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Fishing on lake Baikal

Fishing in Russia > Fishing on Baikal

Fishing on lake Baikal

It is no use explaining what actually Lake Baikal is there would be a series of superlatives, which, however, would fail to fully describe this amazing beauty and charming wilderness the size of Belgium Just come and see the mighty Lake with your own eyes, and perhaps, you will find the proper words! The very word Baikal means a rich lake, and it is really enormously rich in spectacular landscapes, transparent water, healthy air, abundance of flora and fauna, a great cultural heritage collected over centuries by the indigenous peoples and invigorating energy which it readily shares with its guests

As for fishing, here it is something absolutely special: commonly, we do not search far and wide for the fish using old elaborate techniques we make them search for us!

So, if you are interested in a memorable trip to the so-called Blue Heart of Siberia and have sort of cross-cultural fishing for grayling, Lenok, pike or delicious Baikal omul let Baikal be your next destination!

Fishing the oldest, deepest & purest lake of the world magnificent Baikal!!!

It is no use explaining what actually Lake Baikal is there would be a series of superlatives, which, however, would fail to fully describe this amazing beauty and charming wilderness the size of Belgium Just come and see the mighty Lake with your own eyes! It is sure to impress you with its stunning vistas, natural landmarks, ancient legends and traditions, and, of course, interesting fishing. By the way, fishing here is something absolutely special: commonly, we do not search far and wide for the fish using old elaborate techniques we make them search for us! So, if you are interested in some cross-cultural fishing for grayling, Lenok, pike and delicious Baikal omul, try this itinerary!

    Suggested itinerary:

Day 1

Arrival in Irkutsk, meeting at the airport or railway station, transfer to a hotel. Time at leisure to see the citys sights (either on your own or with our guide for extra charge). Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

In the morning automobile transfer to Baikal coast (250 km, approx. time en route 4 hours). The road goes amongst the splendid spurs of the Pribaikalsky Mountain Range covered with Siberian taiga, which then give way to the Mongolian-type landscapes of the Tazheran Steppe.

Angling for pike and perch in the Tutay and Mukhor bays.

In the evening accommodation and dinner at one of the local lodges.

(meals incl.: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 3

After breakfast transfer by ferry to Olkhon the biggest out of 26 Baikal isles and its geographical, historic and sacral centre resembling the Lake even by shape.

It will take you about 40 minutes to get to the Island. You will see both the Maloye (Lesser) and the Bolshoye (Larger) Seas split by Olkhon, as well as the famous Olkhon Vorota (Gate) Strait separating the island from the mainland.

Transfer to the capital of Olkhon Khuzhir settlement (time en route 1 hour). On the way a stopover at Lake Yelginskoye to angle for pike.

Arrival in Khuzhir, accommodation at a tourist lodge in log cabins.

Optionally for extra charge we offer you a walking sightseeing tour of the outskirts, during which you will see the sacred Burkhan Cape (Shaman-Rock) one of the 9 Asian shrines equally worshipped by the Shamanists, Buddhists and Lamaists, and have an excursion to the Local Lore museum with an exposition featuring the everyday life and culture of the native islanders.

Evening angling from the legendary Burkhan Cape or unique Siberian-style fishing using special device shiplet, from the shore of Saraisky Bay.

Return to the Lodge. Optionally for extra charge Russian banya (steambath). Dinner.

(meals incl.: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 4

We invite you to spend this day exploring the legendary Khoboy cape the islands northernmost point, which is located at the widest place of Baikal.

On the way you will see all the diversity of Baikals natural landscapes concentrated on the island: steppes, warm bays jutting deep into the shore, sand dunes, mixed deciduous forests interspersed with relict fir woods and magnificent marble rocks spotted with red lichens.

The cape gives a splendid panoramic view of Baikals northern part, and if the weather is fine, one can make out the outlines of the Ushkanyi Isles and Barguzin Peninsula.

En route shore-based fishing for grayling.

Lunch-picnic in the open-air.

In the evening return to Khuzhir. Dinner at the Lodge. (meals incl.: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 5

Breakfast. Boarding a ship for cruising the mid-section of Baikal. Today you will experience some more unique techniques of fishing largely practiced on Baikal. First you will stop in Olkhon Sandy Cove for angling for grayling from under the screw (a ship stops at the shore with her bows turned to it and her engine idling, thus creating a stream that raises sediments and foodstuff from the bottom and eventually attracts grayling).

Then, if the weather is fine and windless, you will be able to try another fishing technique flashlight (a ship stops at some spot on the lake, and a large flashlight is directed to the water attracting plankton, which in its turn would lure omul).

Further, you will head for the Chivyrkiy Bay, depending on the weather either at night or the following morning (time en route 8 hours).

Dinner and overnight on board. (meals incl.: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 6

Here we are, in the famous Chivyrkuy Bay a tourist mecca noted for warm water, superb scenery and efficient angling! You are welcome to fish for perch, Siberian roach, pike, bream, or soak in the hot thermal springs of the Zmeinaya (Snakes) Cove. Despite the Coves frightening name, it is absolutely safe and cozy, and was named like this because of the harmless racers inhabiting the area.

Overnight on board in the bay. (meals incl.: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 7

In the morning the ship will set off to Sosnovka Cove at the mouth of the Shumilikha River (time en route 3 hours). You may either fish the rivers mouth, or walk upstream to angle for grayling and Lenok. Return to Chivyrkiy Bay for overnight. (meals incl.: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 8

Today you will depart for Olkhon. On the way a stopover at one more unique landmark of Baikal the pristine Ushkany Isles, to watch the famous Baikal seal the worlds only freshwater seal. Depending on the weather evening angling for grayling from under the screw.

(meals incl.: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 9

Breakfast on board. Takeout in Sakhurtae village on the Maloye Seas coast.

Bus transfer to Irkutsk. Accommodation at a hotel, time at leisure.

Day 10

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport or railway station, departure.

    Tour price

2500 EURO per pax (for 4-6 participants).

    Tour price includes:
  • accommodation and meals as per itinerary;
  • rent of a tourist ship (12-14 passengers);
  • transfers and excursions as per itinerary;
  • angling tackles and licenses;
  • National Parks allowance fees;
  • guides services.