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Carp Fishing Holiday | Island Lake | Hungary

Overview

Tour code: HUN003

Island Lake in Hungary is a little gem and once you have looked through the gallery you will soon realise that there are some stunning Carp to be caught, especially the heavyweight commons which this lake has in abundance. Island Lake has been built with the Carp angler in mind with the centre of the lake dotted with small and large Islands, hence the name of the lake. The reason why this has been built in such a way is to make you the angler feel like you have your very own piece of paradise where no one can encroach your swim leaving you to work your swim for that big hit.

Location

Island Lake is situated south of Budapest in Hungary. At a small charge, you can order lunch to be delivered to your swim so you can fish undisturbed and there is a lovely Hungarian traditional restaurant nearby that serves lovely evening meals. This complete package really has been set up to try and offer you the travelling angler everything possible to make your weeks Carp fishing the best it can be and if we have missed anything then tell us we will endeavour to put it right.

Fishing

We have many large Carp in this lake to well over the magic 60LB bracket and with most Carp averaging between 25 – 45LB you should be in for a full-on weeks fishing. There are also huge Grass Carp and Sturgeon swimming around and these have been caught to 55LB and we are sure during your stay that you will bank at least a couple of these hard fighting fish.

Boats

Along with our other lakes in Hungary, Island Lake is not overcrowded with the lake only having 16 other swims that come complete with your own private jetty swim and a very vital boat with Yamaha M18 electric motor for you to use on your weeks fishing. The boat is very important for your week as you can use it to find those hard to find feeding areas amongst the softer bottom plus you can use it to bait up and achieve very accurate rig placement.

Other amenities

Around the lake you will find lakeside cabins for your accommodation, they are equipped with two bunk beds, a fridge and microwave and even when it is slightly cooler in the evenings they even have heating. Onsite we have hot showers and toilets and we even have access to a wellness spa for you to take advantage after playing all those hard fighting Carp.

Guides

As this is a carp fishing lake there are no guides as such but the on-site staff will be able to help with everything that you will need.

Contact Us

If this fishing holiday sounds like a trip you would love to experience, contact our expert team, who will help you to organize your perfect Carp fishing holiday. Alternatively, you can view all our freshwater fishing destinations or call us on 01603 407596.

 

 

Accommodation
Island Lake Cabin

Our traditional lakeside cabins have been built to give you a little more luxury than staying in a bivvy for the week. The cabins have 2 bunk beds so will comfortably sleep up to 4 people. They come equipped with your own fridge plus microwave oven to help prepare evening meals.

Near the lakes you will find a charming local restaurant (csárda) that serves Hungarian foods and for a small charge they will deliver meals to your swims. Meals average around €6 per person.

Also you will find a wellness spa on site that is a great place to get your aching arms seen to after the many Carp battles. This lake would make the ideal place to take your family as everyone will be catered for whilst the anglers enjoy some of the finest Carp angling Hungary has to offer.

Board: Self Catering
Rooms: 2 Bunkbeds
Power: 240 Volts
Equipment Hire: Included in the package
Species Information
Mirror Carp
Season: April to October
Peak: All Season
Weight: 60LB
Average Weight: 35LB
Common Carp
Season: April to October
Peak: All Season
Weight: 65LB
Average Weight: 35LB
Sturgeon
Season: April to October
Peak: All Season
Weight: 55LB
Average Weight: 30LB
Grass Carp
Season: April to October
Peak: All Season
Weight: 40LB
Average Weight: 20LB

Itinerary

Although the fishing has set weeks, we have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to either extend your stay with additional days at the beginning or end in Budapest, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

Day 1:

Depart UK

Arrive Budapest.

Once you have collected your bags and cleared customs, you will make your way out of the terminal building where there will be a Sportquest Holidays representative waiting to transfer you via private vehicle to Island Lake. The transfer is one hour.

If you would like to stop at a supermarket on the way to the lake just ask your driver who will then stop and wait for you whilst you buy your supplies.

Once you have arrived at the lake you will be shown to your lakeside cabin where you can then unpack and start your weeks fishing. Our representative will be around for a little while to help you with any questions you may have on the swim you have been located.

You will be given one evening meal per person per day which will be delivered to the lake.

Overnight accommodation: Island Lakeside Cabin R/O

Days 2 to 4: Fishing Days

We strongly recommend that you spend a few hours out in your boat looking for feeding areas and sussing your swim out, that way you haven’t got to keep going over your swim during your weeks stay.

The fish in this lake will respond to well presented rigs and bait so make sure you check that your hooks are sharp and that all rig components blend into the lake bed.

Each day you can order your lunch from local restaurants. These are very cheap and can be delivered to your swim for a small fee so you can fish undisturbed. lunch is around €5 – €7 per person.

