A paradise for carp anglers

Lake Katlov is located in the Central Bohemian Region, approximately 14 km from Kutná Hora, close to the village of Červené Janovice. It is located at an altitude of 446 m above sea level and covers an area of 25 hectares.

Its average depth is 2.5 metres, but the lake bottom is very rugged. There are three large islands, dozens of underwater benches, shallows, fields of aquatic plants and a five-metre depth at the dam. Fourteen piers have been built around the entire lake, which serve as natural swims for fishing. The other three fishing piers are in the area of the back dam and are classic grass banks. The fishing stations are approximately 100 metres apart, so all fishermen are guaranteed their peace of mind by the water. 

from ~52 EUR / day

price includes accommodation on the swim and permit

• Refreshments (kiosk)
• Toilet (women, men)
• Showers (women, men)
• Toilets for disabled persons

Between Lake Katlov and Pohan Pond there is the manager's facilities and the refreshment building.

17 Fishing Spots

25 Hectars

Average Depth 2,5 m

Beautiful Forms of Carp

3 Large Islands

Lakes Map | Reservation

On the map you can see the location of the individual fishing swim.
By clicking on the swim you can make a reservation directly.

Swim numbers 1, 2, 3, 10, 11 and 12 can only be booked for 2 anglers.

Drone & Bait boat ALLOWED.

Swim #01

* can be ordered for min. 2 anglers

Swim #02

* can only be ordered for 2 anglers

Swim #03

* can only be ordered for 2 anglers

Swim #04

* possible to order for 1 angler

Swim #05

* possible to order for 1 angler

Swim #06

* possible to order for 1 angler

Swim #07

* possible to order for 1 angler

Swim #08

* possible to order for 1 angler

Swim #09

* possible to order for 1 angler

Swim #10

* can be ordered for min. 2 anglers

Swim #11

* can only be ordered for 2 anglers

Swim #12

* can only be ordered for 2 anglers

Swim #13

* possible to order for 1 angler

Swim #14

* possible to order for 1 angler

Swim #15

* possible to order for 1 angler
** this swim is the closest to the accommodation Katlov Homes

Swim #16

* possible to order for 1 angler
** this swim the closest to the accommodation Katlov Homes

Swim #17

* possible to order for 1 angler
** this swim is the closest to the accommodation Katlov Homes

Occupancy | Stay packages | Pricing

We have a new rule for 2023! Reservations can only be made for 3, 4 or 7 days. * start days are WED and SUN


Price list

Permission 1 day ~52 EUR, permission 7 days ~364 EUR.

Swim boarding is between 13:30 - 14:00. It is necessary to leave the fishing ground before 12:00.  Swim numbers 1, 2, 3, 10, 11 and 12 can be booked for a minimum of 2 anglers.

The price includes:

  • parking in the parking lot

  • toilets and showers

  • we lend you for free unhooking mat, weighsling net, boat and landing net

  • you can charge you battery or phone

  • good and experienced advice of our bailiff

The price list is valid from 14 July 2020.

Lake Katlov fishing rules

By entering the site visitor agrees with these regulations:

  • Fishing permit can be purchased from the caretaker by the entrance. The permit can be purchased for one person or it is possible rent the whole lake for group of persons who prefer privacy. Person fishing on Katlov lake does not have to be a Fishing licence holder

  • it is permited to catch on three rods each with single rig with one siple hook. Hooks Long Shank is forbidden!

  • the rig must be straight non fixed so when the fish breaks the lead slides out of the line. Feeders amethodmixes are permited, but must be atached on a straight non fixed rig. The minimal strenght of line is 0,30 mm. If the shock line is used, it must be the maximum strenght of 0,60 mm

  • whilst carp fishing on Lake Katlov, back leads are to be used at all times. Please only use Captive or free running back leads .

