Delegyhazi lakes

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Nov 302016
Delegyhazi lakes

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Delegyhaza is a smaller settlement about 27km from Budapest in South direction. Around 3700 people live here. The biggest attraction is the gravel lakes there. There are 12 lakes (or more) with a total area of 300 hectare. Some of the lakes are used for bathing others for fishing and there is a lake for naturists as well. These lakes were formed as a side effect of gravel digging. As this industry is continuing newer lakes are formed as well. Delegyhaza is not the only place in this region with such industry, there are many places like this around started from Budapest’s South border. Fishermen and bathing people like the result though, there are many lakes in this region.



When we visited the place several years ago, there was not much infrastructure. The grass and the shore was well kept, but not many other facilities, or restaurants. If you want bathing and swimming the Rukkel lake between Bugyi and Taksony has much better service, but in hot sunny days there are many people there. The Delegyhazi lakes are more natural, there are huge spaces, and not many people (sometimes there are many people here as well).


Places to visit

Most people go for the Nomad shore where you can find the biggest beach. Most pictures were taken there. There are dedicated fishing lakes as well.

Other things to do and see in Delegyhaza

There as an old Wild Pear tree in the city, which is said to 400 years old. The locals like the tree very much. The tree is about 6m tall, app. 80cm wide at the lower parts, and now both of the main branch of the tree is supported with a steel structure. There is a horse riding opportunity in the nearby farms. The Piroth Castle / Country house is also found in Delegyhaza, which now serves as a House of culture.

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Other things to do and see nearby

The above mentioned Rukkel lake is one option with huge slides, and relatively good service. This is also a gravel pit, smaller than the ones in Delegyhaza, but has many restaurants, benches, and facilities. For fishermen there are plenty of options, there are lakes everywhere in the Region and there is the Soroksari Danube branch as well for fishing. The Soroksari danube branch is a 53km long mostly narrow (50-60m, at the Southern end it is more wide) branch of the Danube. It starts at Budapest and goes to South direction. Both sides and the numerous islands are covered with weekend houses. It is one of the most popular fishing place in Hungary, at least in the past.

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Th text on the wall of the building is “Open air disco” I think it is from the 80’s.

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Fishing shops in Hungary


Fishing shops in Hungary

Magyarországi horgászboltok

In Hungary fishing is very popular, as the private lakes where usually always has a fishing shop next to the lake, where possibly can buy anything that is needed except perhaps the rods and reels in smaller shops. Unfortunately most website listed below is only in Hungarian language. The database is growing continuously.

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I. district/
1. kerület

No shop found

II. district/
2. kerület

Sporthorgasz shop

Location: 1022 Budapest Bem József u.8
Telephone :+36 70 383-8825
Opening hours:
Mo – Fri: 09h – 17h
Saturday: 09h – 13h

III. district/
3. kerület

Kiscelli fishing shop


Horgasz zona
Szentendrei str 89-95

They have several shops in Hungary

IV. district/
4. kerület

Horizont fishing shop

Horizont IV – district

V. district/
5. kerület

VI. district/
6. kerület

VII. district/
7. kerület

Keleti Fishing shop

Location: 1076 Budapest, Garay utca 20.
Tel.: +36-1-3423385
Opening hours: M – Friday:
9:00 – 18:00-ig, Saturday: 9:00 – 13:00-ig

VIII. district/
8. kerület

Kaland fishing shop

Location: Népszínház u. 18
Telephone:+36 1 333 72 26

IX. district/
9. kerület


Address: Soroksari u 132.

X. district/
10. kerület

XI. district/
11. kerület

Carp fanatic

Location:1114. Bocskai út 23-25.
Tel:(06-1) 784-5671

XII. district/
12. kerület

XIII. district/
13. kerület


Horgászbolt13- XIII.district

XIV. district/
14. kerület

XV. district/
15. kerület

XVI. district/
16. kerület


Location:1161 Budapest, Rakosi u 46.
Telephone:+36 70 544-8352

XVII. district/
17. kerület

XVIII. district/
18. kerület

Horizont IV-district

XIX. district/
19. kerület

Duplakukac fishing shop

Location:Budapest 1191 Kossuth Téri Piac Üzletház(Market business center) 2nd floor(1.emelet)
Telephone: +36-30-252-2992

XX. district/
20. kerület

Suger fishing shop

Suger XX.district


Cajgcenter webshop

XXI. district/
21. kerület

Csepel Steg III store

Location : 1214 Budapest, Zrínyi u. 5.
Opening hours:
Mo – Fri: 7h – 17h
Sat: 7h – 14h
Csepel Steg III

XXII. district/
22. kerület

Budafoki horgaszcentrum

Location: 1221 Budapest,
XXII. Kossuth L. u. 6.
Telephone: +36 1 204-0794 or
+36 30/ 852-4040
Opening hours:
Mo – Friday: 08h – 18h
Saturday: 07h – 12h

XXIII. district/
23. kerület


Walterland probably the biggest
fishing shop in Hungary, they have
several shops around Budapest
(Soroksar, Dunakeszi, Ujbuda)

BUY-WAY üzletház

Location: 1239 Budapest,
Bevásárló u. 8.

