The City of Mostar is the cultural, political and financial centre od Herzegovina. Already with the first encounter with this beautiful city, you will feel its diversity which makes it so special. Its charm rests in its streets interwoven with the spirit of many different civilizations which have dwelled here, the spirit felt in its numerous young and hospitable people and its architecture.

This university centre of the region has always been and has remained the city of bridges and the city of youth.

Mostar has a very particular and pleasant Mediterranean climate that can be rarely found elswhere. It lies at a distance of only 60 km from the Adriatic Sea. In the city itself and in its vicinity there are many unique locations with historical and cultural treasures the most prominent being the Old Bridge, made of stone and dating back to the Middle Ages, which joins the left and the right bank of Herzegovinian pearl – the river Neretva.

There is smoe historical evidance testifying to the fact that life has continued in this region since pre-historic times. The oldest
written document mentioning Mostar dates back to the 15th century.


Only 12 km away from Mostar, overlooking the waters of the Buna River, is the charming little town of Blagaj, a medieval town of the Hum principality, which around the min-15th century became the today’s Herzegovina.

Standing on the remains of the ancient city of Herzeg Stjepan, you can admire a stunning panorama of the valley of the Buna River, which justifies one-hour long hike uphill.

There is also the famous natural spring of the Buna River in Blagaj, the largest karst spring in Europe with an average annual flow rate 43 m3 per second. The river spring is located underneath a 200 – meter-high vertical cliff and by the source stands Dervish House Tekija it is the most mystical place in the present day Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The water spring out from a 15-metre-wide cavern and underground stream of Buna is about 200 m long. Buna River is the finest example of an underground karst river and flows west for approximately 9 km joins the Neretva River. Its water, which is exceptionally cold and clean, is natural habitat of the endemic softmouth trout species – meka. There are 11 national monuments in Blagaj, every one of them an attraction to wich the toursit flock..


The organizers of the competition are the Sports Fishing Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Sports Fishing Association ‘Neretva 1933’ from Mostar, along with partners Youth Club Novi val and The Nature Conservancy.

The Association has been established more than a hundred years ago. However, due to the ban imposed by Austro-Hungarian Empire by which the name could not be given to the association, it finally got its name later in 1933, when the empire finally accepted that the association be named: Association of Sport Fishermen “Neretva” Mostar, which was used until 1992.

The current name “USR Neretva 1933” was given in 2011, and it the largest association in Bosnia and Hercegovina with its 1600 registered members.