Surrounded by lakes, there are some excellent locations for fishing in the Bansko area
Mainly Trout Fishing in the lakes but more varied species in the rivers.
The best river fishing is reputedly on the River Sturma, about 40mins from Bansko, heading towards Sofia.
There is an abundance of mountain trout, carp, grey mullet, and other species of white fish.
A permit is necessary and these are available from various locations, including the Tourist Office, and cost the equivalent of approximately €5 – this allows you to fish anywhere in Bulgaria for up to a year.
Among the beautiful setting of the Pirin Mountain you can enjoy a full day of sport fishing
The Balkan Jewel Complex is in the heart of the area and has special arrangement with local fisheries including the most modern hatchery in the country. In the pool complex there are more than 100 000 freshwater fish kept with the most modern technical equipment.
The three lakes available in this complex are full with trout weighing from 250 to 500gr each.
Fishing Competition For Children
There is even a fishing competition “Drug-free children fishermen” which takes place at Belizmata dam.
The little fishermen get to demonstrate their angling skills and good moods and smiles are guaranteed.
We’ll Even Cook Your Catch For You
Balkan Jewel even offers an option where your catch is prepared by a chef on a grill in front of you.
Wondering What Else You Can Do Whilst You Are Here?
Here’s a calendar of events and others things for you to do in the area
Detailed up to date weather forecast.
We also offer a number of adventure and sports packages which include fishing and a mixture of some or all of the following
• River Rafting
• Skiing and Snowboarding
• Horse Riding
• Quad Bikes or Buggies
• Mountain Biking
• Hiking, Trekking & Walking
• and much much more
If you are planning to come with a group please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any help with organising a special package including several fishing trips we have a complimentary event manager on hand should you need any help or advise with organising a group, celebration or event.
Don’t see exactly the right package for you or your group ?
We offer a complimentary Group & Event Organiser who specialises in helping you make arrangements for you or your group and will help you put together a custom package to suit.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d have any questions, would like to book or to speak to our Event & Group Coordinator.
We Are More Than Happy To Help You !
PS:We also Offer Full day and half day guided tours and adventure packages which include fishing
If you would like any advice or have any queries or questions at all please don’t hesitate to ask us