The Hungarian Guide - Investing and retiring in Hungary

  • A stunning capital with unique setting A stunning capital with unique setting
  • walking and birdwatching paradise walking and birdwatching paradise
  • undisturbed nature rich in rare species undisturbed nature rich in rare species
  • enjoy the 144 mile lakeside cycle track enjoy the 144 mile lakeside cycle track
  • Teeming with History Teeming with History
  • over 300 Thermal Health Spas and warm lakes over 300 Thermal Health Spas and warm lakes
  • picturesque lakes with Carp weighing over 100 lb picturesque lakes with Carp weighing over 100 lb
  • Feast on delicious sunripened local fruit Feast on delicious sunripened local fruit
  • Lake Balaton gets as warm as the Caribbean in the summer Lake Balaton gets as warm as the Caribbean in the summer
  • Tranquil Lake Balaton Tranquil Lake Balaton
  • Lush rolling hills of western Hungary Lush rolling hills of western Hungary
  • buy a thatched cottage for under £30 000.. buy a thatched cottage for under £30 000..
  • horsemen and nature lovers paradise horsemen and nature lovers paradise
  • Europe's second largest freshwater lake Europe's second largest freshwater lake
  • A paradise for watersport enthusiasts A paradise for watersport enthusiasts
  • Tihany peninsula- a pearl of history and nature Tihany peninsula- a pearl of history and nature

Fishing

Fishing

Hungary hosted the 2007 World Coarse Fishing Championships at Lake Velence – halfway between Lake Balaton and Budapest. More and more British fishermen are now visiting Hungary and it continues to be one of the leading coarse fishing destinations in Europe.  Lakes vary in size from the huge Lake Balaton – almost 50 miles long x 8 miles across  (Forty times larger than Windermere ) to small unfished waters. Fly fishing can be enjoyed on rivers near the Slovakian border in northern Hungary. Unfortunately, most fish caught by the Hungarians ends up on the dining table but the Hungarian Fishing authorities and private lake owners do re stock waters on a regular basis.

The most popular fish caught include Carp, Cat fish, Zander (Pike/Perch), Bream and Pike. Carp over and Cat fish over 100lb / 45 Kg have been caught. The world record for a carp at 101lbs ( 46Kg ) was broken in Hungary in June 2012. It was caught at night on a birdfood boilie at the impressive commercially-run 11.3-hectare (28-acre) Aqua Lake, a former gravel pit near the truly massive (146,500-acre) Lake Balaton. Because many Hungarians fish on a regular basis, tackle permits and bait shops can be found in most towns and villages.

Please enquire about where you can fish and rules regarding fishing permits.