Cristuru Secuiesc Lake (Kerestúri Halastó in hungarian) is located about 5 km from the Romanian town, near the village of Kissolymos. Artificially created in the 70s for flood protection, it consists of two small lakes, separated by a strip of land. The lake wildlife is varied: wild geese, grass snakes, newts and many species of fish. The Transylvanian countryside is also the home of weasels, muskrats, rabbits, deers, foxes and bears.
You can reach the lake by car or by bicycle from Cristuru and from the villages of Nagysolymos (Șoimușu Mare in Romanian) and Kissolymos (Șoimușu Mic in Romanian), through small trails.
There are a lot of fishes in the lake such as carps, amurs, breams, catfishes, pumpkinseeds, pike perches and European perches. The fishes are restocked in large quantities several times every year.
The fishing season runs from spring to autumn (March-November) according to the weather. It is allowed to use maximum three fishing rods for each fisherman with full respect for the laws and for ethical rules. Accommodation in small wooden houses on stilts and parking facilities are some of the services available for fishermen.
Prices change year by year, fishing during the day is 20-30 lei, 30 lei at night and accommodation is 20-30 lei per night.