Tourism in Russia > Fishing
Fishing in Russia
In olden times, people used to hunt and fish in order to satisfy their needs
for food and clothes therefore making these two occupations an indispensable
part of their life.
Over the years, both hunting and fishing have lost their crucial importance
as means of survival and turned into means of relaxation. Being perceived as
sports in communion with nature they are very popular worldwide. For many people
they make up a pleasant pastime and source of delight, and for some – even way
Modern fishing tours make up a specific branch of active tourism combining
memorable adventures and interaction with nature. A person really fond of fishing
will come over all the difficulties to satisfy this passion, go for hundreds
of kilometers (more often – off-the-road), wake up before dawn or have no sleep
at all, enjoy a tent and campfire instead of the home comfort, and prefer ukha
(fresh fish soup) or shulyum (fresh game soup) cooked on the fire to any restaurant-made
Russia has always been blessed with forests and rivers abundant in game and
fish. That is why fishing fans it has become an entire world with its unique
picturesque nature, great variety of trophy animals and diversified range of
By virtue of the fish-filled rivers stretching for thousands of kilometers,
numerous lakes and ponds, Russia and some of its regions in particular keep
an enviable reputation as angling paradise. Local water reservoirs harbour valuable
species, such as the legendary Taimen, salmon, pike, lake trout and others.
For those, who are not fond of hunting or fishing as such, our enormous expanses,
natural attractions and indigenous cultures create a great number of options
for all-year-round adventure travel and ecotourism.
Depending on your desires and interests, we will choose for you a special location
– from well-known tourist meccas to some pristine areas, not really explored
and practically untouched by human beings.
If you are a passionate fisherman or just traveler willing to experience a
true adventure or get a trophy of a lifetime – Russia is your destination!
Lately, fishing tourism has gained significant popularity. Angling as a form
of active vacation is becoming sort of lifestyle. Here the main components of
an enjoyable holiday and pleasant impressions are a spectacular setting, normal
lodging and above all, interesting fishing with worthy trophies.
Our Company offers fishing trips all over Russia. However, in particular, we
would like to draw your attention to the Krasnoyarsk Krai, Baikal Region, Yakutia,
Khabarovsk Krai and Kamchatka.
These regions astonish by their vast spaces, as well as by thousands of rivers
and lakes with clear water and fish abundance.
The rivers and lakes of the Krasnoyarsk and Khabarovsk Krais, Baikal Region,
and Yakutia are rich in grayling, Lenok, Sig or common whitefish, the storied
Taimen, alongside with pike, perch and other species.
Kamchatka rivers tempt to fish for any of the Pacific salmon: Sockeye, Chinook
weighing over 34 kg., Chum and Coho, as well as 4 types of char, Mikizha, which
is also called Kamchatka rainbow, up to 80 cm long, and grayling up to 60 cm
long. A day of persistent fishing can award you with over 50 various fish.
On Kamchatka coast, cod and Pacific halibut reaching 150 kg are frequent.
Traditionally we use spinning or fly rods. To preserve the fish population,
we keep to the “catch-and-release” principle, especially encouraging use of