Rivers, lakes and the Adriatic. Great fishing possibilities! Hot spots, fish species and different fishing techniques. Enjoy nature and release these beautiful creatures.
On this blog you will find information about catching fish here and details on numerous fishing spots in Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia and other countries in this region.

Come here for a holidays and bring your fishing rod! Tight lines! We support Catch & Release approach!
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Friday, December 30, 2011

Crni in action



2 pike in just 2 hours of spinning is not bad at all :) It seems that pike is back in action here at Ontario lake, and that's we like. You can expect more of these beauties on this blog, soon.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Large jaws are still there



I have the honor to present to you an excellent material from the Croatian Savage Gear duo team Igor Pavičić and Daniel Vignjevic - Dalien. Guys are exclusively fished from a boat on the famous Zagreb's Lake Ontario in Blato and caught some beautiful pike. This is the best proof that the big pike are still there, just a little farther from shore. Igor Pavičić wrote appropriate fishing report this time only in Croatian language, and Google translate is comfort to all of you dear visitors who do not understand the Croatian language. Also you can check http://dalien-fishing.com .

By the way Igor Pavičić is one of the best Croatian all-round anglers, a successful competitor and fishing film producer.

NAJVEĆE ŠTUKE METROPOLE

Tekst i foto: Igor Pavičić

Samouvjereni večernji izvještaj vremenskog prognostičara s nagovještajem sutrašnjeg pojačanog sjeverca u sjeverozapadnoj Hrvatskoj, oplemenjenog snijegom, gotovo da je spriječio ovaj dugo očekivani ribolov, ovu nama još neznanu, nenadanu zimsku idilu.

Subotnje dopodne ne izgleda niti slično sinoćnjoj prognostičkoj najavi. 10 je sati. Svejedno se međusobno na pokret nagovaramo mobitelima! Lako je Dalienu koji je doma. Zabok je malo dalje ali i on će biti za čas na jezeru. Ja još nisam niti pribor za varaličarenje spakirao u auto, kamoli čamac. A baš je čamac i ribolov iz njega bit ovog dogovorenog susreta na Ontariu. Samo je danas dozvoljeno loviti iz njega za sve članove „Piškora“ i nas iz V.S.P. Studija. Cilj je utvrditi „ima li još uvijek štuke u jezeru“, da li je pokradena, "nestala"…, a ako je ima gdje je, pošto od ljeta ne prima, i ako ih ulovimo zabilježiti druženje i varaličarenje kamerom za potrebe mog budućeg filma. Stalno mi najavljeni sjeverac puše unutar glave! Vozim se nevoljko po Marina još uvijek praznog auta. Uvjerljivo i sugestivno mobitelom mu usput objašnjavam da će biti super, da je mnogobrojna ekipa već na putu prema vodi, da nema smisla da se mi ne pojavimo koji moramo sve za budućnost ovjekovječiti. Uspijevam ga uvjeriti u ono u što niti sam gotovo ne vjerujem! Čeka me pred zgradom, ulazi u auto s priborom. Dakle na putu smo! Mir kratko traje! Kod mene moramo po čamac. Na spomen čamca Marin kao da doživljava strujni udar! Stani, ja ne idem nikud! Uz beznadnost ribolova još i gombanje s čamcem. Vozi me doma! Otvara vrata! Hoće van…i tako, dio koji slijedi ne traje kratko. Vrlo malo fali da ova priča ne bude ispričana!

Nešto prije 14 sati isplovljava moćna flota varaličara na mirnu površinu Ontaria. Dalien i Oktalz u jednom gumenjaku, Marin i ja u drugom. Sjeverca, a kamoli snijega niotkuda! Niotkuda niti najavljenih brojnih štukolovaca. Prava šteta! Nema niti Zaboka koji je rekao da nas čeka na jezeru! Voda je malo porasla. Znatno se zamutila. Sunce probija rijetke oblake. Varalice paraju vodu dok nam struja lagano nosi čamce s jedne obale prema udaljenoj, drugoj. Od obale uz koju paralelno plovimo udaljeni smo stotinjak metara. Bacamo u domet koji bi postigli s obale i dalje gdje bi nam s nje bilo nedosežno. Prekrasno zimsko popodne blješti površinom. Medvednica je prekrivena snijegom. Mijenjam nekoliko tipova varalica. Marin također pokušava s različitima od mojih. Nisam zadovoljan s favoritima koje sam odabrao. Računao sam da velikih pod površinskih travnatih površina neće biti, da su ih mrazevi i hladnoća u potpunosti uništili. Nažalost nisu! Trava se nije raspala. Slojevi su pritisnuti uz samo dno! Povremeno se sidrimo, odbacamo, prepuštamo struji! Toplo je!



