My name is Stefan Minchev. I am angling since more than 40 years, most of them I dedicated to the spinning. In 2003 together with my mates we established “Stari Vidri Spinning Club” (www. Starividri.org), now the biggest angling club in Bulgaria. I participate every year in the Stari Vidri spinning championship – the Bulgarian spinning league and I won the championship seven times. Between 2004 and 2013 I participated every year in the National Trout Lure Fishing Championship, as a team captain of “Stari Vidri” and we won the championship in 2010. We won the silver medals 5 times in the period. I have participated in our National team at 5 World Lure Fishing Championships, and in 2008 & 2009 we managed to take the bronze medals.
If not taking into consideration the trout fishing my favourite destinations in Bulgaria are the rivers Iskar, Danube and Jantra in the North, and river Tundzha in the South. Our main targets there are asp, pike, zander, cat-fish, chub and perch.
During the last years I visit quite often the North Aegean seaside for lure fishing from the shore and have many nice catches – 8+ lb bluefish, 9+ lb sea bass. I mainly use minnow wobblers and spoons.
Come and explore with us the beauty of the Balkans – the wild rivers, the magic of the Danube sunsets and the emotion and fun of sea angling at the Aegean.