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 21, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Chub fishing at minus 19 degrees Celsius

My friend Vladimir Cep from Slovenia sent me these cool photos taken on river Sava near Radeče. He was fishing with Monarch Lures and he had a dozen of chub. It was so cold, he couldn't hold fish in his hands, so they shoot only a few photos. Temperature was -19 degrees Celsius! The only way to withstand such a low temperature is that you are well dressed, and Prologic Max 4 Comfort Thermal Suit is one of the best choices for fishing at cold weather. Trust me, I have one and it successfully protects me against low temperatures, I does not even consider winter fishing without it. Thanks Vlado for this white, winter report :)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Sur Fishing blog video collection

Dear friends from Sur-Fishing blog made video compilation for season 2012. They had some great fish this year, and  if you like spin fishing and sea fishing you should check their blog http://sur-fishing.blogspot.com/ and YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/FirschHirsch


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Duo Lure Contest #11


All the people who would like to join this contest, should first send an e-mail to duocontest@gmail.com. After Duo receive the mail, they will send you a short survey form and after you fill it in and send back, you will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a set of lures. And the prize will be worth it this time. Since the survey will require a bit longer time to fill in, Duo want to make it worth you while and not three, but five of us, will receive a DUO prize pack including 5 lures, a cap, a lure box and a T-Shirt.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Seaspin Facebook page

Dear lure fishing fans! Italian lure production brand Seaspin has interesting Facebook fan page where you can see information's about lures, pictures of catches and instructional video materials like this one.

Feel free to like page at:
https://www.facebook.com/Seaspin.International?ref=hl

Friday, November 23, 2012

Good old days...

A few old photos of my friends and me. Beautiful graying and Peki, my first carp on the fly, Domagoj at river Sava and Zac with carp. I know some friends will be glad about this photos ;) Photos were taken with Minolta x-300 in nineties and were published in magazines Sportski Ribolov and Udica. Good old film photography...



Saturday, November 17, 2012

Seaspin Pro Q

 This year I played a lot with top water lures. Not with many models but the most of the time I did it with Seaspin Pro Q model. This lure is great for seabass. Since I didn't have many fishing days at the sea this year, where I have lost only one pretty big seabass (went with my lure), and got one bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix), the most of the time I fished at freshwater. Model ProQ 90 is great for blackmouth bass and for nice river top water predator Asp. With bigger model ProQ 120 I had a great time with pike. So if you have chance to buy it somewhere I can highly recommend it.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Kanji kup Šibenik 2012 - natjecanje u lovu lignji i sipa


Zbog izrazito lošeg vremena koje se očekuje u subotu 27.10.2012. organizatori Kanji Kup-a Šibenik 2012. odlučili su premjestiti datum natjecanja na prvi slobodni termin; u subotu 24.11.2012. a u slučaju ponovne nepovoljne vremenske prognoze natjecanje se automatski prebacuje na slijedeću subotu 1.12.2012. Prezentacija kompletnog Kanji programa i verifikacija natjecatelja održati će se u novootvorenoj trgovini Ante Commerc (Zlarinski prolaz 1, Šibenik tel: 022/214-470) a samo natjecanje održati će se ili na rivi ispred Autobusnog kolodvora ili na lokaciji nove Šibenske plaže o čemu će svi natjecatelji biti na vrijeme obaviješteni. Satnica  programa kao i bogat nagradni fond koji uz pehare i medalje uključuje proizvode iz asortimana KANJI i OKUMA, ostaje isti kao i kontakt osoba – Želimir Turkalj 098/652-529.

PROMOTIVNA PRODAJA KANJI – 25.10.-1.12.2012.!!!
Trgovina Ante Commerce, koja je glavni organizator, u sklopu natjecanja i promocije Kanji proizvoda na šibenskom području osim na dan natjecanja odlučila je prezentirati cjelokupni Kanji asortiman po promotivnim cijenama tijekom cijelog studenog. Promotivna akcija Kanji odvijati će se u periodu od 25.10. do 1.12.2012. a Kanji skosavice moći će kupiti po promotivnim cijenama koje uključuju popust od – 20%  !!!