Evo je! Viče Dalien! Iznenađenje ne utječe na brzinu snimateljske reakcije! Kamera! Akcija! Drill je već pri kraju! Brz i učinkovit kao i svi Dalienovi! Prebrz za mene, za snimanje, ako ćemo iskreno! Prekrasna štuka! Vika! Odobravanje! Čestitanje! Imate metar? Nemamo! Imate vagu? Nemamo! Brzina, al nebitno! Fotkanje! Puštanje! Savege Gear 4play liplure prezentiran povuci-stani tehnikom. Oko 14 i 30 je. Bacam Savage Gear Da'Bush Spinner Baita direktno pod rub čamaca Daliena i Oktalza. Breca ih pljusak 32 gramske varalice! Da ne bi koju pod nama ulovio dobacuje mi Oktalz! Zašto ne! Udarac! Silovit! Kontra! Evo je! Boner se piga! Marin snima! Frendovi ne vjeruju dok štuka moćno ne prolupa površinom! Prskaju me hladne kapi pored čamca! Kapi u kojima se preljeva crvenilo kasnopopodnevnog zimskog suca. Da'Bush Spinner je dobro zabijen u tvrdi dio spoja čeljusti. Hvatam je pod škržni poklopac i vadim van vode. U siguran prostor nad dnom čamca. Odobravanje sa svih strana! Prekrasna velika štuka! Uhranjena, debela! Velike glave, širokih leđa. Blizo je 15 h. Dvije! Nije slučajnost! Foto session i puštanje! Idemo dalje. Razmišljao sam i dobro odabrao varalicu. Prezentacija u mutnoj vodi, uz dno, lagano povlačenje varalice jake vibracije, uočljivih obrisa i boje Yellow Silver Holo Flame. Vrijeme nezaustavljivo odmiče prema noći. Dalien i Oktalz približavaju su obali i ulaze u zaljev. To sam i ja planirao ali šta je tu je, brži su, razmišljamo vrlo slično. Odlučujemo ostati na istoj poziciji. Dalien viče! Tek su ušli u priobalje. Kamera, zoom! Manja štuja! Diže je, pokazuje, smije se zadovoljno i odmah je pušta! Treća! Cilj je ispunjen. Nisu „nestale“! Svi napadi gotovo jedan za drugim!


Konačno opet uzimam štap i ponovo zabacujem Da'Busha daleko prema obali u istom pravcu gdje su dečki bili maloprije usidreni. Povlačim ga mutnom vodom, lagano, pri samom dnu. Silina vibracije varalice trese vrh Bonera lagano povinutog pod njenim otporom i težinom! Vrh štapa se ispravlja! Ne osjećam varalicu! Špaga se otpušta! Napad! Silovito kontriram! U tvrdo! Vrh ponovo kraće prema naprijed! Sad naglo i silovito! Gore je! Jaka je! Uporno vuče prema dnu, dalje od čamca. Udarci mahanja glavom u pokušaju oslobađanja neželjenog uljeza iz usta prenose se štapom. Rola otpuštajući zuji. Nekoliko bjegova od čamca. Pljuskovi moćnog repa razbijaju površinski purpur zalazećeg sunca. Dobar drill! Privlačim je i hvatam pod široki škržni poklopac! Veća je i teža od prve! Prava mama! Mišićavog moćnog tijela prekrivenog mnoštvom predivnih bijelih pjega. Ljepote snijega koji je zaboravio padati! Drečavo žuta krilca spinnera klate se pored duge donje čeljusti. Žuto-srebrna suknjica ispreplela se među oštre, duge zube. Tri popodnevna sata preteklo je petnaestak minuta. Sve se odvija munjevito! Vrijeme nam ništa ne bi značilo da prosinačka noć ne dolazi neumoljivo brzo! Dovikujemo se iz nedaleko sidrenih čamaca! Čestitarimo! Smijemo! Uživamo, zaista uživamo u ovim zadnjim trenucima odlazećeg idliličnog dana na kakvog uopće nismo računali! Marin odlaže kameru i prihvaća se fotkanja! Treba je mirno držati ovako tešku, nemirnu, dugačku, punog trbuha! Odlazi bučno iz mojih ruku tamo gdje pripada! Nadam se još kojem viđenju i nadmudrivanju lijepa štuko!

U ovom kratkom ribolovu postigli smo i više nego smo očekivali. Uz nezaboravan doživljaj dokazali da uz našu metropolu, Ontariom, plivaju najbrojnije i najveće jezerske štuke u Hrvatskoj. Čestitke članovima, ribočuvarima i upravnom odboru ŠRD Piškor na uzoritom gospodarenju vodom. Održivom gospodarenju zbog propisanog „ulovi i pusti“ pristupa ribolovu. Pristupa koji će nam i ubuduće donositi bogate i sve veće ulove zubatih ljepotica.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Edwin Kerssies pike fly fishing madness on Dyckers.com


Copyright Dyckers.com


I have the
honor to present you with great photos of my dear internet fishing friend Edwin Kerssies who is also the owner
of Dyckers.com, pure flyfishing! & join HANDS, creative advertising agency.





