60" brolly
  • 2 x 12ft 3.5tc carp rods
  • Spomb Rod
  • Fish Care Equipment per swim
  • Landing Net
  • Bank Sticks & Pod if required
  • Day session chair
  • Cool bag
  • Flasks for hot water

Please Note a €200 euro deposit is payable on arrival for equipment hire.

What to bring

  • Tackle Box with all end tackle (Terminal tackle packages available)
  • Leads 4/5oz distance *
  • Bite Alarms & Indicators
  • Head Torch & Bivvy Light
  • Catapult *
  • Spods *
  • 2 x Reels and Spod Reel: (18lb & 20lb) line is recommended and leader materials for distance fishing
  • Carp Care Kit
  • Wrap sticks
  • Chest waders

*Available to buy / hire at venue

Airport Transfers

Our Full Circle Packages include Airport transfers for both your inbound and outbound flights. We will arrange collection and drop-off for you and your luggage to ensure you have a hassle-free experience from the minute you arrive until the minute you depart.

We advise flying into Ljubljana where you can find daily budget flights from all London and Luton Airports with Easyjet & Lufthansa.

Alternative routes are available with Lufthansa usually changing in Germany.

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Carp Gallery

Angler holding carp caught on Lake Bled in the snow
Angler holding carp caught on Lake Bled in Slovenia, Europe
Angler holding carp caught on Lake Bled at night
Angler holding carp caught on Lake Bled at night
Angler holding carp caught on Lake Bled in Slovenia, Europe
Angler holding carp caught on Lake Bled in Slovenia, Europe
Angler holding carp caught on Lake Bled in Slovenia
2 men holding carp caught on Lake Bled in Slovenia, Europe
2 anglers holding 2 carp caught on Lake Bled in Europe

Welcome to Lake Bled

Stunningly beautiful scenery, the famous iconic church on the island and carp growing to 80lb has made this one of the most desirable waters to fish in Europe.

Nestling in the foothills of the Julian Alps, Lake Bled is an enchanting scene from a childhood fairytale with emerald green forests that underline the distant mountains. A magical landscape where you'll want to spend time absorbing its unique peace and tranquility.

COVID-19

Currently there still are travel restrictions to and from many European countries and the goal posts keep moving. We recognise that this brings uncertainty when planning your holidays and as such we present 2 options that should help you make your decision and start looking forward to your long overdue trip.

⁓ Any bookings made for specific dates can be changed as required with 14 days notice and evidence that travel rules have either changed or are likely to.

⁓ Open ended bookings can be taken with dates for your trip chosen once the restrictions have been lifted.

For more information please feel free to contact using the details shown here and we will update you as we know more.

info@carpcircle.com


01202 374091