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Lake Cerknica

Fishing · Inner Carniola · 565 m
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  • Lake Cerknica (aerial video)
    Lake Cerknica (aerial video)
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The waters of Lake Cerknica and the surroundings hide fish species that attract fishing enthusiasts from near and far.

The most valued and most often caught fish is pike, which grows up very fast in Lake Cerknica, as it is rich with food – some pikes grow more than 40 cm in only two years, but they can also grow more than 1 m.

Besides pikes, there are also other native fish in the lake, such as tenches, chubs and burbots (it is forbidden to catch the latter due to their endangered status), and also alien species, introduced into the lake by humans: rudds, perches and carps. The Cerkniščica stream still hosts native brown trouts – especially in hidden pools in its upper course.


Possibility of fishing: common carp, common rudd, european chub, perch, pike, tench

Type of fishing: boat angling, bottom fishing, float fishing, fly fishing, spin fishing

Allowed baits: artificial baits, baits of plant origin

Type of water: standing water

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Update: April 10, 2020

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Exit Ljubljana-Koper on the exit Cerknica


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45.792345, 14.364663
45°47'32.4"N 14°21'52.8"E
33T 450620 5071172
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