Dyckers web store offers sales of quality fly fishing brands such as (Danielsson, Fishpond, Airflo) and extremely high quality fly fishing flies they manufacture under that brand. They also have a great blog, a lot of interesting video materials and excellent web magazine. All dedicated to pure fly fishing.

Holland may not have a lot of fast water in which brown trout live, but this is not an obstacle to have a strong fly fishing scene. With fly rod and reel they are catching all possible types of fish, both freshwater and at sea. This time, Edwin offers you a view on a capital pike that lives in its rivers and canals. All caught by fly rod, reel and big Dyckers streamers. Thanks Edwin for these great photos and friendship which exists for several years. I hope we will fish together one day ;)

More info at:
http://www.dyckers.com

Saturday, December 10, 2011

New Savage Gear Prey 34 & 40






These little suspending / slow sinking candy lures are made with top quality components and hooks. Little prey will give you the best results on Trout, Chub, Bass, Perch and other predatory fish.

Made in two sizes: 3,4 cm - weight 1,7 g and 4 cm - weight 2,7 g, and in 4 colors (Perch, Fluo Orange Gold, Smolt and Bleak). Really superb and hot stuff, you must have it in your lure box for next season.



Sunday, December 4, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Savage Gear Prey lure new models for 2012






This is an exclusive premiere of Savage Gear Prey lure new models for next year. Designed for sea fishing but will win the hearts of freshwater anglers too. Models are long 80, 95, 110, 130 and 146 cm, equipped by sea hooks and will catch many species in saltwater like sea bass, and asp, pike, pike perch, bass, trout or chub in freshwater. Wide range of colors will cover the needs in all situations on the water. Personally I can not hide the excitement with this lures. They are really beautiful but deadly weapon in hands of experienced fisherman, already tested on our waters. But this is not all! Soon you can expect more from Savage gear here on this blog. Some new small candy lures for light spinning, and some top water models too.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

New huchen photos from Tadej



Nice to hear Tadej again :) Traditionally every year he sends me photos of capital huchen caught by his father and him. This season they had a few "decent" fish between 80 - 107 cm. Pity that the quality of photos is not better, but these are too nice fish that they wouldn't been posted on this blog. Thanks Tadej!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Just not hungry?





What is happening with pike at Ontario lake? If someone knows the answer please tell me. Information from lake are that it is really hard to have at least one bite per day. Maybe this cold weather will force them to start to feed. Till this I can only look at my photo archive to check how decent pike looks like ;)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cuttlefish and squid from the Adriatic!


The season of Cephalopods fishing has just begun at the Adriatic. Even this is not a "real" fishing technique, squid fishing with lures is really popular here. We like to do it from kayak, what gives you indescribable feeling, but you can catch squid from regular boat or from the coast. All you need is a certain type of squid lures, spinning rod, line and reel. With same type of lures you can catch cuttlefish too. Both are delicious!

Friday, November 4, 2011

DUO lure Contest #2

"To win a set of lures and some promotional items, all you need to do is let us know which is your favorite lure from our range. It may a lure you have tried and use regularly or a lure which you would like to try. Leave that up to you. Three of you lucky contestants will win a set of lures and some more promotional items."

The rules are staying the same as before – you have to be a fan of DUO at Facebook (www.facebook.com/DUOJPN) to apply. Send your answers to duocontest@gmail.com and put My favorite DUO Lure in the subject.
The deadline for the contest is 25th November, 5PM.

http://duo-inc.co.jp/en/staffblog/2011/10/311436.php

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pike from lake Joca

Photo and story: Robert Terbovc and Vladimir Cep

Robert Terbovc and Vladimir Cep are sharing their impressions from lake Joca (Republic of Serbia, near Zrenjanin town).
http://www.jezerojoca.com/

"EEEEEE what to say ..... Phenomenal nature, good people, great food ... Lake has 500 acres, you can easy to get lost! There are many branches in the water, water depths is between 1 and 2 meters. Pike are fished from a boat on the spoon and Monarch jerk voblers (Original model, Piker, and Hecht Killer). Pike like to attack on the water surface, and almost every bite can be seen. Each gives you a phenomenal pike drill. Largest were 100 and 103 cm and averaged about 80 cm. Work best when it is raining or the wind blows and the weakest in the sun."






Pike limited Fangbait 140 SR

video edit: Robert Pljuscec