Overnight accommodation: Island Lakeside Cabin R/O

Days 5 to 7: Fishing Days

There are many Carp in Island lake so be sure to keep a steady stream of bait going into your swim. These Carp swim around in good-sized shoals so once they have moved in on your bait it is important to keep them there. It is possible to build a good head of Carp if you keep everything smooth and keep the bait going in.

Overnight accommodation: Island Lakeside Cabin R/O

Day 8:

At a prearranged time you will be transferred back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK. The transfer is one hour.

Depart Budapest

Arrive UK

Prices

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
28/03/2020 04/04/2020 8 7 7 £1,398 N/A Enquire Now N/A
04/04/2020 11/04/2020 8 7 7 £1,448 N/A Enquire Now N/A
11/04/2020 18/04/2020 8 7 7 £1,448 N/A Enquire Now N/A
18/04/2020 25/04/2020 8 7 7 £1,448 N/A Enquire Now N/A
25/04/2020 02/05/2020 8 7 7 £1,398 N/A Enquire Now N/A
02/05/2020 09/05/2020 8 7 7 £1,398 N/A Enquire Now N/A
09/05/2020 16/05/2020 8 7 7 £1,398 N/A Enquire Now N/A
16/05/2020 23/05/2020 8 7 7 £1,398 N/A Sold Out N/A
23/05/2020 30/05/2020 8 7 7 £1,448 N/A Enquire Now N/A
30/05/2020 06/06/2020 8 7 7 £1,398 N/A Enquire Now N/A
06/06/2020 13/06/2020 8 7 7 £1,398 N/A Enquire Now N/A
13/06/2020 20/06/2020 8 7 7 £1,398 N/A Enquire Now N/A
20/06/2020 27/06/2020 8 7 7 £1,448 N/A Enquire Now N/A
27/06/2020 04/07/2020 8 7 7 £1,498 N/A Sold Out N/A
04/07/2020 11/07/2020 8 7 7 £1,498 N/A Enquire Now N/A
11/07/2020 18/07/2020 8 7 7 £1,498 N/A Enquire Now N/A
18/07/2020 25/07/2020 8 7 7 £1,498 N/A Enquire Now N/A
25/07/2020 01/08/2020 8 7 7 £1,498 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/08/2020 08/08/2020 8 7 7 £1,498 N/A Sold Out N/A
08/08/2020 15/08/2020 8 7 7 £1,398 N/A Enquire Now N/A
15/08/2020 22/08/2020 8 7 7 £1,398 N/A Enquire Now N/A
22/08/2020 29/08/2020 8 7 7 £1,398 N/A Enquire Now N/A
29/08/2020 05/09/2020 8 7 7 £1,448 N/A Enquire Now N/A
05/09/2020 12/09/2020 8 7 7 £1,448 N/A Enquire Now N/A
12/09/2020 19/09/2020 8 7 7 £1,448 N/A Enquire Now N/A
19/09/2020 26/09/2020 8 7 7 £1,448 N/A Enquire Now N/A
26/09/2020 03/10/2020 8 7 7 £1,498 N/A Enquire Now N/A
27/03/2021 03/04/2021 8 7 7 £1,543 N/A Sold Out N/A
03/04/2021 10/04/2021 8 7 7 £1,543 N/A Sold Out N/A
26/09/2020 03/10/2021 8 7 7 £1,543 N/A Enquire Now N/A
27/03/2021 03/04/2021 8 7 7 £1,543 N/A Enquire Now N/A
03/04/2021 10/04/2021 8 7 7 £1,543 N/A Enquire Now N/A
10/04/2021 17/04/2021 8 7 7 £1,543 N/A Enquire Now N/A
17/04/2021 24/04/2021 8 7 7 £1,543 N/A Enquire Now N/A
24/04/2021 01/05/2021 8 7 7 £1,543 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/05/2021 08/05/2021 8 7 7 £1,543 N/A Enquire Now N/A
08/05/2021 15/05/2021 8 7 7 £1,543 N/A Sold Out N/A
15/05/2021 22/05/2021 8 7 7 £1,543 N/A Enquire Now N/A
22/05/2021 29/05/2021 8 7 7 £1,543 N/A Enquire Now N/A
29/05/2021 05/06/2021 8 7 7 £1,543 N/A Enquire Now N/A
05/06/2021 12/06/2021 8 7 7 £1,543 N/A Enquire Now N/A
12/06/2021 19/06/2021 8 7 7 £1,543 N/A Enquire Now N/A
19/06/2021 26/06/2021 8 7 7 £1,543 N/A Enquire Now N/A
26/06/2021 03/07/2021 8 7 7 £1,543 N/A Enquire Now N/A
03/07/2021 10/07/2021 8 7 7 £1,543 N/A Sold Out N/A
10/07/2021 17/07/2021 8 7 7 £1,543 N/A Sold Out N/A

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and staying in an Island lakeside Cabin for accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

