Hunting and fishing
In ancient Russia hunting and fishing were in generally a work. But gradually
the work changed into entertainment for tsars. At that time the falconry was
very popular activity, this kind of hunting was popular in Russia only. And at
present time there are the lovers of this kind of hunting.
Modern fishing and
hunting tours – are the kinds of active tourism, combined with a rest, emotions
and communication with nature. There are no any barriers for lovers hunting and
fishing of interested man. For satisfying his passion he will overcome hundreds
kilometers of roads, or oftener impassibility, wakes up before daylight and
sometimes doesn’t go to bed at all, refuses from home comfort in favour of tent
and bonfire and any restaurant delicacies will change for flavoured fish-soup
and fried trotter of wild boar.
But before we begin our small excursus in
places of hunting and fishing. Let’s remember difference between notions
“Preserve” and “Reserve”. “Preserve” is a territory which is protected by the
law and in which hunting is prohibited. “Reserve” is historically a reserve of
The Astrakhan region can be called a large fishery deposit. Neither
professional, nor beginner will remain without catch. Fishing is successful
especially in April-May, during spring fish run. Annually volume of catch for
every kind of fishes in Astrakhan region is determined on the base of scientific
researches. Objects of hunting in the Astrakhan region are wild boar, fox, hare,
wolf and also waterfowls birds – gees, ducks, water hens.
On the territory of
the Astrakhan region every year preying of saiga is prohibited as its population
In spring hunting in Delta is prohibited!
Here the nature itself take care of fishermen and hunters. This region is
full of water resources: more than 70 thousands big and small rivers, and more
than 200 thousands lakes. The most full – flowing rivers are Pechori and
Severnaya Dvina, but they are not big as the Volga.
Bream, white fish, pike,
bass, burbot, graylink, cisco, roach, sterlet, salmon dwell in reservoir of the
region. Animal world presents polar fox, marten, squirrel, bear, hare and
For spring and autumn hunting was formed determine dates. So
the hunting on brown bear in Arkhangelsk region is available from 25 of April to
24 of May. The hunting of goose, drake, woodcock – in south regions from 2 to 11
of May, in north regions – from 9 – 18 of May.
Hunting is available only in
leaded places: in flood plains of rivers, sided with flood plains of bogs and
The north is imposing, wild and primeval. There is still a chaste kingdom of
Atlantic salmon – the famous Russian salmon. World-famous salmon rivers flow
here: the Umba, the Varzuga, the Strekna, the Vyala, the Kola, the Pana, the
Ponoi and many others. Fishermen often aim at the rivers of Kola Peninsula not
only for salmon but also large salmon trout, rash umber. Trophy pike, large
perch, ide, salmon trout and umber are fished in the lakes. The majestic,
imposing nature, variety of conditions for fishing, wonderful trophies – the
North will never leave somebody indifferent!
Every year number of fishermen,
who decided to spend their holiday in the open space of the great Baikal lake,
grows. Object of fishing is umber. Season of fishing is May-November. Pike,
perch are found in warm bays of the Maloe sea and Tchivirkuisky bay. They are
well fished by a jig and also various minnows and wobbler. In Tchivirkuisky bay
there are places where 7-8 large perches, weight of each of which may reach 1
Huge territories of Kamchatka are a unique place for hunting. Large
population of brown bear, elk, bighorn ship is a consequence of remoteness and
protectability of the areas of hunting. In summer and autumn hunters observe
some bear’s lair which large males chose for hibernation. They are grown-up and
strong animals. This type of hunting requires maximal professionalism from
hunters and hunters’ efforts. This is a real hunting adventure. Snowmobile is
used for moving about the hunting ground. Dogs are also used for this type of
hunting. A personal chasseur, perfectly knowing the hunting ground, accompanies
Season of hunting brown bear begins from 04.25-05.25 till
08.15-10.30. Hunting elk lasts from the 10th of October till the 25th of October
The Eastern Ozernay river flows in the western part of the
peninsula and flows into the Bering sea. Approximate length of the river is 160
km. the Eastern Ozernaya flows in the place difficult of access, therefore there
is almost no local fisherman. Coast rainbow trout is a main object of hunting.
Most representatives of this species of trout, dwelling in the river, reach
40-60 cm in size. Besides trout such species as loach, Siberian salmon, East
Siberian char and silver salmon dwell in the river.
