Žabar Lake Rules for 2024

You must carefully read the general, fishing and fish care rules! By requesting a reservation, you fully agree with these rules.


• Check in at 11.00 am / check out at 09.00 am; no arrival or departure during the hours of darkness except in an emergency
• Drive inside the property at a maximum 20 km/h speed
No smoking in the bungalows; no drugs; no swimming
No loud speaking; no loud music
No open fire except small size barbecue grills with legs
No litter at any time, please use the provided bins
Carefully use the electric or gas cooking devices; any damage caused by misuse of electric or gas cooking devices will be anglers responsibility
During cold weather, carefully use electric or gas heaters; any damage caused by misuse of electric or gas heaters will be anglers responsibility
Please walk or use a bicycle to reach toilets or showers; avoid all unnecessary driving inside the property
No use of excessive sources of light on the lake; please be discreet
• Drink alcohol only in moderation, no abuse will be tolerated
• Anglers are only allowed to leave the lake for shopping between 7-10 am and 5-7 pm; no driving outside those intervals, even if the property gates are open, unless specifically authorized by the management
Anglers are permitted to use a bivvy or shelter in the swim
There is no extra fee for visitors or non-angling persons; the angler that made the reservation is responsible for visitors and non-angling persons in his swim; however the lake management must authorize any visitors
The summer terrace and the kitchen are private areas; the access is strictly prohibited unless specifically authorized by the management
Please respect other anglers; rowdy behaviour will not be tolerated


Žabar Lake fishery has an all-species no-kill policy; please catch and safely release any fish
Only safe rigs permitted; all rigs must eject the lead in case of a snagged or lost fish; lake management can check the rigs at any time
No pole or feeder fishing; only carp rods with a length between 3 meters (10ft) and 3,96 meters (13ft) are allowed
Anglers are allowed to use remote controlled bait boats for free; although we are not recommend it, anglers are allowed to bring their own inflatable boat for free
• When in boat, the use of a suitable life jacket is mandatory; use of boats is entirely at the anglers own risk, no liability or responsibility on the fishery; the use of boats after consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited
Žabar Lake is boilies and pellets exclusive, all nuts and particles are strictly forbidden for baiting; tiger nuts and sweet corn, as well as plastic baits, are only permitted as hook baits
Anglers can use any type of quality boilies and / or pellets, except Decathlon ones, in any quantity. The lake management can check at any time the baits used by anglers
Using Spombs and other baiting rockets is permitted with moderation; please respect your neighbours and try not to disturb them
Although we are not recommend it, anglers can only use pole type permanent markers
Main line diameter must be at least 0,35 mm; no braided main line or leaders are allowed, except on spod or marker reels; leadcore, tubing and safezone type leaders are permitted
Barbless, bent or curve longshank nailer hooks are strictly banned
• Baiting is permitted at any time
All fishing packages include 1 kg of boilies / rod / day; the anglers can buy any extra quantity directly on the lake for the price of 7 euro / kg
Zig Rigs are strictly banned
No stalking; all rods must be fished within the swim limits; if your swim limits are not visible please ask the lake management for help
Strictly no unattended rods; if you need to leave the swim you must reel in all rods


All fish must be photographed in the water. Anglers must wear waders.
Upon arrival, all anglers must lift the inflatable unhooking mat, sling and tripod from the reception. 100 EUR deposit will be payed, the anglers will receive the money back after returning these items, if not damaged.
No sacking or retention of fish unless specifically authorized by the lake management
Fish must be kept in the landing net until everything is set up for weighing and taking photos; if you fish alone, ask for help
Taking the fish out of the water is only permitted in sling; carefully place the sling under the landing net in the water, check if all fins are in natural position then lift the sling with the landing net inside
Fish must be returned in the water safely and in the minimum amount of time possible
Holding the fish while stand up is strictly prohibited; fish must not be lifted above knee level at any time
All anglers must have and use antiseptic carp care solutions
If a wounded fish is landed please immediately inform the lake bailiff
If a dead fish is spotted please immediately inform the lake bailiff
Anglers must bring their own landing nets (minimum size 42 inch)

The management of Žabar Lake reserves the right to amend the above rules at any time and accepts no liability or responsibility for any accidents or losses whilst on the property. It is the anglers responsibility to be aware of dangers of fishing and to stay protected.

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