Opening hours: M-Sat.
10-20 Sunday 10-17
Tel: 361 285 9999
Next to M5 from the city Auchan exit.

West Hungary


Aligafish fishing shop

Aligafish shop


Kokekusz fishing shop

Kokekusz shop


Marlin fishing shop

In the Tesco store in Balatonfured
Marlin shop


Eurofish fishing shop

Eurofish shop


Steg magazin

Steg magazin shop



Solaris shop





8600 Siófok, Fő u. 107.
Tel.:+36 84/506-768
Mobile:+36 20/366-9266

Opening hours:
Monday-Saturday 09:00-19:00
Siofok Hal shop


Pesca fishing shop

Pesca shop


Toth fishing shop

Toth shop


fishing shop

Pecakunyho shop

Middle Hungary
(Danube – Tisza)

Abadszalok at Lake Tisza


Location:5241 Abádszalók, Deák Ferenc u. 10.
Opening hours:
Mo – Fri: 07h – 18h
Saturday: 08h – 12h

Horgászcikk Üzlet

Location:5241 Abádszalók, Széchenyi u. 18.
Opening hours:
Mo – Fri: 07h – 12h
Thursday – Saturday: 07h – 12h


Aranyhal fishing shop

Baja aranyhal shop



Eger horgaszparadicsom shop


with English language


Kiskunhalas haldorado shop



Kecskemet hoho shop



Miskolc carpzone shop



Sch fishing shop

Sch shop


Profi fishing shop

Profi shop Szolnok


Big fish

Big fish shop

East Hungary
(over river Tisza)


Vasmacska fishing shop

5600 Békéscsaba, Gyulai út 51.
Vasmacska shop


Kapitalis fishing shop

Location: 4031 Debrecen, Kishegyesi u 146.
Telephone: +36 52 739-299

Kapitalis shop



Gyula Fecapeca shop



Hajdúszoboszló, Kenézi u. 29/A


4200,Hajdúszoboszló Szilfákalja 10-12.
Tel: 06-30/955-27-59


Keszeg fishing shop

3950 Sárospatak, Rákóczi út 58.
Telephone:+36 47/ 314-212






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Places to get fishing permit


Places to get fishing permit:

The story is long in short:

Private lakes(there are many everywhere) usually only need a daily ticket can be purchased in place.

Bigger rivers, national areas needed a passed exam (foreign exam they perhaps accept), yearly national ticket, and a permit for a given area, each area has it’s own permit.

They usually sells in several fishing shops as well

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Fishing lakes around Budapest


Fishing lakes around Budapest, and other fishing possibilities around Budapest

Fishing lakes around Budapest

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The options around Budapest for Fishing:


There are lots of possible lakes, waters even in Budapest

-Danube at Budapest sometimes surprisingly good for river fishes, different fishing permit needed for different areas
-Soroksári Danube branch – 57km long with islands 50-60m wide very popular, hard to catch a fish at the Budapest area
-Hazireti reservoir 26Ha before Pilisvorosvar a nice very popular lake, but not the cheapest, North from Budapest next to road No10
-Pilisvorosvar gravel lakes
-Csepel island gravel pits not all of them a fishing lake
-South from Budapest lots of former gravel pits can be found for fishing purposes lots of lakes in Dunaharaszti, Alsonemedi, Bugyi, Taksony,Dunavarsany, -Delegyhaza area for example Moby dick, Szavanna lake, Farmer lake, Csali lake, Petofi lake, Kek lake
-Naplas lake next to XVIth and XVIIth district, little abandoned naturally protected area
-Koerberek lake next to Residential area next to Road 7 at South buda
-Dunakeszi gravel lake
-Lakes at Szodliget, Vacliget
-Biatorbagy lake very nice lake with significant natural values
-Balazs lake a smaller lake (1 Ha) in the XVIIIth district
-Omszk lake in North Buda wakeboard is happen at the lake fishing at certain areas
-Lupa lakes other side of the road as the Omszk lake, usually lots of people use as a beach but as I know officially not allowed
-Pilisszentivan gravel lake
-Ecser fishing lake
-Kiskunlachaza Preri lake
-Domsod Preri lake on Csepel island
-Danube-Tisza connecting canal

Lakes with stonger turistical values and lots of bathing people
-Velencei lake 50km from Budapest 25 km2
-Balaton 120km 595 km2

Usual rules: There are three kinds of fishing waters:
1. Private lakes
2. Fishing lakes for official fishermen who works with a net or drain off the lake
3. Other usual area as Danube, Balaton, other rivers or areas belong to national autority

How to get a permit? The most easy the category 1. Most of them only need a National yearly ticket (costs 2250 HUF together with a fishing diary) and a daily ticket can be bought at the given lake at the small wooden house or guardhouse.

Where to get the National Yearly ticket:
At several places for example at Nagybudapesti Fishing Association at 1111 Budapest, Lágymányosi utca 14. see map below. They open from Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 15:30 o’clock. Here also can have daily tickets for several waters as Danube, Balaton, Lake Tisza, several rivers and backwaters, canals, etc. If there is a fishing permit from another country perhaps needs to bring and show.



