Šmartinsko

Slovenia

Welcome to Šmartinsko

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 grey-silver Carp, Grass Carp, Roach, Bream, Zander and Pike, among others.

You will also see plenty of Slovenian style log cabins in the distance, whilst you are relaxing and catching carp on your holiday in the beauty and peace so typical of Slovenia.

The stock is even more impressive than the views, which is saying something!

The Lake

The lake is 260 acres set in the heart of Slovenia is a virtually unheard of monster carp venue. The aptly named lake because of its many arms has stunning views that are surrounded by green pine trees from the forests.

The depths range from 6ft to 30ft with an average of around 15ft.

There are plenty of gravel bars, plateaus and weed beds offering a variety of angling challenges.

Carp fishing on Smartinsko Lake, Slovenia, Europe
The Stock

There is a very good head of fish with the average being 40lb+ commons with the biggest fish currently an immaculate common weighing over 78lb. We can only describe these fish as immaculate pristine fish with the lake holding some absolute monsters. Very few Lakes in Europe give you the chance to have a 78lb+ common on the bank. With as many as 10 fish currently over 70lb and several more over 60lb, 150 x 50lb, 450 x 40lb and 500 x 30lb, not to mention the uncountable amounts of stunning upper 20’s this is with out a doubt a top venue in its own right.

Fisherman holding record breaking carp
The Experience

Aerial shot of Šmartisko lake
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Each one of our action packed holidays are managed by a professional guide who knows the lakes like the back of their hands. They'll set you up, give you all the advice you need and are available from dawn to dusk.

7 Day Full Circle Package

Full Circle Package holidays are managed by a professional guide who knows the lake like the back of their hands. They'll set you up, give you all the advice you need and are available from dawn to dusk.

Included in the Full Circle Package:

  • 24/7 Fishing Licence
  • Airport Transfers
  • Full fishing equipment (see below for full details)
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Fully Guided Service
  • Lake Side Delivery Service
  • 10kg Bait Package
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7 Day Drive & Survive

Self-catering holidays are for those who wish to arrive with their own equipment and organise their own accommodation. Our guide will meet you on the day of your arrival and give you all the advice you need.

Included in Drive & Survive:

  • 24/7 Fishing Licence
  • Part Guided Service
  • Lake Side Delivery Service
  • 5kg Bait Package

£850 p.p.

£550 p.p.

Additional Options

The following items are available weekly at a surcharge:

  • Gas Fridge c/w 6kg bottle: £50
  • Dinghy c/w Electric Motor: £100
  • HPV Gas Heater c/w Bottle: £50
  • Phone Charger Pack: £10

Subject to availability

What you need to know

To ensure you have an amazing experience, 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

  • Large Bivvy
  • Greys Air-curve Rods
  • Spod Rod
  • Nash Indulgence Bed-chair
  • Nash Gazebo per swim
  • Fish Care Equipment per swim
  • Landing Net
  • Rod Bag
  • 1 chair
  • Bank Sticks or Pod if required.
  • Cooking Equipment
  • Gas Burner
  • Ridgemonkey Combi Set
  • Large Pan
  • Kettle
  • Plates, cup and cutlery
  • Cool Box

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

What to bring

  • Tackle Box with all end tackle
  • Bite Alarms, Indicators & Buzz Bars
  • Scales: Bring at least one set per group
  • Head Torch & Bivvy Light
  • Catapult/Stick
  • Spods
  • 2 x Reels and Spod Reel: 0.35 (18lb) line is recommended and 0.28 with leaders for distance fishing.

Airport Transfers

Our Full Circle Packages included 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 your arrive until the minute you leave.

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

Alternative routes are available with Lufthansa usually changing in Germany but still very good options.

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Angler holding carp caught on Šmartinsko lake in Slovenia, Europe
Angler holding carp caught on Šmartinsko lake in Slovenia, Europe
Angler holding carp caught on Šmartinsko lake in Slovenia, Europe
Angler holding carp caught on Šmartinsko lake in Slovenia, Europe
Angler holding carp caught on Šmartinsko lake in Slovenia, Europe
Angler holding carp caught on Šmartinsko lake in Slovenia, Europe
Angler holding carp caught on Šmartinsko lake in Slovenia, Europe
Angler holding carp caught on Šmartinsko lake in Slovenia, Europe
Angler holding carp caught on Šmartinsko lake in Slovenia, Europe

Welcome to Šmartinsko

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 grey-silver Carp, Grass Carp, Roach, Bream, Zander and Pike, among others.

You will also see plenty of Slovenian style log cabins in the distance, whilst you are relaxing and catching carp on your holiday in the beauty and peace so typical of Slovenia.

The stock is even more impressive than the views, which is saying something!

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