All rivers that flows or springs in Banská Bystrica county are convenient for fishing. Mountain torrents are trout flows, but many of them have protected areas for stud purposes. For sport fishing, the river Hron is the most beloved river. For fishing, some water areas are used too: water basin Badín on the Badínsky stream, lake Pod Rybou, which can be found in the part of Banská Bystrica called Uhlisko, water basin Tŕstie by the spring of Mútňanský potok between Suchý Vrch and the village Králiky at the blue touristic path n. 2602 and water basin Plavno, which lies on the right side of river Hron behind the village Šalková against the train station Slovenská Ľupča-Príboj. Many carps are in the lake Krpáčovo. To go there you must go direction Brezno and in village Lopej turn left.
Informations about the fishing possibilities and acquirement of permission for fishing on the water flows and basins can be obtained at the city office: Statement of environment, ČSA street 26, tel: 048/4330 412-3.