Ako volite lignjolov ovo je jedinstveno natjecanje na kojem jednostavno morati učestvovati. Poznata šibenska trgovina ribolovnog pribora Ante Commerce u suradnji s ekskluzivnim distributerom Kanji proizvoda za Hrvatsku tvrtkom T.P. Olivari iz Samobora, organizira prvi Kanji kup u lovu lignji i sipa u Šibeniku. Obje tvrtke ujedno su i glavni sponzori natjecanja. U cijelu priču biti će aktivno uključen i ŠRK Arbun iz Šibenika čiji će članovi pripomoći da prvo šibensko natjecanje u lovu lignji i sipa s obale protekne u što boljoj organizaciji. Natjecanje ima i promotivni karakter, kako bi se lignjolovci upoznali sa ovim japanskim skosavicama i općenito brandom Kanji. Najuspješniji natjecatelji bit će nagrađeni vrijednim nagradama.

KANJI KUP-ŠIBENIK 2012. 24.11.2012 program bi se trebao odvijati prema slijedećem planu:

14.00h okupljanje na rivi ispred novootvorene trgovine Ante Commerce (Zlarinski prolaz 1) uz prezentaciju cjelokupnog asortimana Kanji skosavica uz mogućnost povoljnije kupnje u sklopu akcije Kanji koja će trajati od 25.10.-1.12.2012. a uključivati će promotivne cijene -20%.
15.00h verifikacija natjecatelja i uplata kotizacije 100,00 kn (uvjet je posjedovanje dozvole za ribolov na moru a kotizacija pokriva organizaciju natjecanja i večeru )
16.00h početak natjecanja
20.00h kraj natjecanja
20.00h-nadalje proglašenje pobjednika, podjela nagrada i večera

  1. MJESTO:
-          pehar i medalja
-          ribolovni štap Okuma Hexana Spin 240cm 5-20g
-          ribolovni štap Okuma Big Squid 180cm 40-100g
-          ribolovna rola Trio 30 FD 9+1 BB
-          Okuma ruksak + 5 kutija za pribor
-          tri Kanji skosavice
      (UKUPNA VRIJEDNOST  1. NAGRADE: cca 1.800,00kn)

  1. MJESTO:
-          pehar i medalja
-          ribolovni štap Okuma Luremania 249cm 10-32g
-          ribolovni štap Okuma Big Squid 180cm 30-60g
-          ribolovna rola Okuma Safina Pro SPA 30 4BB
-          Okuma ruksak + 5 kutja za pribor
-          dvije Kanji skosavice
     (UKUPNA VRIJEDNOST 2. NAGRADE: cca 1.300,00kn)

  1. MJESTO:
-          pehar i medalja
-          komplet od 7 Kanji skosavica
-          Okuma ruksak + 5 kutija za pribor
(UKUPNA VRIJEDNOST 3. NAGRADE: cca 800,00kn)
       (UKUPNA VRIJEDNOST 3.NAGRADE: cca 800,00kn)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Pike fishing hotspot in Gorski Kotar

Mrzle Vodice is a nice, small storage lake placed in the heart of Gorski Kotar region, near his bigger brother lake Lokve. This is a pike fishing hotspot with some really big mamas. Just look the one Dalien got this weekend. 110 cm long fat pike, went out for Savage Gear deviator lure. Do not hesitate to contact fishing authority for more details and for daily fishing license, and come here in this beautiful piece of nature. You will find great hosts that can guide you on fishing on both lakes, and I'm sure that will enjoy in the beauties of Gorski Kotar, and have great fishing experience.
Contact for daily fishing license and guiding: Josip +385995602865 
 
