Ontario Lake

“As seen on Monster Carp with Ali Hamidi, Neil Spooner and Tom Dove”

Monster Carp visited our Croatia and Slovenia twice lakes in 2018 and had some fantastic fishing with the help of VIP Carp Holidays. Broadcasting on ITV July 2019

This lake is a well-kept secret and as of 2017 Jamie Clossick is probably the only English angler to have fished the great lake.

At around 150 acres the lake holds approximately 120 x 40lb carp, 60 x 50lb carp 10 x 60lb carp and about 6 carp approaching 65-70lb with the record currently at 71lb.

Most of the gravel pits run along side the River Sava and due to the porous nature of the gravel, the river providing the perfect environment for fish to feed and grow throughout the hot summers as it filters the water.

These fish are growing each year at rates as much as 12lb.

The action is furious if you work hard with the Spomb and it is advisable to budget for a lot of bait.

Flight Info

We recommend checking flight availability before booking with us.

We are happy to work the fishing days around your flights and if you would like to add an extra days accommodation to ensure that you have the full 7 days fishing because of late flying times then we are happy to accommodate you.

For instance if a flights arrives late on a Friday (or other) evening we would pick you up and take you to your pre arranged accommodation. (Hotel/Apartment/Campsite)
We would then collect you first thing in the morning and travel to the lake. You could then fish 7 days and fly home the following Saturday.



British Airways fly daily Heathrow to Zagreb for as little as £48 each way

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Croatia Airlines fly daily Manchester to Zagreb but seems expensive at around £160 each way.

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Lufthansa fly from selected UK airports to Zagreb

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  • What Should I Bring:
  • Tackle Box with all end tackle. (Due to airline weight restrictions we advise you to put leads in your pockets.) We also sell leads if you require more.
  • Bite Alarms, Indicators & Buzz Bars: Bank sticks and pods (if needed) are provided.
  • Footwear: Bring some sliders/crocs useful for going in and out of the water.
  • Scales: Bring at least one set per group. Fish go over 70lb in all lakes.
  • Sleeping Bag. (We have a selection of bags and shrouds but many people prefer bringing their own.
  • Pillow: Not essential but useful for the plane and on the bank.
  • Head Torch Bivvy Light
  • Catapult/Stick
  • Spods bait Rockets
  • Wrap Sticks. (We have some availible if yours are too long for a suitcase)
  • Reels and Spod Reel: 0.35 (18lb) line is recommended for most lakes and 0.28 with leaders for distance fishing the Croatia Lakes.
  • Phone Charger Pack: (We have charger packs for hire that will last a week.)
  • Popups: (Not essential as we have bait and matching pop ups for sale)
  • Tea/Coffee: Bring your own Tea Bags. The coffee in Slovenia is very good so you can buy it locally.
  • Camera

When flying each angler will receive the following:

  • Large Bivvy
  • Greys Aircurve Rods
  • Spod Rod
  • Nash Indulgence Bedchair
  • Nash Gazebo per swim
  • Fish Care Equipment per swim
  • Landing Net
  • Rod Bag
  • 1 chair
  • Bank Sticks or Pod if required.
  • Cooking Equipment (Not lake Bled)
  • Gas Burner, Ridgemonkey Combi Set, Large Pan, Kettle, plates, cup and cutlery.
  • Cool Box (Fridge Hire Available. Recommended May-September)

Please Note a €200 euro deposit is payable on arrival for equipment hire.

The following items are available weekly at a surcharge:

Gas Fridge and 6kg bottle: £50

Dinghy, Electric Motor and 120ah leisure battery £80

Honda Senci 1.8kw Petrol Generator (UK Plugs) £80

To charge leisure batteries, phones, fans and anything else that drains less than 1.8kw power.  (Includes 5litres petrol and spare cans)

HPV Gas Heater and Bottle £50

6kg Spare Gas Bottles 20€

Phone Charger Packs. (7 charge minimum) £10

Mountain Bike (Per day) 12€

Electric Mountain Bike (Per day) 22€

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VIP Carp Holidays and Balkan Fishing Adventures facilitate fishing on public lakes in Slovenia and Croatia and it should be noted that in rare circumstances it might not be possible to situate customers on their first choice lake. VIP Carp Holidays and Balkan Fishing Adventures accept no liability should this occur as alternatives will always be offered to similarly stocked lakes.