Coarse fishing has long been one of the UK's most popular hobbies, and here in Bulgaria the attraction of the sport is growing steadily. Bulgarian Hobby TV devotes many hours each day to fishing, helping spark interest in numerous matches at venues across the Country. Around this and most other villages there are abundant lakes of varying sizes, and whilst most are not managed formally, provide an entertaining day out with the at cherkovo

At present much of the fishing in the Countryside is done with the intention of taking the catch back home for lunch, as Carp and many other freshwater fish are considered delicacies. Barbed hooks are the norm, but in a few managed locations a release policy for smaller fish has been introduced.

Weekend trips out to good spots for a few hours of fishing are often organised, so if you know of any excellent locations please post in the forum at the end of this article.