ATOL
Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

What's Included

  • All international flights
  • Accommodation as stated in itinerary
  • Airport to Paradise Lake transfer return
  • All lakeside accommodation Room Only
  • 1 evening meal per person per day
  • 7 days fishing
  • 1 week fishing Licence
  • 24/7 Phone service
  • Boat rental for one week with Yamaha M18 electric motor with charger
  • 10KG Nash Boilies per swim (Scopex Squid or Key)
  • 2 Rods Per person (Nash), 1 Landing net (Nash), 1 Weigh sling (Nash), 1 unhooking mat (Nash), 2 bite alarms and receiver (Nash siren S5R), 1 rod pod (Nash 4 play X Lite 3 rod pod), nash moon chairs, 1 set of scales, 2 buckets, 2 baiting markers and 1 kettle per swim

What's Excluded

  • All other meals (Can be delivered to your swim from local restaurant)
  • All drinks
  • Bed linen (simply bring your sleeping bag)
  • Reels
  • Fishing end tackle
  • Bait & Lead (these can be pre ordered)
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • local tips

Options

  • Gas Stove with 2 gas canisters a pot and pan plus kettle & 1 litre of oil £50

  • Fish finder (Lowrance) plus battery for one week £65
  • Boilies (Nash, CC Moore, Dynamite, Rod Hutchinson, Solar, SBS, Berkley, Finkelde)- €15 – €18 per kg
  • Particles mix – €18 for 5kg
  • Pellets – depends on request
  • Lead – €1.89 each

Price Supplements

  • The above price is based on two people sharing transfers, accommodation and swim. Please contact us if you have a different group size for an up to date price

Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Financial Security

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Tour Notes

Visa

A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry. No visa for UK citizens required.

Medical Requirements

Currently there are no vaccination requirements to visit Hungary, however please consult your doctor before traveling.

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no additional airport departure tax when leaving Debrecen

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK  – Budapest (approx 2hr 30mins)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.
If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Budapest –  Island Lake (approx. 1hr)

Questions & Answers

WHERE IS THE LODGE?

Island Lake is located in Hungary South of Budapest

WHERE DO THEY FISH?

You will be fishing in the lake, once you have found your spot by markering around you can clip down to the required distance.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REACH THE FISHING GROUNDS?

Your lakeside lodge is located a stones throw away from the waters edge so you could be fishing in minutes everyday

WHAT FISH WILL I CATCH?

You will be fishing for and catching the beautiful Carp of Paradise Lakes including both Common and Mirror carp there are also Sturgeon in this lake

HOW MANY FISH WILL I CATCH?

You could well end up hauling!! There are a number of Carp in this lake, so if you get them feeding on your spots you could well be in for a great time.

HOW DO THEY FISH?

You can use many methods here for example ledgering on the bottom, fishing up in the layers with zigs or on the surface with dog biscuits.

DO THE GUIDES SPEAK ENGLISH?

The staff at the camp all speak good English

WHO IS BEST SUITED TO THIS DESTINATION?

This destination is suitable for those with at least a basic knowledge of carp fishing.

WHAT SKILL LEVEL IS REQUIRED?

You should have experience and at least a basic knowledge of Carp fishing to fish this venue

HOW PHYSICALLY DEMANDING IS THIS TRIP?

This holiday is not very physically demanding at all, you will be living right beside the lake and will not have to travel far at all to fish

WHEN TO GO?

This destination is best visited in the months between April and October when the fish are most activ

HOW TO GET THERE?

Depart the UK and arrivein Budapest. Once you have collected your bags and cleared customs, you will make your way out of the terminal building where there will be a Sportquest Holidays representative waiting to transfer you via private vehicle to Island Lake. The transfer is one hour.

WHAT IS THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE?

Our traditional lakeside cabins have been built to give you a little more luxury than staying in a bivvy for the week. The cabins have 2 bunk beds so will comfortably sleep up to 4 people. They come equipped with your own fridge plus microwave oven to help prepare evening meals. Near the lakes you will find a charming local restaurant (csárda) that serves Hungarian foods and for a small charge they will deliver meals to your swims. Meals average around €6 per person.

WHAT IS THE FOOD LIKE?

The food is not included in this holiday so you can opt for either self catering or you can organise to have meals delivered to your cabin from the lakes staff.

DOES THE LODGE PROVIDE FISHING TACKLE?

Nash tackle is included in the cost of this holiday the only thing you will have to take is leads and your favourite rigs.

IS INTERNET AND PHONE SIGNAL AVAILABLE?

There is phone signal but no WI-FI at this camp.

ARE THERE OTHER ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE?

There are no other activities available at this lake

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

We offer the complete package including all flights and transfers. To view all available weeks and prices click the ‘Dates & Prices’ tab above.

 

Alternatively, if you wish to arrange all your own travel we can book just the lodge and fishing for you. If you wish to book or have any questions please feel free to call our offices on 01603 407596.

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