The Kitchikh river like
most rivers of the western coast of Kamchatka is not deep (1.5-2 m). It is one
of the most important spawning river in the western coast. Every year about 10
million salmon fishes. An the present time in the river are dwelled
chinook salmon, hunchback salmon, chum salmon, silver salmon, trout and
Yakutia is a country of old hunting traditions and rich natural
possibilities. Y10 the most valuable species of fur games, 6 species of wild
hoofed animals, about 20 varieties of water and upland fowls dwell on its
territory. Absorbing hunting tours for elk, brown bear, bighorn sheep chibouk,
wild reindeer, wolf will also do for amateurs of the nature and adventures.
Usually small groups go for hunting.
Numerous large and small, taiga and
mountain rivers and lakes, just beautiful places on the banks give an
opportunity for fishing in Yakutia, especially beautiful, - and here great luck
waits for fishermen. Amateurs of fishermen will be amazed by riches of fish
resources, which becomes apparent not only in quantity but also in variety of
fish species, including valuable and atypical for other regions. Red fish, malma
trout, burbot, umber are fished in the mountain lakes, white salmon, omul, broad
whitefish – in the rivers. Yakutia fish differs in high taste quality. Exotics
of the northern nature adds fishing additional delights: chaste taiga, grey tops
of mountains, the salubrious air, primeval purity of rivers and lakes.
Wonderful trophies, picturesque chaste nature! It is a real hunting in the
Altai mountain taiga with taiga passages by foot and on horseback, overnight
stops in the winter huts, rafting. Numerous various ways and types of hunting:
maral on heat by bellow with chasseurs, knowing how to allure an elk, with
approach and driving in by dogs; and also Siberian roe in “solonetzes” and by
driving in; bear - with approach, on the lair; at the same time – hunting birds
Middle Russia attracts many people its beauty of forests and fields, is
famous its reservoirs. Thousands rivers and lakes flow at this region, there are
a lot of reservoirs, lakes and pounds. In Near Moscow are kept the places where
one can have a good rest and fishing.
At a distance of 135 km from Nizhnii
Novgorod, on the right bank of the river Volga, in mouth of the river Sura – the
upper part of Cheboksary reservoir. It is a suitable place for fishing in any
time: there are a lot of islands, shallow bays and channels, deep pits and aspic
lakes. On the left bank of the Volga are begun the taiga forest with full of
various birds. At these places is available a spring hunting on goose, drake,
black grouse and wood grouse.
Great and beautiful nature in Karelia, here is
a calm silent and crystal – pure rivers. That who was here, will love this
region forever. The imposing primeval nature, taiga, clinking silence, pearly
rivers, a necklace of blue lakes.
If a real fisherman is lucky to be here, wonderful landscapes of the wild
Karelian nature, abundance in mushrooms and berries and difficult but excitable
and interesting fishing umber, ide, large lake perch, pike and even salmon wait
Amazing lake Valday... Not far from lake Valday are placed
many different lakes, which are less deeper as the Valday. All of that lake are
pure and full of various fishes – from gudgeon to trout and grayling. The main
available objects of fishermen are bream, bass, pike, roach, ide and tench
It should mention that any lake has its own species of fishes. For
instance, if you want to catch a good bream, you should search for it in
the lakes as : Tchernushka, Polosi or Elchinskoe. Many tench lines and crucian
carps at the lakes Seeredeiskoe, Plotishino and Bolshoe Visokodno. Lake Tigran
is famous the large bass, and Ukleinskoe – pike and large bream.
pike are caught in lunch time on spinning. As the weather is cold and wind, you
can catch only small fishes. The best time for fishing is evening.
Seligersky krai is an ancient and wonderful land. No doubt,
you will find here everything at which you aimed – silence, clear salubrious
air, clear water, successful fishing and hunting, a forest with all its riches.
You will find wonderful lake and forest landscapes for yourself, rich historical
heritage and all these is united by a symbol “Seliger”. Today
it is the most popular place for rest and tourism in the middle belt of Russia.
Seliger…This word means much more than the name of the lake
on the Valdai Hills for most people. We call a miracle of water and light,
sunsets and verdure, temples and boats by this capacious name, silvery and
mordant a little, like a fish, like a piece of ice. We call eternal attraction
of this region is such way. If you like the wild nature, primeval forests,
hunting, fishing, rest in Russian traditions, come to Seliger lake. Water,
pine-trees, the forest air will allow you to enjoy beauty of the nature of the
middle Russia, swim to your heart’s content and fish.