Trip Planner: Europe / Bosnia and Herzegovina / Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina / Herzegovina-Neretva Canton / Mostar / Jablanicas Lake
Jablaničko lake is a large artificially formed lake on the Neretva river, right below Konjic where the Neretva briefly expands into a wide valley. River provided lot of fertile, agricultural land there, before lake flooded most of it. The lake was created in 1953 after construction of Jablanica Dam near Jablanica in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. The lake has an irregular elongated shape. Its width varies along its length. The lake is a popular vacation destination in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Swimming, boating and especially fishing are popular activities on the lake. Many weekend cottages have been built along the shores of the lake. There are 13 types of fish in the lake's ecosystem.
However, the lake suffered from poor management of water and fisheries. Without any scientific and management plans or research, local fisheries and angling management introduced, alien, non-indigenous or non-native species, either deliberately or accidentally, which did more harm and damage than good. As the Neretva has many endemic and fragile species of fish that are near extinction, introductions of this invasive species, Pike Perch, completely destroyed native endemic and highly endangered fish like Strugač or and Glavatica .
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Tours To Jablanicas Lake
Full-Day Tour from Sarajevo to Herzegovina with Mostar, Blagaj Dervish House, Pocitelj, Jablanica, and Konjic BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $80
Duration: 10 to 12 hours
Sarajevo to Dubrovnik One-Way Day Trip via Mostar - Kravice Waterfalls - Blagaj - Pocitelj and Konjic BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $125
Duration: 11 hours
Smiley Herzegovina Private Tour3 BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $284
Duration: 10 to 16 hours
Jablanicas Lake Reviews
I stopped here along no doubt with countless others to admire the bridge with its historial war time signifiance. Great as that is the rest of the area also has a lot to offer with beautiful scenery..... more »
This is definitely a hidden gem of europe and the ambience makes you feel good i will suggest everyone today comfortable footwear more »
It is like a place from Haven
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