International Balaton Carp Cup

14 nations and and 50 teams were attend in the 1st International Balaton Carp Cup at lake Balaton. There is no doubt that this fishing event was the biggest in the history of Lake Balaton. Competitors had just slight information about lake. But How Would it have? Even Hungarian anglers doesn’t know about it too much. Lake Balaton is 60 000 hectare with an  3 -4 meter average depth.

Opening ceremony was held in center of the competition. Elizabeth holiday resort Zánka was the host of the Competition. Competitors spend the night with chat and tried to collect more and more information from the locals.  Race track was designed between Gyenesdiás and Balatonakarattya. On this 90 km long race line 50 team took their places in the very early morning and starting prepare equipments in reason to get ready to the start of the IBCC.

On the lake Balaton a very strict regulation is in force by the Balatoni Vízirendészeti Rendőrkapitányság.  Indicator lights are set up around the entire lake. These indicators, flashing yellow light 45 or 90 times per minutes depending on the weather predictions. In practice, waft over of 61 km/h, using boat in forbidden. First hours started with excited waiting due to 2nd level warning was in force.

First Catch of the competitions a beautiful mirror carp with the weight of 16,20 kg

Weather was slowly shown his nicer face than competitors were allowed using boats. These changes had effected positively on the catches. More teams requested for extra weighing during the night. Middle of the week, average weigh of the total catch was 10 kg.

The biggest carp was 18,00 kg in the 56th hour. Number of the caught carp doubled day by day. In the 72nd hour we broke the tonnes and 103rd hour total catches was over 2300 kg.

This carp was caught before 36 hours the race end. 18.30 Kg – Biggest Carp at that time. Thrilling, exciting race.Teams were going head to head in the top 10, continuous changing on the podium, differences were vanishing. The biggest surprise just came 2 hours before the race end. Balatoni Halgazdálkodás Team caught the biggest carp of the event with the weight of 23,60 kg. Balatoni Halgazdálkodás Team won the awards of the biggest carp and 10.000 EUR.

Thrilling, exciting race.Teams were going head to head in the top 10, continuous changing on the podium, differences were vanishing. The biggest surprise just came 2 hours before the race end. Balatoni Halgazdálkodás Team caught the biggest carp of the event with the weight of 23,60 kg. Balatoni Halgazdálkodás Team won the awards of the biggest carp and 10.000 EUR.

Lake Balaton known as The Hungarian sea. Carps with perfect state of health. During the 1st International Balaton Cup Carp five days, variety of genetics and exquisite specimens were caught. None of them ever seen a hook. Anything could happen in one of the largest freshwater lakes of Europe. Lake Balaton offers unexampled opportunities catch to anglers you never know whether the next fish will be a new world record carp.

1st place B52 Fishig Team II. Total: 427.kg
2nd place Fuky-Csoki Team. Total: 340,70 kg
3rd place B52 Fishing Team I. Total: 283,50 kg

Total catch of IBCC: 3131,80 kg, 346 carps, average weigh:  9,05 kg. Carps landed in net in every sector, eleven teams were not able shown up valid catch.

17 kg elemental force

Rare specimen

15 Kg Carp „From the Hungarian sea”

Movement night

15 Kg Mirror carp from the Hungarian sea

News about caught catches during the race traveled around the world quickly duo to high level of interest of the event.

We truly trust that Lake Balaton will be a popular destination of anglers, giving them a unforgettable catches. 2nd IBCC will be 25-30 April 2016. Registration on the following link soon:  http://ibcc.hu/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ibccbalaton

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