2.nd category also need the yearly National ticket, sometimes also can have a ticket from the owner, or forbidden to fish there.
3.rd category needed a yearly national ticket, and an areal ticket or daily ticket to be able to fish.

For the category 1. the rules are varying between the lakes: Somewhere the ticket contains several fish can be bought home, somewhere need to pay extra/kg for every fish we catch and wants to bring home, somewhere they want the fishers to buy the caught fish even they don’t want to bring home.

The usual fee:1000-5000 HUf/day depends on how much fish included/excluded and what service provided. This doesn’t include the fee of the National yearly ticket see above.

Opening hours: somewhere until 18:00, somewhere all day, somewhere two tickets: one for day, one for night fishing.

Usual fishes: Mostly Carp, Crucian, and smaller fishes somewhere Amur, Pike, Walleye, Catfish

Possible style of fishing: lots of places spinning is forbidden, somewhere only floating style is allowed, mostly everywhere is feeder or bottom fishing is the default style.

How many rods usable: usually for 1 daily ticket for 1 person is two rods usable, perhaps somewhere only 1.

Where to buy baits ? usually basic baits at private lakes can be bought at site, everything that is needed, except for very special kinds of things. Perhaps rods and reels cannot buy there. If you need some equipment check the fishing shops here

Lake between Alsonemedi and Dunaharaszti

See lakes around Budapest also here

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Fishing in Hungary

Fishing in Hungary

fishing in hungary

Fishing in Hungary

Fishing is a very popular activity in Hungary. In an approximately 10 million people country, there are approximately 330 000 registered fishermen and fisher women. This is very well reflects that Hungary is usually very successful in the Fishing World Championships. The country has a very good natural capability for fishing, Hungary situated between the surrounding hills in the Carpathian basin, with lots of small and several big lakes, and two relatively big, and several smaller rivers. The biggest lake is the Lake Balaton with it’s approximately 595 km2 area. Lake Tisza and Lake Velencei is also very popular. See separate articles about Lake Tisza and Lake Velencei in Main menu. Lots of backwaters and influents are also popular fishing waters in Hungary.

Fishing lakes and rivers – Fishing in Hungary

Hungary is rich in fishing waters. Hungary has two big rivers the Danube and the Tisza both of which is an excellent condition. Mayflies accur in Danube river as well since 2012, after 40 years. It is possible to catch fish even in the Danube at Budapest. Most popular lakes and rivers: Soroksari Danube branch which starts at Budapest and end at Rackeve (53 km long). This in reality more like the Lake than a river. Lots of huge fish caught here. Carps of more than 20kg, grass carp of the same or bigger size. The best sections are not at Budapest, more than the other end, which was a legendary place in past.

Biggest lakes:
Lake Balaton: 595 km2, little bit tricky place for fishing because of the shallow water.
Lake Velence: good fishing spot at the same direction as Lake Balaton. 26km2. In summer the South side almost continuously is a bath/beach area, but good for fishing at night for example when the temperature is better as well.
LakeFerto: only 1/3 area belongs to Hungary, it is very shallow salty lake.
Lake Tisza: 127km2 an excellent place with huge fishes. An exotic place with wonderful natural surrounding, at Northeast Hungary. See more information in general in the main menu.

Biggest fishes caught in Hungary – Fishing in Hungary

There are many huge fishes caught in Hungary. The biggest fish is catfish in Hungary. The most usual fish is carp. Many private lakes are full with carps. Smaller and bigger private lakes can be found almost everywhere in the country.
Catfish – 96kg
Carp: 25kg
Grass carp 30kg
Pike around 20kg
Walleye around 15kg

Permits – Fishing in Hungary

The Hungarian system for fishing is the following: One intend to fish first has to get a Country license, after license for a given area. Lots of private lakes perhaps only needed a daily fee (usually between 1500-5000 Huf/5-15 EUR), perhaps somewhere they ask for a Country license as well(needed according to recent law).

The Country ticket are usually valid for 1 year and costs app 1000 HUF (3 EUR). Usually before payment, an exam must be accomplished. For foreign fishers their own country ticket is enough before pay the 1000 HUF. The country ticket can be bought almost anywhere where they selling the regional tickets. (Usually guardhouses next to lakes, fishing shops, and fishing societys.) The regional permits are valid as noted, usually for 1 year. The country is divided 14 fishing regions.

The national association issues some whole country tickets as well, but this cannot be used anywhere (mainly bigger natural waters, part of the Danube and Tisza, and most fisher used waters, and an extended one with Balaton included),  and only for 1 year period.

General rules for fishing – Fishing in Hungary

General rules: Varies area by area, maximum 2 rods can be used at the same time, there are protected periods, when fishing is prohibited. The bigger fishes has a limitation: fishes smaller than certain size must be let go. This is different species by species, usually between 30 (carp) and 50cm (catfish). The measurement must made from the beginning of the nose to the beginning of the peak fin. In private lakes usually must pay for the fish separately from the ticket.

Some places different kind of fishing can be prohibited, because of the size of the water, or the number of fishermen.

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