Jablanicas Lake, Mostar

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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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  • The blasted bridge by Tito to stop the Nazis troops coming in is still there in the blasted stage.A good photo opportunity.  more »
  • Jablanické the Lake is magical. While I was in it to foster care, but I've seen it from three sides. When the leaders of the Makljena in it can be seen from a distance. I had the good fortune to see in the morning, when it was still over water fog. The next trip I saw from the side of the Lake from Konjic. Around the Lake is an amazing landscape. When I read some time ago that the Lake has remained without water due to human indiscretions, it struck me. It was an ecological disaster. Plenty of fish and other animals have died. People should behave more responsibly with nature. Jablaničko Lake stay in its beauty and let nothing bad could touch. You're beautiful.
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  • Brilliant in the spring and summer greenery. Ottoman is a work stoppage every point mark footprint here in the bridge
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  • You can't visit Hercegovina without going first on a warm summer swim in Jablanica Lake. Bring all your friends and family alongside a huge BBQ and some beer. I guarantee You won't ever experience something like that ever again!
  • Nice place to take a dip and cool off!
  • Great place
  • Stunning lake. I wish I stopped more than just at the broken bridge in Jablanica but still a stunning lake and the river. Just a hint, if you're driving from Sarajevo towards Mostar, sit on the right side if you're with a bus :)
  • Dirty, with some weird green stuff in water. My friends baby got bad rash after bathing in Papratsko.. Not sure why or what is causing it...
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