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 Mrzle Vodice je malo akumulacijsko jezero smješteno u srcu Gorskog Kotara, tik do svog većeg brata jezera Lokve. Ovo je prava destinacija za jesenski i zimski štukolov gdje možete očekivati i veliku mamaru poput ove koju je Dalien maznuo ovog vikenda. 110 cm velika štuka polakomila se za Savage Gear deviator varalicom. Za sve informacije o ribolovu i kupnju dnevnih karata možete se obratiti ribočuvaru Josipu na +385995602865 i krenite u ovaj prekrasan raj u prirodi. Ovdje ćete naći sjajne domaćine koji vas mogu voditi na ribolov na oba jezera i siguran sam da ćete doživjeti zanimjivo ribolovno iskustvo, a možda  ulovite i štuku života. Samo da spomenem da većina lokalnih štukolovaca ima upisane trofejne štuke od preko 1 m. Ekskluzivnu Dalienovu reportažu sa Mrzle Vodice o ulovu ove kapitalke možete pročitati u novom broju Praktičnog Ribolova.
detail from lake Lokve

Saturday, September 29, 2012

A great fishing event

This was a great fishing event with some 100 anglers gathered! Instructive presentation held by Dalien will be of benefit to younger anglers, and we all have to admit that he was well prepared for this event. A leisurely walk though the basics of modern pike spin fishing was continuing with a practical fishing part at the lake Ontario. Some good pike were caught, and later event was finished with a lunch. Thanks to sponsors Olivari d.o.o., Topfishing store, Savage Gear and Okuma all participants were rewarded whit a cap and Savage Gear lures. There was also a television crew filming this event for the state television HTV, so this will also be a great promotion of our hobby to general audience.
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Bio je to odličan ribolovni event sa stotinjak okupljenik ribiča. Prezentacija modernog varaličarenja štuka bit će od koristi mlađim ribičima koji su se okupili u značajnom broju i moramo priznati da je Dalien bio dobro pripremljen za cijeli događaj. Laganu šetnju kroz teoriju nastavio je praktični dio na jezeru Ontario. Nekoliko lijepih štuka je ulovljeno, a kasnije je nastavljeno druženje uz ručak. Prezentaciju su potpomogli sponzori Olivari d.o.o., Topfishing trgovina ribolovnog pribora, Savage Gear i Okuma, pa su svi prisutni dobili i prigodne poklone poput kapa, varalica te čak i štapova ili podmetača. Cijeli događaj snimala je i ekipa HTV-a, pa će ovo biti zgodna promocija našeg hobija za širu publiku.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Modern pike lure fishing workshop in Zagreb

Danijel Vignjević aka "Hi my name is Dalien" will hold a presentation of modern pike lure fishing workshop this Saturday. This is a probably first workshop of this kind in Croatia, and a unique opportunity for anglers of all ages in learning about the basic techniques. Dalien is a freelance fishing journalist published in region and in Europe, and field tester for Savage Gear and Okuma brands. This is a guarantee that everyone can hear something new, and without doubt this will a great fishing event.
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Danijel Vignjević - Dalien će ove subote na zagrebačkom jezeru Ontario održati prezentaciju modernog varaličarskog ribolova štuke. To je vjerojatno prva radionica te vrste u zemlji i jedinstvena prilika za varaličare svih životnih dobi da se upoznaju sa osnovinim tehnikama. Ne trebam spominjati da je Dalien autor mnogih varaličarskih članaka u ribolovnim magazinima u regiji i Europi, test ribolovac za Savage Gear i Okumu, te odličan natjecatelj. Sve to bi trebala biti garancija dobrog provoda, tijekom kojeg će svi okupljeni saznati nešto novo i razmjeniti iskustva stečena u ribolovu.

