For many an angler, heading on an international angling adventure might be a dream come true. The thought of it conjures up the idea of sitting on a sunny beach and casting a line or taking in beautiful scenery whilst waiting for a bite. One of Europe’s most up-and-coming destinations for fishing is Hungary. With its huge lakes, long stretches of river and plentiful supplies of large fish, it’s become a top destination for a fishing holiday! At The Insurance Emporium, we want to help you explore the world on your fishing adventures. That’s why we put together this blog with some tips to help you when fishing in Hungary!
At almost 50 miles long and eight miles wide, Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Europe, making it a popular destination. Halfway between Lake Balaton and Budapest is Lake Velence. This is where the 2007 World Coarse Fishing Championships were held, adding to its allure. On top of this, there are also many smaller lakes to be explored!
Rolling down the river
The Danube is one of the most famous rivers in Europe, stretching through ten countries on its 1,727 mile journey! There are hundreds of species of fish in the river, including pike, zander, catfish and carp. Stretches in the north of Hungary are well known for its fly-fishing. The Tisza River is another potential paradise for anglers!
Carp a load of that!
The world record largest carp ever caught was in Hungary. This monster fish weighed in at 108lb, or 49kg, and was caught by Marco Eichner from Austria. Between March and November, carp season is in full swing, with the Hungarian climate being ideal for the fish. It could be the place where you break your own record!
Park and fish
If you don’t fancy taking your chances on an open lake or river, heading to one of Hungary’s many fishing parks could be a great idea. Euro-Aqua is an old gravel mine that has been turned into a fishing lake and also happens to be the venue where the world record was set! They offer accommodation and much more!
Get a licence to fish
If you are planning on casting into one of the lakes or rivers, you’ll need to get yourself a licence. These can be purchased at angling shops and you’ll need both a state and local licence. It could be important to remember that your UK licence can be used instead of a Hungarian state licence, so it’s well worth packing!
Adult anglers are permitted to use two fishing rods with a maximum of three hooks per line whilst fishing in Hungary. If you’re between 14 and 18, you can fish with one rod and three hooks. Finally, anyone under 14 is limited to one rod and one hook. Making sure you stick to this could save you from being ‘hooked’ by the police!
Getting your gear there…
Heading on any fishing trip can involve transporting a lot of gear and going to a different country could turn that into a headache. There are plenty of options when it comes to renting fishing equipment, solving the issue of driving your gear across the continent! Just jump on a plane and rent when you get there!
If you’re ‘Hungary’ for a fishing adventure that takes you overseas then the land of the Magyars could be the place for you. Casting out abroad could help you reel in some magical memories! You might also want to consider purchasing some Fishing Insurance before your trip. At The Insurance Emporium, our new Fishing Insurance policies include a 25% Introductory Discount* and Worldwide Cover for up to 90 days^! Cast a line to The Insurance Emporium and see if you can reel in the perfect quote!
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^90 days Worldwide Cover available on Lunar Monthly and Yearly Zander policies.
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