Fishing - Balkan Jewel Resort & Chalets



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.


Trout fishing in Bulgaria is very popular. The rich summer and spring seasons make fishing a pleasant experience even for people that have never fished before.

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 offer several different 1/2 Day, Full Day, Fishing Packages and Holidays which can also be combined with various other activities including Trekking , Mountain Biking , Golf and Horse Riding.

We’ll Even Cook Your Catch For You. At the Balkan Jewel we even offer an option where your catch is prepared by a chef on a grill in front of you.


A number of adventure and sports packages which can include fishing and a mixture of some or all of the following

  • River Rafting
  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Horse Riding
  • Quad Bikes or Buggies
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking, Trekking & Walking
  • Fishing
  • 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 tours

  • Custom Packages

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.

PS: We also Offer Full day and half day guided tours which include fishing

Our complimentary event managers are more than happy to help you organise your group, celebration or incentive.

We’re More Than Happy To Help You !

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