 Satnica:
09:00 - 10:30 prezentacija
11:00-14:00 praktično iskušavanje tehnika na jezeru Ontario
14:30 ručak



Friday, September 21, 2012

Kanji International squid jigs now in Croatia


Coast squid fishing in Istria
 From October these great squid jigs will be available for purchasing in Croatia. Olivari d.o.o. ensured that the Adriatic squid will have a richer menu this season. Kanji International is Japanese lure company, all materials are made in Japan, just final lure assembling is made in China. This time we are presenting their squid jigs line with 2 models that will be available in fishing shops. Price will be affordable compared to the competition (Yo-Zuri and Yamashita for example), and first test results from Adriatic are more than positive. Jigs were tested among Istria, in Primoje and in whole Dalmation region, and squids were fascinated. There are two models, basic Kanji Clicks and improved Clicks Pro-Spec, both made for coast squid fishing. Kanji Clicks are available in 4 sizes: 7, 10, 14 and 19 grams and from 7,3 to 11,5 cm long. Pro Spec models are made in two sizes: 11 and 15 grams; 8,5 cm and 10,4 cm. There are some differences  between models, in body shapes, in action, in shape of weight, and in a finish with more quality details on Pro Spec models.This squid season is really good here, so place a few Kanji squid jigs in your boxes and you won't be disappointed.
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Od listopada skosavice koje proizvodi japanska tvrtka Kanji International moći će se kupovati i kod nas. Olivari d.o.o. proširio je ponudu skosavica na našem tržištu, pa će jadranske lignje ove sezone imati bogatiji jelovnik. Kanji International japasnka je tvrtka, koja nabavlja sve potrebne materijale na japanskom tržištu dok se samo sklapanje i pakiranje artikala odvija u njihovoj tvornici u Kini. Prvi rezultati testiranja su odlićni. Skosavice su testirane u Istri, Primorju i duž cijele Dalmacije i lignje su ih napadale sa oduševljenjem. U prodaji će se naći  2 modela, osnovni Kanji Clicks i nešto skuplji i napredniji Clicks Pro-Spec, a oba su  namjenjena za lignjolov sa obale. Kanji Clicks se proizvodi u 4 veličine: 7, 10, 14 i 19 grama, duljina od 7,3 do 11,5 cm ili po standardnim oznakama od 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 i 3.5. Skuplji Clicks Pro-Spec se proizvodi u dvije veličine 2.5 i 3.0 deep, ili u gramima od 11 i 15 g (8,5 i 10,4 cm). Modeli se razlikuju po obliku tijela, olovnog otežanja i krunice, te po finišu i detaljima na tkanini kojom je skosavica presvučena. Kako je ova sezona liganja već sada odlićna, nema razloga da se u vašoj kutiji ne nađe pokoji Kanji model, koji vas sigurno neće razočarati.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Catch of the day

Two days of raining and a drastic drop in temperature turned bass fishing into a hard mission. They were not at the same places like few days ago, and those we saw were not interested in our lures. Finally Savage Gear Prey 95 proved that it is not good just for sea bass, but works well with bass too, and save our day. Finally I saw a smile on the face of my friend Miro.
 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Cute little frogs


This great realistic frog imitations are finally in my lure box and ready for fishing. 
I share this photos  to illustrate my delight in this beautiful hand made lures.
They are so realistic, so alive, and have ability
 to walk trough the weed and grass at the most inaccessible parts of lakes.
 I have no doubt they will make our fish like pike,
 bass or chub to attack them at the surface of the water. 
The name of manufacturer is Lures Factory, from Thailand,
 and for now I have no idea how to buy this lures in Europe,
 but as soon as I find out, I will share this info with you. 
 
All frogs are equipped with a one of a few weedless system solutions. 
With this addition you can walk your lure
 wherever you want, without fear of getting stuck. 
weedless system

DUO topwater bube - nagradna igra

Ljeto je praktično već počelo, a to znači da je vrijeme za topwater akciju. Kako bi vam bilo još više cool Duo se pobrinuo sa ponudom t...