Fishing on Lake Balaton and its water system is performed by Balaton Fish Management Non-Profit Ltd.(1 Horgony street, Siófok, 8600). Anglers on Lake Balaton must be aware and keep the stricter local Balaton Fishing Regulations in addition to the valid state regulations. Not knowing the rules means no exemption from the consequences.
The rules of fishing are firstly controlled by the Act XLI of 1997 and relating regulations. Secondly, Balaton Fishing Regulations reflecting local specialities must also be kept. Thirdly, there are some unwritten ethical rules which should not be broken either.
Our rules promote the real aims of fishing: fair catch of fish, careful treatment of the fish caught; as well as spending free time in a useful, relaxing and healthy way. Besides these, we have tried to establish a set of rules which can provide a solution to the common problems of anglers on Lake Balaton, tries to protect the fish stock of the lake and only minimally limits the fair, sportsmanlike anglers.
The angler is obliged to be familiar with the Act CII. of the year 2013 and the MRD (Ministry of Rural Development) Statute No.133/2013. (XII. 29.), as well as the Balaton Fishing Regulations before proceeding with the angling and to observe those throughout the angling.
In case of violation of the Act CII. of the year 2013 or the Statute 133/2013. (XII. 29.) MRD, the area ticket will be withdrawn in each case, but may be withdrawn in case of violation of the Balaton Fishing Regulations as well!
In case of flagrant or repeated contraventions, the culpable angler can be prohibited from purchasing a Lake Balaton area ticket for a longer period of time. For further information on contraventions and the sanctions imposed, please visit our company's website. In this case, after the expiry of the prohibition of fishing on the lake you can get a new regional ticket ticket exclusively at the center of Balaton Fishing Management Non-Profit Ltd.
- On the northern coast of the eastern basin of Lake Balaton: from the Peremarton Anglers Association’s ( Peremartoni HE) harbor entrance of at Balatonkenese (47 ° 02'21,5 "N; 18 ° 04'15,9" E) to the Aszófő-creek estuary at Balatonfüred (46 ° 55'55,4 "N; 17 ° 51'36,1 'E);
- On the northern coast of the central and western basin of lake Balaton: from the Bozsa Anglers Association’s (Bozsai HE) harbor entrance at Örvényes (46 ° 54'39,6 "N; 17 ° 49'45,2" E) to the border point situated at 150 meters south from the Petroleum Industries Sport Fishing Association’s ( Kőolajipari Sporthorgász Egyesület) harbor at Keszthely (46 ° 43'24,3 "N; 17 ° 14'48,2" E).
Angling from vessels classified by navigation regulations as recreational crafts or from a vessel belonging to a higher category (with a registration number) is allowed exclusively while owning a general area ticket! Anglers possessing an annual coastal ticket have the possibility to purchase an additional daily general ticket.
It is PROHIBITED to keep any carp measuring more than 80 cm from the tip of the nose to the base of the caudal fin! The angler is obligated to release the fish (after potentially taking some quick photos) gently and immediately.
Measuring more than 80 cm from the tip of the nose to the base of the caudal fin!
It is PROHIBITED to keep any Burbot (Lota lota) caught in Lake Balaton and its water system.
The catch can not be given away at the shore and the fish intended to be kept can only be stored in one’s own fish storing equipment ( fish stringer, keepnet, etc.)
The tackle is considered guarded and supervised in the following cases:
a) The angler is staying within 50 meters of its tackle and at the signal of the bite alarm he can begin to play the fish;
b) The angler is on the water to play the fish, or to release it, or feeding the swim, or to carry in the tackle (if he/she disposes of the authorizing ticket)
On the day of the fish stocking it is PROHIBITED to angle within 200 meters from the area of the stocking.
These regulations are valid from 4st January 2016.