  • it is mandatory to use pean forceps

  • the only bait tipes alowed are boilies, pelets, corn and synthetic baits imitating theese baits

  • as a feeding it is permited to use: boilies, pellets, boiled particles and method mix

  • it is permited to place rig, feed and fight the fish from a boat

  • marking the fishing spot is alowed only by the stick buoy

  • always treat your catch with maximum care. For unhooking always use wet unhooking mat. Pour the fish by water all the time. All possible wounds must be tent by disinfectant. Treat fish with maximum care when you return it to the water

  • leave your unhooking mat, weighting sack and landing net at home, we gladly lend you our equipment. We try to give our fish maximal care and by this arrangement we try to prevent to spread of any possible diseases, witch could be threat for our fish. Thank you for your understanding

  • if you taking photos of your catch always kneel and hold the fish over the mat or you can hold the fish standing in the water. Allways take the photos of your fish immediately after catching, the photograph session can not be longer than 5 minutes. The carps heavier than 15 kg can be photographed only in the water. Please bring your own waders or you can rent it from us. Thank you for your understanding, we are just protecting good health of our fishes

  • it is prohibited: to use braided lines as a shock leader, to use lead lines, to hold fish in a keepnet or sack, to use feeders made of wire, helicopter rig and hard rig. It is prohibited to feed by non boiled particles, legume, beans, milk prodicts, blood and live baits,

  • it is permited to stay in bivvy on the bank of the lake. If you want to stay with a dog, it is necessary to inform the caretaker before your arrival

  • it is impossible to go to any spot by car so be prepared to transport by boat. We shall borrow you our NOE boat,

  • there are raptor fish in the lake. It is strictly prohibited to catch them by any method

  • if you are going to leave your fishing place, dont leave your rods in the water. Everyone catches on maximum of three rods.

We wish you to enjoy your stay at banks of our beautiful lake and may you bring great experiences which you will remember for a long time.

Internal rules of Katlov
  • Parking is permited only on the parking lot,

  • for personal hygiene it is determined to use WC and the showers, these facilities are open 24 hours a day. Please keep the place clear for other users. It is strictly prohibited to use any kind of soaps, shampoos etc. in the lake,

  • using of larger amount of alcohol or any kind of drug is prohibited in all area of Katlov lake,

  • radio sets or TVs are permited, but noise can not exceed your fishing spot. Please respect others,

  • keep your place clean, when you are leaving the place should be in the same state asi it was before,

  • it is prohibited to cut trees or bushes in the whole area of the lake. Camp firing is permited only on determined places (or you can use your elevated grill, you can also rent this grill from our bailiff),

  • breaking any of these rules causes ordering out of the area without refundation. This person will not be allowed into the area in the future anymore,

  • if an angler except visitors, he must inform the caretaker before this visit arrives. The visitors can also leave ther cars only in a parking lot,

  • the operator has right to use any photographs and videorecords made by the visitors. These photos and videorecords can be used to promotion of the lake via journala web pakes etc.,

  • every visitor is responsible for his own stuff. Everyone is obliged to protect his stuff from damaging or stealing, this is valid even for the stuff stored in parked cars,

  • the operator is not responsible for wounds of persons caused by theeir own carelessness, or by overestimation of their own skills and physical strenght, or by breaking any of theese rules.


Katlov lake is a private property and private water of a famous sport fisherman Jakub Vágner. You can find here extraordinary and best fish population in the Czech Republic. And the main reason is not only number of fish.

Thanks to our long experience we know that less means often more. In Katlov lake you will not find so called “fish soup”.  We try to create fishermen´s paradise and fish paradise in the same time.  Each fish in the lake is unique and it is a pleasure for fishermen´s eyes to see it. You can find here beautiful and interesting forms of carps, for example linear with the weight of about 20 kg. Likewise tench with a length of about 70 cm. The location with its position, size and habitat is extremely promising. It can be expected that some carps will exceed the limit of 30 kilograms in near future. Our experienced guides will take care about you, your comfort and successful fishing.


The origins of the lake date back to the Middle Ages. According to legend, "Katlov" derives from the name of the imperial executioner who had fishing rights in the lake.

Furthermore, it is known from archives that Katlov has not only served as a lake in the past, but also as a fertile field. The last time the lake was used for such purposes was in 1901. The lake used to consist of the Small and the Big Katlov, which were later merged by the fishery authorities. This not only created a large island, but also the largest lake in the region around Kutná Hora.

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