Catfish Dogeater

Catfish Dogeater
Catfish Dogeater
Catfish Dogeater


Bubbles gently break the surface, the water is stirred up, and a couple of splashes later, the unsuspecting pooch is gone without a trave. Mystical stories have surrounded the Šmartinsko Lake for years. It is supposedly home the gigantic catfish preying on cats, dogs, swans and even small children.

Fear from there notorious creatures, the Celje version of the Nessie, other discourages the lake visitors from taking a dive. It has been confirmed that oversized catfish is to be found in the lae. Indeed, the largest specimens caught at fishing competitions taking place on the lake each year are well over two metres long and can weigh up to 90 kilograms. Šmartinsko lake is a popular leisure destination with an educational parth running from the city and around the lake. The activities offered there include boat rides, »walking on water«, water trampoline. paintball, renting a kayak or a paddle boat, or hiking and cycling along the many path around the lake. Zelendol, a small village by the lake offering food ,beverages and fun, especially for families with small children is also an increasinglt popular spot.

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