Carp Lake

About us

Žabar Lake is located near the Banja Luka–Belgrade highway in the village called Donji Žabar, 300 meters from the main road. Close to the lake (up to 4-5 km) there are first-aid station, police station, gas stations, shops, restaurants etc.

Lake Žabar came into existence through the process of gravel excavation that lasted from the mid-sixties until the end of the seventies of the past century, which is when it retained the look it has until this day. The lake complex covers the area of 26 hectares, 19 hectares of which is water.

The coasts are overgrown with grass, forests and decorative trees, while water plants such as sedges and reeds can be found in the coastal parts. The shape of the lake resembles an oval ellipsis and the coastline is jagged: there are three large peninsulas and one island, as well as a few big bays.

The complex consists of two lakes, both of them with a high density of big carp. The main lake has 16 swims and the small one (that used to be part of the main one) only two - swims 8 and 9.


The lake offers:
  • an administrative building with office space
  • a closed winter pavilion with a kitchen
  • toilets
  • open and closed showers
  • summer terrace with kitchen
  • bungalows, with installed electricity on all fishing positions
  • the entire lake is surrounded by a fence and completely safe for fishermen and fishing equipment, so it is considered a “closed lake”
  • lighting is provided for the entire lake area
  • Wi-Fi; the entire lake area is covered with a wireless network

Fish Stock

Regular and planned restockings of mostly carp, but also some other kinds of predatory fish, are performed on Žabar Lake every year.

Our lake contains over 1,500 microchipped carp. Based on analyses conducted and fish caught, it has been established that our lake contains numerous carp and grass carp specimens weighing from 10 up to 40 kilograms. We estimate around 300 carp over 20 kg and approximately 30 carp over 30 kg.

The fish is regularly fed in those parts of the year when there isn’t much fishing activity, so an average growth of over 3 kilograms per fish specimen has been noted. According to our data, the lake contains over 20 tons of carp and 3-4 tons of grass carp of different weights and phenotypes.

Aside from the main lake, we have also capacitated another smaller lake where we breed our own carp and have produced approximately 100 specimens. They are on an intense feeding regime and after they reach a certain weight, they will be transported into the main lake. We plan to maintain the trend of regular restocking with capital fish specimens in the years to come.

Recreational fishing

Žabar Lake offers the opportunity for recreational fishing. You can check which time slots are available by calling the reservation agents listed on the Contact page. Make sure you get the swim you want and enjoy your fishing vacation!

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